It’s been a busy week, Melbourne Cup was a lot of fun. We had full house in Manly with Crows Nest also being very busy. Thanks to everyone who joined in for the day. We’ve posted some photos from the day here.

Blackboard specials in Crows Nest

Head chef Hamish is back on deck at Cross Nest this week, he has two interesting specials that we can share with you.

Crumbed sardines w/ black eye beans, chorizo and muhammara (entrée)

seafood crows nest crumbed sardines

In the same theme here’s another treat that’s to be enjoyed as an entrée to get your appetite started: pissaladiere tart w/ anchovies, olives and feta


Prix fixe lunch menu in Manly

Available each week day in Manly, our prix fixe option gives you the choice of 2 courses for just $40 each, served with a glass of wine or beer. The menu changes each weekday, here’s a sample from today (Thursday 6th November).


beetroot & citrus cured atlantic salmon

w/fennel, salmon roe & baby cress

salt & pepper squid w/ chilli, garlic, coriander & lime

smoked mahi mahi & prawn fishcakes

w/ rocket, semi dried tomatoes & salsa verde

main course

fish and chips

crisp fried in aged beer batter w/ tartare & lemon

twice cooked pork belly

w/ bok choy, soba noodles & asian masterstock

wood roasted school mackerel

w/ smoked mushroom, pea, radicchio & red wine risotto w/ parmesan cheese


vanilla crème brûlée

w/ almond madelines

triple chocolate brownie

w/ peanut butter ice cream & salted caramel sauce

steamed coconut & passionfruit pudding

w/ toasted coconut ice cream

with your choice of

  • garfish pinot grigio 201, victoria
  • tscharke touriga 2013, barossa valley,
  • sa kung foo rice lager, vic