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Manta Restaurant

#95 of 4,630 Restaurants in Sydney
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6 Cowper Wharf Rdwy | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
+61 2 9332 3822
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:15
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Sydney
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been lucky enough to experience lots of Sydney's best restaurants and this one, in my opinion, is the very best of them. The location on Woolloomooloo Bay Wharf, for a start, is outstanding. It was our anniversary and we ate outside on a clear Autumn night, overlooking the water and looking back at the (eastern) city lights. It... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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104 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived for a Mothers Day lunch & it was superb.I was seated with my back to the view inside but that made no difference it was all about the food.Good service & great atmosphere with a great choice of wines & cocktails.The food was great & the portions were not too big which gives you a chance to go... More 

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Cobram
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Greeted by a young waiter who showed up to our table, then forgotten until a senior waiter realised we didn't have a menu. Ordered from the Raw/Cured and share plates menu. Food everything you could expect, thouroughly enjoyed the eating experience. Senior waiter embarrassed with earlier service when we asked for the bill he explained that our drinks were on... More 

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Perth, Australia
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an fantastic meal at Manta. Highly recommend the Alaskan crab taglierini and the roasted whole flounder. Also try the premium wine by the glass for something special!

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took Mum here for dinner hoping to spoil her with an abundance of fresh seafood. Mission accomplished! Kicked off with lovely fresh oysters from Merimbula. Excellent start. Followed by grilled prawns and scallops. Momentum building. Finished off with fantastic fish dishes. Job done. Night was set off by fireworks over the harbour!!! Service very efficient and not intrusive. Good selection... More 

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1 Thank sydglm
Gold Coast, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Manta is one of my favourite restaurants in Sydney. There are so many delicious choices on the menu and he wine list is extensive. The staff know what they are doing and always very attentive and helpful. Nothing better than sitting on the wharf in a beautiful setting overlooking the water and the city skyline.

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1 Thank lizpars0ns
Hong Kong, China
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The place was empty and yet the service was awful and manager was condescending and horrible. Fish was completely unscaled and yet they made us fell like it was our fault. And it goes on... The wine was ok though

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Went for a special birthday. Must admit I was expecting more - it was all average and perhaps even below average. We ordered a mix sides and a main to share - the whole John Dory. Which was overdone - tough and hard to get off the bone. The Truffle fries were very ho hum for the price. But I... More 

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Paris
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I went to Manta with a friend on Sunday for lunch and we had the some absolutely delicious food. Fresh anchovies - I don't like anchovies but these were melt in the mouth. Fresh and Baked oysters - You have to try both. The baked ones are fabulous so different to anything I have tried before. Whiting filets in sour... More 

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149 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Had dinner here with my family, on a recent trip to Sydney, while staying at the Ovolo hotel. Very friendly staff, good quick service and an interesting menu. We all had three courses, and were all very happy with what we received. Servings, as with most "fine dining" were not huge, the portions of cheese on my cheese platter were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$54
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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