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SE 1 39 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 9977 0707
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (111 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
SE 1 39 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a weekend in Sydney recently and caught the ferry from Darling Harbour to Manly and enjoyed lunch at Garfish, about 50 meters from the Manly wharf. A refreshing and casual approach to fine dining at a relaxed price tag, you can even BYO...More

Thank Martyn B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a regular haunt for my family we have been dining here for years and simply because the seafood is fresh and delicious every single time. The setting is stunning with south facing views of Sydney Harbour and the service always friendly. I highly...More

Thank Rod J
Reviewed 5 days ago

Dropped into a much loved restaurant for a cocktail on the way home - as always service and staff amazing ! Didn't eat tonight but while there found out they had a great vegetarian menu not found online - as my daughter now vegetarian these...More

Thank jayned36
Garfish_Restaurants, General Manager at Garfish, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Thanks for your great review. We so glad you’re enjoying our cocktails! We have happy hour everyday 4-6pm with selected cocktails at $12, Dave & Dave’s pale ale for $5 and Chandon sparkling and wine at $6. Our vegetarian menu is separate to our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Garfish in Crows Nest recently but not this place in Manly. It is right opposite the Ferry Wharf so easy to get to and because it is raised up from street level a bit every table actually has a view of...More

1  Thank JRNSydney_Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy booking on line. Tasty food, good menu. Fish n chips & grilled prawns were tasty & nicely served. Friendly staff but noisey atmosphere. Don’t go there if your looking for a romantic lunch.

Thank samrox5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food ok. Prices not ok. Service lukewarm and acoustics poor. You have lots of options in Manly for rest seafood. As with Kirribilli they really need to focus on service basicsMore

Thank Mal1960
Garfish_Restaurants, General Manager at Garfish, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that you had a poor experience when you dined in Manly. We have built our reputation on exceptional standards of both food and service so obviously, it is disappointing to hear that we fell short of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a recommended by a good friend, and we were thrilled! we were there for lunch and the whole family really enjoyed their selection. I had a fried bone-in fish that was very tasty, coupled with a dry martini. A must have to re-visit...More

Thank Fhidayat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the ferry to Manly and enjoyed an early dinner at Garfish. Great staff, we were able to enjoy a happy hour glass of bubbly on the patio before being seated at a table with an amazing view of the harbor. We all enjoyed oysters...More

Thank Annelie J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner the first night of my stay in Manly was perfect. Hadn’t been to my old local for 8 years and was blown away be the renovations and the consistently good food and service. The view as the sun set topped off a perfect evening....More

Thank avrilmckay72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really great restaurant. Service was really nice from start to finish. We didn't have a reservation but they fit it us in on the more casual dining area on the corner which was nicer than the dining room in my opinion. Food and drinks were...More

Thank mjenks8
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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Paul J K
28 August 2017|
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Response from James W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Yes Garfish is BYO and the Corkage is $6 at this time
8 January 2017|
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Response from 14pmcd | Reviewed this property |
Select the location of the Garfish restaurant you want to look at, I chose Manly, then select "View our Manly restaurant menu" link halfway down the page. Menu will be displayed 👍
13 July 2016|
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Response from Garfish_Restaurants | Property representative |
The BYO charge is $5 per person
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 16 - USD 146
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: SE 1 39 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Manly>  > Manly
  • Neighbourhood: Manly
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9977 0707
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Located opposite the ferry terminal in Manly, our focus is on serving the freshest fish available at a reasonable price for the ultimate seafood dining experience. We have daily blackboard specials as well as a great seasonal menu.
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