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.