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Garfish Crows Nest

4.5
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351 Reviews
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$41 to $100
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Seafood
Situated in the heart of Crows Nest, our lower north shore restaurant has a distinct cafe feel. Whether you’re looking for an intimate dinner, a place to escape the office or somewhere to meet up with friends, relax, sit back and enjoy the buzz of surrounding Crows Nest while you enjoy Australian seafood at its best.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 351 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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4.1
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KarlS
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great experience had, thank you. Will definitely be back with others...

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Gerry
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious, fresh, variety. Service attentive but not intrusive.

Garfish practices strict Covid safe plan, which is good to know in these unusual times, yet manages to maintain atmosphere (other restaurants unfortunately cant seem to).
The opportunity to sit outside is a bonus to me.

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CraigS
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Oysters were delicious.
2 x snapper were both slightly overcooked, not good enough at $38 each.

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JosephC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fish restaurant in sydney
started so long ago with a simple concept which has been maintained and enhanced

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RitaM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening. As usual the food was divine ( the en papillote !) and the service spot on.

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LeOg
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was fabulous as always. I would always recommend Garfish

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AlisonM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely experience will definitely be back! Food was delicious and a relaxing atmosphere.

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margaretL
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was interesting and delicious with ample portions, the staff attentive, efficient and friendly.

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LinnT
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu offers a great selection of dishes, cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. Service is wonderful and the staff are lovely!

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HappyDiner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks guys was a lovely Sunday lunch out with a friend

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AdamT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great lunch, really enjoyed the food & service. Plus COVID stuff done properly, quick scan QR then temperature just relaxed.

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PipG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My fish was beautifully cooked and the 4 others in my group were equally pleased with their fish. Everything was fresh and tasty. Covid safeguards were well implemented.

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EmeliaC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious food and great value for money. Brilliant service from lovely staff.
Loved the atmosphere and decor

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FoodieM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood restaurant I've tried so far. Great and creative seafood dishes, especially entress, try bloody mary oyster if you haven't tasted before.

Very nice staff and service. Dessert is innovative too. Great birthday celebration experience.

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LouiseB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always consistent, team are attentive and engaging. One of my favourite restaurants in Sydney.

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MarcosR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food.. super fresh, great experience all round

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NeishaC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Always wonderful food, service has gone down hill lately

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NickiH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service, good drinks list. relaxed atmosphere although a lot of ambient noise

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PeterN
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service great. Handy location and reasonable ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and food are absolutely outstanding 🥂

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PIpS
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The atmosphere was lacking but that is most likely due to the lack of diners. Service was good but a little too interactive. Friendly but intrusive. Food was good as usual but overpriced as usual.

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LilyR
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is alway’s tasty and well presented - we just love the Snapper Pie and have it every visit. Service is always great. Good value for money considering the quality of the food and service.

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ReneeH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Baldwin bug was undercooked, the tacos were delicious

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LisaO
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Well located. Pleasant outdoor seating.
Various options on menu + daily specials.
Service was a bit inattentive and slow but food was fresh, attractive and tasty.

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Raphael
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and cocktails were amazing! The service was great!
Nice outdoor area! Easy to find a parking

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WarwickP
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Never disappoints in the quality of the fish meals prepared. Value reasonable but food excellent.

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PamelaV
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the quality of the food, the welcome and the enjoyment all the diners.

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JaneC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Really enjoyed the ambiance, exactly what we want and need in Crows Nest.

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Koyuki
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since the refurbishment done last year, it was my first back to my most favourite restaurant in Lower North Shore.

The ambience has been greatly improved with the new furniture utilising the existing fittings as well as making it much more presentable in the outdoor settings.

The front of the house was attentive, prompt and very friendly.

We shared three entrees of sashimi kingfish, salmon ceviche, and deep fried bug tacos.
To me personally it was the cross-cultured marriage not to miss between "Japanese tempura" and " Mexican staple tacos".
The idea is funky yet excellent to catch the attentions of young adults foodies and even kids, perhaps.

The way all our dishes presented were superb as ever and the freshness of ingredients were all reassuring, both seafood and exotic veggies, as well as the very impressive tasty aged-beef included.

Due to the social distancing in practice, Garfish Crows Nest has taken it very seriously and there was no one bit of hiccups throughout the evening !

I would strongly recommend Garfish to any seafood lovers, not only for special celebrations or an intimate romantic dinner for two, but also for everyday dining on weeknights as a treat for stay-home mums & dads, or.... quick fish & chips take-away dinner for a whole family !

Don't forget their interesting and reasonably priced bar menu !
They've just started to promote Californian wines.
Napa Valley varieties are easy going down even for the beginners like myself.

I can't wait for my next night out at Garfish.
Thank you so much, Garfish, for making my birthday night extra special !

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CarolW
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Not a smile to be seen from the staff. We really felt like intruders.
Big plates of food very badly presented. My last experience at Garfish Kirribilli was outstanding. This was so bad. Fish with 3/4 of a place of salad dumped on the plate or fish with masses of chips. Fine dining cost but certainly not in the food. Cocktail was also pretty awful. Certainly won’t be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food and atmosphere was amazing.

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TinaD
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love this place. It is one of our favourites and a regular on our list.

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Micheal
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly and courteous staff. Enjoy a meal and pop next door for a nightcap.

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HowardM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service great matching the food , a great lunch enjoying sun at an outside table. Hope it’s not too king before BYO comes back

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Julie2XU
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and the wait staff was great with suggestions and advice about wine and deserts. Lovely evening and will return again.

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EvaD
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience on all levels. The food is beyond fantastic and the service impeccable. Cannot wait to go back.

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KathrynD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food, as always! We definitely highly recommend.

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AnnetteH
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great as always. Will always go back. Love Sunday lunches there.

Garfish Crows Nest
Responded on August 22, 2020

And we love having you and your family. We will always have a spot reserved for you outside in the sunshine. Look forward seeing you soon!

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EvaP
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very impressed by everything this restaurant offered. From their courteous and friendly staff, to their excellent food menu and wine. All our entrees, mains and dessert were thoroughly enjoyed and the seafood was fresh and cooked to perfection. Furthermore, this restaurant was probably the most COVID safe venue I've recently dined at. If you want to feel safe during these uncertain times, this place will reassure you. Highly recommend for small to medium gatherings. Thanks!

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MarkK
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall1food4service4ambience3

We sat on a table inside and halfway through our meal a guy on the table next to us started having a sneezing fit. Staff cleared his plate away and said nothing this continued for 2 minutes and 20 sneezes. I asked a waiter if they could ask him to go outside. Waited then asked the manager, the manager just looked over and did nothing. Then we got up and left leaving half our food and wine. During a pandemic and there was no action from anyone when a customer is constantly sneezing inside.

Garfish Crows Nest
Responded on August 22, 2020

Sincere apologies for any discomfort, Mark. Covid-19 compliance and more importantly the safety of our customers and staff is paramount to us. Concerning the situation please know that what was a minor miscommunication on mine and the staff’s part is not a reflection of our sensitivity to the health of our patrons. In the future we will endeavour to respond with the promptness the current circumstances warrant - I think everyone is still learning. Again, apologies and we hope to see you again.

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FAQs

Garfish Crows Nest offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9966 0445.

Garfish Crows Nest is rated 4.5 stars by 351 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.