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Restaurant Layout - Garfish Crows Nest, Crows Nest, AU-NSW

Garfish Crows Nest

4.7
4.7
923 Reviews
$41 to $100
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.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Australian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (02) 9966 0445
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Crows Nest
  • Cross street
    Alexander Street
  • Parking details
    Council parking (free 2 hour parking)
  • Public transit
    Train to St Leonard's and walk 1km (about 15 minutes) Busses 263, 267 and 343 to Willoughby Rd & Holtermann St Stop and walk 150m
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mum & Me

    A$85.00 per person

    May 11, 2024 only
    Freshly shucked sydney rock oysters matched with a glass of bubbles followed with your choice of fish from our daily fish board with an accompanying garnish.
    Mum & Me Photo
  • Mother's Day

    A$120.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Spoil mum this Mother’s Day at Garfish Crows Nest. With a $120pp three course set menu for lunch for adults and a $45 two course set menu for kids (including unlimited soft drinks/juice) you are sure to impress! *All tables allocated 2 hours. ** No BYO
    Mother's Day Photo
  • Fruits de mer platter

    A$95.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    selection of our most popular entrees | chargrilled shellfish | blackboard fish | chips minimum of two people *complimentary glass of premium wine if booked for lunch
    Fruits de mer platter Photo

Offers

  • Kids Eat Free 5-6pm

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Sat - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Treat yourself to a night off cooking and have an early dinner with the kids at Garfish Crows Nest. *available for bookings between 5-6pm *up to two kids main meals with every adult main purchased *not available in conjunction with any other offer *strict 2 hours per table

What 923 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North Sydney Area

    Most Booked

924 Reviews
  1. pennym

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I AM A REGULAR AND AM ALWAYS LOOKED AFTER. LOVE IT.

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  2. MelindaL

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An impromptu dinner at gar fish sitting outside Amongst other diners. It was really lovely. Great staff Paying attention to details.

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  3. JeremyH

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not sure I have to verify my phone number with a cold, then the same with email! Seriously? Paul was an exceptional host and clearly is a professional in his business of knowing how to handle his guests. Whoever Paul’s boss is should realise that he is an incredible asset to this restaurant. Food was great! But Paul really made our dining experience worthy of return and positive sentiments amongst our friends and family. Thank you Paul!

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  4. AMO1

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely night. Great food! Snapper pie was epic! Service was spot on. Will be back.

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  5. SuzieB

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been dining here for tens years. Always friendly service and food is sensational, seafood is fresh and wine list is very good, deserts are amazing! Also we now bring our little dog and they make her welcome a big plus for us that we can bring her. Thank you for another wonderful evening.

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  6. JuliaA

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, wine and service were amazing. Heaps thanks to our waitress. Only thing i’d change is the portion of the fish, was pretty small but delicious.

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  7. Cazza

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Disappointed as dine at Manly Garfish regularly and am never let down.

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  8. Gensulway

    London

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here many times now. Freshest oysters. Delicious roasted barramundi with crispy skin and moist flesh. Matching wines are perfect and wait staff never disappoint.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Since I’ve discovered Garfish at Crows Nest after being invited there by a good friend, I’ve fallen in love with the place and find I generally go there now at least once a week. Staff are brilliant, food is great, restaurant is beautifully fitted out.

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  10. Siew

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    First time over the years of coming that the meals are disappointing. The hoki is not fresh. The batter and chips not that crispy. My friend's snapper pie is over cooked. The salads are small and lifeless. With the high price tags, one would expect excellent standards. My local fish and chips at half the price are even better!
    Garfish Crows NestResponded on March 26, 2024
    We sincerely apologize for the disappointing experience you had during your recent visit. As you would know from your visits over the years, delivering high-quality meals is our top priority, and it's disheartening to hear that we fell short of your expectations. Your feedback is invaluable to us as we continuously strive to improve our standards. We would love the opportunity to make this right for you. Please reply this messgae and we would be more than happy to discuss your experience further and work towards regaining your trust. Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention, and we hope to have the chance to provide you with a much-improved dining experience in the future.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always love the Snapper Pie with a glass of 42 degrees south Pinot Grigio. Swordfish was great as well. Service was very good as usual.

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  12. LouiseO

    Sydney

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A very relaxing evening and the food and service were excellent. Always a good experience dining here.

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  13. HappyEater

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a difference in eating late on a Sunday afternoon compared with peak Saturday night!! Paul our waiter was magnificent. Attentive and helpful - he made us feel special. The food was lovely and being outside with the light breeze and lack of foot traffic was calming. Off peak is the way to go!

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  14. MikeP

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual this go to restaurant delivered on food and service. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Managed our group of 8 and various needs well. Plated the celebration cake we brought beautifully.

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  16. Kogatt

    Sydney

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impressive service! And the food quality couldn’t be faulted. We will definitely be coming back!

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  17. MariaD

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular Food ,ambience and impeccable Service.

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  18. ChristianR

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and really enjoyed the night. Great grapefruit margarita and fish cooked to perfection

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  19. BrenO

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Four of us dined at Crows Nest Garfish to celebrate my birthday. We sat outside and enjoyed the relaxed ambience very much. While the restaurant was very busy we felt very well cared for and enjoyed a private meal amid the bustling environment, with perfect individual attention. The staff were exceptional, professional, capable and very welcoming. The food was delicious, as always and the candle in an ice cream with my name written on chocolate was a lovely way to finish.

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  20. StevenM

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Fish with fish and chips was as good as I have ever had. Chips were disappointing. Seemed tired and not crisp. Pity

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  21. NigelG

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were very pleasantly surprised that Garfish was so lively on a Tuesday evening. The service was great and very friendly. The staff were all very engaging and interested in us. The evening was a birthday celebration for our family of four - the two teenage boys rated the fish and chips as being amongst the best they’d ever had. The fish curry and the fish pie the grown ups ate were both beautiful. Sadly the special dessert was all gone - it sounded great and we’ll have to go again another day to try it.

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  22. Simon

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our favourites. Food is always great, and staff engaging.

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  23. HeidiW

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a superb evening at Garfish, Crows Nest! The service was excellent, we had very friendly staff and the food was delicious. We will be back again!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely dining experience here on Valentine’s Day! We could not fault the food or service - staff were attentive and the set menu was divine. The sirloin steak and tiger prawns were a real stand out. The rose petals on our table plus the live music from the violinist and keyboard player covering pop love songs (a la Bridgerton) added a beautiful ambience. Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year in hospitality and at other venues in years past, we have been crammed into a corner, had slow or inattentive service, or worse, totally forgotten! The team at Garfish ran service like a well- moiled machine though and best of all, I was able to easily make the booking on the same day!

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  25. Matthew

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our arrival at 18:45 marked the beginning of a disappointing dining experience characterized by poor service from the outset. Despite a timely delivery of starters and drinks, the wait for our entrees stretched to an hour, while neighboring tables (who arrived after us) were being served before us . The entrees lacked flavor, with even the fresh fish failing to impress due to bland accompanying sides. The main course arrived cold and under-seasoned, further dampening our dining experience. Dessert offered a brief respite, but after two hours of lackluster service and tepid food, the overall value fell short of expectations. Wont be returning.
    Garfish Crows NestResponded on February 15, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback Matthew. We sincerely apologize that your experience did not meet your expectations, and we appreciate your honesty. We take customer feedback seriously and are committed to address the issues you've raised. After having reviewed the timings of your table, and spoken to the section waiter, we can confirm that the second part of your order was indeed processed later than it should have, resulting in the delays. We are truly regretful this was not communicated on the evening and we hope to have the opportunity to make it right. At Garfish, we strive to deliver a positive experience to all our customers and feedback like yours is essential to our continuous improvement. We will reach out separately to discuss this further.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good place, nice food, good service, Just a good place to go to

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  27. GeoffM

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, delicious food from very friendly staff.

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  28. MaryanneB

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was delicious, although the menu was a little confusing. For example, there was an entree listed with the mains. Plenty of variety on the menu. Great way to serve the fish by having patrons choose their own garnishes. Service was attentive and gracious, but at times the noise levels made some conversations difficult. Setting is lovely. Even though you're in the middle of Crows Nest, the restaurant is tucked away behind foliage with fairy lights, and off the main street. Plenty of parking in the Holtermann St multideck carpark, especially mid-week. Cannot find any other fault. Easy to see why Garfish has remained here for so long. Overall great, and I will go there again.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always excellent. Only complaint is the portions are small.

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  30. Jeff

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Garfish is always great, food choice, service & location are great. Having been a customer for years, I have noted the prices are now higher & NO BYO. Shame - but the food is superb.

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  31. RickH

    Denver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Normally a good evening, this time the service was average, the food was disappointing given previous meals, but the deserts were good.
    Garfish Crows NestResponded on February 5, 2024
    Dissapointed to hear of your recent experience and would like to apologise for not delivering to our usual high standard. We would love the opportunity to know in more details so we can address this with our staff and work from there. Hope to hear from you soon!

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  32. DigvijayR

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Got to sit outside, it was a perfect balmy evening. Loved the ambiance The food was superb. Beverage selection was amazing. My favourite was the fish pie. Thank you for the Garfish anniversary Pinacoladas👏👏 Friendly service and attentive Will visit again… Thank you

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  33. Domo

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a most enjoyable meal, good food and, pleasant and attentive staff

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  34. AlanJ

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Convenient location in Holtermann Street, Crows Nest and nicely laid out inside and out.

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  35. MahdiB

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and service. Wonderful experience. Highly recommend.

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  36. NickP

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I have had so many good meals at Garfish in Crows Next, including New Years Eve bookings, so this was really disappointing. Five of us ate, three of us had overcooked fish. The spinach salad looked like it was tossed on the plate by a 2 year old. This was not what my partner and I have come to expect from Garfish and we have many times over many years.
    Garfish Crows NestResponded on January 28, 2024
    Thank you for the feedback and for your continued support throughout the years. As you can understand we are very dissapointed to read this. On the day of you dining with us we were only made aware of one guests concerns and as a gesture their dessert was free of charge which they seemed happy with. Had we known there were more concerns like this we would have loved the opportunity to rectify this as well. We apologise for not meeting our usual high standard that you've come to experience from dining with us and hope to see you back soon. We will reach out seperately to this to discuss this further.

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  37. FionaA

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night out, something for everyone on the menu. Great cocktails & food, great atmosphere as well.

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  38. YvonneA

    New South Wales

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always have a fabulous time at Garfish Crows Nest, delicious food, lovely staff.

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  39. RobinP

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful staff great food always have a wonderful night

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  40. MeaganL

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great range of food, wonderful atmosphere, looking forward to going back again.

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FAQs

Garfish Crows Nest offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9966 0445.

Garfish Crows Nest is rated 4.7 stars by 923 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Garfish Crows Nest

6//9 Holtermann Street, Crows Nest, AU-NSW 2065

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Alexander Street
  • Neighborhood
    Crows Nest
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Council parking (free 2 hour parking)
  • Public transit
    Train to St Leonard's and walk 1km (about 15 minutes) Busses 263, 267 and 343 to Willoughby Rd & Holtermann St Stop and walk 150m
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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