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Manta Restaurant & Bar

6 Cowper Wharf Road, 2011 Woolloomooloo (NSW)See map

Average price A$95


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Restaurant menu

  • Average price A$95
  • American express Welcome
House baked focaccia, WA olive oil
Oysters, sunrise lime mignonette
each (3 min) Caviar supplement $5 ea
Roasted oysters, seaweed butter

Dietary options

Gluten free, , Vegan, Vegetarian dishes

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Manta Restaurant & Bar, Woolloomooloo (NSW)
Raw seafood trio, part 2 - Manta Restaurant & Bar, Woolloomooloo (NSW)
Oysters  - Manta Restaurant & Bar, Woolloomooloo (NSW)
White chocolate tart - Manta Restaurant & Bar, Woolloomooloo (NSW)
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Pambula and Merimbula oysters - Manta Restaurant & Bar, Woolloomooloo (NSW)


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  • Jennifer G.
    Jennifer G.

    September 9, 20225 reviews


    The location is excellent. Looking out at the water in Woolloomooloo Bay with the city scape in view is just wonderful. The food is excellent. Today we shared braesola and then crab pasta for entrees. Main was a whole grilled flathead with rocket salad on the side. Service and food are great.

  • Bart P.
    Bart P.

    August 18, 20221 review


    The Ambience and service was very good.The food was average with some prices for certain dishes seemed over the top. .A larger selection on the Menu would help.

  • Charlotte D.
    Charlotte D.

    August 12, 20223 reviews


    Great - love crab lasagne

  • Liza Li
    Liza Li

    August 6, 202220 reviews


    Best tasting menu for us. Because it was mainly seafood, no meat and no carb, so we didn’t feel too overeaten when we finished. The wine menu was excellent too.

  • Edwina W.
    Edwina W.

    July 30, 202226 reviews


    Great location and always exceptional staff. We had barramundi with crispy skin, Murray salt chips and beetroot with mandarin ( which was a small serve if sharing) Barossa Grenache was crisp and dry. Hard to fault and a favourite choice for lunch as never disappoints.

  • Siv B.
    Siv B.

    February 18, 20223 reviews


    The food was very good, but a little boring. Service people were friendly and nice , but service was a bit slow

  • Graham G.
    Graham G.

    February 14, 202245 reviews


    Great to be back. Food and service still as good as it gets. Unfortunately, my Maui Jim’s from a previous birthday party could not be found, but all concerned tried their best. Best food and service on the Wharf. These are good people who will look after you. Graham Gardner

  • Narelle S.

    February 2, 20222 reviews


    Restaurant was a great find. The food was great and the right amount of portions, staff were friendly and attentive Highly recommend and would go back again

  • Lesley S.

    January 26, 20221 review


    Wonderful food very helpful staff. Great position. Only problem was the loud background noise mostly from other dinners. Would highly recommend the restaurant

  • David s.
    David s.

    January 25, 202233 reviews


    the food menu is interesting. The crab lasagne entre is very good. lots of hot spices/peppers which i donot like particularly with seafood, but they left that out. choc fondant dessert is world class.. worth the trip! Wine menu extensive, but a bit light on italian wines. Caviar on menu looked good too!

  • Deanne S.
    Deanne S.

    January 18, 202217 reviews


    The Manta never lets you down. From the view, to the service to the food all outstanding. I always look forward to go there & discovering what is new on their menu

  • Swati D.

    January 3, 20221 review


    Wonderful seafood restaurant in a superb location. Very friendly staff. Service was very good despite Sydney hospitality industry experiencing staff shortages. I am already planning my next visit!!

  • Tony L.

    January 1, 20225 reviews


    Food was bland and overpriced

  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca S.

    December 27, 20213 reviews


    Amazing oysters and raw seafood dishes, and our big favourite, the crab lasagna. Also great Italian wine, a very good mineraly white, Greco di Tufo.

  • Jeremy S.

    November 28, 20212 reviews


    Great service and food

  • Angie K.

    October 26, 202128 reviews


    Food was nice and fresh. Attentive service, beautiful view!

  • Sonia C.

    October 24, 202113 reviews


    Food overall was nice and service was good, we just didn’t walk away saying that was amazing like we have on previous occasions which was disappointing

  • Greig W.

    October 16, 202154 reviews


    Great food great location always a favourite.

  • Joanna W.

    May 27, 20214 reviews


    Excellent service!

  • Tim H.

    February 20, 20211 review


    A Saturday lunch, Manta has a great position on Finger Wharf looking out at the boats. We sat outside, well laid out. Service was excellent and very attentive. For starters had the raw fish selection and octopus all well prepared. Followed by Toothfish, Barramundi, John Dory all nicely cooked. No issues.

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6 Cowper Wharf Road, 2011, Woolloomooloo (NSW), Australia

About the restaurant

There is no finer location in Sydney to dine, drink and indulge than Woolloomooloo wharf. Among its most popular residents is Manta Restaurant & Bar. With an emphasis on produce sourced from farmers and fishmongers known to Head Chef Daniel Hughes and owner Rob Rubis, Manta offers a menu that is both eclectic and elegant. Grass-fed, 1kg rib eye steaks are reared on Rubis's family ranch in Queensland, while all fish – King George Whiting, Ocean Trout, Pink Snapper, Barramundi and Patagonian Toothfish - is line-caught. This modern Australian restaurant not only showcases the finest from the land and the sea, but is conveniently located with one of the best views of Sydney on Woolloomooloo's wharf for diners to enjoy all year round. This beautiful waterfront eatery boasts views of the harbour and CBD skyline; a sleek bar and outdoor dining area perfect for any occasion.

Best Dish: Blue Swimmer Crab Lasagne


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