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The Bistro at Manly Pavilion

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West Esplanade Manly Cove, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 9949 2255
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I simply cant believe the rating in Trip Advisor and quite frankly question the basis. I live in Manly and know all the establishments with higher ratings. This great addition to Manly far exceeds those above it based on food, service and with a view which is arguably the best in Sydney. We went there for our Wedding Anniversary and... More 

Thank Len D
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food as just ok. Staff started friendly then lost interest, particularly after we complained about an obnoxious event manager who took over the restaurant area to set up for an apparent evening event, we were at lunch and this occurred around 3 before our desert was served. Destroyed a special occasion. We will never go back. Total waste of money

Thank galvin2017
Sydney, Australia
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142 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my third visit in as many months and we were really disappointed on this occasion. The night didn't start that well with some sort of sticky stuff on my seat, which ended up on my pants and hands. The starters were great, fried chicken and pate, both yummy. The mains were not good! I asked for the steak... More 

Thank Buster953
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

What a place , unbelievable food , the pork cutlet was amazing also had the sirloin , beautiful location , lovely owners , highly recommend this place

Thank Chris S
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Two weeks ago we dined on the balcony , gorgeous setting on a gorgeous summer evening . The cauliflower salad for entree was excellent & the flathead was delicious . I hope the chef stays , as everything was very good , especially the food & location . Keep up the great standard and the people will come & eat... More 

Thank Kate795
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The view from the Manly Pavilion Bistro is stunning. We sat out on the balcony looking at the sunset over Manly Harbour. We opted to share an antipasto plate and a bottle of wine. The food and service was lovely but really the five stars is for the view.

Thank Perfume P
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is one of the most sensational places to eat in Manly. The views are extraordinary, the staff highly professional and friendly, and the food us unbelievably good. What's more, the prices are very reasonable, and the wines excellent. I can recommend this place for any occasion, and for just a casual lunch or dinner. Oh, and there's a huge... More 

Thank MdeT
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We booked for a nice dinner with our son and his fiancé's 30th birthday. Arrived and they had no booking, service was appalling food was just ok. Left bottles of wine on the table did not open them nor did they pour the wine for us. Very expensive would never return. Would not recommend there are lots of other nearby... More 

Thank johndavewarren
Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I went @ pavilion recently on a business function; friendly staffs, and good food with great location.

Thank Ria1904
Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

What a fabulous view! Manly at it's best in this beautiful space. Something on the menu for everyone and good variety of choices. Good food but not fine dining so don't set the expectations too high. Well priced and great choices for a casual meal in a great location. Attentive and professional staff and good wine list.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Esplanade Manly Cove, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Manly>  > Manly
  • Neighbourhood: Manly
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9949 2255

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Manly

Neighbourhood Profile
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 as well, especially along the family-oriented areas like Shelly Beach. An excellent way to experience Manly is to rent a bike and explore the dedicated bike paths and off road trails. The North Head National Park is another must-see. Located on the southern tip of Manly, North Head National Park offers great bushwalks and panoramic views of the city.
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