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Manta Restaurant

6 Cowper Wharf Rdwy | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
+61 2 9332 3822
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (42 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
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LOCATION
6 Cowper Wharf Rdwy | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

In October 2017 we had a family gathering for 15 people. We arranged to have the set menu in the semi-private dining room. On arrival, we were warmly welcomed and seated. Our waiter ensured we all had a drink quite quickly. He was extremely attentive...More

1  Thank TheAdmiralW
Laura S, Front Office Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your great review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your recent function with us here at Manta. We hope to be welcoming you back in the not to distant future. Manta Management

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haughty greeting and cool demeanor of maitre d' got us off to a poor start. Waited an eternity for service at every stage: Water Wine list Wine delivery Menus Order taking Water refill …All needed to be prompted!!!! This is an expensive restaurant in a...More

Thank woopie111
Laura S, General Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good Evening We are very disappointed to read of your recent experience here at Manta Restaurant. We pride ourselves on good food and service to all customers that dine with us. Please feel free to contact us on manager@mantarestaurant.com.au if you wish to discuss this...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A foodie yes but not for seafood. For example, I don't like oysters (probably the only food I don't consume bar offal) but I ate 2 of them and they were amazing. All courses were sublime. There was no need to say anymore, I will...More

Thank Kiwi_73_Sydney
Laura S, Front Office Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent experience with us at Manta Restaurant. I have to agree with you on our oysters. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards, Manta Management

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated work promotions and new jobs as a date night at Manta over the weekend. The food, the view, the service were all exceptional. My snapper was wonderful and my partner loved his steak. While its a bit pricey, the value is definitely there....More

Thank bchgrrrl
Laura S, Front Office Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So pleased to hear we were a great part of your recent date night. We thank you for taking time to review your recent dinner with us here at Manta Restaurant. Kind Regards, Manta Management

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food great. Staff pleasant but pressure to upsell Understand Sunday surcharge but GST as'extra' was unnecessary surpriseMore

Thank Judy M
Laura S, Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Judy, Thank you for your review. Our team is very proud of all the amazing products we are offering but I am sorry you felt pressured. In regards to the GST, it is included in our pricing but shows on our bill on a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much to like with the location and views but I'm not sure it worked as an event with Torbreck wines. Probably better served as a stand alone restaurant than leaving your destiny and reputation in somebody else's hands. I sat outside and whilst i...More

Thank RonWamberal
Laura S, Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear RonWanberal, I am very saddened to read about your experience at the Torbreck Dinner . We strive to deliver the best service and experience and it is certainly not what we like to hear. We pay a lot of attention to any feedback and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful location on the water. Food and drinks were amazing and the service just as good. The Manager and waiters went above and beyond to ensure our allergy requests were met and attention to detail was wonderful. The pavlova desert was a huge hit! I...More

Thank sgbcn
Laura S, Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear sgbcn, What a great review, we love that you loved us. Glad we were able to accommodate all your requirements. I can't agree more, the pavlova is delicious. We can't wait to have your back Manta Management

Reviewed 13 September 2017

My first time eating here, and really enjoyed the varied menu, and the recommendations from the staff on shared starters, and specific mains that other diners rated. We went almost entirely with the staff picks, and didn't regret a single choice. The seafood seemed especially...More

Thank Ray F
Laura S, Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear RayF, What a great review, we love that you loved us. Glad to hear our staff gave you the best picks. Our seafood are so fresh and carefully chosen. We can't wait to have you back . Laura

Reviewed 12 September 2017

A friend and I dined outside by the wharf, where the atmosphere was lovely and tranquil. The complimentary bread was fresh and delicious, and we shared a starter of scallops which were delicately seared and garnished. We both ordered the braised beef cheeks, which, while...More

Thank breakfastKid
Laura S, Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Good Morning We thank you for your recent review and are saddened to hear your Manta experience was not up to the usual level we pride ourselves on. We take all guest feedback seriously and thank you for your time writing this review. If you...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

They just need to try harder everywhere to warrant the price. The food is nothing better nor worse than everywhere else with a good reputation but for the cost the food is bland. If I was served it at a cheap and cheerful cafe at...More

Thank S B
Laura S, Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Good Afternoon We thank you for your recent review and are saddened to hear your Manta experience was not up to the usual level of service we pride ourselves on. We take all guest feedback seriously and thank you for your time writing this review....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 54
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Cowper Wharf Rdwy | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > City East
  • Neighbourhood: City East
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9332 3822
  • E-mail
Description
Perched on the edge of Sydney Harbour, Manta Restaurant and Bar, located on Woolloomooloo Wharf, has firmly cemented itself as one of Sydney's iconic restaurants. Manta is able to provide guests with a unique dining experience. The incredible view, warm atmosphere, high standard of service and fresh seasonal menu ensures that your experience at Manta is truly memorable. Manta offers a plethora of seasonal seafood dishes sourced directly from Australian and New Zealand waters. Manta is also fast becoming known for its incredible cuts of grass or grainfed beef which are sourced from only the best Australian farmers. Our classically trained head chef, Daniel Hughes, moved to Sydney after a meteoric rise to success in Adelaide. With a heart-felt love of food, Daniel's dishes are instantly recognised and loved for their natural simplicity. Full time sommelier, Lyndon Stenning, has a wealth of experience and has worked in some of the world's finest restaurants. Lyndon is an awarded and acclaimed master of food and wine matching. Manta's wine list includes a selection of current and aged wines; from well-known favourites to more obscure boutique choices. Manta Restaurant and Bar aims to reflect its incredible setting: natural, fresh and inspiring. We hope to welcome you soon.
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