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Manta Restaurant

Woolloomooloo Wharf
6 Cowper Wharf Road
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Tel : +61 2 9332 3822
Fax : +61 2 9332 3655
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Chef: Daniel Hughes
Price Range: $$$
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
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Situated in a prime position on Woolloomooloo Wharf, Manta boasts beautiful views across the Marina to the Botanic Gardens and the city skyline. Manta Restaurant has long been an iconic seafood dining experience offering patrons a sophisticated ambience and a dose of Sydney Harbour glamour.

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On the Eastern fringe of the CBD it is an easy taxi ride or walk for lunch. Car parking is convenient and secure in Lincoln Crescent, adjacent to the Wharf. Evening parking is a $12.00 flat rate and weekends $15 flat rate per day. Valet Parking is available at the Blue Hotel for $50. The restaurant can also be accessed by water taxi or boat.

Manta at the Wharf, Woolloomooloo has one of Sydney's best restaurant settings. The decor is modern, and the restaurant is spacious, featuring sea-greens and blonde wood with a large mural along the back wall creating artistic finesse. A lounge/bar area on the boardwalk gives you the chance to see and be seen on Woolloomooloo Wharf whilst having a drink.

Manta’s seafood menu changes daily and reflects the seasonal bounty of Sydney’s Seafood Markets. Chef Daniel Hughes believes that it can only be a matter of hours from ocean to plate if seafood is to deliver on its flavour potential, so every morning Manta’s fishmonger is charged with selecting the freshest, highest quality fish. All of Manta’s fin fish and shell fish is prepared simply, so that the natural flavours of each are highlighted. Manta offers a good variety of oysters, with a choice of Sydney Rock, Native Flat Angasi and Pacifics from various regions of Australia, all shucked seconds prior to arriving in front of the diner. Hughes has a long-standing relationship with Clayton Wright of Wright’s Butchers, and together they select meats from the best producers in Australia particularly from northern NSW and Queensland. Ranging from $45 to market price for wagyu, these steaks aren’t cheap, but as Simon Thomsen conceded, the food is good value considering what you’re getting. Manta’s wine list features a well balanced selection of mature favourites and boutique labels with a strong focus on quality.
Manta’s association with celebrated winemakers Gary and Nick Farr has produced a bespoke ‘Manta by Farr’ chardonnay and pinot noir of exceptional character.

The dining room provides an exceptional environment for groups up to 150 guests. Private parties of up to 220 can be accommodated by using the dining room and the alfresco dining area on the boardwalk. Menus can be tailored to meet your requirements whether it is a relaxed family gathering, an exclusive corporate event, social event or harbour wedding reception.

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 2012 Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence
Best Informal Contemporary Australian Restaurant

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Salad of alaskan king crab, kipfler potato, spring onion, chives, lemon oil, aioli, toasted sourdough | $18.00

Fried baby calamari, chilli salt, lemon zest, parsley, pickled fennel, roasted black garlic aioli | $16.00

Seared atlantic scallops, carrot & cumin puree, shaved asparagus, green peas, hazelnut crumb | $26.00

Spagheti of hand-picked alaskan king crab meat, garlic, chilli, white wine, grape tomato | $26.00


King George whiting, pan-fried sourdough crumbed fillets, kipfler potatoes, preserved lemon, aioli and cornichons | $42.00

Whole Market Fish, oven roasted, capers, white wine, green asparagus, parsley & butter sauce - Market Price

Oven Roasted Live Tasmanian Lobster, fresh tomato, chilli, garlic & basil - Market Price

"Surf & Turf" 200g wagyu `rump cap`, king prawn cutlets, green asparagus, cavolo nero, preserved lemon, garlic & tarragon butter | $56.00


Vanilla & mascarpone cheesecake, sable biscuit, raspberries, olive oil jam and passionfruit | $17.00

Warm amedei dark chocolate fondant, poached strawberries and pistachio ice cream | $18.00

Baked peach tarte tatin, almond & amaretto crumble and sheep’s milk yoghurt sorbet | $17.00

Tasting of amedei white chocolate and mango | $18.00

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Restaurant Features
Accessible by water taxi
Function for 50-100
Harbourside Dining
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Product launches
Waterside Dining

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