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Manta Restaurant

#99 of 4,637 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
City East
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6 Cowper Wharf Rdwy | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
+61 2 9332 3822
Today
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:15
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:15
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've visited this restaurant a number of times over recent years, and there's really nothing I can fault - the view and outlook are fantastic (looking over a small bay towards the skyline of Sydney) especially on a warm evening, the food is always world class, the wine and drink selection is extensive, and the service has always been impeccable.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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142 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here for a wedding reception. The 5 courses of food were spectacular, everything was cooked properly to colour, and the wine list was fantastic. Very happy the reception was here or we would have never made our way out there.

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Thank bgmwallis
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of 7 of us came to Manta on a Friday evening recently. Most of the guests had seafood and really enjoyed it. A few of us had desserts - the pavlova (deconstructed!) was delicious, however the chocolate mousse was very heavy and rich, so much so that none of us could finish it, which was a shame as... More 

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Thank dufferem
Melbourne, Australia
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65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic fresh seafood in a fabulous setting. Service was efficient and friendly, a little on the pricey side but worth the money.

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Thank Sergio P
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there on New Years day in the evening. Unfortunately a lot of the food on the menu was not available ( lobster, tuna, etc) the food we ordered was average. My dad had a Mud Crab which was extremely expensive and medicore in taste. The location and atmosphere is very nice and the service was also helpful. Overall... More 

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Thank Fränz F
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanted somewhere outside for a long lunch with friends. Manta was the perfect location at Woolloomoloo. Great outside table, great selection from the menu and very attentive staff.

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Thank bigshow66
Gharb, Malta
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For lunch we had a selection of Oysters, the were the best till so far in Sydney.. the Baramundi fish was very nice but the rest as well. The scenery is Fantastic, lively, especially in X-mass time..

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Thank Pauline V
Sydney, Australia
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430 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great christmas eve dinner. Staff were friendly and attentive throughout. The crab lasagne was amazing and had a tasty bisque sauce. The seafood tasting plate was a great way to try some of the dishes. The kingfish was a highlight. My steak was perfectly cooked as was the snapper.

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Thank ChiefsBTB
Singapore, Singapore
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127 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just had an office X'mas lunch party on a Sunday, all the restaurants at the wharf were packed and noisy despite being outdoor, the sound reverberates from the zinc roof. But, all is forgiven at Manta, in spite of being overwhelmed by the crowd, they were ready for us! the service was excellent, the waitstaff were friendly and did not... More 

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Merrylands, Australia
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Gorgeous Position" with lovely water views, Mouth watering food with choices from the menu of seafood to non seafood dishes a large Variety of choice. Great service & friendly staff.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$54
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:15
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:15
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:15
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:15
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:15
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:15
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:15
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
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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