Garfish - Manly

4.6
979 Reviews
$40 and under
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.

Experiences

  • Melbourne Cup

    A$150.00 per person

    Nov 2, 2021 only

    Join us for our annual Melbourne Cup event. With a delicious 3 course menu, drink on arrival, sweeps and competitions, you know it will be a great day!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 979 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

We ordered the Prix fix
The zucchini flowers were over cooked .
The fish and chips was four small pieces of mediocre fish .
The chips were lovely .

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ColB
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Garfish is a lovely restaurant. We have visited many times.
Service is excellent and the food is always lovely.
Only complaint was the sourdough which was stale.
Otherwise, loved it all and will be back.

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IanL
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food with plenty of choice. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. The only knock I had was I found the lighting made it hard to read the menu or see the food, but that is a small gripe. Everything else was outstanding.

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JulieW
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner , I would say Garfish is the best restaurant in Manly !

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LizP
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food is delicious but we were put in the end room of the restaurant which was a strange atmosphere. Felt like we were in a meeting room in a hotel. If you make a reservation I would ask to be put in the area in front of the kitchen.

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SueS
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated quickly , attended to straight away. Waitress was very friendly and helpful

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PeterC
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

All was great until we were prematurely asked to pay twice.

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GaryB
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience, friendly and helpful staff, wonderful choice of menu items and location superb. An extremely satisfying evening!

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Sandy
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing evening - excellent food and service.

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AinsleyT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, impeccable service, fabulous ever changing view !!

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SaraL
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service . I will be back. I would love to have a seat with a view next time

Garfish - Manly
Responded on June 24, 2021

Thanks for the feedback, Sara. We're very glad you enjoyed our food and service. We have the highest of standards so it's great to hear we're hitting the mark there. With regards to seating, we can never guarantee a window seat, but please feel free to request one when you book, and we will always do our best to accommodate! All the best, Danen Restaurant Manager

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aoifec
London
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service with really good quality fish !!! Fabulous meal

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SashaH
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic lunch for my family birthday!! Food, Atmosphere and Service was outstanding!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ loved it!!!! ❤️

Garfish - Manly
Responded on June 24, 2021

Thanks so much Sasha, The team will be stoked to hear we made the family birthday special for you! We've been working very hard during these strange times so it's always great to hear it's paying off. Hope to see you again soon. Danen Restaurant Manager

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Josh
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Felt as if server looked down on us for being young and wanted us to rush out. Perhaps was having a bad day but wasn’t a nice feeling.

Garfish - Manly
Responded on June 17, 2021

Hi Josh, Thank you very much for you feedback. I am terribly sorry to hear you felt that way, as this is never our intention. We serve people from all sorts of demographics, and your age should never change the service you get. Nonetheless it is never a nice feeling, no matter the intention. I will rectify this with the team, as we always aim to make everyone feel welcome! Warm regards, Danen Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and food. A very enjoyable evening

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MichelleK
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff are always top notch at this restaurant, and our most recent visit was no different. We were also seated at a lovely table by the window.

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HGR70
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience. The Sole, which we tried for the first time at this venue, was exceptional. Service was, as usual impeccable.

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Marie
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High recommend Garfish Manly for both the service and food

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WendyS
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food
Amazing service
Our regular go too
Food fresh and delicious :)

thanks

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Website booking said no BYO but we saw people having BYO.
Need consistency.

Garfish - Manly
Responded on June 17, 2021

Hi there, We allow BYO on Tuesdays for $5pp as per our Garfish Manly website. All other days we do not accept BYO, with the rare exception of fine cellared bottles ($30 per bottle). Please be sure to ask us if you intend to do this. Hope this helps! Danen Restaurant Manager

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KenS
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have visited the restaurant a few times. Great to see the same waitresses who provide friendly and efficient service, The food from the galley is consistently good.

Garfish - Manly
Responded on June 10, 2021

Hi Ken, Thank you very much for your continued support and kind words. We have some very long term staff who are dedicated hospitality professionals. They'll be stoked you love what they do! See you next time! Danen Restaurant Manager

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LizzieK
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and cocktails and the service is always amazing! Such a fun and enjoyable evening!

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KevinH
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, my Wife and went for lunch and what an experience.

Service was spot on with staff so knowledgeable, personable, and efficient.

The meal was amazing. Salt & Pepper Squid for Entree was very nice, then for mains we each had the Yellow Fin Tuna Spiced. As an accompaniment we each had the most delicious Slaw ever. Incredible flavours and perfectly cooked . Shame it was only a Special as we could have this every time.

Good wine list, a little restricted by the glass and reasonably expensive.

We can’t recommend highly enough, and will certainly return.

Garfish - Manly
Responded on June 10, 2021

Thank you so much Kevin, Those words of praise have definitely warmed us up in this cold snap. We are stoked that you had such a great time! We like to keep things fresh so the garnishes with fish rotate, but great feedback like this means we'll probably keep it on for a while (and who knows, it might even make an appearance again sometime in the future!) Hope to see you again soon! Danen Restaurant Manager

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PatrickB
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great food, great setting, will go again.

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JackieW
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great for interstate visitors to experience Manly on the harbourside.

Garfish - Manly
Responded on June 10, 2021

Thanks Jackie, We think so too! We are very very blessed to be in such a beautiful part of the world. See you on your next visit hopefully! All the best, Danen Restaurant Manager

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Yachna
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Classy dining experience and great range of seafood dishes cooked really well!!

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Steers
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First dinner without our small kids since covid arrived - was given the best table in the house! Amazing food and service!!

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MichelleR
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend, great food & cocktails, super-friendly staffs-very pleased. Looking forward to go back soon

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AnnaA
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed yet another fabulous birthday celebration at Garfish last night, and it was top shelf as always. The food is consistently delicious and interesting, and last night's service was even better than what we've experienced before.

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ZoisV
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and excellent food .Lovely location and restaurant has great ambience and outlook.

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BarbaraL
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dining at Garfish was everything our advice suggested was great

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anon
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Fish curry was very disappointing. Dish was cold and fish was like rubber

Garfish - Manly
Responded on June 5, 2021

Hi anon, Thanks for letting us know. This definitely doesn't sound like it was up to our usual standards. We are trained to perform meal checks to make sure everything is fine with your dishes. At this point we can usual fix any problem there may be. If you would like to discuss further please do not hesitate to email the restaurant. Kind regards, Danen Restaurant Manager

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and all round lovely experience. They made my husband's 50th birthday very special. Thanks Garfish!

Garfish - Manly
Responded on June 5, 2021

Very great to hear, Sarah! Glad we could make it a special birthday for him. See you next time! Danen Restaurant Manager

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Pammy
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, staff were lovely. We will definitely be back!

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Poppy4
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Previous visits were much better. Some of the ‘new’ menu we’ve seen before. The food needed more seasoning. The squid was squishy and far too much chilli, and for such a delicate dish. Sole was greasy rather than buttery and mash was heavy while the silverbeet was inedible (chop it up if you don’t give a knife!). Raviolo was doughy while sauce was good. Waitress was working hard but was expected to do both wine, drinks and food and definitely more staff needed. Shan’t be rushing back.

Garfish - Manly
Responded on June 5, 2021

Thanks for your feedback, Poppy. I'm very sorry to hear our food wasn't up to scratch for you this time around. I have passed your feedback on to the kitchen so we can check for any inconsistencies. Our team has been working extremely hard during this chronic labour shortage in the industry. We have an exceptionally skilled team and we're very proud of them all. If you would like to discuss further please feel free to email the restaurant. Kinds regards, Danen Restaurant Manager

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Pierre
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely staff
Good menu selection
My main meal selection curry prawns and fish was nicely cooked but not the best selection for me.
Entree was beautiful
Wine was great.

Garfish - Manly
Responded on June 5, 2021

Thank you very much for the feedback, Pierre. Sounds like you had an all-round great experience. We've been working very hard throughout this tough time, so the team will be very happy to hear. I'm sorry Sri Lankan curry wasn't the dish for you. Perhaps next time we'll find the right one! All the best, Danen Restaurant Manager

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KresoS
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Exciting taste sensations that we never experienced before.

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DaisyD
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a lovely lunch!
Very happy with the service and food winning location:)

Garfish - Manly
Responded on June 5, 2021

Thanks Daisy, We definitely have one of the best spots in Manly! Very glad you enjoyed your lunch with us. Hopefully we'll see you again soon sometime! All the best, Danen Restaurant Manager

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MichaelN
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten here many times over the years and they are consistently superb. I love the byo Tuesday as it makes eating out regularly more affordable.

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Jayne
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food was superb! Very enjoyable!

FAQs

Garfish - Manly offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9977 0707.

Garfish - Manly is rated 4.6 stars by 979 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.