Garfish - Manly

4.6
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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.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
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4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrianM
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was off an exceptional quality- snapper pie was a standout. Service was attentive. I would recommend this establishment

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LyneW
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

exceptional customer service, food was outstanding and great atmosphere

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DanielleS
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view of the beach opposite makes for a stunning backdrop. The service is just right - welcoming, knowledgeable and attentive.

Food was delicious! A great spot for a birthday lunch with family. We will be back.

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Shell
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for up market dining in Manly and were very happy with our experience. The food, service and atmosphere were great. Overall it was up market but not super fancy.

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AndyGeri
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and friendly service. Highly recommend Garfish. Thanks guys

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PeterR
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early but waiting staff told us it was fine to wait in the bar and offered us drinks. The staff were so helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. The food was the best seafood we have had in a long while. We were lucky to have a really nice table overlooking ocean to celebrate our daughter’s birthday. We will certainly be back in the future.

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DorothyL
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was delightful, staff brilliant and food exceptional. Cannot praise enough. Definitely will be returning

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LetsTryIt
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a delightful evening at Garfish recently. The atmosphere and service was very good. The sea views were appreciated. However best of all was the food. A good variety on the menu. The ravioli was the best I’ve tasted. Beautifully balanced dish with amazing sauce. The chocolate trio was so good my companions managed to steal almost half of it!
Definitely returning and will recommend to friends .

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SharonM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely lunch with some beautiful friends looking out over the ocean.

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ACCG
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Drinks and food were delicious. Colouring for children was a great surprise.

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AinslieB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Very disappointing oyster mixed plate. Oysters tiny. Couldn't even find the oyster in thick batter on fried.
Fish and chips fine, healthy size portion.

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KarenP
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a family dinner and it was wonderful. The ambience is great although a little loud, but that's because the restaurant was completely full on a Saturday evening.
The food was fantastic and the service excellent - really attentive staff, and the food and drinks came at a good pace

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SamanthaB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I became violently ill after our meal and despite contacting the restaurant we were brushed off and told no one else got sick that night! Have loved this place but sadly no more

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GraemeL
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our regular lunchtime waitress attended to us and was marvelous as usual.
I requested and was given a window table which added to the experience.
Everyone in our group enjoyed their lunch time experience

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CarolineK
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Everything tasted amazing and I wasn’t disappointed with the food. Probably could’ve used more attention in terms of filing glasses by staff. And wrap up to leave could’ve been more attentive, seemed like they didn’t want to rush us which is nice, but at the same time we had to ask for the bill and then hail them down to pay.

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always an enjoyable experience. Food, view and drinks all excellent.

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BrianO
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place great people and just great food thanks guys

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MilesF
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Garfish - great food and service, an exciting ambience with a Ladies' birthday lunch and a ladies' wedding party with roles written on white sashes! The view across the bay is magnificent. Simply, a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Service a bit slow x

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PeoPe
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my husbands birthdaydinner --- got a nice table by the window- good views, drinks, starters, mains and fantastic service!!!
Will definately be back to this gem in Manly!!!
Thanks!

DC
DanielCStrathfield
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

This is one of my favourite Restaurants and it also an important place for me & my wife in life.
We also goes there in our special occasions and invite most of my visitor friends to this best atmosphere Restaurant.
Warm regards Daniel Chu 0416113304.

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JILLE
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Always a great place for a special family dinner. Love the fact that it is BYO

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JoyK
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasant venue to catch up with friends and to make it even better, the food, service & location were all just perfect. Thank you for ensuring our lunch was special.

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MattS
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Visited twice a year apart. Still great and will definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff were welcoming and friendly. Jen in particular.....! Great food, great atmosphere.

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MelissaC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant, great views, great service, great food, would highly recommend!

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FernandaC
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my hubby had a terrific dinner! The service was amazing and the waitress kindly helped us to choose the best dish. I highly recommend the zucchini flowers and the snapper pie, seriously that is surreal! Garfish is that restaurant that you want to kiss the chef and say THANK YOU!!

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DannyV01
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

HI, Please pass on to Mark that the food and service were excellent. Although obviously different, I would rate this with our old days at Café Stivell in Hunter's Hill when Stu and Jo were cooking.
My only bit of negative feedback was that there was no background music at all and when one of the team came to clear our plates, she had obviously just been out for a cigarette and I got a big whiff of it. I know, bloody ex smokers are always the worst.
Other than this, it was sensational and I look forward to coming back when I am next in Sydney.
Danny
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SueG
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always consistent. Great location and was delighted to get a window table even though only booked night before. Staff are efficient given that it’s one of the busiest restaurants in Manly. Food is also good if you’re a fish eater

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!!

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SophieB
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We got to garfish regularly as a family and are never disappointed. It would be nice however if loyal guests were rewarded in some way

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Whittywoo
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love garfish.
Been many times .
Wait staff so friendly.
Food delicious!
Sea views and BYO !
What’s not to love !

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AlbyP
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a great afternoon. Superb. We will be back again soon!

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and the service was even better. Looking forward to going back.

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DianneF
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, the service is friendly and helpful without being intrusive. The fish is so fresh and delicious, we shared two entrees between three of us and each had a fish main. It is also a bonus that you can byo wine. Will be back

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BronwynH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best cocktails! And the seafood of course is fantastic. Lovely efficient service.

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Hardtoupset
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Snapper pie is a must. It was absolutely fantastic

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IanF
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, with a very good selection. Always very consistent. You pay a higher price, however, the quality of the food ensures that you get value for money. The Cocktails, according to my wife, are the best she has ever had!

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Debbie
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious and service great at Garfish. Love this place

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RaymondB
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food,great location,great service

FAQs

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

Garfish - Manly is rated 4.6 stars by 486 OpenTable diners.

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