Garfish Crows Nest

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Seafood
Situated in the heart of Crows Nest, our lower north shore restaurant has a distinct cafe feel. Whether you’re looking for an intimate dinner, a place to escape the office or somewhere to meet up with friends, relax, sit back and enjoy the buzz of surrounding Crows Nest while you enjoy Australian seafood at its best.
What 217 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Thank you Garfish for a great night and our only disappointment was our side order of chips that were very hot and tasteless!

SW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a really good experience at Garfish. It’s refreshing to have such professionalism in an area that is known to be a bit hit and miss at times on the lower north shore. Angus was brilliant. Attentive, informative and obviously loves what he does. The mussels were perfectly cooked, ravioli was yum!
We will be back!!!!!!

Garfish Crows Nest
Responded a day ago

Thank you Sarah for your lovely comments and we are thrilled you had a great time! We look forward having you back soon again.

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MP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I've been to Garfish so many times i've lost count. The food is always great. This time was a Saturday night and they were extremely busy. We had a long delay for our main and my friend had an issue with her meal. This is the first time this has ever happened and I commend the staff for listening to us, fixing the issue and giving us a discount because of the inconvenience. Even though it wasn't as great on this occasion I would definitely go back.

t
London
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best fish meals in Sydney. I have never had as good Balmain bugs anywhere

CK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fav restaurant! Food, service, everything is 10/10!

DR
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I was a bit disappointed as I had nominated Garfish for a meeting/lunch with a business contact after a pleasant dinner at the restaurant a couple of years ago. I found it difficult to conduct a discussion as the noise level was high. My friend was happy with his Atlantic salmon, but my meal was chips and fish with lots of chips and very little fish. The ling was tasteless and comprises about three small pieces that looked like and tasted like a well-known brand of fish fingers. As my companion did not want any wine, I went for the South Australian Chardonnay by the glass, but it was unavailable and the only alternative, there were only three Chardys by the glass, was the New Zealander which at more $15 a glass lacked flavour and seemed to be overpriced.

SV
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Love eating there but wine choice unavailable last 2 visits.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite close enough for all to meet.

Great friendly staff. Always smiling and cheerful staff

Know the wines that would compliment each dish

Love taking my clients to Garfish Crows nest

Home from home

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HH
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasty menu with a nice drinks list. Service was great.

S
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, loved the whole baby Barramundi and oysters. Service was excellent, very attentive.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful meal as always with excellent service

CH
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently fresh and delicious - great service. The mango Eton mess was a perfect end to our mesl

V
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend Garfish Crows Nest. It was very good.

However, i do not recommend Open Table. I indicated I wanted no junk mail but they sent me this survey. I was very clear that I didn't want junk mail but they chose to ignore it. So .. .. if you don't want junk mail then don't use open table. I will post this message in as many places as I can.

SH
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Kudos. I hope you continue to serve sumptuous food and great service from the staff. Thanks!

CW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food friendly knowledgeable service and convenient accessible location

OH
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thank you, great well paced service and delightful food. Nice wine list and not too pricey. We had a lovely evening, again. thank you

M
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit in about 8 years and its only got better, wide selection on the menu and the oysters where to die for. Service and atmosphere great all in the heart or busy Crows Nest. Highly recommended.

NS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A group of four of us enjoyed a late dinner on Sunday evening. We had olives, flatbread and taramasalata and grilled halloumi to nibble on with a pre-dinner drink. The mains - a combination of fish and steak meals, were all excellent.

A
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place, have always had really good food and service. The fish is selected from the market, so an interesting selection and very good to eat! Good selection of wines. Service attentive and friendly without being intrusive. What's not to like!

OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and the food was amazing. Great portion sizes. Our waitress was very attentive. Highly recommend.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and good service. Best fish place in Crows Nest.

KA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

lovely restaurant with beautiful fish . great place to go for a quite dinner with friends

M
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant - very crowded and noisy however!

SO
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, attentive service and good value.

DM
Brisbane / QLD
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant...tried the fish curry for the first time...my new favourite.

BN
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

They really looked after us.

JB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Highly over priced for 2 two small servings of John Dory when I can buy it from the markets for around $29-35 per Kilo

PV
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always great fresh fish and service, this is a restaurant you can rely on for great food, but particularly fish !!!

SC
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Garfish is consistently good. The food is high quality and the service is excellent.
The restaurant has a good atmosphere and tables are a good size so you don’t feel squeezed.
Always a pleasant and relaxing evening.

JS
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, great wine and service with a smile. Have been dinning at Garfish for quite some time
and will go back in the future

RM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night at an old favourite. The bugs were a hit at our table and I especially appreciated the numerous GF options for dessert. The apple crumble was delicious!

DM
Brisbane / QLD
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful night at this favourite local restaurant...the fish pie is divine, and the service and ambience is excellent. Can't wait to come back!

N
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Very disappointed!! For a seafood restaurant they couldn’t even cook our fish properly and it had to be returned to the kitchen as it was raw !!
Overpriced not very good value for money .. if you are looking for good seafood do not waste your money here

SF
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, as always!
Service friendly and the meals brought out quickly.
Very happy table of 12.

SR
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely Restaurant but quite noisy. Did request a quiet spot. Our food was delicious. Service was pretty slow

SM
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first visit to Garfish at Crows Nest was fantastic!! Great staff, food and location! We will be back!!!

LS
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We thought the service was very good and so friendly
The food as always beautifully cooked and prepared
Our 6 1/2 yr old granddaughter was disappointed there was no chicken, after the young Uni student waiter kindly checked with the kitchen. However she polished off the steak!
Thankyou

LO
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Snapper Pie is always a winner especially on a cold winter evening

PW
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed with the food and service at Garfish last Sunday. Nothing could be faulted. Great lunch!

R
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was incredible! Excellent choices and positivity delicious. Our waitress was lovely and attentive, the cocktails a marvel. The only issue which tarnished this experience was arriving to an empty restaurant, being sat next to the noisy kitchen and chattering of waitstaff and politely requesting that the four of us move to a further table. Due to personal circumstances, we needed some quite privacy for personal conversations without the distraction of banging plates, cooking utensils etc. Instead of shifting us (we hadn’t even barely sat down so no problem to move us) a young make waiter came over and “told” us in an uncompromising tone that “the place will get noisy anyways so you should just stay where you are”. We couldn’t see that since we were the first arriving patrons what difference it would make to him. Luckily someone else stepped in and moved us. Tasty food Garfish, but just a reminder that the customer is always right..