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“Scenic spot with great coffee”
Review of The Pantry Manly

The Pantry Manly
Ranked #4 of 302 Restaurants in Manly
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
Nelson, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
473 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Scenic spot with great coffee”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Went for brunch and the food was very good, wholesome and tasty, along with excellent coffee, probably the best I have had in Sydney. The view is perfect and relaxing, the tables are comfortable, and the service was very good. When we arrived there were no tables, so they took our phone number and rang us 10 minutes later when one was available. Certainly not the cheapest option around, but for the quality of the location, food and service I thought it was value for money

  • Visited October 2013
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Sydney
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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“Good food, overpriced wine, no air!!”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

We ate at The Pantry last night, which was a warm night. While our food was very good (we both had the prawn and saffron spaghettini and a share side of beans with almonds), we probably won't return for two reasons: firstly the wines start at $40 (we paid $48 for a Flaxman riesling which retails for around $27) and secondly they won't open any windows at night because bugs come in (and there is no air con). It was unbearably stuffy to the point of being unhealthy. Good food isn't good enough - the whole package has to be great and at $125 + tip for two meals and a bottle of wine, we can find places in Manly that serve fresh air as well.

  • Visited September 2013
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Shanghai, China
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent Food & Service...with a decent view (sarcasm)”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

We ate here on Christmas Eve in 2012. Although we didn't make reservations, the host found us a table and treated us extremely well. My wife and I shared 5 different dishes and everyone of them was very well prepared and presented.

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that enjoys good food.

  • Visited December 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“regret your whole life”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

This restaurant is practically situated on Manly Beach and the views out to the ocean as you eat are wonderful and relaxing....and make you wonder why you don't live here, and why you don't eat lunch here everyday and generally why are you working so hard when life seems to be so good for these surfer bums...
but don't be fooled, lovely as it is, Sydney and it's satellite towns are also remarkable for their prices...so unless you just sold out after your IPO or won the lotto, don't email you resignation from this place. anyhow....

the view is excellent, the food is very good although the tuna I ordered was very underdone and i got the impression that it was rushed...so it's not high end cuisine, more gastro pub....but, still it's good.

def worth a hop over from Sydney as you reconstitute yourself from flying from afar...

  • Visited September 2013
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great restaurant with excellent views”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

We visited this restaurant twice in a recent stay with family in Manly. The restaurant was quirky, very atmospheric and the food and service was top quality. We had two great evenings there and the food did not disappoint. The Barramundi was delightful, as was the wine !!! Will certainly recommend this restaurant and would love to visit again .

  • Visited September 2013
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