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Meet the Chef

Alexandra grew up in country NSW surrounded by an Italian family & cherished their rituals of good food & brilliant company. Food has since been her soul feeder. Alex’s industry experience began at Bennelong and later the Rockpool Dining Group and Buon Ricordo where she learnt not only cooking techniques, but also the importance of produce and value of your customers. Alex wants diners to feel like they’re with family with flavourful, abundant meals, recognisable service & in a warm setting.

Restaurant menu

Chef’s recommendations Alexandra Risploi

Average price $90 Special request

Dietary requirements

Scores & Reviews

based on 481 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :9.1/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Christine H.
    Christine H.
    • one review

    Excellent venue, small spaces with good atmosphere where we sat near the stairs. Some people around us looked cramped. The food was ok, but we were expecting, amazing.

  2. Brad K.
    Brad K.
    • one review

    Service was great, food was really flavorful but the dishes weren’t a great temperature — 1st dish was slightly cold, we mentioned it, and then the next 2 were warmer but still not ideal, last dish was perfect temp. Would definitely return

  3. Jon B.
    Jon B.
    • 15 reviews

    Always fabulous. Never disappointed. Back next week! Thanks and see you again real soon. Food, service location all great. Now if only you had parking,,,,

  4. Christie  M.
    Christie M.
    • one review

    Amazing meal. Exquisite food and gorgeous wine and cocktails. Our waiter Sam was fantastic, knowledgeable about the wine menu and dinner menu, extremely helpful with selections and a bubbly breath of fresh air. A must do when visiting Sydney.

  5. Hilary S.
    Hilary S.
    • 12 reviews

    New favourite restaurant in Sydney, can’t fault a thing ???????? perfection all round

  6. Lisa V.
    Lisa V.
    • one review

    We tried this restaurant for the first time on Saturday night for dinner. Everything was great! The look and feel of the restaurant, the super friendly staff and the food was incredible. We will definitely be visiting again and introducing friends to this place. Loved it!

  7. Rebecca T.
    Rebecca T.
    • one review

    Amazing atmosphere with outstanding food and wine list. If you haven't been here yet, don't miss out on the opportunity to experience this beautiful gem of a restaurant.

  8. Brent M.
    Brent M.
    • 5 reviews

    I review restaurants on a three things. The food, service and returnability...... Is the food good? Yes it is, they have been in the Restaurant game a while and know how to make your meal sing. Was the service acceptable? How could it not be with the owner embracing us as if we’re family! Make easy conversation and most importantly describes enthusiastically the menu and recommends dishes. Lastly, will we return? Simply answered as yes we have booked and can’t wait. Thanks Angela for making my Dads Birthday dinner an amazing experience.

  9. Val G.
    Val G.
    • 2 reviews

    After living in the Manly area for 10 months now, and visiting this restaurant 4-6 times, it is now in my top 2. The staff are always welcoming and very knowledgeable of the menu and wine list. The food is always well presented and delicious. They have s courtyard area for the warmer evenings, and for the colder nights it’s lovely and cosy sitting inside, especially by the bare brick fireplace

  10. Janette F.
    Janette F.
    • one review

    We had such a lovely night at The Herring Room. The hosts were so friendly and obliging (suggesting entrees that could easily be made into 5 for our group) etc. The food was really tasty - the deep fried snapper was divine. All in all it was a wonderful evening.

  11. Jessie Q.
    Jessie Q.
    • 9 reviews

    Such lovely & helpful people and the food and drinks were extremely good. Flavours were amazing. All fresh seafood and great recommendation of wine and cocktails to go with. We will be back

  12. MIchael W.
    MIchael W.
    • one review

    Well if you like fish with no meat and bugs with no meat, enjoy. Can’t say how disappointed I was with the serve size. The cost is way way too much for what you get here.

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 264 reviews

    Wish we had discovered this restaurant before, highly recommend it, amazing food, amazing service!

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 290 reviews

    Squid ink ravioli do it !

  15. Sera j.
    Sera j.
    • 15 reviews

    Amazing food and services. truly a gem on the northern beaches. Highly recommended for a beautiful meal experience. Thanks so much team!

  16. Lee V.
    Lee V.
    • 22 reviews

    Food is delicious as usual. Staff are attentive. Cocktails are yummy. Love the couch area. Thanks Angela for another great night!

  17. Jenny C.
    Jenny C.
    • 6 reviews

    Love this place couldn’t recommend it enough - staff are amazing and the food is tooooooo good

  18. Digby H.
    Digby H.
    • one review

    Fantastic night out - food amazing

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 271 reviews

    Enjoyed very much

  20. Deborah H.
    Deborah H.
    • 29 reviews

    Food is fabulous as was the waiter!! :) Very quiet mid week.

More information

Opening time

7 nights from 6pm & lunch from 12 noon on weekends

How to get to the restaurant

Pittwater Rd, 2095, Manly, Australia

Directions to get there

Manly, Sydney Northern Beaches

About the restaurant

‘You don’t see many restaurants like this anymore’ Nicholas Jordan, Broadsheet

Sydney’s much loved seafood restaurant, is located just off Manly beach in a landmark site that locals have long admired.

The Herring Room is family owned & run by veterans of the industry.

It's set in 1920’s inspired space with good old fashioned hospitality. It's bistro styled meals are delivered confidently, inspired by flavours from all around the world.

The Herring Room is the sister restaurant to the recently closed & hugely successful, long running Potts Point restaurant The Sardine Room.

Restaurant Terms and Conditions

We do not offer BYO to groups of 9 guests or more. we are also not available for BYO on NYE, Valentines Day and Melbourne Cup.

Out of respect to our other diners, we require all bookings be seated within 15 minutes of the reservation time, and reserve the right to cancel your reservation if you are more than 15 minutes late.



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