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$15 - $50
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Bar, Pizza, Grill, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 27 January 2024 via mobile

Our meals where ok, but nothing like as good as when Tracy had this business Our steaks were floating in our respective sauces that we had ordered. The chips were ok but they took up half the plate and there were far too many of...them. My entree was fried calamari which was fried at too low a temperature so that it all came out stuck together. It was like a pub meal and not your local restaurant. The woman who we paid had such a thick accent that I had trouble understanding her. The whole place was empty by about 8pm whereas it used to be a lively bar seen until 10 or 11 pm, this was a Saturday night and it has lost its spark.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 December 2023

AMAZING LAMB dinner!!!! Mac crusted lamb rump, tzatziki sauce, feta salad, kumara. Excellently prepared, I licked the plate clean!!! Husband got the Eye Fillet with salad and mushroom sauce and chips- said it was amazing!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 December 2022

Excellent bbq brisket ..great chips and coleslaw. The burgers was delicious. Arancini balls tasty and a good starter to get the meal rolling.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 24 November 2022

Quite the busy place no matter the hour - seems to be the place locals and tourists gravitate to for dinner, or just a few drinks. The staff is quite friendly.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 21 October 2022 via mobile

Lovely food, great atmosphere and friendly staff. Would definitely recommend. Varied menu choice and we'll presented

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 27 August 2022 via mobile

Just awesome. The food and service were excellent. It was a busy Saturday night and we were looked after superbly. We shared the pork belly entree which was so good. My friend had the fettuccine and which was lovely. I had the lamb dish which...was so good. Would not be able to go past that again. Highly recommend as the locals recommended to us. A place to definitely go to. Thank you management. It was superb. 👍👍More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 23 June 2022

My Wife and I were over from Queensland and we went to Manly Bar and Grill for a catchup with our friends who live locally. I think we arrived just after the place opened because we had it to ourselves and chose to sit at...a nice bar table near the entrance. The 4 of us were quite happy as the nice wine flowed and we enjoyed each others company and catching up after a long time apart. As the afternoon wore on more patrons arrived and the place started to get busier. In the early Evening to our surprise and most unfortunately, we were asked by the Female manager to move from the table we had oocupied for the entire afternoon to another less appealing table further inside. It appears that another larger group took priority over us and we felt treated like rif raf for want of a better description. We moved to the other table and were given a token gesture of thanks that included a squid bites dish, which was also unfortunate because 2 of us dont eat squid! During the evening we dined at a local Italian restaurant which was a far superior experience.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Tracey H, Owner at Manly Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2022

Hi BigMANTIS, Our apologies your experience with us wasn't as it should be. As I understand my FOH manager was trying to make it as comfortable as she could for all who were concerned. Sometimes like this we miss the mark.. Again our apologies and...More

Reviewed 29 May 2022 via mobile

Just what we hoped for. Great steak - perfect. Other had market fish/mushy peas. Top notch. Definitely recommend. Adequate beer and wine selection - we found what we like. Just had the mains.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 26 February 2022 via mobile

Awesome service on a busy Saturday night, still got a table without a booking. Food was perfect, service was fast friendly and attentive. Absolutely nothing to fault.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 26 January 2022 via mobile

One of our party had the Eye fillet steak medium. It was very dry and even though he had a steak knife it was very very tough. My wife had gnocchi. It did not look like any gnocchi I have ever seen. It was tasty...but not what one was expecting. I had whole snapper. It was reasonable. It did not knock you socks off but it was fine. We have been before. This tome was not up to scratch. Not good enough. Would I go back? Probably not!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 28 July 2020 via mobile

After two weeks in the north island this was a highlight..ok it took a long time to get food, but thai fish cakes were delicious and rib eye steak meals were sublime and the best ever we have had in 16 years in NZ..Mojitos were...pretty poor though as was the liquor coffees. but quality of food overcame all..More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 4 July 2020 via mobile

One of those magic restaurants that always delivers good food at an excellent price and in good atmosphere Service always very pleasant and prompt Best restaurant in hibiscus coast by far

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 1 June 2020

Fabulous food and service, one of our party is a wheelchair user and they couldn't have been more accomodating to his needs.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 2 April 2020

We enjoyed excellent and original pizzas, great value wine and lovely service sitting outside this restaurant but the decor inside is very strange. This venue doesn’t seem to know if it wants to be a sports bar or a fairy-light bedecked romantic restaurant. We sat...outside but the TVs would have been distracting.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 22 March 2020

When we travel, we seldom visit the same place more than once, because we like to try different food. But in the six days we spent in the region, we ate here 3 times. Each time we had exceptional meals- melt I your mouth steak,...gnocchi to die for, creamy chicken in mushrooms, Thai fish cakes.... I understand why this is rated so high. It’s worth it... and prices are very affordableMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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MANLY BAR & GRILL, Auckland Central - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Manly Bar & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5