Where to eat Australian food in Brookvale: The Best Restaurants and Bars

May 29, 2020 Jeremy Dunfee

Discover Restaurants offering the best Australian food in Brookvale, Warringah, New South Wales including Bluewater Cafe, Barbuto Restaurant, The Brooky Pie, SeaChange Cafe, The Herring Room, Belgrave Cartel, Hugos Manly, Garfish, The Pantry Manly, Wildwater Grill
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10. Wildwater Grill

4 The Strand, Dee Why, Warringah, New South Wales 2099 Australia Steakhouse, Australian Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards, Waterfront [email protected] +61 2 9971 1311 http://www.wildwatergrill.com.au
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4 based on 241 reviews

Wildwater Grill

Welcome to Wildwater Grill, an award-winning restaurant overlooking the ocean at Dee Why Beach. We’re passionate about creating flavoursome meals with the freshest ingredients, and believe food tastes best with a side of sea breeze. Enjoy sizzling Mozambi

Reviewed By PrincessGhia

Went here with friends and family for my birthday. The food is amazing. I had the half’s rack of ribs, which was a mammoth portion and they were cooked to perfection! The meat just fell off the bone and was juicy and tender. I highly recommend them! My OH had a steak which he said was cooked perfectly and absolutely delicious. Everyone that went enjoyed their food and said how good it was! Price wise it is expensive, hence why we went on a special occasion, but you get what you pay for and was worth the money! The service was a little slow and there was a little language barrier between us and the waitress as She bought the wrong drinks, but other than that it was a great night, with great atmosphere, wonderful views of Dee Why beach and sea and amazing food... what more could you ask for!

9. The Pantry Manly

Ocean Promenade North Steyne, Manly, New South Wales 2095 Australia Seafood, Australian Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Beach [email protected] +61 2 9977 0566 http://www.thepantrymanly.com
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4 based on 1070 reviews

The Pantry Manly

Located on beautiful Manly Beach, this European Brasserie style eatery offers a menu to tempt all tastes. The kitchen at The Pantry Manly serves breakfast from 730am and serves lunch/dinner from 1130am to 10pm. From drinks and tapas to salads, seafood and

Reviewed By SimonK270

We enjoyed an anniversary meal here. Casual but friendly and attentive service. Good menu with plenty of choice - we enjoyed everything we had. Nice outlook to the sea (we had a table by the windows on the seaward side). Overall ambience and food means this place can be relied upon on special occasions. We will definitely be back.

8. Garfish

SE 1 39 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095 Australia Seafood, Australian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, BYOB [email protected] +61 2 9977 0707 http://garfish.com.au/garfish-manly/
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4 based on 1109 reviews

Garfish

Located opposite the ferry terminal in Manly, our focus is on serving the freshest fish available at a reasonable price for the ultimate seafood dining experience. We have daily blackboard specials as well as a great seasonal menu.

Reviewed By gwegwy

Seventh day of her 8-day birthday festival in Sydney and we're still speaking to each other. Another magic Spring day so we took the slow ferry across to Manly (the site of our honeymoon in 1975). We were a bit early for our lunch reservation so we had a drink in the bar - the usual martini and margarita (creatures of habit).Our table on the window at the far end of the restaurant afforded a great view of the Harbour but we found ourselves playing bus roulette for much of the meal. You'll know what that means if you go there for lunch. The staff were welcoming, friendly and efficient, particularly Jennifer from Ottowa who looked after us for most of the meal.Our entrees were wonderful. Her blue eye and lobster raviolo was, apparently, fantastic but my burrata caprese salad kept me very happy and was equal to the best caprese I've ever had in Italy. For mains, she had the whole rock lobster and I had the crumbed boarfish. I hadn't heard of boarfish before but it was recommended by Jennifer and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The green salad which accompanied our mains was simple but excelllent. Our bottle of Silver Palms chardonnay was a perfect pairing with the meal but had to be supplemented by glasses of Castelli chardonnay.Despite the noise from the large group of girls next to us, we were rather settled so we both had a couple of Irish coffees (with Dom Benedictine instead of whiskey) and agreed that they were even better than the ones we'd had at platform 818 at the start of the festival. We took the fast ferry back to Circular Quay and we'll return to Garfish next time we visit Sydney.

7. Hugos Manly

Manly Wharf, East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095 Australia Seafood, Italian, Pizza, Australian Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfron [email protected] +61 81168555 http://www.hugos.com.au
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4 based on 1791 reviews

Hugos Manly

Reviewed By Kirkcaldylad

Set on the Manly Wharf where the ferry docks this restaurant is in a splendid position and many seats and tables have excellent views to Sydney Harbour and the beach next to the wharf. Staff were pleasant though food arrived slowly suggesting the kitchen was struggling. Still my oysters were utterly splendid while the crispy skin barramundi was perhaps overcooked. The sweet potato and ginger mash had no taste of anything except sweet potato and the brown sauce did nothing for the fish. Other courses chosen by my husband were certainly generous and I gather the battered fish of the fish and chips was excellent. The starter of meat balls in a tomato sauce was like a main meal so starter prices were barely less than those for mains. And the martini was ridiculously expensive. $190+ for two courses, two glasses of wine and two cocktails is steep in anyone’s money for this food.

6. Belgrave Cartel

6 Belgrave St, Manly, New South Wales 2095 Australia Italian, Cafe, Australian Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music [email protected] +61 2 9976 6548 http://www.belgravecartel.com.au
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4 based on 232 reviews

Belgrave Cartel

Belgrave Cartel is one of Manly's local spots, with chilled out vibes and super friendly service. This wee gem is a cafe by day turned restaurant/bar by night, with all dishes being Italian inspired. The menu has the choice to accommodate shared plates or

Reviewed By F844UCjeffreyk

Traveled to Melbourne, Auckland, Taupo and Manly Beach. After a long day of travel we happened upon Belgrave Cartel. The food and service was outstanding. The staff was the best of the trip. If you are in Manly Beach make Belgrave your first stop.Hi,This is so great to hear, thanks so much for taking the time out to write a review and for coming by our place. We look forward to seeing you when you're back in town. Best,BC

5. The Herring Room

94 Pittwater Rd, Manly, New South Wales 2095 Australia International, Australian, Seafood, Contemporary Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +61 2 9977 2572 http://theherringroom.com.au/
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4 based on 380 reviews

The Herring Room

‘You don’t see many restaurants like this anymore’ Nicholas Jordan, Broadsheet Manly’s newest seafood restaurant, is located just off the beach in a landmark site that locals have long admired. The Herring Room is family owned & run by veterans of the ind

Reviewed By simong858

Having visited The Sardine Room in Potts Point five years ago, I was sad it has closed; however, the owners decided to move the business to Manly and open up the Herring Room. I remained on their mailing list all this time so I knew they had moved.Five years later, I returned to Sydney and the first place I had to visit was the Herring Room. So, after five years the lovely owners Ange and Rodney recognised me and that made my evening. Not only that, I asked about a particular dessert I’d had at The Sardine Room (a Greek semolina pudding) which wasn’t on the menu at the Herring Room. Low and behold, Rodney only went home to get me some so I could have it again. Now that’s service for you. Sometimes you come across a special place and special people like Ange and Rodney. The Sardine Room lives on in the Herring Room, because the owners have kept the reputation and quality of the service and food to a very high standard and people keep coming back.It’s worth the ferry ride across from the CBD just to visit The Herring Room and be greeted by the excellent staff and lovely owners.

4. SeaChange Cafe

3/20 The Strand, Dee Why, Warringah, New South Wales 2099 Australia Cafe, Australian Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Waterfront +61 2 9971 9692 http://www.seachangecafe.com.au
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4 based on 203 reviews

SeaChange Cafe

Reviewed By organisedw

A modest exterior, nothing pretentious about this Cafe whatsoever, but boy the food tastes good! Absolutely first class service, quick, efficient, smiling and the owner (with skin in the game) is there every single service, checking, serving, advising, explaining and SMILING at customers. It's a surprise that this food is SO good from the humble tables, chairs and decoration of this establishment right across the road from the beach, but you simply can't go wrong with anything you choose. Plates are FULL and you will be too - don't fill up too much on starters if you intend to have a dessert, the mains will be more than adequate for any hungry tum. The menu doesn't appear to change very much and the specials, well, I don't know how much they change either, I'll ask next time, but be assured you will leave feeling glad you visited, whether in a group, alone or even by yourself. Courteous service and flavoursome and interesting food are always top of the menu!

3. The Brooky Pie

650 Pittwater Rd, Brookvale, Warringah, New South Wales 2100 Australia Fast Food, Australian Lunch, Brunch Takeout, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Wheelchair Accessible [email protected] +61 2 9905 4542 http://www.thebrookypie.com
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5 based on 66 reviews

The Brooky Pie

The Brooky Pie is no ordinary pie shop, we have been baking and selling pies on the Northern Beaches of Sydney for over 25 years. Our famous pies are an experience in themselves, fresh, flaky pastry, all hand made from scratch. The Brooky Pie is a family

Reviewed By MissDetox

This is a family owned business and they take pride in making delicious pies. The pie shop is light and airy. If you are in a rush take away can be an option or sit down and have it with their coffee. I heard about their awards and decided that I needed to try it for myself and I was not disappointed.

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2. Barbuto Restaurant

Shop 5 16 Ocean St, Narrabeen, Warringah, New South Wales 2101 Australia Australian Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Table Service, Waterfront, Beach [email protected] +61 2 9970 6171 http://www.barbutorestaurant.com.au
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4 based on 493 reviews

Barbuto Restaurant

Reviewed By bucketlisttravellers

We came here a few years ago and loved it. However this time around we were underwhelmed.We arrived just before the lunch rush and the restaurant was empty. We didn’t have a reservation and the wait staff hesitated before giving us a seat. We sat inside and it was a bit noisy as we were close to the kitchen and the kitchen equipment is quite loud.The prices around the $30 mark for mains. We decided to get a selection of entrees and have a tapas style meal. We ordered the chicken wings, the salmon plate, and the oven roasted Camembert. We were pleasantly surprised by the size of the salmon plate and the camembert, but when the chicken wings came out they were four scrawny little wings. To the restaurant ‘s credit they brought out two extra wing unprompted and explained the size of the wings was much smaller than usual. When we tucked in to the Camembert we noticed that it was still solid in the centre and it didn’t look like it had been cooked at all. We told the waiter that we thought they’d forgotten to put it in the oven and he took it away to be cooked again. When he brought it into the kitchen he too realised that it was not cooked at all. He then came back to us and apologised for the mistake and gave us a free serving of haloumi on the house.We really liked the Camembert and the haloumi. Our friends had the barramundi with chorizo and they were very happy with their dish. At the end of the meal we they felt that they were trying to get us to evacuate the table pretty quickly. The service was efficient but we felt like they were trying to get rid of us at the end. Overall we thought the restaurant was okay and we appreciated that they gave us some freebies to make up for their mistakes. However we probably won’t come back here in a rush.We truly appreciate the time that you took to write this review...I am delighted that our management team dealt with the issues at hand efficiently and that you enjoyed your overall experience. We are dissapointed to hear about the Camembert dish at the end and we have addressed this with the kitchen. With regards to our chicken wings, the portion sizes are standard chicken wings and as you know chicken sizes can vary, but we are always happy to add more (normally there is between 5-6 wings per portion). I did chat to our team who was on duty on Sunday and they guaranteed me that they did not rush you as we had no follow up tables after yours, we apologise if you have felt that way as I know it is not in our nature to rush a table, in fact we want our guests to enjoy their full 2 hour sitting. We hope to see you back at Barbuto for better experience.

What to do and see in Brookvale, Australia: The Best Places and Tips

1. Bluewater Cafe

28 South Steyne, Manly, New South Wales 2095 Australia Cafe, Australian Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, W [email protected] +61 2 9976 2051 http://www.bluewatercafe.com.au
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4 based on 456 reviews

Bluewater Cafe

Wander along Manly beachfront to find where the locals choose to dine whatever the time of day. Whether you are yearning for your first coffee after an early morning dip in the ocean, a light lunch after a morning with the kids at the beach or an affordab

Reviewed By Rakehoe

Weak coffee and exceptionally slow service. Can only assume they were short staffed as the coffee maker was constantly darting out to take an order or direct a plate. Suspect at least one of the staff was on his first day.Hi,Thank-you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We're disappointed to hear that our standards haven't been met and that your experience with us was below average. We place a high value on customer satisfaction through exceptional and attentive service, thus will be in contact with floor staff to ensure this doesn't happen againKind regards, Bluewater Management Team

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