What

What

Where

Where

Australian

The Bower Restaurant

Average price $45
8.1/10
64 reviews

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Restaurant menu

Average price $45 Special request

The chef recommends...

Viet style bahn mi
$27

Bread roll, slaw salad with a choice of marinated chicken or pork served with shredded daikon

4 pines pale ale battered fish and chips
$27

With house pickles ant tartare

Pan fried fish of the day
$34

See special board for pricing

Ratings & Reviews

Very good
8.1/10
based on 64 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :7.8/10
Service :7.9/10
Setting :8.8/10
  1. Luanne V.
    Luanne V.
    • 7 reviews
    7/10

    Great view and vibe.

  2. Lucas J.
    Lucas J.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    The online booking via the Fork did not work, luckily I called the restaurant to confirm, they took my booking over the phone

  3. Virginia R.
    Virginia R.
    • 5 reviews
    7.5/10

    Great little restaurant with a fabulous view and ambiance. Staff were nice and the food was tasty, albeit a little on the expensive side. Would definitely come back for breakfast, or lunch, or coffee and some of the tasty looking cakes!

  4. A A.
    A A.
    • 255 reviews
    10/10

    Always great food and a divine location.

  5. A A.
    A A.
    • 273 reviews
    8.25/10

    Coffee arrived after the food, which wasn’t ideal, but overall it was good.

  6. A A.
    A A.
    • 273 reviews
    10/10

    Best location and great food

  7. Sasha W.
    Sasha W.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    Restaurant was great but "the Fork" was hopeless as the restaurant never had our booking.

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

    Great location and very reasonable prices. Gets very busy so best to book ahead. Good selection of food and beverage for brunch or lunch, or just a coffee/ drink for either a group or couple.

  9. A A.
    A A.
    • 254 reviews
    10/10

    Awesome place with sensational views, great food and chilled atmosphere.

  10. Tony C.
    Tony C.
    • one review
    8.25/10

    Almeas good except the signage was a it hard to find we walked past twice till somebody pointed it out

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 280 reviews
    7.75/10

    Great location and outlook

  12. Gary B.
    Gary B.
    • one review
    5.25/10

    Much too much food with the lamb flank. Potatato and asparagus sides nice

    The Bower Restaurant

    Dear Customer, thanks for your review - we are quiet happy with our portion size and assume you were as well. Hope to see you soon The Bower

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 280 reviews
    10/10

    Awesome location & great food.

  14. Damien D.
    Damien D.
    • one review
    8.75/10

    Perfect sport for lunch or breakfast with an amazing view

  15. Dan P.
    Dan P.
    • 2 reviews
    3/10

    We'd tried this place before about 6 years ago and it really disappointed. It changed hands and we tried it again about 2 months ago and we thought it might have gotten to the point where the price-points were warranted. We went again yesterday and it's back to terrible. Terrible service, food had either run out or they couldn't be bothered to fill the bowls with the right ingredients or, in the case of my partners chip bowl, not at all. My advice, go up the road to the boathouse, pay about two dollars more, perhaps wait 5 mins for a seat and have a brilliant meal.

    The Bower Restaurant

    Dear Dan, We are really sorry for you experience and value your feedback a lot. We have forwarded your feedback to our kitchen and review your pictures as well. Regards The Bower

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 268 reviews
    5/10

    Great location makes up for the fairly ordinary food and haphazard service. Worth it.

  17. Dawn W.
    Dawn W.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Great place, staff are friendly & helpful

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 268 reviews
    7/10

    We have visited many times and were a bit disappointed last night. The service was really inattentive and the food not nearly as good as on previous visits. We hope this was just a 'bad night' as we love having the Bower restaurant around the corner as our local.

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 273 reviews
    7/10

    Beautiful spot, short but tasty menu. Slow service so good for a long lunch.

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 279 reviews
    8.75/10

    Lunch special Salmon was absolutely delicious

More information

How to get to the restaurant

7 Marine Parade, 2095, Manly, Australia

Directions to get there

Manly, Sydney Northern Beaches

About the restaurant

located on the pedestrian walkway between Manly and Shelley Beach, The Bower is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed lunch date with friends. The Bower's fresh and authentic menu is produced using locally sourced and artisanal produce. Be prepared to experience tasty drinks and exceptional food including braised meats and smoked fish. Go and experience this stunning restaurant for yourself - It really is as good as people say.

Best dish: Green Tea Smoked Ocean Trout

Features

Seafood

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