The Best Seafood and Waterfront Restaurant & Bar on Sydney’s Iconic Woolloomooloo Wharf

Manta Restaurant & Bar offers diners the chance to experience Australia’s finest produce. Executive Chef, Daniel Hughes and Head Chef, Steve Hetherington work with local farmers and artisans to ensure only the best is sourced for our customers. From 100% grass fed beef grown on the Rubis’ family farm in Queensland, to the sustainably caught local seafood – Manta is committed to showcasing what that Australia has to offer, all as the best seafood restaurant in Sydney, and a renowned leader in offering home-grown beef through a farm-to-table philosophy. Located on the iconic Woolloomooloo Wharf and boasting some of the city’s best Sydney Harbour dining experiences and city skyline views, there is not a finer location to drink or dine. With the choice of a private dining room, outdoor waterside dining, inside a-la-carte, or bar side dining – there’s something to suit every occasion at Manta. We invite you to join us soon.

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Semi Private Sydney Harbour Dining

Manta Restaurant & Bar new semi private dining area offers a unique space; available for meetings, parties, events and functions for up to 32 people. With views of the harbour and incredibly high ceilings, guests reserving this stunning space are able to dine in private whilst enjoying the incredible Manta waterfront atmosphere. Call (02) 9332 3822 to reserve the space today. Conditions apply.

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Functions and Weddings

Manta Seafood restaurant Sydney is located in a superb setting with city skyline views and waterfront dining for celebrations and private parties.

The dining room provides an exceptional environment for groups up to 150 guests. Private parties of up to 220 guests enjoy the best waterfront dining Sydney has to offer – encompassing both 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. Getting to and from Manta is a breeze. Dependant on tidal activity, guests are able to arrive via boat or water taxi with drop off and pick up directly in front of the restaurant. There is plenty of street parking nearby and a public taxi bay at the front of the wharf.

Manta Philosophy


Manta’s focus is on seafood that is both sustainable and very fresh. We know the names of the fishermen who catch our fish, and we know exactly when the fish was caught. This way, we can ensure the absolute freshest and best seafood for our customers with confidence and certainty.

Manta are legendary for their live oysters.



At Manta, we focus on the quality of our meat and our customers always know exactly where the meat is sourced. Our premium, home-grown beef means we deliver a farm-to-table dining experience for all of our customers, giving an unsurpassed taste that’s both quality-driven and exquisite.

Owner Rob Rubis feels passionate about the topic considering his 32 years in the hospitality industry and involvement in over 35 restaurants. “Manta prides itself on good quality produce sourced from reputable suppliers and the Rubis family property, Australia Grassfed Meats” says Rob.

AGM are producing premium grassfed, hormone free, MSA graded beef from their own properties and that of supplier farmers.



Our Executive chef Daniel Hughes places huge emphasis on fresh produce and, as with the seafood and meat, he knows the exact source of everything that passes through the Manta kitchen – from the potatoes through to the chocolate. ‘At Manta we are all passionate about produce. We have searched Australia to find the most unique, beautiful and local available’.

Get in Touch

Have questions about what we have on offer as the best seafood restaurant in Sydney? Feel free to get in touch with the Manta Restaurant and Bar team to book a reservation or enquire about our functions services and Sydney Harbour dining experiences.

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Ph: 02 9332 3822 Fx: 02 9332 3655

6 Cowper Wharf Road Woolloomooloo NSW 2011  email us >


Lunch  Monday – Sunday  12pm-3pm

 Dinner  Monday – Sunday  6pm-10pm

Bar menu available daily from 12pm till close 

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