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Garfish - Manly

4.5
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$40 and under
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Seafood
Our northern beaches restaurant: the best seafood and char grilled steaks
with a view to savour.
Located in Manly Harbour with a view over Manly Wharf and only a short stroll from the ferry terminal, Garfish Manly occupies an enviable position perfectly suited to enjoying Australia’s best seafood and steaks.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • 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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 682 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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4.2
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AndrewB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best overall dining experience my husband and I have had for years!

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ShannonH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and value for money, first class location. Highly recommend!

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Earl
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A busy Saturday night, but the service was great and the food just fantastic. We will be going back!

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Gavinh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Enjoyed the experience. Few minor things. Not deal breakers. Bit rushed with the 6pm sitting. Not happy at all with the $30 corkage on the bottle we brought

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sarah
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, great service and a lovely view. Will definitely dine there again!

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Peter
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was average almost lacking in flavor. Service was excellent. We had the Sri Lankan fish and prawn curry and that was nice. The rainbow trout and crab linguini were average. Lots of other places in Manly to try next time

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AndrewR
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The welcome and service was fantastic. Food and wine excellent. Very quiet at the moment and could book a table.

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GlennH
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the meal and service was impeccable. Best restaurant in Manly.

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PeriL
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal Wonderful ambience & friendly professional staff

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GeoffreyK
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food & services are outstanding from the time you enter the restaurant. I went to this restaurant few years ago and always have great experiences and I was glad that I decided to go there & caught up with my friends.
I will definitely recommend to my friends.

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RobynC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been dining at Garfish since it first opened in Manly. The standard is excellent and it is always our first choice, especially if we are taking guests.

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, awesome food and service was exceptional

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TaniaR
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

From the minute we walked in the door we were greeted with enthusiasm and then seated at the most amazing table overlooking the harbor. It was our 35th wedding anniversary and the staff didn’t know that but we felt we were looked after like royalty. And not to mention the food was sensational!!
We will definitely be returning.

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NelloG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience overall, could not fault the food or staff. Everyone was very attentive & the food was to die for! The snapper pie is probably the best unique dish we have ever had! Loved everything about our lunch experience & can’t wait to return again soon! 5 Stars!!!

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ChrisK
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant great view and service. One of Sydney’s best restaurant
Best regards
Chris Kypreos

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Reg8
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall the experience was good, although we were a group of 8 and I had a problem with my phone camera so found it difficult to scan the QR code. The person who greeted us was very unhelpful and didn't offer any alternative to provide the required log in of attendance. I've attended other restaurants and cafes where they've assisted by logging on using their own device then entering my details. It was quite frustrating as I kept saying it wasn't working but she wasn't listening.
Other than this initial annoying encounter the rest of the evening was good.

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DianaS
London
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, lovely surroundings and excellent service. Thank you!

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Deanie
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took visitors to Garfish for dinner recently and was overwhelmed with how good it was. I’ve heard mixed reviews of late and so I was a bit apprehensive but our evening was outstanding in every way! The service, setting, food, wine & cocktail list was all superb. Highly recommend this restaurant and I will certainly be going back again and again!

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wendyw
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the delicious Seafood Platter was amazing. We loved every bit of our long,lazy lunch. Definitely will be back

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Alan
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, superb food and the staff were exceptional, would recommend to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff had the best service and always ensured we had a drink! It was my partners birthday and they noted this at the entrance which I found extremely impressive. The food came out fast and was delicious. I requested a dessert and a happy birthday sign for my partner and they happily accommodated this. Highly recommend garfish and looking forward to me next visit there!

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MalcolmS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience2

A gift card from my daughters.asked if I enjoyed food nice taste, but a total ripoff starters 3 scallops, 1 Moreton bay bug $24 per dish.my mains 1/2 rack of lamb.taste more like a lamb shank.perhaps my generation haven’t grasped the supposed question of fine dining and it’s costs.next time I hope they give me a voucher for manly grill, at least you know what your getting regards malcolm

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GaiD
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable evening. Great food and friendly service. Would highly recommend.

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LeniM
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for making my parents 50th wedding anniversary lunch so lovely .

The service was excellent the staff were attentive
The food was perfect.

The atmosphere was relaxed and beautiful

Highly recommend this restaurant

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AllanK
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food excellent, some dishes with unique flavours.
Staff attentive but not intrusive.
Wine list appropriate.

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Joshua
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic menu in a fantastic environment. Although busy, the staff made an effort to connect with us and talk us through the menu. The view was of the harbourside of Manly and somewhat obscured by public buses parked right outside the restaurant - but still a wonderful experience nonetheless - will be coming back :)

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SeanW
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Extensive menu, quality food, great service & views

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ProfessorW
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Young gentleman welcoming us to Garfish was polite and courteous as were all staff members. My wife and I ordered eastern Rocklobster in lemon herb butter. We found the tail flesh to be perhaps a little overcooked and lacking in lobster taste. It may be there was an over abundance of lemon and/or herb butter.
Overall we were very impressed with Garfish and look forward to a return visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!

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KellyL
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food & amazing service from Tom! All meals were incredible. Can’t wait to come back.

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DionneJ
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Barramundi was amazing
Food was beautifully presented and service was excellent.

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HGR70
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite places. Consistent service, cuisine, ambiance and confort with great views.

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MarkW
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and cooked to perfection! Great staff that were very friendly! Definitely recommend.

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SaraZ
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I love Garfish but this lunch was very disappointing, the food was not anywhere nearly as good as past experiences.

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WendyS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always, service and food amazing. Thank you

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Marg
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and food. Will be back again very soon.

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JakeW
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service And cocktails were all top notch. Will definitely be back

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BrianO
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great location and some good food options but I unfortunately grilled Atlantic salmon was like deep fried other options were good

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SusanP
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Light & bright restaurant. Attentive staff with smiles. Fabulous food - every course was beautifully cooked & presented. Cheeky cocktails finished off a leisurely & filling lunch. Would highly recommend & can’t wait to go again.

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Grasshopper
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very good overall, friendly staff. Only slight downside was in the accuracy of order taking. 2 ordered sides and 1 drink didn’t eventuate. Not a major as it did help reduce the carb intake.

FAQs

Garfish - Manly offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9977 0707.

Garfish - Manly is rated 4.5 stars by 682 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.