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“Food & Service did not match Decor & Setting”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Manly Wine

Manly Wine
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Ranked #75 of 298 Restaurants in Manly
Cuisines: Australian, Wine Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Manly
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Food & Service did not match Decor & Setting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

Great location and exciting decor - was perfect for our dinner for 4. Bar service was great - wine list was patchy but at least it wasn't a standard giant beverage conglomerate list.

Service was OK - not terribly attentive especially to the details. I had the lobster and prawn pie which was barely OK - could have really been any sort of seafood - the meat was minced almost a beyond recognition. Was not the deep dish variety either which didn't make seem so 'hearty'. Fries were fantastic and the green beans were a little overlooked and over seasoned.

I would go back again but would not rave about it - a shame as you expect to given the setting and decor

Visited August 2013
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Dee Why
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“Are you kidding me?”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

What a joke! The service was terrible, despite the price range being well and truly into the realm of "rediculous".
The staff were simply too cool to serve their customers until they were good and ready; which meant extended delays standing around at the bar while they chatted among themselves, until they were ready to serve you.
Don't waste your time or money. We demanded our monbey back and left - never to return! EVER.
I'd rather go the fish and chip shop up the road and sit on the beach and eat. At least you know what your in for and will get value for money.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Tim O
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Don't go for breakfast”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

We went to this restaurant for a celebration breakfast. The location and decor of the place is excellent however we were let down due to the poor selection of food and mostly due to the very poor service and manners of the staff. The menu is restricted to premade sandwiches and a few other premade items. We asked for the ham sandwich and were told no more were available, we also ordered tea and were left waiting a considerable time, when I asked what was taking so long I was told they had run out of tea pots!! We ordered a juice and were given a juice in a bottle with no glass, ice etc even though the cost was more than a take away. The staff were obviously disorganised and unsupervised. One waitresses in particular had no service manners at all.

  • Visited August 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Nice but I wouldn't rave about it.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

The location is undeniably fabulous and the layout & decor are very nice so it makes for a good place to enjoy a leisurely drink and snack whilst enjoying the view. Part of the reason for a leisurely plan is that the service really wasn’t very good at all despite our visiting on a quiet midweek afternoon. I thought our meals were quite ordinary and not in keeping with the other quality features of the restaurant. Accordingly I thought that the meals were somewhat over priced for what they were.

  • Visited July 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Great place for chill out on Winter weekday”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

Great place for quiet, chilled out place on a winter weekday. The self service at the bar was not too bad, because the food and drinks arrived right on time.
the view onto the ocean and the beach was great for endless conversations.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Harris J
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