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Cuisine: Australian, Cafe, French
Ranked: #17 of 98 restaurants in Sydney

Hemingway's is a solace by the sea that offers the best coffee, breakfast, lunch and of course dinner.

With bookshelves lining the walls, the low lighting and the portrait of the gentleman himself, you’ll feel as though you’re in Hemingway's library.

The modern Australian bar menu comes attached to an encyclopaedia, a dictionary or a children's book, listing the likes of chips with oxtail gravy, gourmet fish fingers and chicken schnitzel sliders.

This cosy cafe/bar is the ultimate writer's den - seemingly a world away from Manly’s sunny beach culture.

This funky little place is a Manly favourite and a must try!

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Hemingway's
48 north steyne
Manly NSW 2095

Open Hours:
Daily- 7am- Late

Phone: 02 9976 3030
Website: www.hemingwaysmanly.com.au

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Ranked: #17 of 98 restaurants in Sydney 17
Hemingway's
Cuisine: Australian, Cafe, French

Reviews

Oliver Rees

Another great dinner at Hemmingway’s!

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Ma. Fernanda Manfredini

I have been dining here a couple of times, the most of the food is quite close to some french dishes and steak tartare is great. However, there is not much variety in the entrees, only 3 french starters. Wine and drink list is reasonable.
I would come back again, the only negative point is that the waiting staff always ask for the tip when paying the bill which is uncomfortable.

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Patricia Sancho

Good place to have dinner with some drinks. Friendly stuff and really tasty food. Cocktails a bit overpriced but delicious.

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A relaxed dining experience with friendly staff and interesting pizza.Bill and Carla.

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Fabulous atmosphere in this little gem of a restaurant/bar. Love the décor, drinks and food options. Staff were friendly and welcoming, particularly given the fact we dined with a couple of wild children! (Def wish to return without the kids and some friends instead one time and sample more of the drinks list!) Recommend the nuggets and the falafel from the starters list - yum!

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Jill Cohen

A relaxed and vibrant vibe with good food and service. I would go there again.

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Very good cosy atmosphere with great service and good food.
Live music was a bonus.
Stunning location
Would highly recommend

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Our second time here and it didn’t disappoint. We will be back again.

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A perfectly gorgeous evening - the setting was really warm and friendly, and the service and the food was excellent .
Thank you!

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Pav Kov

Hemingway's is a perfect spot for an amazing food and chilled atmosphere. All staff are very friendly and very attentive. This has been our second visit in a month and we will definitely be coming back for more!

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Sit next to the big bookcases filled with mood lighting and soak up the atmosphere reminiscent of a bygone era with a touch of today. Enjoy great food and cocktails whilst watching/listening to live entertainment.

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This place was absolutely amazing. The staff were some of the best I have ever encountered. The food and atmosphere was exceptional. We will definitely go back.

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Fantastic night with friends sharing fab food at this little gem Manly. Will definitely be back!

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Great atmosphere and amazing, friendly service. We're coming back for sure!

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We had not dined in Manly for quite some time, so this was bit of an experiment. Our choice of restaurant was also a bit of an experiment. We are seniors and did not know how we would go sitting on metal stools for an evening. It was the theme of the restaurant that attracted us. Overall we had a pleasant evening, but it is much more suitable for younger people.

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Really enjoyable evening. Great atmosphere, relaxed sophistication, value for money, great service and live music to boot. Will be back.

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Andrew Thomas

The experience great, the service was smooth and the food tastey!

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Excellent service. Cosy. Small french style menu.

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What a great find. French cuisine and service were great, the highlight was definitely the dessert. We have been back since just for the fondant au chocolat

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Good food, service and happy environment

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Excellent food, great location, cute little restaurant.

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Great live music. Nice atmosphere inside.

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This was a fabulous experience! The food was exceptional, we shared the 5-cheese platter and then tucked in to a steak with spicy wedges & the lamb stew. Everything was cooked to perfection! The champagne and wine was delicious and the service first class...... Finally, the atmosphere was enhanced by live music which suited the location perfectly! A night to remember in a great venue!

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Amazing food and a great atmosphere! We had 2 share plates cauliflower nuggets (a must have) and salt and pepper squid, this was a big entree but we couldn’t stop there.for main we had the steak and sweet potato fries and seared tuna salad (I would recommend the steak for anyone who is really hungry). Dessert we shared the chocolate fondant (Amazing!). Overall a great experience and we will be back with our friends again soon!

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Michele Manson

Always a fabulous evening out at Hemmingways - love the food and the atmosphere!

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Claire Kellar

Staff were great, service was fast and the atmosphere of the place was fantastic

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Excellent food and great atmosphere. Perfect place for a winter dinner with a glass of red or shared plates with mulled wine.

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Clare Hagon

Definitely a new regular for us! The cauliflower nuggets are a new favourite; the steak was perfect; mushroom sauce very tasty. And as for the parmesan truffle fries... mmmm. Friendly and efficient service topped off a great visit which included happy hour drink prices!!

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Elisabeth White

Lovely evening! Food was amazing so tasty and cooked perfectly. Such a great variety of foods it was difficult to choose so we shared everything. Cocktails were yummy. Lovely atmosphere and very cosy on a cold winters night. Overall great night!

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A delightful candlelight setting amongst walls of books. It was a fun surprise to be handed our menu inside a children’s story book.
The service was professional and fast with delicious food in a warm and welcoming atmosphere in one of Manly’s best locations.
Will definitely go back again.

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Love Hemingways!!
Such a great atmosphere, really cosy on a winters evening.
Food was good I would highly recommend the Pizza and shaker Fries.
Staff were friendly and helpful.

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A lovely local restaurant with great atmosphere and lovely well priced food
We will definitely return.

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Craig Ryan

Great atmosphere , fantastic live music and good French food !

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This is a very cosy retaurant with good food and great ambience

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Fantastic atmosphere - the staff were all on point and attentive - they knew what we wanted before we even did!! Food was tasty, fresh and well priced as were drinks - will definitely be back !

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Very cute restaurant- (has an upstairs as well) great atmosphere, like eating in Hemmingway’s library. Lighting not too bright. Wonderful food and service.

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Cecilie Eastwood

Great restaurant with an amazing atmosphere, very ambient and cosy a definite Hemingway’s Parisian feel :)

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Michele Manson

We had a fabulous evening at Hemingways; the food was excellent and the atmosphere and service was fabulous. First Table is just a bonus!

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Maria Nenarokova

We went to Hemingway's on a Wednesday night. I was pleasantly surprised to find that by arriving early for first table, we made it for happy hour. So drinks were cheap too :)

The food that came out was hearty and flavoursome. Highly recommend the mushroom pizza.

The next surprise came when we found out Hemingway's had a comedy night on upstairs on the same night! So we had dinner and entertainment. Definitely recommend Hemingway's for dinner and a fun night!

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Amanda Chambers

Excellent! Food, service and atmosphere great. We had a lovely evening

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A bustling and happy place with great ambience. Bit too noisy for an intimate chat but we had a great time and ate everything that we ordered. Not a mouthful left. Delicious and enjoyable evening. Thank you.

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Craig Chappell

Great atmosphere and tasty French food.

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One our fave locals and we were not disappointed.
Great food and service - highly recommend the Tuna Nicoise , chicken nuggets and chocolate fondant

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Nice casual french food. Tuna Nicoise, Steak Frite and Fried Chicken were all excellent. Service was very good if a little under resourced.

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Penelope Buys

“Don’t judge a book by it’s cover” — Pun intended!
Great little restaurant with an unassuming frontage but cosy, fascinating atmosphere inside. French inspired simple yet tasty menu accompanied with a carefully selected choice of cocktails, wine and beer enjoyed in a warm, inviting library of books. Some excellent conversation starters and a seat by the bookshelf is as sought after as a seat overlooking the famous Manly Beach. One of Manly’s best kept secrets!!

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Karen Wetsteyn

Great atmosphere in this cozy little place with great beach views if Manly.Menu was hidden in a book, walls were lined with books as well. Staff were very friendly and accommodating.We had the chicken nuggets- made from fresh chicken breast-they were heavenly homemade with dipping sauce.Two of us had the fish and chips-which fit the bill perfectly being so close to the beach.One of us had steak with wedges-steak was cooked perfectly.There are some nights they have live music, we were not there on a night that this was happening.Great for couples or gatherings with friends-why not check it out for yourself?

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Tikiie Blake

Quirky bookshop style restaurant. Good choice of wine menu and the food was excellent! Eating early didn't disappoint x

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Hemingway’s is a local favourite and so it’s hreat to be able to take the opportunity to visit as a first table customer.

Good and drink was great as ever and I highly recommend the Tart Tartin!

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Love the concept and the food selection at Hemingways- and beauty of this venue is that you can rely on it no matter the time of day - great for a coffee after a swim or an evening soirée. We chose a selection of share plates and two salads- every plate was a hit- even the cauliflower nuggets (which we did not in fact order but arrived due to a miscommunication -italian waitress grappling with aussie accents perhaps) Service was willing if a bit delayed due to a busy Sunday night - but would highly recommend this venue for an interesting walk down French traditional cuisine with a twist. ( and a great french rose to boot!)

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The steak here really is the best in Manly! The cauliflower nuggets are also yummy! We were boiling hot so moved outside and then it started pouring with rain so had to move back inside and the staff were brilliant, running around after us whilst we played musical chairs!! A great spot for dinner.

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