Sydney, New South Wales

2012 Restaurants & Catering - Awards for Excellence - Best Informal Contemporary Australian Restaurant
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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6 Cowper Wharf Road,
Woolloomooloo Wharf
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011





Modern Australian, Seafood, Vegetarian available

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$


Fully Licensed (no BYO)

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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.

With a focus on locally sourced and sustainable ingredients, Manta offers a plethora of seasonal seafood dishes sourced directly from Australian and New Zealand waters. Our seafood is carefully chosen and reflects seasonal availably and sustainable fishing practices. Manta is also fast becoming known for its incredible cuts of entirely grassfed beef which is sourced from owner, Rob Rubis’ brother’s farm in Queensland.

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, Lyndon Stenning, has a wealth of experience and has worked in some of the world's finest restaurants. Lyndon is an awarded and acclaimed master of food and wine matching. Manta's wine list includes a selection of current and aged wines; from well-known favourites to more obscure boutique choices. Manta stocks the best of Australian small batch products such as vodka, gin and native Australian liqueurs as well as locally brewed beers.

Manta Restaurant and Bar aims to reflect its incredible setting: natural, fresh and inspiring.

We hope to welcome you soon.

Specials & Events

Business Lunch Special @ Manta Restaurant
Dates Tue 12 Jul to Fri 30 Jun 17
Location Woolloomooloo, New South Wales
Category Mid-week
Description Monday to Friday lunch specials are perfect for suits and stilettos looking to talk shop. Entrée Fried provolone filled zucchini flowers, ...
BYO Mondays at Manta
Dates Tue 12 Jul to Mon 26 Jun 17
Location Woolloomooloo, New South Wales
Category Mid-week
Description BYO Monday's at Manta Starting on 4 January Manta invites you to bring your own wine to Manta every Monday. Each Monday, ...
The Best Martini's in Sydney!
Dates Tue 12 Jul to Fri 30 Jun 17
Location Woolloomooloo, New South Wales
Category Happy hour
Description The best Martinis in Sydney! 2 Martinis for $20 every day between 5pm and 7pm


200 pax
The dining room provides an exceptional environment for groups up to 150 guests. Private parties of up to 200 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.


Accessible by water taxi
Award Winning / Hatted
Function for 50-100
Harbourside Dining
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Product launches
Waterfront Dining
This restaurant does not have any awards.


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Nikky Vincent - 14/02/2016
I cannot recommend this restaurant enough! Was without a doubt the Best dining experience we have had. We impulsively booked a hotel for Valentines & I think I rang around 30 restaurants to get a table at a restaurant that served lobster mornay. Spoke to the lovely Rob he absolutely went above & beyond to cater to our request. When we arrived we were seated immediately, the lovely waiter Alex served us & looked after us all night. Rob even came to meet us & have a nice chat. The atmosphere was very sophisticated, elegant & delightful. Certainly a dining experience we will not forget. Thank you Manta & thank you very much Rob.