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Miso Glacier 51 Patagonian toothfish, shaved Savoy cabbage, coriander and palm sugar vinaigrette.

About Manta Restaurant and Bar

Perched on the edge of Sydney’s sparkling harbour overlooking Woolloomooloo Wharf is Manta, a contemporary seafood restaurant. This decade-old icon is located on one of Sydney’s best dining strips with a sunny alfresco area offering breath-taking harbour and skyline views to create memorable experiences. Executive Chef Daniel Hughes combines a love of showcasing great Australian produce and sustainable fresh seafood to make an exciting menu of modern cuisine. Start with jasmine tea house smoked alpine salmon, yuzu aioli and baby herbs, before delving into Alaskan King crab claws and midsection, grape tomatoes, chilli, basil, Bottarga butter, lemon, garlic, herbs and black pepper. Finish with a decadent dessert of pistachio and polenta cake, chamomile poached mandarin and natural yoghurt.

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A few words from Manta Restaurant and Bar

Perched on the edge of Sydney Harbour, Manta Restaurant and Bar, located on Woolloomooloo Wharf, has firmly cemented itself as one of Sydney's iconic restaurants.

Manta is able to provide guests with a unique dining experience. The incredible view, warm atmosphere, high standard of service and fresh seasonal menu ensures that your experience at Manta is truly memorable.

Manta offers a plethora of seasonal seafood dishes sourced directly from Australian and New Zealand waters. Manta is also fast becoming known for its incredible cuts of grass or grainfed beef which are sourced from only the best Australian farmers.

Our classically trained head chef, Daniel Hughes, moved to Sydney after a meteoric rise to success in Adelaide. With a heart-felt love of food, Daniel's dishes are instantly recognised and loved for their natural simplicity.

Full time sommelier,Christen Dennier, has a wealth of experience and has worked in some of the world's finest international restaurants. Manta's wine list includes a selection of current and aged wines; from well-known favourites to more obscure boutique choices.

Since in refurbishment in August 2015, Manta Restaurant and Bar aims to reflect its incredible setting: natural, fresh and inspiring.

We hope to welcome you soon.

Location & Map

6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo 2011 NSW - See Map

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Features & Facilities

Payments Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Diners, Amex, Eftpos

Seats: 200   Chef: Executive Chef Daniel Hughes and Head Chef Steven Hetherington   Sommelier: Christen Dennier


Opening Hours

Mon  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Mon  6:00:PM - 10:15:PM
Tue  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Tue  6:00:PM - 10:15:PM
Wed  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Wed  6:00:PM - 10:15:PM
Thu  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Thu  6:00:PM - 10:15:PM
Fri  12:00:PM - 4:00:PM
Fri  6:00:PM - 10:15:PM
Sat  12:00:PM - 4:00:PM
Sat  5:30:PM - 10:15:PM
Sun  12:00:PM - 4:00:PM
Sun  6:00:PM - 10:15:PM

Groups & Functions

Manta Restaurant & Bar is located on the iconic Woolloomooloo Wharf and provides the perfect backdrop for your next function. The dining room provides an exceptional environment for groups up to 150 guests. Private parties of up to 200 guest enjoy the best waterfront dining Sydney has to offer - encompassing both the dining room and the alfresco dining area on the boardwalk. Menus can be tailored to meet your requirements and we love to work with our clients to ensure the best result

  • Up to 200 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Hens & Bucks Night
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Canapes
  • Degustation
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (1)


We were there in June and the staff were fantastic. They were very professional and comfortably friendly. The food was divine and the degustation was perfectly balanced. I would certainly rate Manta up there with the best restaurants in Sydney. The wine matches were fantastic and the sommelier was very familiar with all of them - more informative than most in Sydney. Can't wait to go back.....