Garfish - Manly

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$40 and under
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Seafood
Our northern beaches restaurant: the best seafood and char grilled steaks
with a view to savour.
Located in Manly Harbour with a view over Manly Wharf and only a short stroll from the ferry terminal, Garfish Manly occupies an enviable position perfectly suited to enjoying Australia’s best seafood and steaks.
What 424 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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GL
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful as always. Our favourite restaurant in Manly

TS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food - the snapper pie to die for - and fabulous service however I could only just hear my friends because it was so noisy. Otherwise a lovely lunch spot.

RG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ate at Garfish for our wedding anniversary. They gave us the window table we asked for in our booking. The lady who served us was very friendly and at the same time quite professional. The food was pleasant and fresh.

RP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love Garfish & have been so many times, first for our son, who is now a convert. It is greatly appreciated that it is BYO as well as licensed. Only disappointment this time was the fact it was a Birthday celebration & had asked for location near a window. Could not have been further from a window ! We had a lovely friendly waitress & over all food was great. Did not really need the steak sliced tho’. We will always return 💙

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location for a celebration

HT
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was perfect, only comment I would make is that we had almost finished our main courses before our chips and salads arrived. Still my favourite tho.

LL
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Garfish. We come regularly and travel from Cronulla. Great place to meet my Manly family.

MV
London
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We have been to Garfish before but this time it was a disappointment. The restaurant felt overbooked, we got placed in front of the wood fire oven and waters were squeezing past, always bumping into our chairs. The fish was not as nice as previous times, a little bit overcooked, which you don't expect when you pay 36 dollars for a meal.

Garfish - Manly
Responded on December 4, 2019

Thank you for your recent review of Garfish Manly, we appreciate all feedback both good and bad and strive to improve wherever we may have fallen short. Thanks to your feedback we are reviewing the configuration of tables on a daily basis to avoid people feeling overcrowded. We are also retraining our staff on the importance of checking customer satisfaction during their meal. I would welcome the opportunity to follow up with you if you wish to discuss further.

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J
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

From the moment we arrived the service was warm and welcoming. The location, views and atmosphere are also great but the food was disappointing. Our dessert was delicious but unfortunately the mains- which should be a highlight were really average. Probably won’t go back

B
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Food and service were good. I'm heavily pregnant and our waitress ensured that I was well looked after. However, when we tried to use a gift voucher and pay the remainder of the bill, we were advised that we were not able to use the voucher as they couldn't scan it (it was a photo on our phone). With the type of technology available now and the type of restaurant this is, we didn't think this would be an issue. We had to chase up the people who gave us the voucher to resend it to us. Luckily we were able to sort it out quickly. Apart from our lovely waitress, staff were unfriendly and were not accommodating for our situation. Felt that we were more of an inconvenience. Will not be returning or recommending this place to anyone!

KP
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a party of 12 and the service was excellent. The staff were always there when needed and not when they weren't. Food was great, view was amazing. Couldn't have picked a better place to celebrate.

E
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love Garfish, the food is always amazing and the staff friendly. Always come back when in Manly!

HT
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fave restaurant in Manly. Is noisy but love everything about it. Back in a few weeks.

KB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. Excellent service and food was well priced and exceptional quality

j
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Fish was near perfect. Chips ok. Starter of stuffed Zuccini flowers were delicious, strong flavour and well presented. We have been here many times over the years and the food is consistently good. Two issues this time was over 20 minutes for cocktails to come out which was after starter arrived. And mysterious drink erroneously added to bill. Taken off after I highlighted mistake. Restaurant staff were helpful, friendly and keen to give recommendations which I liked.

JM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

A standout was the service at Garfish. Everyone staff member was so attentive and efficient.

HG
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent dining experience at this Manly favourite.

AM
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always recommend Garfish to friends as best seafood and bet value for money! Our waitress was amazing - she helped us with what to get and portions etc.
Food came out at a great pace
All food tasted great - cocktails were amazing and even better that is it BYO
Will be coming back!

FB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Garfish, food is great, wine is great and always well looked after!

MC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Garfish was amazing! The Fruit de Mer platter was absolutely delicious and the team were lovely and accommodated our request for seating preference. Can’t wait to go back! Thank you!

PS
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great view and great food. The Sri Lankan fish and prawn curry was outstanding.

SH
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place for family and friends. What a location.

SM
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, help given with ordering, nothing any trouble, food was delicious, great venue to spend time with friends. However, liking my wine, I’d like a bigger wine list, the range is quite limited.

BM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food5service5ambience4

Unfortunately my dining experience was ruined due to the excessively loud table next to ours, where the table of four adults were practically shouting at each other, I could not hold a conversation with my partner, as I could not hear what he was saying , this soured the whole dining experience , which was very unfortunate as otherwise the food and service were very good.

EB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great staff. Warm and friendly. Food very good. Would return.

KM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! The staff were attentive, the cocktails were delicious and the snapper pie was ON POINT.

BP
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Stunning location, exceptional service and very good food. On the Saturday lunch time that we attended it was very full, and there were several large groups celebrating birthdays, so the noise level was quite high but it did not take away from an enjoyable dining experience.

KP
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food and service with a gorgeous view overlooking manly wharf!

LH
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good fresh food, excellent service, and nice views.

CG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bit noisy and a little expensive but food quality was great

AQ
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’ve dined at Garfish twice in two weeks and both were very enjoyable. The menu is creative and delicious. I’ll definitely return.

ST
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noticeably fresh and reasonably priced good food! Great menu.

AH
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent as always. Love Garfish at Manly.

KW
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a joy to dine at Garfish, brilliant dining on so many levels. Thank you

BL
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening for a table of six. Couldn’t find fault - food was exceptional from the bread, oysters, squid to the curry, grilled fish and 5 different puddings. Staff were attentive and friendly - thank you for a great evening.

SB
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was amazing.

RW
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

My meal was served lukewarm and was cold not long after. I was hosting guests and didn't feel comfortable to send the meal back and complain.

JT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Very slow after sitting down to Be asked if we would like a drink - 20 minutes. Very slow delivery of the drink, another 10. Fir a slow night this is not acceptable. Food was extremely good.

AG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding - plenty of flavour! It was a little slow to receive the meals but we were compensated. The staff was very attentive and very nice. Highly recommend