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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 good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (59 reviews)
“tasting plate” (21 reviews)
“truffle chips” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 3:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
6 Cowper Wharf Rdwy | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The food , the Waiters and Waitresses are so friendly and thoughtful , their food was fresh , beautiful , perfect , and unforgettable , the wines was very good, champagne was very tasty Thank you for your nice location and atmosphere.

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Hotel staff recommended this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Despite being busy we had an outside table and received good service. The food was really good and the Parmesan and truffle oil chips were fabulous. Fish starters and mains were really good quality and...More

Thank Nigel H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a mid-week evening, without a problem to get a table for two without a booking. Very fast, friendly service - with our waiter letting sample a few wines before making a bottle selection. His recommendation on wine was best one in the end....More

Thank ABD_SeattleTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great lunch here. The oysters are fresh and the barramundi is exceptional. I arrived first and was treated to attentive service. The only downside was when everyone arrived ( party of 6) it literally took 3 attempts to waive down a waiter to...More

Thank eddmo55a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here for my best friends 30th birthday, whilst I don't eat seafood, they had other options to suit me with was great

Thank Naughty R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're from Melbourne staying in Woolloomooloo so searched for a restaurant on the water near our hotel and stumbled on Manta. And we're glad that we did! Right on the Finger Wharf in Woolloomooloo overlooking the water. The wharf is full of restaurants open to...More

Thank Knills
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Manta was recommended by Pier One Sydney Harbor Hotel for our companions wedding anniversary. The setting along a pier filled with boats is wonderful. We were greeted by the proprietor, Rob Rubis; a friendly, accommodating host who added some special touches we will never forget....More

2  Thank BostonEDK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely way to spend an evening-grab an outdoor table at Manta and watch the world go by whilst enjoying delicious fresh fish. The waitress we had must have been having an off day as our service was poor, slow and a bit grumpy. We...More

Thank StewartRobert
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was tasty but very over priced. View and ambiance was great. Service was ordinary, compared to any other restaurant.

Thank Deirdre L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our last night in Sydney we decided to splurge on a seafood dinner. Manta was recommended by the Intercontinental Hotel Concierge. The Finger Wharf at Woolloomooloo was worth an exploratory walk before dinner. We chose the seafood tasting dinner ($98 per person) for 2....More

Thank Marc K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:15 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:15 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:15 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:15 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:15 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:15 PM
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
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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