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Manly Village Fish Cafe

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461 The Esplanade, Brisbane, Queensland 4169, Australia
+61 7 3396 9591
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Brisbane Region, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had take away and they serve the most amazing crunchy chips! great location in town overlooking marina and excellent service.

Thank groover699
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely place to sit overlooking the harbour. Very expensive for the food and service delivered. Overpriced and underdone. Won't be going back out recommending

Thank Liz911
Brisbane, Australia
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98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

there on a week day for lunch, very few other customers. service was exceedingly slow. the food, when it did arrive, was okay but not worth the centre of city prices. do go there for the location and if you have lots of time.

Thank medmar_10
Ashburton, New Zealand
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99 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided we must have a fish meal whilst in this area. We decided on this restaurant which had a nice view overlooking the marina. The staff were very professional and pleasant. The menu had a wonderful selection with several fish dishes. Some of these were gluten free. It was worth the wait when the good arrived. A beautifully presented... More 

Thank Rosemary73
Brisbane, Australia
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner with friends last weekend and were underwhelmed from a few different aspects. There is no doubt that this cafe is in a prime spot and you wish that it would be excellent. But it is just not that good. The food was very pricey for a cafe and while the flavours were ok, I wish they were... More 

Thank Neemer61
Brisbane, Australia
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120 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Four adults for dinner on Sunday 30th October. Service excellent with a lovely aspect overlooking the harbour. This restaurant has lovely atmosphere. Ordered our meals, Fish of the Day, Salmon, Burramundi and Pork Belly. All four of us were happy with our selection and found meals very delicious. If there was a disappointment it was the size of the Pork... More 

Thank Judy D
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I've probably patronised this restaurant ten times and maybe more. Everytime I am delighted with my selection of food and wine. This time I was asked how I would like my salmon cooked. Now, that's a first! I described how I personally cook it at home and was more than happy with how well they had reproduced the fish just... More 

1 Thank barbarapower
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Had immediate curb appeal which drew us in, great location looking out to Manly harbor. Great friendly service, amazing food, the creme brûlée was to die for! Will certainly visit again.

Thank Jessica H
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

The staff was friendly and efficient. The food was nice but nothing flash, however it was also reasonably priced so it's all good. The location is great for people watching. Love the big cushions on some of the seats, and also the big open windows. Would highly recommend.

Thank Grace P
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This place ticks all the boxes, great location, nice street appeal, good menu but fails miserably in delivering! Poor service has always been the Achilles heel of this restaurant & sadly nothing has changed. Actually the food standard has also declined so I would not recommend this place and won't be back again to give them another chance. Such a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Australian, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 461 The Esplanade, Brisbane, Queensland 4169, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3396 9591

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?