Garfish - Manly

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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.

Specials

Prix Fixe Menu - $45 per person

Choose from Garfish's daily 2 course set dinner menu, including glass of wine or beer.

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Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: October 3, 2019

Ends: November 28, 2019

Availability: Mon-Thu 5:30PM-6:30PM

Prix Fixe Menu - $45 per person

Choose from Garfish's daily 2 course set lunch menu, including glass of wine or beer.

Terms and Conditions: .

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: October 3, 2019

Ends: November 29, 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00PM-3:00PM

What 391 People Are Saying
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AH
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

KW
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

BL
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was amazing.

RW
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

TP
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We regularly dine at Garfish as our go to "special occasion" restaurant. My husband and I always share the fruits de mer platter and on this occasion it was so underwhelming, I'd rate it a 3 of 10 at best. The zucchini flowers were bland, the Moroccan mussels were a weird choice of flavour for mussels and the vegetables under the salmon were an odd mushy combo of brussel sprouts and other things.

The service was also below average, we requested no oysters and the entree came with oysters and had to be sent back and they were just replaced with more fried food. We waited an exceptionally long time after entree for 3 kids mains & our main. Also, from this & previous visits, the kids spaghetti bolognese option is tiny and not filling enough.

I'd say we would definitely reconsider visiting again in a hurry.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love garfish and have been coming for years. This visit did not disappoint.

EC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food and service was great. The tables are packed in quite close to each other, which actually created a good energy in the place. The ambience could do with some work I would say. It is a great location but there could have been more focus on the "feeling" of the restaurant to make it as special as the food. In particular, the lighting.

T
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Accessible toilet was used for chair storage! Unhygienic and disrespectful for people who need to use the space.

PM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Range of food and beverages is very good and service is tops.
Ambience and view are right up there.
Price of main courses should not go any higher.

AF
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined here many times and every time has been really good, both food and service.
This particular Sunday evening was pretty quiet which is unusual but my partner and I kind of enjoyed the peace and quiet. Food and service was still top notch regardless. The Woodfired balmain bugs are beautiful and we order them every time.

PA
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, fantastic service.

A wonderful venue to celebrate an intimate family 60th dinner.

Thank You

VF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A local favorite - never disappoints. Snapper pie a winner and going one of the only BYO restaurants in Manly an added bonus.

TG
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was a birthday surprise and management handled this perfectly.
Took flowers and BYO earlier in the day and everything went as asked.
Even acted as if they hadn't seen me before earlier in the day so nothing was suspected.
Service was impecable and every member of staff was polite.
We were last in restaurant and weren't felt rushed to leave like you can be made to feel at other places.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best seafood platter ever!!!

J
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top food and great service
I’ve never had a bad meal at Garfish

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We have friends visiting from interstate.

The service was excellent the waiter and waitress were very attentive, the food was cooked to perfection.

Definatley go back

MG
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Garfish Manly is one of our local restaurants and without doubt one of the best three in Manly. We've eaten there many times and the food is always fresh and well prepared, the menu varies depending on what is in season, the wine list is well balanced and the ambience excellent. Can't really fault it.

LA
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

Great staff nice food but so busy with tables crammed very close to each other, very noisy.
I was looking for a quiet table for a romantic evening, that was a mistake! as the restaurant was too
hectic with table reservations, which is good for business!

We will not come back again for dinner, maybe lunch is a better option

PH
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Lunch on A sunny Sunday. At table with no natural light, half surrounded by curtains to dark to read the menu. Tuna was dry ather meals ok

MC
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent, great food and excellent service, with beautiful views

WP
N. Ireland
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great seafood variety.
Salted caramel espresso martini was delicious.
Recommend zucchini flowers and the Sri Lankan fish curry.

LH
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good food, very good service.

Food is expensive but worth it and the byo bring it down.

This place would be one of the best in Sydney if it had nicer interior.

MB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and all the meals were exceptional. I have no hesitation in recommending Garfish .

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

One of our favourite places to eat. Not sure what can be done, but it is so lively in the restaurant that it can be hard to converse over the noise levels.

MG
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food, good wine list, great ambiance, low key and unpretentious - that all goes to make for a great night out at one of our favourite restaurants in Sydney.

LM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service as always.
Snapper pie is my favourite!

W
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant a family favorite always good for special dinners and birthdays .
Had a few girls lunches here .
BYO too which is an extra bonus!

JS
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great menu. All food ordered by us looked beautiful. Good drinks menu too!

JL
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice food and very lovely crew. They prepared a little something for the birthday person from their own initiative.

MC
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent, great food, great service and BYO

DC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic!! We had the crisp fried zucchini flowers filled w/ snapper & king prawn for entree and it was so elegant and delicious. We had their signature dish Snapper Pie and it does not disappoint - outstanding.
The staff and friendly and professional, obviously well trained and all seemed to be having fun which really helped the atmosphere.
Definitely will be back.

RE
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service ! The barramundi was divine. Thanks 🙏

LF
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night - delicious fresh food, efficient friendly service and they even provided Veuve glasses for our BYO champagne.

TT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was impeccable .Staff were so friendly and accommodating.
Meals are clean healthy eating with a twist of flair.
Certainly would recommend.

h
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was an excellent experience, all aspects, food was great and service was great

RP
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for a quiet Sunday lunch, great service, wine and amazing food. All whilst enjoying a lovely view. As a Foodie, I would definitely recommend this place. It is not my first time here and yet it never dissapoints

IR
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service a bit slow but then they were quite full. Food was excellent. I have a medical problem & can't have salt & I had no problem getting salt free food. My partner with a normal diet was also very happy.
They have a restricted lunch 2 course menu at a fixed price but you have to know about it as they did not offer it till it was asked for.

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