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Garfish

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Manly
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SE 1 39 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 9977 0707
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dined with friends for dinner on a Thursday evening and the restaurant was full. We requested a table with a view as we had interstate guests and although there were no promises the restaurant did manage to provide us with such a table. We chose to BYO wine but the restaurant is licensed as well. We had a particularly good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm not a fish lover, but have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed my Mulloway fillet at Garfish. Very well cooked, very delicious. Good restaurant all round, very knowledgeable staff, lovely setting. Would go again, despite it not being the cheapest.

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Thank Max W
Canberra, Australia
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Garfish was good food. Relatively well priced. Would have liked more information on the wines and matching with the food. However the restaurant was good- and served us relatively late in the evening. (Which may account for the relatively perfunctory service). It is a nice place with a relatively sanitised feel - very white. We just fit in despite not... More 

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Thank Caitlin B
Garfish_Restaurants, General Manager at Garfish, responded to this review

Hi Caitlin, Thank you for your feedback. Sorry you felt the service was 'perfunctory', this is certainly not the style of service we have built our reputation on and it really shouldn't matter what time you are dining. I will be sure to follow up with the team regarding this. I hope we see you at Garfish Manly again soon.... More 

Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The location and view is amazing. The service and food was very good. We have been several times and each time we enjoy everything about it I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank kim c
Garfish_Restaurants, General Manager at Garfish, responded to this review

Hi Kim, Thank you for your great review! More 

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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Garfish for a special occasion and couldn't have been more satisfied- gorgeous view over the Manly waterfront, amazing cocktails to start and the fish pie is the best we've ever had!! The service is very professional but not stuffy and staff were attentive and friendly. Can highly recommend!

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Thank Trevor M
Garfish_Restaurants, General Manager at Garfish, responded to this review

Hi Trevor, Thank you for your great feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience at Garfish Manly. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome food and service. Small sized meals but really high end quality. Small restaurant with everyone packed in tight to maximise customers. Nice views if you are near the windows. Loud place when full likely due to the concrete floors, low ceilings and poor acoustics. The food is great, and goodies will enjoy it as we did. Give me an... More 

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Thank Dave C
Garfish_Restaurants, General Manager at Garfish, responded to this review

Hi Dave, Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate the restaurant can get loud especially on the busier nights but we have been working on this issue and lined the ceiling with acoustic panels which has helped to a degree. Some spots in the restaurant are quieter than others, so if noise is ever an issue we will happily accommodate... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole experience was faultless -waitress was awesome -anticipated our needs before we asked -food awesome -😃Overall a wonderful evening

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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy lunch there every year for my sister's birthday. Never disappoints! Beautiful seafood ! Delightful setting !

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Hobart, Australia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So nice to be at Garfish where service is paramount. Fantastic cocktails and service. Highly recommended for coffee and cake, light lunch, dinner and drinks

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Beijing, China
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant situated across from the wharf in Manly. Separate cocktail bar where we enjoyed a pre dinner cocktail. Food was very good. Service excellent. Atmosphere good too. Would recommend a visit and certainly use this restaurant again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 146
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
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
Description
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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Staying in Manly

Neighbourhood Profile
Manly
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 as well, especially along the family-oriented areas like Shelly Beach. An excellent way to experience Manly is to rent a bike and explore the dedicated bike paths and off road trails. The North Head National Park is another must-see. Located on the southern tip of Manly, North Head National Park offers great bushwalks and panoramic views of the city.
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