The views out over Sydney harbour from Manta’s Cowper Wharf Roadway premises only underline this well-known Woolloomooloo seafood restaurant’s philosophy – to stay close to the source, know their suppliers, and know precisely when the fish was caught. The same goes for the other ingredients that make their way into Manta’s dishes, with owner Rob Rubis maintaining a farm to table ethos that mandates the use of produce sourced from his family’s own farm and, for example, beef from Australian Grassfed Meats, guaranteeing hormone-free and grass-fed cuts. Head chef Daniel Hughes is similarly passionate, knowing the source of everything that makes it into his kitchen, from the potatoes through to the chocolate. As for the food itself, Manta are famed for their oysters, but it’s true that everything on the restaurant’s menu has a pedigree that’s the envy of other Sydney restaurants. Perfect for casual dining or private hire, Manta is one venue that deserves every gourmet’s reservation.
Every food is delicious, and the staff is kind and relaxing. I like cured trout as entree and blue eye cod as main especially. Of course beautiful view. We could enjoy the girls meeting very much.
Great location, fresh delicious food, refreshing cocktails, impressive wine list and friendly, attentive service. What more could you ask for on a beautiful day in Sydney?
Great food, very good service and a lovely setting. We always have a nice meal at this restaurant and we've been coming here for over 10 years.
The service is always great 👍 Great atmosphere great views great for people watching. The food is sensational especially the octopus and don't forget to try the lamb rack and a glass of Penfolds bin 150, you will not be disappointed.
We visited on a busy Saturday night but even allowing for that the service fell short of expectations. After we had ordered our meal the main course appeared before our starter, not a good start. The starter when it did arrive was very good. The main course when that arrived was not as hot as it should have been which made us think that it was the main course they'd originally brought out although like the starter the main was very nice
Food was delicious, the service great. Seated outside on the wharf looking over to the city was just perfect for a dinner out with out of state friends visiting. We really showed off a great Sydney restaurant!
A wonderful setting, great service and awesome food. Will put it on my list of favourite restaurants. Recommend to looking for the authentic 'Sydney' experience.
Great food, the lobster a bit pricey, $300 for one?!? Staff were attentive aside from us needing to use the table cloth to butter our bread. Would go back.
Food, wine, service, location and atmosphere were very good. The honesty of the waiter in preventing us from double tipping was appreciated. Thank you very much.
Garfish was wafer thin and I was told aoili was on the side and it wasn't Didn't like the wine that was recommended and waitress not happy about exchanging it