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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%
Travellers talk about
“cheese plate” (2 reviews)
“fish and chips” (12 reviews)
“panini” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
7 Marine Pde, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were at the Bower to celebrate birthdays and had a wonderful dining experience. The food was just fantastic - artistically and beautifully presented and delicious. We were all thrilled with our choices. And the restaurant, as a truly lovely gesture, concocted two desert plates...More

Thank bebell1752
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the only restaurant that is right on the water along the walk from Manly to Shelly. It overlooks the water and the ocean pool, and has nice people watching. The food is nothing special but the prices are high. So, if you appreciate...More

Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Small cafe / restaurant directly on the water away from the traffic, quiet relaxed atmosphere. Great service and excellent food, fresh and healthy. Coffee is great too :-) Will definitely be back to try the dinner menu.

Thank By_The_Sea_0987
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Nothing to like about The Bower. We were there with a group of friends. The food was average (you pay for the location), the service lovely thanks to great staff but the owner shouting at the waitress in front of us really bothered me. We...More

Thank Cathy_and_Jerome
Reviewed 4 February 2018

The location is great - the daytime view is wonderful, but other aspects of dining here are very disappointing. The dinner menu is very limited - 4 entrees and 4 mains and if oysters or crab salad didn't take your fancy for entrees you were...More

2  Thank rainman37
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The Bower used to be one of our favourite restaurants, especially for a casual breakfast. Not so any more! Since the last change of owners, we dined at The Bower for breakfast this week only to be extremely disappointed. The menu was limited, the coffee...More

2  Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 19 December 2017

We went for lunch. I had the signature dish, Mussels in Bourban and maple. Absolutely magnificent. Wife had the bucket of prawns - very good. The location was fantasic. Service was good although some staff were a little inexperienced. They were extremely helpful and quickly...More

Thank allanb728
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped by the Bower for lunch on our way to Shelley Beach. The Fish and Chips were brilliant, the staff were extremely friendly and accommodating, especially when we needed to feed our 3 month old daughter. Great atmosphere with people passing by on their...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

We had wonderful service and wonderful food will definitely be back! The location was perfect! Staff were great!

Thank Natasha R
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Brilliant food, brilliant drink selection, staff were friendly and super helpful. I'll definitely be back.

Thank Beck C
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, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
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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