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35 South Steyne, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 9977 0322
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good30%
  • Average22%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible10%
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“fish chips” (5 reviews)
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
35 South Steyne, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great service, good varied menu, and a warm cosy restaurant on a cold windy night. Well priced meal.

Thank KPG2503
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your review! We are glad to see that you enjoyed your night with us. We hope to see you back at Whitewater in the near future! - The team at Whitewater

Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes it's right opposite Manly beach, prices are reasonable but the food is a bit average. Tempura Barramundi is not what was served up. Small piece of fish ( nice) in a thick batter, serve of chips and no sign of even a scrap of...More

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good service, good food. Enjoyable, relaxing and fuss-free mid-week family lunch overlooking Manly beach!

Thank Jim L
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us here at Whitewater! We hope to see you here again soon! - The Team at Whitewater

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a late lunch after walking around the seafront. We shared grilled cauliflower, and bruschetta, with our coffees, The food was delicious, and the service was prompt and efficient.

Thank Tenorman41
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Hi Tenorman41, Thank you so much for your feedback! We are always happy to hear that our customers have enjoyed their experience here at Whitewater. We hope to see you back here in the near future!

Reviewed 23 May 2017

This restaurant is far from fine dining, in fact it was one of the worst meals we have ever eaten. We went for the degustation as it was a special occasion and every single dish including the mushy pasta with passionfruit sauce and a minute...More

Thank greatexpectations50
Management response:Responded 13 June 2017

Hi greatexpectations50, We are so sorry to hear that you have had a bad experience here at whitewater. We truly strive to do our best during every service and it saddens us that you did not have a good experience. We do have many people...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Last time I was at Whitewater I was sure it was more fine dining. It seems this has changed and is more about pasta and burgers with a nice view. Being Mothers Day it was very busy and food service was really quick which was...More

Thank AussieTraveller1313
Management response:Responded 13 June 2017

Hi AussieTraveller1313, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you were pleased with our service but it does sadden us to hear you were not happy with the quality of our food. We strive to make every experience here at whitewater...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped by the restaurant while visiting Manly Cove. I had their chargrilled swordfish, unfortunately, it did not taste fresh. It was watery as if it had been previously frozen. I did not think that was acceptable for a ocean front restaurant....More

Thank TicaAroundTheworld
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Food was well cooked and very tasty. Service was discreet,but very efficient. Staff were friendly and so helpful. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Sillybuggers2
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Lunch on a beautiful Sunday. Sat inside looking over the people in front away from any car noise or fumes. Staff service was very efficient and the meals were excellent.

Thank Doug J
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We were at Whitewater to celebrate our anniversary. From the moment we arrived the service was excellent- friendly and attentive. We were seated at the front so we had a waterview. It is a large restaurant but quiet on a Sunday evening.The meal was exquisite...More

Thank vmc922015
A 40-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay will take
you to the famous northern beach of Manly. The beaches
here are perfect for learning to surf or spending the
day sun-tanning. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is
a great way to experience Sydney Harbour Bay and the
Australian bush land. Along the foreshore, there are
plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent
cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 17 - USD 32
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 South Steyne, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Manly>  > Manly
  • Neighbourhood: Manly
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9977 0322
  • E-mail
A Contemporary Australian Menu, Whitewater Restaurant is popular with Sydney siders looking for that extra special seaside experience. Sit back and relax Whitewater's chic beach house atmosphere with a glass of wine and an exquisitely prepared meal. Here gorgeous water views, an impeccable menu, sharp service, great coffee and subliminal wine list all combine to create the perfect dining experience. A fabulous degustation tasting menu is available for dinner for something special, plus the kids are welcome too with a special kids package.
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