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“Fantastic pretentious seafood”
Review of Manta Restaurant

Manta Restaurant
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Ranked #179 of 7,515 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $54
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

Unlike the 5 star hotel next door this place was ‘unfriendly’ for want of a better word. The food was devine, perhaps not for our benefit, but for the art of cooking seafood itself. I can thoroughly recommend the ocean trout tartare, oysters, whiting and market fish of the day.

The staff tried a little but generally the establishment made us feel unwelcome and we couldn’t wait to pay up and go. An air of pretentiousness perhaps, looking down of noses, hurrying us along to order, an awkward table in the walkway....

2.5 courses for a couple approx $260.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

Very good selection on the menu. Wine on the top side for price.
Service good.
Quality of the mains were extremely high. As was the sweets. Expect $90 plus per head but really worth the experience.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 6, 2019

the following dish was quite possibly the best dish my son has ever eaten, he is 21 and been to many fine and not so fine restaurants, but he thought this was the best;
Blue swimmer crab lasagne, (Shark Bay, WA), Moreton Bay bug & crab bisque.

Well done Manta, keep it up. We need the finger wharf to be re-invigorated.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

This place an its customer service was outstanding our waiter was very nice an made sure we had anything that we asked for, One of the drinks spilt on the table an they happerily replaced it with no questions. Food was Devine will deffently be coming back again.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 3, 2019

We enjoyed an outdoor dinner at Manta which has a super menu of seafood and an outstanding listing of Australian Wines. Very friendly staff and a great outdoor venue. Price is very fair for quality and portion size.

Date of visit: February 2019
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