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SE 1 39 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 9977 0707
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

Thank Mike O
Manly, Australia
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

Thank Fair2094
Launcestown, Tasmania, Australia
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Deb M
Davidson, Australia
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Garfish had been one of my favorite restaurants in Manly. I revisited after being away 3 years. The location is still amazing. My friend and I arrived to find no mention of her on a booked out night despite her showing the information to the maitre d on her phone. After standing around for a while, they found us a... More 

Thank Christy M
Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our evening at Garfish was quite enjoyable. Not too loud, we were able to have a great conversation over what was quality produce, prepared skillfully. The staff were friendly and polite, making recommendations in a cuisine we're not too familiar with. Considering its location, we felt the prices were very fair - averaging around $30-40 per mains, for a venue... More 

Thank Michael_from_AU
Garfish_Restaurants, General Manager at Garfish, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your great feedback. I am glad you had a good time. We have worked very hard to deal with the restaurant acoustics recently so I am glad to hear that effort has been felt by our guests. Seafood is course our mainstay but we always have a steak dish, a chicken dish and a vegetarian menu... More 

Tamworth, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Always wonderful seafood on offer, cooked to perfection. Friendly, courteous and efficient staff and a wonderful view and atmosphere.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very popular restaurant where you need to get there early for a table. This was easily the best meal we had during our stay. The menu offers a variety of fish which you won't get back in the UK. The staff are helpful and knowledgable about the menu and know about the different types of fish. Good wine and... More 

Thank Tony_AG13
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love Garfish! It is a great concept to have a variable blackboard menu so that you can select the best seafood at the market and present it cooked in a number of styles. So many restaurants try but Garfish delivers. The new bar area is a great addition and a wonderful place to enjoy the view.

Thank Tammy_M43
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100 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very good meal at Garfish. it was very busy and the tables were pretty close together but the service was good and the ambiance pleasant. I had Spanish mackerel which was beautiful.

Thank Paddingtontraveller
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really busy Friday night and the food was excellent! The new fit out is great with a nice breeze throughout the restaurant. We shared Entrees and all were amazing then each of us had a different fish off the "Catch of the Day" section of the menu.....was shattered that they has sold out of the Lobster Salad so will be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$146
Australian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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
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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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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