Manly Restaurants

Less than 40 minutes by ferry from Circular Quay, the beautiful northern beaches suburb of Manly delivers a fantastic range of dining options and experiences. Step off the boat, into this relaxed and iconic seaside suburb and connect straight into the beach-lifestyle as you grab a bite to eat.

Whether you’re keen for a pint, a traditional Aussie pub meal, or something a little more upscale, you’ll find a wealth of options along the scenic beachfronts of The Steyne and The Esplanade, and the vibrant connecting courseway of The Corso.

There are some great coffee spots, the famous 4 Pines Brewery, and a good range of establishments serving up modern Australian cuisine. There are plenty of hip, inventive restaurants serving up everything from Mexican cuisine to Latin American fusion, Thai to Italiano. There’s also been a cool influx of hip small bars for your pleasure, all of which make Manly a great place for a pre and post dinner bar hop. After your meal, take a walk along Manly Beach and take in the view.

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  1. Roasted Grape

    Roasted Grape

    Casual cafe my day and wine bar by night, Roasted Grape in Balgowlah is the perfect place for a bite to eat with coffee or a carefully selected wine. Inspired by tapas style dining, the menu is best described as...

  2. Ruby Lane

    Ruby Lane

    Get your healthy on at Manly’s Ruby Lane where the smoothies are green, and the acai bowls are bursting with life. Open for breakfast and lunch, this whole foods institute is all about providing fresh meals packed...

  3. Showbox Coffee Brewers

    Showbox Coffee Brewers

    Hop off the ferry and skip across to Showbox to discover possibly the best coffee in Manly. Beyond flat whites though, the health focuses menu refuses to forget about flavour with well thought out dishes. The “poke...

  4. Stowaway


    Stowaway is Freshwater's "rough luxe" dining destination, with indoor-outdoor seating areas, a pizza parlour and even a boutique florist. The different dining zones mean you can choose your surroundings to suit your...

  5. Sunkissed Bar and Grill

    Sunkissed Bar and Grill

    A summery bar and restaurant with stunning views, Sunkissed Bar and Grill is a first-floor venue that overlooks Manly beach. The Mod Oz menu features a range of seafood, along with gourmet burgers, pizza, pasta and...

  6. Sunset Sabi

    Sunset Sabi

    Located on Pittwater Road, a short walk from Manly Beach, Sunset Sabi is a sushi bar, cocktail bar and experimental Japanese kitchen. The restaurant champions izakaya-style dining, so guests are encouraged to sample a...

  7. The Boathouse Shelly Beach

    The Boathouse Shelly Beach

    Shelly Beach, just around the bay from the iconic Manly Beach, has an exciting new dining destination – The Boathouse. Positioned as a grown up version of the Palm Beach restaurant, The Boathouse Shelly Beach...

  8. The Bower Restaurant

    The Bower Restaurant

    The Bower Restaurant is a family friendly restaurant where every table enjoys front-row seats to the view, and is served seafood so fresh it could have been caught at the restaurant's waterfront doorstep. Wander down...

  9. 4 Pines Brewery

    4 Pines Brewery

    If you like your beer but would prefer to leave the stubbies at home, Manly's 4 Pines Brewery can help you live your dream. Melding a restaurant and brewery into one down-to-earth setting, 4 Pines's lengthy 'beer...

  10. Angel Restaurant

    Angel Restaurant

    Serving creative and appealing modern Australian cuisine in a converted beach cottage on the Queenscliff headland, Angel Restaurant enjoys magnificent views out to Freshwater Beach. The restaurant's menu spans a wide...

  11. Banana Blossom Asian Salads Manly

    Banana Blossom Asian Salads Manly

    Manly locals are always working on their beach bodies, so it's a good thing Banana Blossom Asian Salads offers healthy fast food. Set right on The Corso, this eatery is perfectly positioned for fuelling up on a lunch...

  12. Barefoot Coffee Traders

    Barefoot Coffee Traders

    The beachside suburb of Manly is famous for its relaxed atmosphere and simple take on gourmet food. Barefoot Coffee Traders is no exception, with the trendy café offering a great cup of freshly roasted coffee that...

  13. Bavarian Bier Cafe Manly Wharf

    Bavarian Bier Cafe Manly Wharf

    Come in and enjoy a fresh take on the Bavarian experience at Manly's Bavarian Bier Cafe. The restaurant overlooks the stunning Manly Cove and there's plenty of outdoor seating where you can enjoy the view. Oh, and if...

  14. Beaches Pizzeria

    Beaches Pizzeria

    The name Beaches Pizzeria is perfectly fitting for this restaurant - the dining room looks out onto the lively Manly Corso (and the sandy shores of the beach). It also delivers on its promise with an impressive pizza...

  15. Belgrave Cartel

    Belgrave Cartel

    A popular Manly haunt, Belgrave Cartel begins the day serving top-notch espresso and breakfast fare before transforming into an Italian-inspired tapas restaurant and bar, from lunch and well into the night. The menu...

  16. Bijolias Indian

    Bijolias Indian

    Seaforth, a northern Sydney suburb close to Manly, is home to Bijolias Indian restaurant. The local institution has a clever chef who's adapted the heavy flavours of traditional Indian cuisine for the Australian...

  17. BlueWater Cafe

    BlueWater Cafe

    Blue Water is just a stone's throw from the water lapping on the shores of Manly beach. Footpath tables soak up the sun and are a good vantage point from which to people-watch the parade of sun-kissed beach-types on...

  18. Chat Thai Manly

    Chat Thai Manly

    Amy Chanta and her team of culinary masterchefs have long been a staple of the Manly takeaway scene with eager queues almost every night of the week at her shop where scents of a fragrant penang curry or a zesty...

  19. Chez Maurice et Linda

    Chez Maurice et Linda

    This old-world restaurant on the northern beaches at Balgowlah is a hidden gem on bustling Sydney Road. Chez Maurice et Linda's menu is classic, direct and unpretentious. If you like your French food rich and filling...

  20. Chica Bonita

    Chica Bonita

    Have you checked out Manly's bar scene lately? It's pumping. Almost as wildly as Chica Bonita – a tiny 20-seat Mexican eatery nestled off The Corso promenade. Mates Luke and Sean are behind the venture, and they seem...

  21. Connect Dining

    Connect Dining

    Bringing a surprising fusion of flavours to Sydney's northern beaches, Connect Dining re-works the classics from its understated restaurant in Balgowlah. Just five minutes from Manly, guests are treated to Modern...

  22. CRINITI's @ Manly

    CRINITI's @ Manly

    The latest addition to the Criniti's empire is situated in Manly. The Criniti's formula of modern Italian food and a family-friendly approach is no different in their newest venture. What is new, however, is breakfast...

  23. Cured


    Mixing up the traditional serving style of tapas is Cured, nestled in the Sydney beachside town of Manly. Diners are given the opportunity to create their own share platter, choosing from a multitude of delectable...

  24. Daniel San

    Daniel San

    Capitalising on Manly’s beachfront location, Daniel San is bringing beach side rock ‘n’ roll and Japanese quirk to the Northern Beaches. The 350-seater venue beneath the Novotel Manly Pacific Hotel is a fun, chow-down...

  25. Dolce Terra

    Dolce Terra

    Providing healthy salads, juices and smoothies to beach goers and tourists, Dolce Terra is a great alternative to fish and chips for those sunny outings. Conveniently located just a stone’s throw away from the famous...

  26. Fika Swedish Kitchen

    Fika Swedish Kitchen

    In the heart of Manly on Market Lane, Fika Swedish Kitchen is a bright, cheery café which prides itself on its Swedish origins. “Fika”, meaning to take a break and eat, is a Swedish concept that has been brought to...

  27. Fish Cafe by Balgowlah Seafood

    Fish Cafe by Balgowlah Seafood

    Freshness is key at Fish Cafe by Balgowlah Seafood, where the chefs hand pick the menu from the Sydney Fish Markets daily. The restaurant is located on the plaza level at Stockland Balgowlah and it strikes the right...

  28. Fish Mongers Manly

    Fish Mongers Manly

    When good fish and Manly beach combine you know you're onto a good thing. This is what makes Manly's funky, casual Fish Mongers restaurant such a successful seafood hangout.

  29. Folie Douce

    Folie Douce

    Folie Douce is a gourmet food retail store in Seaforth offering French-inspired delights from world-renowned chef Alban Silvestre. With serious culinary credentials, working at Alain Passard's L'Arpege in Paris and...

  30. Four Olives Deli

    Four Olives Deli

    Forget Swiss Deli, this corner eatery in Manly is the real deal, simply stuffed with gourmet goodies just begging to be packed into a picnic basket. Located on a quiet corner just a short stroll from the Corso, Four...

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