Best restaurants in Manly

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    The Pantry

    Right on the beach, this Manly favourite is perfect for watching the goings-on in the water and on the sand while kicking back with anything from a hearty breakfast to a cocktail or something off the appealing lunch and dinner menu. The food revolves around quality Australian meats and plenty of seafood, served up with style. Some nice wines too.

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    Chica Bonita

    This upbeat place rises above its unprepossessing location: straddling the end of a dingy shopping arcade, with carpark views. It offers zingy, inventive Mexican fare from lunchtime burritos to evening tacos, with good margaritas and other cocktails on hand to wash them down. It's easiest to enter from the corner of Whistler St and Market Pl.

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    Hugos

    Occupying Manly's prime location on the wharf, Hugos has super views from its open windows and sought-after outdoor deck. Relax on the banquette seating and sip a cocktail, then tuck in to delicious pizzas or an Italian-inflected menu of seafood and yummy desserts. It serves pizza all day; it's also a decent place to just slide in for a beer.

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    Boathouse Shelly Beach

    This sweet little spot on picturesque Shelly Beach makes a top venue for breakfast juices, brunches, fish 'n' chips, oysters, tasty flatbreads and daily fish specials, served either in the bar section or from the kiosk. There's pleasantly shady outdoor seating. No bookings taken. Order at the counter; last orders are strictly 3pm.

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    Barefoot Coffee Traders

    Run by surfer lads serving fair-trade organic coffee from a closet-sized open-to-the-breeze shop, Barefoot epitomises Manly cool. Food is limited but the Belgian chocolate waffles go magically well with a macchiato. The coffee is deliciously smooth. There's a larger cafe on Wentworth St.

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    Belgrave Cartel

    This well-established cafe serves perhaps Manly's best espresso in a soothing vintage atmosphere with a couple of laneway-style outdoor tables. Breakfasts and Sunday brunches are guaranteed to please, as is the selection of Italian share plates. By night, there's an appealing small-bar scene with cocktails and wine.

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    Momo Bar

    Delicious Nepalese dumplings and build-your-own poke bowls get locals queuing at lunchtime at this hole-in-the-wall restaurant with a handful of outdoor tables, likeably situated in the pedestrian zone.

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    Bower Restaurant

    Follow the foreshore southeast from Manly’s ocean beach to this salty little cafe/restaurant, so close to the sea that the windows often get sprayed (a major storm once closed it down for months). It's pretty casual, with counter ordering; the menu has lots of seafood and the sandy surfer-gal staff aren’t afraid to let Olivia Newton-John wail on the stereo.

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    Pure Wholefoods

    This whole-food minimart has a great little street cafe serving mainly organic vegetarian goodies, including flavoursome flans, salads, nori rolls, cakes, cookies, wraps, burgers and smoothies. (There is some meat on the menu.) Vegan, raw-food, sugar-free, gluten-free and dairy-free diets are also catered for.

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    Chat Thai

    Set inside Manly Wharf, this branch of the Thaitown favourite misses out on the harbour views – though you can just about watch the prow of the ferry nose in – but delivers on flavour.

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    Barefoot Coffee Traders

    Handy for the ferry, this is a larger outpost of the casually excellent Barefoot Coffee folk.

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    BenBry Burgers

    A popular takeaway in the pedestrian zone assembling juicy gourmet burgers for beach bums and backpackers.