Food was amazing, a good wine list, the waitress was very experienced and we did not wait, everything was delivered nicely and timely. Only was a bit noisy at times. The bill was expected to be a bit high. Definitely I would love to go again, especially if it is a nice warm night to sit outside.
Food was excellent but wait between orders was absurd! Basically 45min between oysters, starters then meal - entire dinner was over 2hrs. Even had to wait another 20min after asking for check.
Loved everything about it!
The evening started well, we were seated within a couple of minutes as the table was in the process of being setup. The drinks were ordered & served quickly, water was poured & refilled, as were the wine glasses. However, once we ordered the food, we constantly had to ask to have the wine & water topped up. The octupus entree was really chewy, the fries were soggy, otherwise the food was pleasant, but not outstanding. As there were no side plates for bread, there were crumbs on the table, which were never cleared. Once main course plates were removed, we were offered the bill & had to advise that we wished to see the dessert menu.
We were seated at a round free standing table of 4 guests. The server stood on one side of the table & reached across the table to serve the wine & food.
It's a shame that a venue of this calibre does not sufficiently train it's staff.
Waitress did not know anything about the menu.
I ordered a cheap glass of wine, which they provided, but then tried to charge me $50 for.
Nice views of the marina and good for people watching.
Food was not bad, but it’s 3-4 star at 5-star prices.
The service was appalling from the time we walked up to the front. Majority of the staff except for one nice waitress seemed disinterested and rude. The so called filtered tap water tasted like dishwashing liquid and chlorine.
Awesome dinner..service was outstanding, food excellent, and amazing views..!
Manta was great! Great location, very nice fish and seafood! I loved the Sydney oysters. It was not cheap though.
Excellent meal & service!! Had the tasting menu and was pleasantly surprised by the flavours in small portions. And don't be put off by small portions, I was stuffed by the end and that was without making much of a dent in the basket of truffle & parmesan chips. Waitresses were excellent - friendly and attentive but kept their distance, as you would expect in fine dining. We were recommended this restaurant by friends who had visited previously and we will certainly be doing the same.
The food, cocktails and wine were all delicious. The best part was that the restraunt was so quiet . What a relief!
Had the most amazing meals accompanied by drinks. Staff were outstanding. Very very welcoming.
We had a lovely night. Staff were attentive, the view of the city skyline was lovely, the outdoor heaters kept us warm and the food was perfectly prepared.
Food was delicious. Excellent service. Attentive waiters. Prawns were to die for.
We had an awesome experience, wonderful friendly staff and also surprised us with a special dessert for our wedding anniversary. The food was delicious and very fresh. Would recommend this restaurant.
I love Manta, been going there regularly for a long time now, so if I keep going back it must be good.
What can I say, I’m a junkie when it comes to great restaurants and believe me Because at my age I’ve been around a loooong time and have eaten at some of the best in Sydney and many parts of the wall and Manta is definitely up there with all of them, I love this place.
Amazing food. The crab lasagna is exceptional. Will definitely be back.
Lunch with my sister. Excellent service and food. Thank you so very much.
Excellent food and good wine list. Service friendly and attentive but not intrusive.
Excellent Service, Food was Fantastic, Waterfront Location!!
Took an interstate friend for lunch and he was most impressed. I have been here on numerous occasions always good food and service. Never disappointed.
I ate at Manta for my birthday with my family. The food was outstanding and great portion sizes. The staff were lovely and very helpful, cocktails were also great. Would highly recommend.
Initial impression of the restaurant set up ready for service was great, however the Manager that greeted us was stressed, rude and treated us as though we were an inconvenience, which wasn't very pleasant at all. A waitress came and took over and was very pleasant throughout the evening.
The rest of the evening and especially the food was terrific. If you can avoid encountering the manager you'll have a very enjoyable experience
This was our first visit to Manta, although have been to other restaurants at Woolamooloo.
The food was excellent and the service under Peter with Yuri our waiter was superb.
We will definitely return and have mentioned to Family and friends how great it is already
Thank you for the special touches Peter and Yuri
Good was delicious albeit spicier than I expected. The menu a bit difficult to follow.
The food is good but the service speed is not satisfied.
We attended Manta on Good Friday and found the whole experience very enjoyable.Fantastic location,great food and excellent service.Our lunch turned into a four hour event with great food and excellent wine.
Very relaxed atmosphere.Great quality food and friendly service..
Not nearly as good as usual. "Heirloom" tomatoes were bog standard tomatoes. Calamari was not crisp as it should be. Service mixed -friendly but not always easy to get attention and regular delays. Unfortunately also a couple of bad oysters. I know that happens sometimes but just added to the blah meal.
Perfect balance of good fine, attentive wait staff and fantastic location....
took a long time and several requests to get the bill and then our coats
The food was amazing, the staff were attentitive and it was a really easy night out.
For a top-price restaurant in a spectacular location, Manta simple failed to deliver. While the food was generally okay, it lacked any special quality and my main course of King George Whiting was dry and tasteless. The waiter seemed to lack essential skills (such as not whipping away unfinished plates of food!). The timing of the courses was erratic - entrees arriving only minutes after ordering but coffee trailing desserts by far too long a gap.
great location, real buzz:dinner Saturday night, 8.30pm booking, seated immediately and pre-dinner drink suggested immediately. Excellent service for all courses. Menu is fairly small - 8-10 entrees, 6-8 fish mains, 4 meat / beef mains (it is really a fish orientated restaurant), plenty of sides. Reasonable portions, extensive wine list priced medium to top end. Small but only niggle - $27.95 for a glass of champagne is a bit over the top for a $60 bottle at most stores
Wonderful! My third visit for business and will be back.