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Mortar & Pestle

Average price $35
8.7/10
27 reviews

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Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.7/10
based on 27 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.5/10
Service :8.3/10
Setting :7.5/10
  1. Chloe-Charlotte C.
    Chloe-Charlotte C.
    • 16 reviews
    9/10

    Incredible food, not very accommodating with dietaries (just grilling or steaming fish rather than deep frying when half the meat on the menu can be grilled and steamed). The food was all delicious though and the portion sizes are very generous! Service is speedy and efficient.

  2. Giuseppina C.
    Giuseppina C.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    Great food with a large variety to choose from, the staff was friendly and helpful, very reasonably priced, great location with parking right outside the restaurant.

  3. A A.
    A A.
    • 266 reviews
    9/10

    Food was amazing and friendly staff

  4. A A.
    A A.
    • 259 reviews
    7.75/10

    Prompt service. Vibe of restaraunts could be more spruced up. Overall a good place to eat!

  5. Caroline L.
    Caroline L.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    Food was fabulous! really enjoyable meal and service was good too.

  6. Nikki S.
    Nikki S.
    • 2 reviews
    6.75/10

    Food is generally great with some standouts. Service can be hit-and-miss. Gets busy in evenings, book ahead.

  7. Jennifer L.
    Jennifer L.
    • one review
    4/10

    We got notified by the restaurant that it was shut at 5:15pm for a 7pm booking made through dimmi for 31/12 on the day itself. Poor service.

  8. A A.
    A A.
    • 287 reviews
    8.5/10

    Always great service and food

    Mortar & Pestle

    Thank you very much

  9. Jessie C.
    Jessie C.
    • one review
    9.25/10

    Never disappoints! The food is amazing!! The only negative is that they didn't have the cab sav in stock, so I had to go with the shiraz ;)

  10. Emma P.
    Emma P.
    • 2 reviews
    7.5/10

    Good Thai food

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 255 reviews
    10/10

    Beautiful food!!! Lovely experience...

    Mortar & Pestle

    Thank you

  12. Angela D.
    Angela D.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    Been here a few times - try to go mid week as it is a lot quieter and service is better

  13. Alice H.
    Alice H.
    • 2 reviews
    6.25/10

    Relaxed Monday night dinner. The Peking duck noodles come recommended!

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 265 reviews
    10/10

    We were seven and we all enjoyed that. My recommendations are spicy prown soup and beef oyster souce.

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 243 reviews
    8.5/10

    Food was very tasty, customer service was swift. Only issue was that there was a lot of background noise so it was difficult to chat. I'll definitely be back.

    Mortar & Pestle

    Thank you

  16. Diwã V.
    Diwã V.
    • 38 reviews
    10/10

    We ordered ginger fish and tamarind chicken. Both were really good

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 264 reviews
    8.5/10

    Good food & good value

    Mortar & Pestle

    Thank you

  18. Min D.
    Min D.
    • 16 reviews
    7.25/10

    Food was good Staff ok, but not really good at making recommendations

    Mortar & Pestle

    Thank you

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 252 reviews
    7.75/10

    The food was really nice, and the staff were friendly, but the service was almost too quick! We had a 2 course meal in 40mins. I don't want to be waiting ages for a meal, but a little pause between courses would have been fine. And the tables were too small to fit everything on.

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 272 reviews
    4.25/10

    Food was pretty poor & tasteless. Won't be going back in a hurry. Shame

More information

How to get to the restaurant

2 Darley Road, 2095, Manly, Australia

Directions to get there

Manly, Sydney Northern Beaches

About the restaurant

Take a break from the daily grind

Manly, Manly, Manly. Sun, surf and this gorgeous and intimate Thai restaurant right on Darley Road. Words cannot describe how lovely the décor is at this little jewel, with big wooden slats lining the walls, greenery throughout and low level mood lighting. Reminiscent of warm romantic evening meals in Koh Samui, dining at Mortar & Pestle will have you on WebJet the minute you get home to book your next trip back to Thailand!

Mortar & Pestle serve all of the traditional dishes you would be familiar with - Pad Thai Hor Kai and Lemongrass Chicken - but they also offer some different and exciting dishes like Roasted Duck Fried Rice, Sriracha Duck and Gang Ga Ree Garlic (a yellow curry) so there is something for everybody. Food is prepared fresh which really shows in the steamed vegetable and soup dishes.

As well as being very reasonably priced the staff are efficient and friendly. This cosy restaurant has quickly become popular with locals either to dine in or to order a take away. If you have picked up a little honey down on the beach that day be sure to bring her up to Mortar & Pestle, take up one of the seats in their alfresco area and impress her with an intimate night out for two. Without breaking the bank!

Best dish: Hangover Noodles - the perfect cure to what ails you with hot and spicy rice noodles, chilli, sweet basil, Chinese broccoli and shallots.

Features

Thai

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