The Herring Room


Average price $90

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Meet the Chef

For Chef Dylan Cashman, food is life. His passion translates to his menu, which celebrates locally grown, sustainable produce. Dylan’s early experience as a kitchen hand in his hometown of Crescent Head in NSW ignited his love of cooking. He emerged on a culinary learning spree in the reputable kitchens of Sean's Panaroma, Cottage Point Inn and Paper Daisy with Ben Devlin before returning further north as head chef at Fins at Kingscliff, where he landed his first hat. His biggest achievement was opening his own restaurant. The Blue Door on 5th in Palm Beach, launched to great acclaim. It was named Best New Restaurant for Queensland and was listed in the Good Food Guide with one hat.

Restaurant menu

Chef Dylan Cashman
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pan seared SA pink snapper w mild fragrant vietnamese curry & shaved fresh asparagus
steamed NSW blue eye cod w mushrooms, sesame carrot, asian greens & dashi stock
braised NSW lamb shoulder w smokey aubergine, preserved lemon yoghurt & seasonal veg

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User photos

Duck Ragu and Moreton bay bugs

Ratings & Reviews


based on 565 reviews
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Quality of food :9.3/10
Service :9.2/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. Philippa S.
    Philippa S.
    • 27 reviews

    We were in the Herring Room tonight during the social distancing restrictions and the Herring Room staff went out of their way to adhere and make us feel comfortable. The food was as always fantastic. Please support these guys through visiting or ordering take away during these pressing times

  2. Anne C.
    Anne C.
    • 8 reviews

    Even though it is trying times we were welcomed warmly and the staff were friendly. We loved all of our dishes and the desserts were wonderful!! My husband said the coffee was great too!

  3. Giorgio A.
    Giorgio A.
    • 20 reviews

    Very professional outfit, with real chefs in the kitchen, and the results are outstanding. Not many places like this in Manly

  4. Stephen b.
    Stephen b.
    • one review

    Ambience was ok, but restaurant was almost empty. Waiter was very much "going through the motions", was not service orientated. Ordered 2 fish dishes and had to send 1 back as was under cooked. Dishes are small with very little vegetables. Over priced for what is on offer.

  5. David H.
    David H.
    • 3 reviews

    Food was excellent as was the service. The waiter was not that 'warm' but, nonetheless, was extremely efficient and professional. The seafood platter was wonderful. However, it would have been been even better had we been able to enjoy the cold selection first. The problem, as often with seafood platters, was that the cold and hot items were all delivered together. So, the excellent sashimi had to be consumed later to avoid the hot selection cooling too much before enjoying it. The delicate tastes of the sashimi, on the other hand, would have been better consumed prior. Bottom line: a thoroughly enjoyable night out.

  6. Pamela M.
    Pamela M.
    • one review

    Lovely food and warm welcoming atmosphere. All the choices from our party of four were excellent and choice of good wines too. Well worth a visit.

  7. Zina S.
    Zina S.
    • one review

    We have been to The Herring Room a number of times and it never disappoints. The food is sensational - very fresh and incredibly flavoursome. The staff are efficient and friendly. Can’t recommend this gem enough!

  8. Scott M.
    Scott M.
    • 4 reviews

    Enjoyed a lovely lunch in a great setting. Service and food was perfect. Couldn't find fault, would highly recommend. Noting this isn't an inexpensive choice. Wasn't busy so hoping there's more trade during other open times as this is a top shelf spot. We were able to chose a table from a mostly empty restaurant; but they don't push us to finish and leave nor did we feel rushed.

  9. Lynda M.
    Lynda M.
    • 2 reviews

    Exceptional food and great restaurant. It’s a shame that tables of 2 are made to sit so close together. Made our special evening a little uncomfortable.

  10. Laurel L.
    Laurel L.
    • 4 reviews

    Great food and service. Highly recommended and I will go back again.

  11. Klay L.
    Klay L.
    • one review

    Disappointing. Used to be the best restaurant in Manly. Now both food and service are uneven and not worth the money. Some wait staff were personable and highly skilled, others arrogant and lazy. Entrees ranged from great to superb but mains were average (seafood soup had a heavy tomato base, an abundance of over-cooked fish, one prawn and one calamari ring - nothing like it’s subtle and balanced bouillabaisse cousin). Won’t bother again.

  12. Paula W.
    Paula W.
    • 25 reviews

    The food & service was good. Will definitely go back again.

  13. Deborah M.
    Deborah M.
    • one review

    We went to The Herring Room for a family birthday dinner and it was fantastic. The staff were friendly and efficient, the food was excellent and the atmosphere was lovely. I can totally recommend this restaurant, we’ll be back.

  14. Joshua J.
    Joshua J.
    • 2 reviews

    While no ocean views, it's close enough to the beach to enjoy the clean ocean air. Unique interpretations of some standard seafood dishes, which we loved! For example, the tom kha mussels were absolutely incredible. The wait staff were friendly enough, but for the menu pricing, we were expecting something a little better - but still very good and we'll definitely be back again in the future.

  15. Elie Z.
    Elie Z.
    • 39 reviews

    Excellent service and food. Been there twice and on both occasions couldn’t fault it.

  16. Dominika K.
    Dominika K.
    • one review

    Food was very delicious, curry was so beautiful and fish as well. Salt and pepper squid very avarage. Service ok, bit slow but it was not a busy day. Wine very good. Nice experience

  17. Lee M.
    Lee M.
    • 5 reviews

    Love, love this restaurant, the owners and staff always manage to make us feel like we are the only diners...amazing food, great service and atmosphere...whats not to like...we will return!!!

  18. Nellie R.
    Nellie R.
    • one review

    Lovely meal, excellent service and great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend this restaurant. Food was great quality and wine equally good

  19. Kate A.
    Kate A.
    • one review

    We loved everything about the Herring Room. We were a group of 7 and the evening went so smoothly. Service was impeccable, setting beautiful and the food was delicious. I can’t wait to go back again and try more of the menu!

  20. Olaf R.
    Olaf R.
    • 2 reviews

    If you are looking for seafood, don't look any further. Friendly staff and the option to BYO is really great! The creative and tasty dishes are pure joy!

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More information

Opening time

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

How to get to the restaurant

Pittwater Rd, 2095, Manly (NSW), Australia, RestaurantAddress

Directions to get there


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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