Inside SeaVibes Manly, The Esplanade’s Go-To For Fresh Seafood

Whether you’re hungry for oysters for lunch or fancy some smoked salmon bagel for breakfast, you will find an ocean of goodness at SeaVibes Manly, the Esplanade’s go-to for fresh seafood dishes.

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Many of the menu items are ideal for sharing and are family-friendly. Long-time favourites here include the beer-battered Barramundi served with chips and salad, char-grilled Tiger Prawns, and the beer-battered Snapper Slider.

Aside from an array of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, the restaurant also does offer takeaways with kid-friendly choices, in case you don’t have so much time to spend in the kitchen or when you don’t feel like cooking, but still want to have a full meal for the family.

SeaVibes Manly
Photo credit: SeaVibes Manly/Google Maps

They have a separate takeaway menu, which includes options like salads, burgers, battered, crumbled or grilled fish, and snacks such as chips, potato scallop, and fried dim sim. 

Photo credit: SeaVibes Manly/Facebook

With a decent selection of drinks (wines, beers, spirits and liquors, and more), paired with stunning views of Manly Harbour waterfront, SeaVibes Manly can be the perfect location for a milestone celebration. 

SeaVibes Manly
Photo credit: Jackson Hsu/Google Maps

SeaVibes opened in December 2018 on the corner of Esplanade and Cambridge Parade, a site once occupied by another seafood restaurant, Barramundi Boys.

Photo credit: Gerrit Rian Cloete/Google Maps

SeaVibes Manly is open daily as early as 7:30 a.m. and until late. Visit the restaurant’s Facebook page for more details.

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We came here a few times because we love their seafood. Lovely location with a view of the Marina or Market on the weekend. Great service.

Boon Hoe Chew

Great place for a date. Great place to chill with some live music and a generous serve of fish and chips. Great place for some sea vibes. Go there!

Joel Hillier

Published 8-March-2023

The Arsonist To Take Over Little and Oliver’s at the Esplanade

A new restaurant is aiming to open by Easter at the Esplanade, on the site of the Little and Oliver’s bistro. Aptly named The Arsonist, this eatery will specialise in smoky, gourmet and wood-fired delights.

There’s still a lot of mystery behind The Arsonist, which was registered with the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) on 20 Jan. 2021. But it is from the same group that owns Tide on the Jetty, which is just a short distance down the bayside.

The Arsonist will be supervised by Chef Mat Fulford in the kitchen. Mr Fulford said that Manly Esplanade doesn’t have enough flame-grilled restaurants and this new restaurant hopes to fill the gap. 

The chef said that he has always loved this cooking method using direct heat, wood chips or charcoal. He hints at a menu where meals like whole suckling pig, roasted bone marrow or bistecca are meant to be shared. Diners will also get to try a signature bespoke charcuterie featuring free-range cured meats.

Photo Credit: Chef Fulford/Instagram

In the next few months, the site that housed the bistro and cafe will undergo a transformation. The Arsonist will have a custom-built wood-fired oven and grill installed in the kitchen, as well as several dry-age meat cabinets.

Customers who love drinking whisky may order a bottle or two to be stored in the restaurant’s safe, which they could drink on their next visits.

Meanwhile, it’s still unclear what’s next for Little and Oliver’s. The BYO cafe and restaurant has been trading in the area for more than three years. 

Mother’s Day 2019: Where to Celebrate With Mum in Manly?

Sunday, the 12th of May 2019, is Mother’s Day and if you’re still unsure where to take your mum to celebrate, there are actually a few interesting things happening at Manly Harbour Village. This list below should get you sorted.

Spend Mother’s Day in the Park

Take mum for an early morning walk on this beautiful day at the Esplanade and then settle down for a picnic with the whole family at Bayside Park, where Mother’s Day in the Park 2019 is happening from 9:00 3:00 p.m.

You can pack her favourite food or buy from the stalls at the nearby Sunday Creative Markets. While the children play on the grass, you and mum can watch the local school bands perform.

Here is the musical line-up for this event:

  • 9:00 a.m. Meeka Ireland
  • 9: 30 a.m. FAD Bayside
  • 10:00 a.m. The Swingalicious Big Band
  • 11:00 a.m. Notesmasters Music Studio Presents
  • 11:30 a.m. Queensland Irish Association Pipe Band
  • 12:15 p.m. Cody Miller
  • 12:45 p.m. Bella Cooke
  • 1:15 p.m. Momentum Choir
  • 1:45 p.m. Brianna Frost
  • 2:00 p.m. Claiming it Anyway Band

Don’t forget to shop for a token for mum at one of the stalls! The stores are open beginning 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Treat Mum to a Fancy Meal

If mum’s not up for a picnic in the park, however, you can treat her to a fancy meal at cafes and restaurants around Manly. These establishments have prepared a special Mother’s Day meal to mark the occasion.

Photo Credit: The Manly Hotel/Facebook
Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron
578 Royale Esplanade

Gourmet Breakfast Buffet from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for $20 (adults) $10 (children)

Lunch or dinner with a special limited menu
12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Manly Hotel
54 Cambridge Parade

Breakfast Buffet from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Afternoon live music at Sails Bistro and Beergarden

Sails Bistro food special: roast of the day with vegetable and gravy for $18. Get a chance to win a Mother’s Day Pamper Pack!
The Manly Deck Bar & Restaurant
1/45 Cambridge Parade

All-day live music

Special Mother’s Day breakfast for $18
The Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club
34 Fairlead Crescent
Mother’s Day Buffet Breakfast

These restaurants below, on the other hand, are also preparing something special and off the menu for Mother’s Day. Just ask the wait staff or call ahead to find out what delectable dish they will be serving.

It’s highly recommended, however, that you reserve a table in advance since these establishments are likely going to be packed with guests.

Make Mother’s Day count and plan ahead so that you’ll have the most unforgettable, enjoyable and relaxing Sunday with that special woman in your life!

Road Closures to be Implemented to Give Way to the Manly Harbour Halloween Street Party

Manly Harbour Village will be celebrating their Halloween Street Party soon, one of the biggest parties in the village. To make the Halloween Street Party happen, there will be several road closures and several changes on the traffic conditions.


Event Details

Date Saturday, 28 October
Time 11:00 a.m.
Venue Manly Harbour Village Precinct (The Esplanade)
Tickets FREE


Road Closures

Photo credit: Manly Harbour Village/Facebook

On Saturday, parts of the Esplanade, Royal Esplanade, Cambridge Parade, Stratton Terrace, Cardigan Parade, and Ferguson Street will be closed for the annual street party. If you plan on going to the party, it’s better to leave your cars at home. Finding a car park space near the Manly Train Station is also recommended. Manly Station is only a 500-metre walk to the event.

Here are the roads affected by closures during the Manly Harbour Halloween Street Party.


10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Esplanade From Cambridge Parade to Fairlead Crescent
Royal Esplanade From Cambridge Parade to Benalla Street
Cambridge Parade From Esplanade to Melville Terrace
Stratton Terrace Cardigan Parade to Manly Hotel (first driveway)
Cardigan Parade Stratton Terrace to Esplanade


11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Cambridge Parade From Arnold Street/Melville Terrace intersection to Carlton Terrace
Ferguson Street Cambridge Parade to Carlton Terrace

Photo credit: Manly Harbour Village/Facebook

There will be a street parade from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., which will require closure of the Esplanade, from Fairlead Crescent to Nelson Parade. This will be a no vehicle access parade. Customers that will need access to the Fairlead Crescent before 6:00 p.m. and after 7:00 p.m. should contact the venues directly.


Manly Harbour Halloween Street Party

Photo credit: Manly Harbour Village

If you’re in Manly and you wish to celebrate Halloween, dress up and join the family-friendly and alcohol-free Manly Harbour Halloween Street Party. A street party also means street food! Manly Hotel proudly brings Harbourside Eat Streets to the street party. The Esplanade will be transformed into foodie haven, where you can find different food trucks and stalls that will offer different street food from all over the world!

Photo credit: Manly Harbour Village

Over 100 market stalls will be featured at the street party. The amusement rides and free movie at the park at 7:00 p.m. may keep the kids entertained throughout the event, but it’s the Australia’s largest mobile Ferris Wheel that will leave them in awe.

Competitions including pumpkin carving and best dressed will always be a part of the
extravagant Halloween event. The stage will feature heaps of entertainment. Don’t forget the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron’s on-water displays — five hours of pure entertainment.

A “spooktacular” fireworks display set to music will conclude the Halloween Street Party.

HALLOWEEN MAGIC // This year the Wynnum Herald Main Stage is set for its biggest entertainment program yet at the Manly Harbour Village Halloween Street Party 2016! Opening at 1pm with non-stop entertainment until fireworks at 9pm. A Spooky Spectacular Street Party!For more information visit #manlyharbourvillage

Posted by Manly Harbour Village on Friday, October 14, 2016


Visit the event page or the Manly Harbour Village website and Facebook page for further details and updates.