The Fish Café @ Manly Harbour Serves Years-long Tradition of Quality Seafood

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Photo credit: The Fish Cafe, Manly/Facebook

For your seafood cravings, head on down to The Fish Café  in Manly’s 461 The Esplanade. This food hub, brought to you by the Barramundi Boys, has a 90-year tradition of serving quality seafood, shared with Brisbane since 1999. What better way is there to eat great seafood than to feel each scrumptious bite by the beautiful marina harbour? This establishment takes pride in letting you choose fish and then preparing it just the way you want it. An ideal place indeed for every seafood lover out there!

Step into the slick, maritime-themed food hub that’s complemented by bifold windows and polished floors. They’ve got outdoor seating options overlooking the Esplanade. This licensed café is contemporary, child-friendly, and very accessible to persons with disabilities. They also have a secure parking area.

The Menu

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Eat your heart out at this food hub by the bay. Photo Credit: The Fish Cafe, Manly/Facebook

Manly’s The Fish Café serves traditional quality seafood. They also serve wine and beer. Gluten-free food and vegetarian options are available, too. Meanwhile, those who are not fond of seafood dishes don’t have to fret as there are other items on the menu that are no less enticing. For instance, they can have the equally tasty duck confit or Kingaroy beef eye fillet. Also, the children have their own special menu that includes chicken calamari, steak, fish with veggies, and salad & chips.


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If you’re craving for Fish ‘n’ Chips with a twist, you’ve found the right place. Photo Credit: The Fish Cafe, Manly/Facebook

The mouth-watering seafood at this cafe is sure to increase any craving you may have. Among their best-selling specials are the Cone Bay barramundi, Moreton Bay bugs, golden band snapper, whiting and sand crab lasagna, salmon cake, smoked mussels, snapper dumplings, and white bait fritters. If you’re looking for everyone’s all-time favourite fish ‘n’ chips, they serve an upscale version that’s guaranteed to surprise your tastebuds.

Click here to view their extended food, bar, and takeaway menus.

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Nothing beats a good seafood meal than eating it down at the beautiful harbour! Photo Credit: The Fish Cafe, Manly/Facebook

“A great place by the beach and marina. The quality of fish and other seafood is really good. Great feed, good portions and filling. Takeaway is great too and the prices are decent. One of the better fish and chip shops in the area.” [ Foodie, visitor review ]

“Came across this café and just felt like to have a cup of coffee so chose to go around its Take-Away section instead of the main dining area. Ordered a flat white in a cup and took a seat at the dedicated al fresco area. It was a nice sunny day and it made me so relaxing to enjoy my cup of Grassroots Expresso (first time to have this bean) while I was overlooking those yachts at near water. What a nice day!” [ Ronnielui2003, visitor review ]


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The Fish Café at Manly opens seven days a week. Their specific opening days and times on weekdays are Mondays to Fridays at 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for lunch and 5:30 p.m. to late for dinner. On weekends, they’re open at 8:00 a.m. to 10:45 for breakfast, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (lunch), and 5:30 p.m. to late (dinner). For inquiries, bookings or reservations, contact them via Facebook or call on (+61) 7 3893 0195. You may also send an email to fishcafe461@gmail.com.

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If you’ve got time to spare, check out the Barramundi Boys Fresh Seafood Market, too. It’s just right next-door to the café. It is there that you can buy nutritious fresh fish and shellfish. They sell freshly-prepared salads and also have other complimentary delicacies.