Garfish Crows Nest
Food and cocktails were lovely - we had the whole snapper with an amazing sauce - kids enjoyed their meals - the staff were friendly and helpful. It was the day before shutdown so we were one of only three tables in the restaurant - Garfish have long being a favourite and we always enjoy coming here.
Never fails to disappoint! Garfish is a one of only a couple of really nice restaurants in Crows Nest, the service is always amazing and the food just delicious.
They also have a wonderful drinks menu and accomdate kids aswell.
Garfish is up there with my favourite restaurants, don't stop what you're doing.
Great value with $6 BYO, plus the lovely fresh seafood!
Delicious, fresh food - as always - served by friendly staff. The main course took almost one hour to arrive which is far too long in anyone’s book.
Good food, good service and handy location for parking. Consistently good value.
Helpful and friendly waitstaff, good value wine supporting fire-affected producers and very enjoyable food.
This is my favourite restaurant in Crows Nest, never been disappointed. However very few of my friends enjoy seafood, so it is only on special occasions when I get to enjoy it with like minded friends and colleagues .
Good choices to cover all tastes and some interesting dishes for entrees. BYO helps to make it a good value destination
Best seafood on Sydney's north shore with large range of daily specials from the fishmarkets. Lamb backstrap special outstanding with 300 g of meat could have fed two given generous size of accompaniments too.
Excellent food and service, and great at catering dietary requirements.
Garfish Crows Nest is an excellent restaurant. The food, service and atmosphere is always good. I had beautiful John Dory which was perfectly grilled. The scollops entree and for sweets the Italian brownie and icecream were delicious too. Nice speaking level on a busy Sunday lunch on International Women's Day 8 March.
Food was fantastic, service was great. Would definitely go back!
We had a quieter table for 2 inside as requested. Service was quite prompt and friendly and our meals were delivered in good time, considering the bookings have a two hour limit. The food was delicious- fresh ingredients and tasty flavours for all three courses (two of which we shared and we each enjoyed the Mahi Mahi fish as mains)
The ambiance is good especially the outside dining table area. We chose to sit inside on this occasion as it was a cooler and wet evening. The cocktails and wine was also of good quality.
Our favorite restaurant for the best fish in Sydney
Delicious birthday dinner and kids ate well too- thank you!
The food was fabulous. We had the seafood platter and it was fresh and tasty. We loved that it came in two sections. This meant everything was fresh and warm and we weren’t overwhelmed by the volume of food. Best seafood platter we’ve had in ages! (Though the gnocchi seemed unnecessary! 🙂) The staff were friendly and the service terrific.
Am a regular at Garfish Crows Nest - always a favourite!!
My wife and I are huge fans of Garfish @ Crows Nest and dine there often, as a couple and with friends. Perhaps in the past we have been spoilt with awesome service however it was definitely not up to scratch on Valentines Day. We had the last booking and it was obviously a busy night but we definitely didn’t feel the usual Garfish love. Whilst it took longer than expected to arrive the food was amazing and we will put the ordinary service down to it being exceptionally busy. We will be back but not in a hurry. What is it with the Hoons and their tricked up exhausts in Holtermann St? FFS!
Thank you David for your review. Valentines Day is indeed our busiest night and I'm sorry the service was not up to our usual standard. I would like to address the lack of service, that you mentioned, with my staff and hope that we can have a chat to pinpoint what these were. If you wish to do so, please give us a call or send an email. We appreciate all feedback which makes it possible for us to further improve our service to all our customers.
Handle bar man was a little intense at first as he didn't believe us that our table was getting wet from the leaking storm water from the above balcony above. We did eventually get moved which was great as the waiter on that side of the restaurant was exceptional.
The food was great as always. Yes I would recommend to a friend.
I am a frequent patron of Garfish. What has happened? New staff waiters, new chiefs? New owners? The food was good as per normal BUT on this occasion anything good points about the food were taken away from how poor the service was and the time it took to receive our (1 course) main meal... 1.5 hours??? Are you kidding me? Arrived at 6:30pm, got served at 8pm!!!
Highly disappointing. After I raved about Garfish for months, my friends who made the effort to come from (Watsons' Bay and Bronte) I was very embarrassed to be sitting for 1.5 hour for 1 main meal! It was a joke. As my friends came such a way and it was a boys night out I was reluctant to cause a scene and ruin the remaining part of the night. Had I been with my family alone, we would have certainly walked out much earlier!! Did I prompt them about how long the food will be? You bet!! Only to the told that the kitchen is 'just plating your food up now"..... 25 minutes later, the food arrived!!!
Not good enough on many levels!! You CANNOT CHARGE HIGH PRICES AND HAVE SUCH POOR SERVICE!!
Good food and friendly Service. Efficient operation. Great cocktails and loved the scallops. Will return.
The bugs were fabulous as ever. The staff were very friendly. The lemon sole was fine but not exciting and they had to be reminded to bring the wine.
It became quite hot as it was a very hot night and there is no aircon. Very efficient fans but not enough on this excessively hot evening
- I really do not approve of what I call "ego massaging" web-reviews. The 'Yes' above comes with reservations.
I have eaten at Garfish frequently enough for the restaurant to know that I think it pretty good. My own feeling is that, good as the food is, it is becoming over-priced.
If you are a seafood lover. This is your restaurant. Also meat and pasta available. Fresh side salads, veggies, chips, mash!! Great desserts and coffee.
Service is fantastic made better by friendly staff.
It's been a little while since we've been to Garfish and it's still as good as ever. The seafood is top quality as always and we were especially impressed with the level of service. Attentive, but not overbearing, and our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the menu. We'll definitely be back again.
Always a reliable place for good fish. Dessert was good too.
We had dinner to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday. I have ½dz ouster’s natural and my boyfriend had chargrilled octopus with chipotle aioli. The oysters were fresh and tasty and the octopus was tender with a lovely chargrill crunch and taste. For our main meal I had Snapper & Lobster Ravioli with chargrilled king prawns and Kaffir lime beurre blanc, which was delicious! My boyfriend had the fish of the day - which was expertly cooked. For dessert I enjoyed a delicious Mango Elton Mess and my boyfriend had the dark chocolate gianduja mousse with berry compote and hazelnut dacquoise - with a birthday candle. Everything was perfect, including friendly, efficient service.
always an enjoyable experience at Garfish. Staff re organised a table for us when I indicated I would be late in arriving.
Had some good advice on meal selection and we were allowed to relax and enjoy.
My friends and I caught up for a wonderfully, sumptuous meal around 6pm. Upon arrival we were greeted and seated at an outside table that was requested when I booked online. The wait staff were excellent; polite, knowledgeable and efficient - couldn't have had a better level of attention. While the antipasto was great, the Javanese seafood curry and other meals that we consumed were mouth-watering. Portion sizes were 'spot-on' - not too much or too little. We left wanting to lick our fingers and have just another mouthful!
Really enjoyable evening, great food and service and the wine list was perfect.
Fantastic service, wonderful quality and care with the food and personal care and attention.
Amazing staff and service. The food was delicious and scrumptious. Beautiful ambience. Highly recommend 🥰
Food was generally good. Snapper pie average. Desert wine was not so good.
Great food and ambience so wonderful to have an early night after a big day at work.
Food is so fresh. Served beautifully
Love Garfish Crows Nest 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Everything was great from drinks, to food ,to desserts and coffees . Good service and parking right next door.
Always a favourite. Service has been a benchmark over the years with changing staff never an issue. I really don't eat seafood or steak but can always find something to satisfy. Wine is my thing and it's wonderful to bring an old Barolo or Tuscan to this venue
Garfish is highly recommended, a relaxed and enjoyable experience to share with friends or family. Excellent food and service.
It was too hot outside, especially with the wall shade down, however, it was terribly noisy once we moved inside. Service was rather slow, i.e. we were there 2 hours before we got our main, however, the food was very good once it finally came.
My first visit and I will be going there again, staff were smiling and friendly and had an excellent knowledge of the dishes, their recommendations were spot on.
Very good attention to detail. The request for an outside table was also accommodated. The explanation about the chocolate mouse dessert was a winner!