Sydney, New South Wales

Located in the heart of Manly, Out of Africa is best known for its menu full of unique, exotic and aromatic Moroccan dishes. Having been presented with numerous awards complimenting the restaurants style, atmosphere, food and service, it is no wonder Out of Africa is one of Manly's most popular dining spots.

43-45 East Esplanade
Tel: +61 2 9977 0055
African, Moroccan
Price Range:
$$$$ ~ $$$$
$$$$ = Mains under $20
$$$$ = Mains $20 - $30
$$$$ = Mains $30 - $40
$$$$ = Mains over $40
Fully Licensed (no BYO)
Venture to the heart of Africa and soak up the warmth and vibrance of Morocco at this beachfront restaurant in Manly. Out of Africa is Casablanca-born Hassan M'Souli's homage to his homeland. With an aim to share and promote North African cuisine – which is still largely unexplored in Sydney – celebrity chef Hassan has created an African oasis saturated in culture. Artefacts and artworks cram the interior; zebra-patterned couches jostle with wooden tables. Settle on the exterior steps swathed in exotic rugs and dine by the light of colourful lamps in this fun and festive atmosphere.

Executive chef, owner and cookbook author Hassan learnt how to cook in his mother's Moroccan kitchen as a child. His homeland's spot on the map has bestowed it with layered influences and a range of spices from across Europe and Africa. Try Hassan's tantalising tagines – available in vegetable, chicken, fish and meatball varieties – or the delightfully fluffy cous cous. The signature Moroccan meatball tagine of Kefta balls in a spicy tomato sauce and the Sud Afric lamb sosaties served on a bed of dried fruit-flavoured rice with sour cream and sweet madras apricot sauce come well-recommended, or check the blackboard for weekly specials. The banquet is the perfect option for groups, allowing you to sample dishes from across the menu. The well-stocked bar stacked with teapots and exotic liqueurs should incite the thirst of most; try the African punch for a mix of vodka, Bacardi, triple sec, port, red wine and fresh fruit. End with traditional Moroccan mint tea, which is poured three times from a height to infuse the ingredients and cool it down. As a 2008 Middle Eastern/North African finalist in the 2008 Restaurant and Catering NSW Metropolitan Awards for Excellence, Out of Africa also offers cookbooks and cooking classes.
Lauren Barker
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130 pax
Function for 100-300
Function for 50-100
Outdoor Dining
Something Different
Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
This restaurant does not have any awards.
43-45 East Esplanade
Manly NSW 2093
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Brad L. - 11/07/2014
One of the best dining experiences I have ever had. The dishes were both delicious and beautifully presented. Staff was friendly and helpful. Atmosphere quite good. Highly recommended.
Lucinda Bradley - 7/02/2014
Had an amazing breakfast/brunch (new thing at the weekends)with a bunch of friends. Amazing food and great people, we stayed so long, we ended up listening to the live jazz in the afternoon. It was a Sunday. Love this place and really handy for the ferry as just by the beach for a lazy lie down after all the food! :)
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