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“Great food, great service, grotty bogs, still 100% worth it”
Review of The Pantry Manly

The Pantry Manly
Ranked #4 of 303 Restaurants in Manly
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $36
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Manly
Description: Located on beautiful Manly Beach, this European Brasserie style eatery offers a menu to tempt all tastes. The kitchen at The Pantry Manly serves breakfast from 730am and serves lunch/dinner from 1130am to 10pm. From drinks and tapas to salads, seafood and homemade desserts, you will love everything from The Pantry Manly.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food, great service, grotty bogs, still 100% worth it”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

I came here for breakfasting the final day of my girlfriends visit to sydney (I live here, was tring to convince her to move).

The food was awesome, one of the best breakfasts I've had in Aus. We were lucky enough to get a window seat - I doubt any restaurant in sydney has a more impressive view on a sunny day.

The waitresses were perfect (not too stuffy but very attentive).

The only gripe I have is the bathrooms. They are a public bathroom beneath the restaurant and used by the whole beach. They look and smell like a public lavatory. It's the only thing stopping me giving 5 stars and eating there multiple times a week!

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Perth, Australia
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“No reservation, no problem and very enjoyable”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Looking for a quick but nice lunch option during a flying walk around Manly, thought we would give The Pantry a try. No reservation but after some thought said they could fit in a table for two no problem, two minutes wait and taken through by friendly smiley American chap.

Lovely menu, lots of snacky/veggie options, olives, rustic bread, deep fried breaded Boccochini was yummy. Couple of glasses of ice cold champagne overlooking the ocean, what could be better?

Professional, friendly service in really well decorated room. No rushing even though we were not booked, we both thought it was great and definitely somewhere we would go again for dinner when we go back to Manly.

Wasn’t cheap, about what I was expecting, and worth it for the view alone. Couldn’t fault it.

  • Visited January 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Excellent views to the beach and beyond”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Situated on the promenade at Manly Beach, this inviting restaurant offers great views to the beach and surf with water craft sailing along at a distance on a nice day beyond the waves. Very pleasant for a light meal in airy surrounds.
Food is very good, and wait staff pleasant, however they need to be more attentive to what is being ordered and how it is to be served. Still well worth a visit.

  • Visited December 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“We only serve full breakfast!”
Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

Went in for coffee after a long walk about 0930am. Plenty of tables. Approached reception and said we wanted two coffees. "We only serve full breakfast" was the polite reply. So we politely left. I wonder don't these people think that once we sit down, we might say, hmmm let's have something after all. In any case a sale is a sale. Wouldn't go back on principle.

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Sydney, Australia
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“Best views of Manly Beach”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

Great little restaurant right on Manly Beach. Varied menu with quite a few tapas dishes to suit a vegetarian. Best to book to get a table for two right over the beach. With the whole wall of windows opened to the beach, it is a great spot in summer.

  • Visited December 2012
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