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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
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12:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an exceptional dinner experience here. We arrived in a bit of a bottleneck so took a solid 10 minutes to get sorted but all was superb from there. Food on offer is abundant and clean. Hubby was very happy with the wine list and selection was enhanced with great staff, really interested in assisting our night. Chef came to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Could only get a late booking for lunch but well worth a little wait. Excellent food and excellent service from friendly staff..

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Thank Geoffrey B
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reasonable food and a million dollar location. Prices and value quite acceptable. Anti Pasto, grilled spatchcock and flathead & chips all enjoyable. Smallish wine list at prices around what you expect to pay in Manly. Fabulous location looking down Sydney Harbour. Recommended

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Thank John W
Sydney
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Without reservation four of us went out on a Saturday afternoon for lunch. Initially concerned about what the experience would be like given the mixed reviews. Happy to say that we had a splendid afternoon. Service, food and views were all top notch. We will be back.

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1 Thank Snowflakes08
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 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 

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Thank Len D
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

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

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 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 

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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

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Thank Chris S
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 

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Thank Kate795
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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

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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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