Manly Restaurants

For many people, Manly offers the chance to enjoy a fantastic meal in a wonderful beachside setting, amidst a unique vibe you won’t find anywhere else in the city. A foodies paradise, the best Manly restaurants are located on The Corso and the area in and around the main Esplanade. You’ll find plenty of choices here, both in terms of venues, which range from trendy rooftop establishments to more intimate al fresco joints, and the range of cuisine on offer. Check out these favourites.

Daniel San

Chow down in Japanese style amid blossom and bonsai in this beachside eatery where sliders and salads work in perfect harmony with traditional Japanese dishes and unique versions of your fave pub grub. With everything from crunchy Hot Chipsus with kewpie mayo to delicate sushi and sashimi, a healthy snack or a full-one dinner are all options at Daniel San’s where the phrase NOM NOM takes on whole new meanings!

55 N Steyne, Manly


Saké Restaurant & Bar

Traditional Japanese dining hits the beach and gets bizzay! Floor-to-ceiling windows fold open onto rooftop views of the Manly seaside from this Luchetti Krelle-designed space atop the Manly Wharf complex. Precisely-made Japanese dishes of bluefin tuna, delicate sushi, and meats grilled using the ancient robata technique, are served in an atmosphere of space, light and harmony. Mix in a saké or two and you have Zen perfection at the beach.

Manly Ferry Wharf


The Pantry

Where the big blue sky meets the ocean, The Pantry has been a Manly institution since 1910. Combining the freshest local seafood with the tastes of the distant Outback, The Pantry’s menu span the gamut from old faves (who can resist an good eggs bene?) to innovative, brand new tastes. A superb spot for a beach-stroll snack, a long languid liquid lunch, or a sundown wind-down at the end of another perfect Manly day.

Ocean Promenade, N Steyne, Manly

The Bavarian

Indulge your inner Teuton with all-you-can eat dining, and beer by the stein-full at The Bavarian on Manly Wharf. With seven different styles of German beer on tap (not to mention a vast selection of wines) you can wash down your sausage platter, schnitzel or Chookhause burger faster than you can say ein Prost!

Manly Wharf 2, 5 E Esplanade, Manly


El Camino Cantina

Feel like watching the sunset over the rim of a margarita glass? Well assemble a posse of hombrés and head down to the Manly ferry Wharf where legendary Tex-Mex grb is served up in turbo-charged fashion beside the sea. Hand-made tortillas and burritos are stuffed to bursting and your bottomless bowl of tortilla chips and salsa will keep your tastebuds popping as the sun goes down and the music turns up. Ay Karumba!

Manly Ferry Wharf


Queen Chow

Queen Chow brings to Manly the refinement, romance and mystique of the Orient in the form of ultra-modern versions of traditional neighbourhood Cantonese cuisine. This laid-back location on Manly Wharf is both elegant and relaxed, and you can watch the waterworld of Manly Harbour while you dine on dim sum or sample some of Australia’s best seafood cooked in superb Chinese style.

Manly Ferry Wharf


Donny’s Bar

Escape from the bright lights of the big city into the warmth and comfort of Donny’s New York-style loft bar. Inspired by the colours and tones of the Australian bush pared with the sophisticated chic of the Big Apple, you can relax over drinks, go small with California-style snacks, or go big with a Tex-Mex feed and a few cervezas. America has come to downtown Manly and set up in style…so can you!

7 Market Pl, Manly



Clean, pure white lines take the eye from inside Garfish out to the bright light of the harbour, framed by the green of waterside trees and the shimmer of the sun on the water. The menu echoes these sharp, bright colours with crisp cocktails, oysters au naturale, Hokkaido scallops, an Moreton Bay bugs bathing in butter and their own juices. Finish up with a darkly delicious dessert and linger over one more chardonnay as the sun goes down.

1/39 E Esplanade, Manly



Watch the Manly Ferry cut its way into the harbour from your waterside table at Hugos. With extensive outdoor seating, wooden walls and big umbrellas, this is the place for indolent lovers to while away a Manly afternoon and for sundowners to watch another perfect Manly day end. On the menu you’ll find all the goodies the ocean and the land can provide, cooked with Italian flair by the duo of chefs who have made Hugos a Manly institution.

Manly Ferry Wharf

Chica Bonita

Located right in the heart of Manly on The Corso, Chica Bonita brings the flavours of Mexico to the beach with all the zing and panache of a fiesta. With a simple menu which brings to life all of the fire and flavour that Mexican food is famous for, this is the hacienda to come to for a sassy lunch bowl of fish, eggplant or salsa verde, or a long relaxed dinner with tacos and friends.

9 The Corso, Manly