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“Bad Experience”
Review of Manly Wine

Manly Wine
Ranked #69 of 300 Restaurants in Manly
Cuisines: Australian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Manly
St. Ives, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Bad Experience”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

Have been there a number of times and enjoyed a great time but NOT today.
No host to show us to a table. Found our own table dirty and wet. Was told we had to order at the bar(never had to do this previously). Only two people serving with 6 deep waited waited and waited. Food was good no issues there. Went back for second drink order now 8 deep waiting to order drinks. By the time I returned to our table with the drinks our food was cold. Clearly under staffed won't be in a hurry to return. BAD form Manly Wine

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank janettel01
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Sydney, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Wonderful wine, wonderful view”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

A great spot to enjoy either a wine from around the world or a fabulous cocktail. Fabulous interior & indoor outdoor flow.
Share plate food sensational! A must see in Manly for lunch or dinner. Great for groups or for a wine with a friend.

Visited October 2013
Thank LLong001
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Lennox Head, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Not worth the trouble”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

It was very busy when we went, had tried to book but told they only take bookings for 50% of establishment but advised to be there by 6.30 and would have no trouble getting a table. The male host who greeted us was rude and dismissive. Told he MIGHT be able to give us a table at 9pm whilst looking us up and down. Really?! We went to bar but couldn't get service so left. My advice to everyone is go elsewhere, even if food and atmosphere is good, the service is snobby and non existent.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Sam M
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Corpus Christi, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“My daughter said"I forgot what it's like eating real food"”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

Situated right on Manly beach, we stopped for a glass of wine and wound up having a snack. I was coming off a 16 hour flight and a full day in Sydney, so I had a very light meal of crab toast-big chunks of crab, nicely done. My daughter had the chicken and avocado salad , which was good enough to have this picky eater practically inhale it. She said the chicken had a faint Indian flavor, and whatever the dressing was, it complemented the chicken nicely. Service was unobtrusive and efficient, and of course the big draw was the location with the ocean not 100 yards away.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank gardengoddess54
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Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great food and beautiful view”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Went there with a group of people recently and ended up having a really great time.

The interior is very vibrant and different to what you are used to, with sculptures of birds, big cage area inside which there is a seating area, very spacious overall having this tropical feel to it, and ohhh...the view is almost unobstructed through the big windows...The wall seats are made like a lounge and there is plenty of cushions around to make yourself comfy.

Believe it or not though, it was the food that I was most impressed with, could not fault it. Perfect steak, sooo tasty, and the brownie....to die for...You seriously haven't tried a brownie until you have eaten this one! I mean it!

I only thought that service was a little bit of a let down in the sense that we had so many different people serve us, and not just one that was allocated to our table...Nevertheless, the food came out quickly and they brought all the orders correctly.

It is tiny bit pricey, but then you'd expect that in Manly...

The place plays music in the background, and even when it gets packed, it is not hard to talk at the table, we could hear each other and carry on the conversation very well.

Overall, will definitely be going back!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank maci0202
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