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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good27%
  • 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Great food, great view. Fish and chips melted in my mouth. A nice scenic walk from the south end of Manly Beach along the Marina Parade walk. Order, pay, and your food comes out. No pressure dining.

1  Thank dfpeters
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We went for a Saturday lunch after not being able to get into the Boathouse at Shelley Beach. The setting and view are divine but I think this venue is trading on that as the service was a bit lacklustre for the price. They are...More

2  Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Very well run friendly establishment. They really know customer service here. You sit here and watch the surf and walkers stroll by.

Thank smackinlay
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Love The Bower We were refused a drink at a place close by as we got their a minute after close of bar so found The Bower and glad we did friendly staff great suggestions on wine and great view much more personable than the...More

Thank getawaygirlBrisbane
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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Nearby Attractions
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.33 km away
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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