At The Bistro at Manly Pavilion, Executive Chef Jason Roberts, and Head Chef Mark Kay offer an extensive menu that is an uncomplicated take on Mediterranean cuisine. Housed in the impressively renovated Bathers’ Pavilion (c. 1933), the restaurant’s upper deck location affords spectacular uninterrupted views of Manly Cove, while the beautiful lower deck is a function space. Service is friendly and accommodating, syncing with the casual vibe of the restaurant, which is a perfect fit for predominately local demographic.
The menu offers a wide range of proteins and some appealing vegetarian options. The starter of grilled scallops, served with a salad of bitter greens, Roquefort cheese and hazelnut vinaigrette, is a solid combination. A well-seasoned old-school dish of fettuccine, with flavoursome pork ragu and garnished with pecorino, hits a higher note.
PSST! Catch a ferry, relax on the terrace, order the cider battered flathead with French fries and saffron aioli, and forget the pace of the hectic big city.