Garfish Manly Restaurant
Awards & Community Involvement

Awards & Community Involvement

Restaurant Awards

Since opening the first Garfish restaurant in 2002, our seafood restaurants have been the recipient of a number of food and business industry restaurant awards.


Northern Beaches Local Business AwardsManly-local-biz-awards-2015

The team at Manly Garfish were named Best Restaurant in the Northern Beaches Local Business Awards.

2015 Savour Australia™ Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS Awards for Excellence Finalist

Manly Garfish named a finalist in the Restaurant & Catering Awards with winners to be announced in September.

Trip Advisor Hall of Fame

Manly Garfish was awarded with a Certificate of Excellence and named in the Trip Advisor Hall of Fame, which recognizes the best in the business.


Garfish Kirribilli Best Restaurant North Shore Business Awards

This awards recognises the consistent efforts of our Garfish Kirribilli team by our customers who voted and nominated us.

Garfish Manly Consumer Vote Award at 2014 Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Awardsgarfish-manly-2014-consumer-vote-award

Voted by our customers, the Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Awards Consumer Vote Award recognised the hard work of our Manly Garfish team.


Best Informal Seafood Restaurant: Restaurant and Catering Industry Awards for Excellence

2013 saw a very special occurrence, in that all three of our restaurants were finalist in these awards.

Garfish Manly however was awarded the winner, we’ve very proud of all of our team for achieving this again this year.


Best Restaurant: Garfish Manly win at The Northern Beaches Local Business Awards

Announced 3rd July at their annual presentation, we’re very proud of the team at Garfish Manly, once again taking out the award for Best Restaurant.


Garfish founders win Restaurateur of the Year 2012

The 2012 New South Wales Restaurateur of the Year was received by Mark Scanlan & Mark Dickey, founders of Garfish Restaurants, for their outstanding achievements and success through best business practice and leadership within the industry.

Read more about this award in our blog here.


Australia’s Best Seafood Restaurant

Australia's Best Seafood Restaurant

After winning the Best Seafood Restaurant NSW award (see below) Garfish Manly has won the National Award for Best Seafood Restaurant in the Restaurant and Catering Industry Awards for Excellence.

More pictures and information on this can be found on this blog post.

Best Seafood Restaurant (Informal) – NSW

Garfish Manly, for the forth year running, has won the NSW award for Best Seafood Restaurant (Informal), in the Restaurant and Catering Industry Awards for Excellence.

Sydney Fish Market Seafood Excellence Awards – Highly Commended

Garfish Manly won a Highly Commended in the Sydney Fish Market Seafood Excellence Awards.

Read more details here.


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  • 2005 Mosman Daily – Restaurant (a la carte)
  • 2005 North Shore Times – Restaurant
  • 2005 North Shore Times – Business of the Year
  • 2005 North Shore Business Awards – Restaurant
  • 2007 North Shore Times – Casual Dining
  • 2007 North Shore Business Awards – Restaurant
  • 2010 Mosman Daily – Best Restaurant

Garfish Kirribilli

  • 2004 Restaurant and Catering NSW – Best informal seafood restaurant

Garfish Manly

  • 2008 Restaurant and Catering NSW – Best informal seafood restaurant
  • 2009 Restaurant and Catering NSW – Best informal seafood restaurant
  • 2010 Manly Daily Business Achiever Awards – Best Restaurant
  • 2010 Restaurant and Catering NSW – Best seafood restaurant
  • 2011 Restaurent and Catering NSW – Best seafood restaurant

Restaurant Accreditation

Garfish Restaurants are proud to have been recognised by the Restaurant and Catering Association of Australia as the first ‘accredited’ restaurant in Australia. Restaurant accreditation is an industry initiative, aiming to increase professionalism. It recognises restaurants that are managed in compliance with Australian standards, by qualified restaurateurs.

Community Involvement

Garfish are proud sponsors of the Manly Warringah Netball Association and the Manly Marlins Rugby Club. In addition we support numerous local schools, charities and other clubs.