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Jah Bar

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Neighbourhood:
Manly
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9-15 Central Ave | Shop 7, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 9977 4449
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Today
17:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 17:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Jah Bar is slightly off the main Manly run so is often a little quieter than some restaurants. It's well worth a visit. The cocktails are good and they have offers like happy hour cocktails for $12 and free sangria with paella on Thursdays. The wait staff are always delightful and the food is delicious (it does arrive at different... More 

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Davidson, Australia
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This used to be a common date night spot for us over the years. Recently we returned after being 3 years away. The location still has the same inviting, cozy vibe. The service is outstanding. I admit, they've changed a few of my old fave dishes not to my taste. The older version of Patatas Bravas was spicier and crisper... More 

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Thank Christy M
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With our without kids it's an awesome place to eat. Vibe always good, service fantastic and good delicious. Have been going here for years and have never been disappointed.

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Thank Julia H
Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jah Bar has been a long time favourite of ours and we have had many great nights out here. We went here last night and had a good night. Service was good and attentive (although the Churros took a bit longer to come to our table). I miss the zucchini flowers and also the chorizo. Also the prices are more... More 

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Thank MareeKA2015
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked last night, Saturday night knowing it's usually busy on a warm summers night in manly. 2 of us did the 49 set menu, and 2 just to order tapas from menu. We were disappointed with the service, we ordered two plates they came out yet the 49 set menu didn't arrive. Kept asking, then finally they got a... More 

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Thank Nags76
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

What a great menu with a fantastic selection of tapas to choose from. Have been to both the manly and dee why restaurants and the food is excellent at both. The choice is amazing and oh so tasty. Tried the white sangria which was magic. Will definitely keep going back

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Brunswick Heads, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We visit Jar Bar Manly each time we travel to Sydney!! Every few months.! It's a must do for us and catch ups with Northern Beaches family & friends. Living in Noosa and Byron Bay, the past 8years, has spoilt us in terms of fab restaurants, organic local produce and huge variety of cuisine... the meals I have shared with... More 

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DylanThompson
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Had the most incredible time here. Amazing service and delicious cuisine go hand in hand. We went with a bunch of friends and had a great night. The host had an extensive knowledge of the world in general, let alone the exciting menu (if in doubt take her advice). The flavoursome cuisine that was accompanied by cocktails and wine was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

First time back in a while and my hubby and I were not disappointed. It still has a great atmosphere and the food and cocktails were as delicious as ever. Our very friendly and helpful waitress offered some great suggestions of which tapas to try…two of which were the fish tacos & seafood paella, they were soooooo good. Look forward... More 

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Thank Vlssharp
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Such great food, an amazing blend of modern and traditional, very creative menu. A great selection of imported wines and mezcal, try the "Ilegal" one they recommended, it was very smooth. We had the paella and sangria, if you like a real Spanish paella, they do it right with just the right amount of stickiness to the plate you'd get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 21
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9-15 Central Ave | Shop 7, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Manly>  > Manly
  • Neighbourhood: Manly
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9977 4449

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

Staying in Manly

Neighbourhood Profile
Manly
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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