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“Start your night here”
Review of Ribs and Rumps Grill & Seafood - CLOSED

Ribs and Rumps Grill & Seafood
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Barbecue, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Manly
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Start your night here”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

If you are starving and want a good start to your evening, this is the place to go. Man size plates of steaks, ribs, chops, and potatoes, a little on the pricey side, but you do not leave this place hungry. The cocktails are made to match too. The tables on the window overlook Manly beach. The walls are covered in sporting and celebrity memorabilia which makes for an interesting journey to the ladies and gents rooms. The staff were friendly and and welcoming.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank monksb83
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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94 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2012

This restaurant has a great atmosphere, great views that over look the ocean, the staff are friendly and food very very yummy!!
A tad pricey as one assumes it is high quality meat (sure tastes it) but well worth the money.
Parking in the area can be hard to find, and if you're not careful can cost a lot as well.
I have been here in both a large group and small group and found staff great on both occasions. I also visited another ribs and rumps restaurant, which forms part of this chain and found the many location to be much better and staff much more friendlier and helpful.
I would suggest you arrive hungry and also leave enough room to try one of their deserts... they are very good too!!

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank DaniW_86
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Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Bring an appetite”
Reviewed June 19, 2012

When you walk up the steps to the first floor you get a sense of what you're in for; the walls are adorned with signed pictures of visiting athletes and rugby players.

This is a meat eater’s paradise and a Manly institution. Food arrives on a wooden board and you are issued with a wooden-handled steak knife ready to carve into the mountains of meat you will receive. You get a few fries (or potatoes) and perhaps some veggies too – but this is all about the steak. It’s from a variety of sources and it all gets explained before you choose. The smallest of steaks is enough and the ribs come with a sticky sauce of your choice and a bib which is very necessary!

There is an amazing view too across the ocean but come early or book to get near the window. If it’s a special occasion there is a private table to one side that’s kind of outside. It’s a bit away from the tables inside and fun on a summers evening.

Is there anything else you need to know? Brilliant steaks, great service.

Word of caution: at the time of writing the restaurant is closed for complete refurbishment.

Visited March 2012
Thank muddyrider_mark
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“We only wished we lived closer.....”
Reviewed June 1, 2012 via mobile

My two daughters and I took a once in a lifetime visit to Manly (from St Andrews in Scotland) and was advised to visit Ribs and Rumps. How glad we were!! Having worked in hospitality for many years I was impressed by the efficiency and friendliness of the staff. Even though it was 'winter' when we visited it was still nearly 30 degrees outside and the place was packed. My two 'fussy' daughters quickly found something they liked and enjoyed the novelty of the bibs that the lovely girl serving us brought them. Sorry I didn't catch her name...American I think....Heather? The view is amazing, right on the beach, and the steaks were delicious. My 7 year old daughter wouldn't allow me to try one of her ribs....a good sign that they're nice too.
Thanks for a special evening Caroline and her team....now if only you opened one in Scotland....!

Thank regulardiner80
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Canberra, Australia
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good food overlooking the beach”
Reviewed April 26, 2012

This is the third establishment we have sampled in the chain (all within Sydney) and I would say that it is the best of the three due to the location and atmosphere of the venue. Far from being noisy, we could chat over dinner without having to shout.

We got there early and were offered a choice of tables. We opted for one that was more open to the outside though it did get a little chilly later on.

I have learnt my lesson at these establishments. Get to know what you like and stick to it. Of all the rib combinations, the pork ribs are the best. They come with chips or baked potato and were served on a wooden board. Everything else is an extra but that's how they operate. Vegetables (like the other establishments) were nicely undercooked, side order of onion rings and garlic bread were nothing special. Other non rib orders on the table were - half a chicken (again with chips and nothing else) and baramundi with chips and a salad garnish. All meals were good though the fish looked a little over cooked.

We saved enough room for dessert this time. Flourless chocolate cake and chocolate mousse - both were tasty. The waitress brought over samples of each on order for us to view, which was helpful. We could steer away from the larger ones on offer.

Wine selection seemed quite broad. Must be something there for most tastes. The beers / ales were also good as were the cocktails which included non-alcoholic varieties for the children.

Included in the above was an irish coffee. Dinner for 4 (2 hungry children and 2 hungry adults) came to $200. That's a bit posh for where I come from, but there were no complaints from anyone. For that price you can walk away full.

Visited April 2012
Thank RupertAlgyAndBill
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