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Manta Restaurant

6 Cowper Wharf Rdwy | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
+61 2 9332 3822
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (49 reviews)
“crab lasagne” (9 reviews)
“tasting plate” (21 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
6 Cowper Wharf Rdwy | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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1 - 10 of 497 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a must eat Restaurant ! Food, Location, Service, Prices , photos speak for themselves . We had seafood and loooved every mouthful of exploding flavours . Scampi, Scallops,Crab Lasagne 😍 The next table ordered steaks and they too looked incredible. Sunny location for...More

Thank Andrea G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here last Sunday for the first time. We were in a party of 19 and a surprise 60th birthday lunch for a friend. Being a group, we had chosen the $59 a head, 2 course set menu. I would have to say...More

Thank moorandmoor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Angel fries are amazing, service was 5 Stars. Great location and food to match. I had an outside seat and although it was cold the heaters were very good at keeping us warm.

Thank kareemkanafi
MantaReservations, Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Kareemkanafi, Wow Wow Wow, thank you so much for your review. We loved that you loved us. We can't to have you back See you soon Manta Management

Reviewed 13 May 2018

Unfortunately even in in such a nice upscale place as Woolloomooloo Wharf you find a less than average establishment. Set among competitors like Otto and other places you would think that Manta operators would at least try and keep the game up and stand on...More

1  Thank alex82m
MantaReservations, Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Dear Alex82m, I am sorry to hear about your experience at Manta. We strive to deliver the best food and service and it is certainly not what we like to hear. In regards to the Sunday surcharge, we do advertise on our menu and it...More

Reviewed 11 May 2018

I can't fault this place. Unbelievable service, a relaxed ambiance and a beautiful yet subtle mix of flavours.

Thank PalmBeach-2108
MantaReservations, Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Dear PalmBeach-2108, Wow, here are the words we love to hear. Can't wait to have you back at Manta Manta Management

Reviewed 5 May 2018

Manta is on the wharf with indoors and outside, undercover seating. If it’s fine, book a front table on the wharf looking towards the city. We’ve dined here a couple of times and our seafood dishes were very fresh and tasty and the steaks were...More

Thank Stevejomac
MantaReservations, Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Dear Stevejomac, Thank you so much for your kind words...as you said, it is worth the treat and I couldn't agree more about Emily, she is a very special lady to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back at Manta Manta Management

Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Had the best meal yesterday with my family. Bought the Groupon deal with Chandon for six and was no way disappointed. The service, food, views, wine and staff were just great. I loved the variety of courses we had and found that to be plenty.

Thank Yvonne T
MantaReservations, Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Dear Yvonne T, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We love your kind words. We hope to see you again soon and stay tuned for more amazing promotions. Manta Management

Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Had the crab lasagna and it was overwhelming delicious! Wished they offered it as a main course. Service was very attentive. Would certainly come back. By the way very extensive wine listMore

Thank Barbara P
MantaReservations, Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Dear Barbara P, I can't agree more about the crab lasagna, it is so delicious and one of Manta signature dish. Will suggest Main size portion to our kitchen team :) Our sommelier, Samuele is one of a kind. Very talented We can't wait to...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

First Class wine, service and food.very good environment. A must for every food and wine lover. Talk to Samuele because of fine...he is the best

Thank luciens388
MantaReservations, Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Dear Lucien388, What a lovely review. All the right words to describe Manta. Samuele is so divine and knowledgable. We look forward to welcoming you back at Manta Manta Management

Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We dined here after reading the reviews. The food was really good and the service was excellent. I do agree it's on the expensive side and slight overpriced for what you get. Nevertheless it was a great meal.

Thank justinehsu
MantaReservations, Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Dear justinehsu, Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your experience with us and can't wai to have you back Manta Management

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Restaurant Details

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    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$54
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:15 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:15 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:15 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:15 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:15 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:15 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:15 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Cowper Wharf Rdwy | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > City East
  • Neighbourhood: City East
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9332 3822
  • E-mail
Description
Perched on the edge of Sydney Harbour, Manta Restaurant and Bar, located on Woolloomooloo Wharf, has firmly cemented itself as one of Sydney's iconic restaurants. Manta is able to provide guests with a unique dining experience. The incredible view, warm atmosphere, high standard of service and fresh seasonal menu ensures that your experience at Manta is truly memorable. Manta offers a plethora of seasonal seafood dishes sourced directly from Australian and New Zealand waters. Manta is also fast becoming known for its incredible cuts of grass or grainfed beef which are sourced from only the best Australian farmers. Our classically trained head chef, Daniel Hughes, moved to Sydney after a meteoric rise to success in Adelaide. With a heart-felt love of food, Daniel's dishes are instantly recognised and loved for their natural simplicity. Full time sommelier, Lyndon Stenning, has a wealth of experience and has worked in some of the world's finest restaurants. Lyndon is an awarded and acclaimed master of food and wine matching. Manta's wine list includes a selection of current and aged wines; from well-known favourites to more obscure boutique choices. Manta Restaurant and Bar aims to reflect its incredible setting: natural, fresh and inspiring. We hope to welcome you soon.
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