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Garfish

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Manly
Australian, Seafood
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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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visit Garfish at least once each time we visit Manly.The choice and excellence of the seafood on offer is outstanding.From the restaurant,you can view your choice being cooked and prepared by a dedicated kitchen staff. Also do veggie if required.Table service is always prompt,friendly and efficient.

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Thank James F
Sydney, Australia
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent views for lunch time of the water and before dinner as it gets dark. Mostly seafood but some excellent other choices. Took the dual trip of beef and bugs. Good selection of wines and other beverages. This is not a cheap eats with meals averaging $40 and wine $50 per bottle. Not a large restaurant but very popular booking... More 

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Thank Hugary1
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If youre looking for a tasty seafood lunch'or dinner or want to enjoy some yummy tapas dishes over looking Manly Wharf and Sydney Harbour this BYO al la carte restaurant is highly recommended. Recently refurbished the decor is light and beachy. The staff are friendly and efficient and you can enjoy watching your meals be prepared at the open kitchen... More 

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Thank Susie O
Australia
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

For me still the place to go for a special occasion when in manly. Probably one of the best fish restaurants in Sydney and it is always a treat to go there. Recommend the orange roughie or mirror dory and they have an interesting vegetarian plate as well. Expensive but worth it.

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Thank tfitzp
Bateau Bay, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend booked us a dinner in the new SuGarfish deck area. We were seated at a lovely booth, in a quiet corner not too far from the bar. Alex was our waiter and he could not have been more helpful, attentive or knowledgeable of the menu on offer. This was my first visit to SuGarfish and unbeknownst to me... More 

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Thank AimsLouise
South Perth, Australia
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff are very welcoming, helpful and friendly. The food was excellent, fresh and generous serve of fish with a good wine selection and the location superb.

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Thank Teresa D
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Booked Garfish for a Sunday lunch, never having been there before. Was absolutely blown away by the quality of the food the concise menu and the service. Booked requesting a window table and it was perfectly located to look over the bay area. Would recommend the Oyster Sampler Plate and my wife aid her wood fired bugs were just perfect.... More 

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had lunch here with my sisters when visiting Sydney from Vietnam. Over the years I have been a number of times to this restaurant and each time I had found the experience most enjoyable except for one thing which has always been consistent. That is the noise can be quite overwhelming once the place starts to fill to capacity. Otherwise... More 

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Thank Mike O
Manly, Australia
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had been to this restaurant not long after it opened. As it is still there we wanted to see how it was progressing. The unusual booking system persists. if you want reasonably prompt service we strongly suggest you book. The décor and situation are very good. The ceiling fans are definitely required on a hot night. They have maximised... More 

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Launcestown, Tasmania, Australia
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried this restaurant based on reviews and were not disappointed. Didn't book for a Tuesday lunch in the height of summer. We got in but would in future phone ahead -- and aim for a front row seat overlooking the harbour and ferry terminal. Staff were pleasant and efficient throughout service and seemed well-informed as to the product. We... More 

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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
Australian, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, 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

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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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