Garfish Crows Nest

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$41 to $100
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Seafood
Situated in the heart of Crows Nest, our lower north shore restaurant has a distinct cafe feel. Whether you’re looking for an intimate dinner, a place to escape the office or somewhere to meet up with friends, relax, sit back and enjoy the buzz of surrounding Crows Nest while you enjoy Australian seafood at its best.
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BelindaB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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NeishaC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AndrewJ
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great value with $6 BYO, plus the lovely fresh seafood!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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SueO
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service and handy location for parking. Consistently good value.

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MeganH
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Helpful and friendly waitstaff, good value wine supporting fire-affected producers and very enjoyable food.

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EvelynM
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 .

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JohnL
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good choices to cover all tastes and some interesting dishes for entrees. BYO helps to make it a good value destination

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regulardiner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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RobertV
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service, and great at catering dietary requirements.

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Judith
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

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JordanParle
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, service was great. Would definitely go back!

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MarinaP
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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GillianS
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant for the best fish in Sydney

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Alison
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious birthday dinner and kids ate well too- thank you!

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HeatherA
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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MarkW
Sydney / NSW
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Am a regular at Garfish Crows Nest - always a favourite!!

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DavidK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

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!

Garfish Crows Nest
Responded on February 18, 2020

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.

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Mark
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

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.

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DorianP
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

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!!

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AnandaW
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and friendly Service. Efficient operation. Great cocktails and loved the scallops. Will return.

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taggstigress
London
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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GordonC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

- 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.

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KarenP
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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BelW
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Always a reliable place for good fish. Dessert was good too.

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EvaW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AlexM
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.
Thanks Garfish.

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Sandy
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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RusTy
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable evening, great food and service and the wine list was perfect.

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Guyd
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, wonderful quality and care with the food and personal care and attention.

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CathyP
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and service. The food was delicious and scrumptious. Beautiful ambience. Highly recommend 🥰

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AnubhavM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was generally good. Snapper pie average. Desert wine was not so good.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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AngellaC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great from drinks, to food ,to desserts and coffees . Good service and parking right next door.

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JamesT
Sydney / NSW
11 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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SueC
Brisbane / QLD
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Garfish is highly recommended, a relaxed and enjoyable experience to share with friends or family. Excellent food and service.

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Mark
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

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.

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Judpen
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipNinoT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good attention to detail. The request for an outside table was also accommodated. The explanation about the chocolate mouse dessert was a winner!

FAQs

Garfish Crows Nest offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9966 0445.

Garfish Crows Nest is rated 4.4 stars by 269 OpenTable diners.

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