30-31 South Steyne,
Manly NSW 2095
Tel : +61 2 9977 0997
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
Perched right on the beach front, Manly Grill is a local favourite – celebrated for its generously portioned meals, beautiful views and suave surrounds. This popular steakhouse specialises in grilled seafood and prime cut meats – featuring Gippsland aged beef and produce which is pasture-fed and free from hormones, growth promotants and antibiotics.
A three-minute walk from Manly Corso, opposite Manly beach.
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Although Manly Grill appears quite demure, prim and proper from the outside – softly-lit split-level seating areas, brown banquettes, views over the ocean …that kind of thing – this restaurant should be reserved for when you feel your Flinstone appetite calling. The portions here are large and they’re not afraid to stun you into awed silence. Keep this in mind when considering entrees like oysters, seafood chowder and baked scallops.
Unsurprisingly, the speciality at Manly Grill is the “from the grill” selection (with seafood coming in at a close second). Here you’ll find Black Angus, Kobe Wagyu and John Dee steaks appropriately aged and ready for the eating, alongside a kangaroo fillet, Portuguese-style Peri-Peri chicken and a selection of ribs – pork, beef or lamb. There is also a range of combinations like “ribs and ribs”, “steak and ribs” and “chicken and ribs” for you to choose from. If your heart rests more with seafood, you may prefer to indulge in mains like chilled half lobster or yellowfin tuna steak grilled with lemon and olive oil or dive into a decadent chilled seafood platter (lobster, Moreton bay bugs, oysters, prawns, scallops, caviar, salmon and tuna served with lemon and lime wedges, shallot oyster dressing, soy, wasabi as well as cocktail and tartare sauces). No matter what your selection (even if you opt for a “light meal” like a burger or fish and chips) prepare for a procession of waiters displaying Olympic heavyweight potential bringing it to your table. Then put that healthy appetite to some good use as you sip a glass of wine, admire the views and quietly wonder whether you’ll ever feel hungry again.
Agnes Gajewska, 2010