Garfish - Manly
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.
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 💙
Perfect location for a celebration
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.
Love Garfish. We come regularly and travel from Cronulla. Great place to meet my Manly family.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
Love Garfish, the food is always amazing and the staff friendly. Always come back when in Manly!
My fave restaurant in Manly. Is noisy but love everything about it. Back in a few weeks.
Great location. Excellent service and food was well priced and exceptional quality
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.
A standout was the service at Garfish. Everyone staff member was so attentive and efficient.
Another excellent dining experience at this Manly favourite.
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!
Love Garfish, food is great, wine is great and always well looked after!
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!
Great view and great food. The Sri Lankan fish and prawn curry was outstanding.
Great place for family and friends. What a location.
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.
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.
Great staff. Warm and friendly. Food very good. Would return.
Amazing as always! The staff were attentive, the cocktails were delicious and the snapper pie was ON POINT.
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.
Consistently excellent food and service with a gorgeous view overlooking manly wharf!
Good fresh food, excellent service, and nice views.
Bit noisy and a little expensive but food quality was great
I’ve dined at Garfish twice in two weeks and both were very enjoyable. The menu is creative and delicious. I’ll definitely return.
Noticeably fresh and reasonably priced good food! Great menu.
The food was excellent as always. Love Garfish at Manly.
Always a joy to dine at Garfish, brilliant dining on so many levels. Thank you
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.
The food was delicious and the service was amazing.
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.
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.
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
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.
We love garfish and have been coming for years. This visit did not disappoint.
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.
Accessible toilet was used for chair storage! Unhygienic and disrespectful for people who need to use the space.