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“Manta” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Manta Restaurant

Manta Restaurant
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Ranked #98 of 5,815 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $54
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: City East
Description: Perched on the edge of Sydney Harbour, Manta Restaurant and Bar, located on Woolloomooloo Wharf, has firmly cemented itself as one of Sydney's iconic restaurants. Manta is able to provide guests with a unique dining experience. The incredible view, warm atmosphere, high standard of service and fresh seasonal menu ensures that your experience at Manta is truly memorable. Manta offers a plethora of seasonal seafood dishes sourced directly from Australian and New Zealand waters. Manta is also fast becoming known for its incredible cuts of grass or grainfed beef which are sourced from only the best Australian farmers. Our classically trained head chef, Daniel Hughes, moved to Sydney after a meteoric rise to success in Adelaide. With a heart-felt love of food, Daniel's dishes are instantly recognised and loved for their natural simplicity. Full time sommelier, Lyndon Stenning, has a wealth of experience and has worked in some of the world's finest restaurants. Lyndon is an awarded and acclaimed master of food and wine matching. Manta's wine list includes a selection of current and aged wines; from well-known favourites to more obscure boutique choices. Manta Restaurant and Bar aims to reflect its incredible setting: natural, fresh and inspiring. We hope to welcome you soon.
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
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“Manta”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014

We had an overall great meal here. It had a lovely atmosphere. The desert was beautiful, as were the sides, and the service. However, we got the lobster which was a little tough... was disappointing considering the price tag. It is a very expensive restaurant and the cocktails were not so great!

  • Visited April 2014
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“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

We sought this restaurant due to location. Found service to be slow. Menu small and prices for what you got very high. We wont be back. Wouldnt recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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“Average”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

What can I say average food , poor /average service at high prices . Avoid if possible . Big blunder on our part going there .

Visited April 2014
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London
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“Simply great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2014

The rain could no spoil this great meal.
The oysters were excellent and the steak was one of the most delicious I have ever had.
Chocolate fondant for dessert fantastic.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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“Chef Daniel's awesome creations!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

King Whiting is a wonderful fish selection on a versatile menu including raw fish, cooked fish, and steaks!
Raw tastings are a delightful trio of top sushi quality selections. Whiting is a light white fish served with new potatoes - yummy. Steaks are cooked to the individuals perfection.
The City and Harbor Lights or the Botanical Gardens are a Beautiful Site to enjoy in all Seasons and all times of the day.
A glass of Champagne is a wonderful accompaniment to begin the meal with followed by an exclusive wine selection on hand. Ask Lyndon - the sommelier for his advise!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Veronica G, Front Office Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
Thank you Karetomuch for your lovely review.

We are glad you enjoyed your experience a Manta Restaurant and Bar and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Laura Smith
Reservations and Functions Manager
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