There's nothing quite like enjoying great fish and chips by the water, but the local options these days have become far more sophisticated.
As Brayden said, 'The bayside dining hub has gained a higher profile this year after two venues were named in The Courier-Mail’s top 100 restaurants in Queensland, with The Arsonist at No. 34 and The Manly Boathouse at No. 96.'
Outside of the Brisbane CBD and surrounding areas, such as Teneriffe and Woolloongabba, Manly was the only place in the city’s outer suburbs to have more than one entry in the list.
Whether it's a legacy of Covid lockdowns, in that locals prefer to stay closer to home, or it's driven by the desire to support local, there seems to be a shift in the belief that the CBD is the only place to go for special dining occasions.
Share-style menus are also in fashion, with both Top 100 Manly venues offering feasting and group-style dishes.
Breakfast and lunch experiences are no longer standard bacon-and-egg fare either, with Manly Kitchen serving up Brioche French Toast with sour cherries, chocolate soil and kuromitsu, and Cambridge Lane Espresso offering Spanish Chorizo hash cakes with char-grilled asparagus.
Manly's dining options throughout the harbour's sailing and yacht clubs, shopping precinct and along Esplanade are many and varied, and definitely worth a visit.
For a list of all venues in and around Manly Harbour, check out the 'eat' page of the Manly Harbour Village website.
EAT. SHOP. PLAY. STAY. Manly Harbour Village - where Brisbane meets the Bay.