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The Bistro at Manly Pavilion

$$ - $$$
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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West Esplanade Manly Cove, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 9949 2255
12:00 - 22:00
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All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had our Christmas party on the deck overlooking the harbour. The service and cocktail food were really good. You can't beat the location, great outlook and cool sea breeze on an otherwise very warm night.

Thank 14pmcd
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went there for lunch yesterday. The view is absolutely beautiful, especially on the balcony. You can watch ferries come and go while enjoy your food. Service is very good. Food is average, nothing to write home about. Never the less worth going, just for the view.

Thank cbsint
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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680 reviews
377 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first time here for a late lunch this afternoon after ambling around Manly and imbibing a few craft beers elsewhere. Great views across the water as we dined. We ordered a Barossa Valley Red which went down really with our meal. We shared the antipasti, had salmon as our mains and shared a cheese platter. Excellent service - not... More 

Thank AshleyAzavedo
Sydney, Australia
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310 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here for a business lunch. Service was pretty good but slow to welcome and show to table. Food was very good especially the steaks although better if served with chips rather than French fries. Price was ok. Location very good. Overall a very nice lunch.

Thank Chris L
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch. Really wanted to try this new restaurant as it had been unoccupied for a few years. The location has to be the best in Manly for harbour views .Unfortunately the food was average. Could have had similar for half the price anywhere else in Manly. Go on a sunny day and enjoy the spectacular view but... More 

Thank Sheila H
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I attended manly pavilion recently for my birthday. The food was nice but was pricey & small serving sizes. The staff made my table feel like we were a nuisance & lacked serving is properly, lacked attention. I won't be recommending this venue. Hopefully the service improves.

Thank Amy T
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our table for 3 was thoughtfully situated given our request and the view over the harbour on a lovely evening was delightful. Interesting menu and wines not too overpriced. Grilled king prawns entrée was outstanding and all 3 of our mains (2 fish, 1 pork belly were excellent) as were the accompanying beans. Expensive dessert was a disappointment. Meringue in... More 

Thank nrm6
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome Gluten Freeoptions on the menu with great views and great service. Bit pricey but so worth it.

Thank joblagg
Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely view out to the harbour at Manly. Three friends met for lunch which was beautiful. Roasted pork belly, yummy hamburger & a chicken salad. Great service, lovely wine, great views. There's a lovely terrace. It it was too windy to sit outside. Nevertheless we had a ball. Highly recommend

Thank Kate M
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it. The grilled prawns were plentiful, super tasty and Australian. The salmon entree was devine. The linguine vongilla was cooked perfectly and the slow cooked pork dish was the meal of the day. Service was excellent, view was spectacular. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Blondi1234

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Esplanade Manly Cove, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Manly
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9949 2255

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?