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The Bower

$$ - $$$Cafe, , Seafood
7 Marine Pde, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 9977 5451
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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Cafe, Australian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Marine Pde, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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1 - 10 of 166 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Super crowd in summer... but great location and view if you are lucky to be outside. Fish and chips very good, ask for a normal plate otherwise a little by uncomfortable what they gave you.good price considered location and a good wine selections too, nice...More

Thank Emanuele G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Couldn't fault a single thing. Lovely setting, ambience and most importantly food. The team here are doing a wonderful job. Go........you won't be disappointed!

Thank Juliet G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Breakfast was lovely here. Great views, good service cafe. You order at the counter and are served at the table. Friendly guys behind the counter. Good food and coffee. Overall lovely cafe.

Thank Philippa S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As locals have not been here since the place got flattened in the huge storms nearly 2 years ago now also open for dinner Friday Saturday. Taken here for a date night. Great treat from the warm welcome from all the staff, to the wonderful...More

Thank Tracey M
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This restaurant is a hidden secret, haven't eaten such exceptional food in a long time. Everything was perfect - the flavours, all so delicate. The menu is small, but you don't need anymore choice, as you want to eat everything on the menu. Even the...More

Thank zoemax
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped along the water for a nice fish lunch outside. It was a beautiful day and we ordered their special. Fantastic, cooked perfectly, served with a yummy salad.

Thank Marlynne P
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This little restaurant has the greatest feel. Perched right on the tiny strip between Manly and Shelley Beach this looks straight out to the ocean, which on a sunny day is PERFECT. Dining can be tight....so first TIP: Book if you want to get in....More

1  Thank marksmail
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Tried the Bower for dinner, menu is short but all looks good. we had the fish on the banana leaf, it was OK but not great. Starter of beef was good though. Wines are good. Atmosphere is cosy and not noisy. Worth a try. we...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We love the Bower for breakfast and lunch but they are now open for dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings. We went last night with another couple and had a lovely night. The food is always consistently good and the service is excellent. It's just...More

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Great location, but the food is very expensive for what you get, had the brisket roll, very thin and tough layer of processed brisket that you struggle to even taste in the roll.

Thank Mikeyeli
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Marine Pde, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Manly>  > Manly
  • Neighbourhood: Manly
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9977 5451
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