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The Bistro at Manly Pavilion

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West Esplanade Manly Cove, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 9949 2255
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most sensational places to eat in Manly. The views are extraordinary, the staff highly professional and friendly, and the food us unbelievably good. What's more, the prices are very reasonable, and the wines excellent. I can recommend this place for any occasion, and for just a casual lunch or dinner. Oh, and there's a huge... More 

Thank MdeT
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked for a nice dinner with our son and his fiancé's 30th birthday. Arrived and they had no booking, service was appalling food was just ok. Left bottles of wine on the table did not open them nor did they pour the wine for us. Very expensive would never return. Would not recommend there are lots of other nearby... More 

Thank johndavewarren
Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went @ pavilion recently on a business function; friendly staffs, and good food with great location.

Thank Ria1904
Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fabulous view! Manly at it's best in this beautiful space. Something on the menu for everyone and good variety of choices. Good food but not fine dining so don't set the expectations too high. Well priced and great choices for a casual meal in a great location. Attentive and professional staff and good wine list.

Thank LambLover2013
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a party of 2 couples who live locally. We hadn't been here before however, our friends had. The location and view is spectacular, looking from Manly Wharf around to straight down the harbour. A bright sunny evening, although they can do with more umbrellas. The service was 'sufficient' with no overt friendliness displayed. They 'got the job done'.... More 

Thank Stav V
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Attentive service and a really good meal. All our dishes were tasty and well appreciated. We gathered that the kitchen was struggling to get the meals out during a busy dinner service as our mains took some time - but we were kept informed and rewarded with food worth the wait and a complimentary Pavlova (which was delicious!).

Thank Linda L
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

The wait staff are amazing, the food is ok, not the best I've had, but still enjoyable. However, the bar staff are quite arrogant and pretentious, I asked for and extra glass, and the barman appeared put out and rolled his eyes.

Thank Cocochanelorange
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Manly Pavillion offers the best of everything. Food superb, setting amazing, service fantastic. Sitting there anytime, having lovely food and wines and watching the view is just magic. Do,yourself a favour and go. You will have a wonderful Sydney experience

Thank Jan d
Manly, Australia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Fantastic location with the best view of the harbour. Food is good and the service is of a high standard. Great place to dine with family and friends. Try and book a table on the balcony.

Thank TribeTravel
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We booked and were positioned inside in a corner. Service was great but wasn't perfect. Great views of Manly and the ferry terminal. Food was excellent a portion size was large. A great day out for lunch and would recommend it.

Thank wp27050607

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Esplanade Manly Cove, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Manly>  > Manly
  • Neighbourhood: Manly
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9949 2255

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Manly

Neighbourhood Profile
A 40-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay will take you to the famous northern beach of Manly. The beaches here are perfect for learning to surf or spending the day sun-tanning. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is a great way to experience Sydney Harbour Bay and the Australian bush land. Along the foreshore, there are plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants as well, especially along the family-oriented areas like Shelly Beach. An excellent way to experience Manly is to rent a bike and explore the dedicated bike paths and off road trails. The North Head National Park is another must-see. Located on the southern tip of Manly, North Head National Park offers great bushwalks and panoramic views of the city.
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