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The Bavarian at Manly Wharf

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Shop 2-5 Manly Whrf, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 9977 8088
11:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 00:00
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Penrith, Australia
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67 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wanting something to eat and drink in a picturesque setting then this place has got most of the qualities you are looking for except that the food is average and the service poor. You need to go to the bar to order both food and drinks. During happy hour they had one person serving and another showed up half an... More 

Thank Paul v
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here at Christmas with friends and had a great evening. Restaurant was very busy and were even out of some choices even though it was still early. It's quite pricey but you are paying for one of the best spots. Menu is solid and I had the tasting platter which I really enjoyed. Where we were sitting we got... More 

Thank Nick P
Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location and vibe of this place is what I loved the most. Plenty of seating inside and outside, both with great views. The beer is great but the food is expensive for what you're getting. I don't mind paying a little extra for food if it's quality but that doesn't seem to be the case here. The ordering system... More 

Thank AdventureTime3
Bromley, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Bavarian is right next to the ferry wharf so is very quiet during the day but gets very busy on evenings and weekends. Their drink list and menu is broad and pleasant. Big drinkers can enjoy a photo op with a stein of beer. All in all a pleasant stop off

Thank Katie M
Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice location right on the wharf. Spent Good Friday here for lunch with another family. Alcohol prices are high ($23 for a litre stein). Ordering system at the bar for drinks and food is very poor. Each time we ordered food or drinks we faced a 15min line up. Big confusion with orders as well with one meal we... More 

Thank Eggo1969
Vancouver, Canada
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84 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the wait staff to be friendly and knowledgeable.,The food was average, but the setting and beer made up for it.

Thank Slow-travel
Riverton, Utah
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132 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a day on the beach then on the way back to the Ferry we decided to eat in Manley rather than wait until Sydney. It is on the right side of the wharf as you walk up to the Ferry. It is hopping! the food portions are very big and the house made pretzel are excellent. We tried the... More 

Thank lbarlow2_99
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here in middle of summer and expected a lot more. It's very busy and the seating is a real dogs breakfast! Not too expensive but not cheap either! Service was excellent.

Thank Billy B
Jerrabomberra, Australia
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168 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a couple of drinks on Saturday afternoon. Place was quite busy. We did not eat, but the quality and quantity of the meals looked good. Had the beer paddle sampler. Although the menu said I could select beers, this was not available due to a strong beer promo. Otherwise, a great location and atmosphere.

Thank Murray H
Wendover, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well, whatever you do, make sure you're hungry. My wife and I decided to go for a sharing platter so we could try a few different things. What was delivered was a mountain of food. Now I have a pretty big appetite but this could have fed 4 people. Anyway, this isn't really a complaint. The food was lovely, I... More 

Thank Simon B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 23
German, Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 2-5 Manly Whrf, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Manly>  > Manly
  • Neighbourhood: Manly
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9977 8088
Overlooking stunning Manly Cove, Bavarian Bier Cafe Manly Wharf features large tables and spaces set aside for birthdays, celebrations and corporate functions, plus a cosy fireplace for the colder months.

Along with fabulous modern fare, there are 10 draught Bavarian Biers on tap and 10 imported Bavarian Biers available by the bottle.

It's the ideal place to sit back and relax with a stein and catch up with friends, family and colleagues as you take in the beautiful surrounds.

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Staying in Manly

Neighbourhood Profile
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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