Cuisine: Australian, Cafe, French

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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Hemingway's
Cuisine: Australian, Cafe, French

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Kathryn Crawford

Excellent food, service and location.

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Rodger Hewitt

Great small place facing Manly Beach! They are also very accommodating!

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Simone Morrissey

Good fish and chips. We ordered the sweet potato wedges instead of the chips and it was amazing. All 3 of us really enjoyed the meal. Staff very helpful and friendly. It was good to sit inside. Bonus was to get there early about 6.30pm for dinner as it's not too noisy and then stroll along the beach. Great easy going night.

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Marcelo Moreira

We had for starters the 3 Hemingway's special - the chicken nuggets and cauliflower nuggets were delicious! For main my wife had the 4 cheese pizza, she said it was ok nothing special and I had the sirloin steak with sweet potato chips and mushroom sauce - steak was cooked perfectly and the chips were really good, the sauce was a bit boring but the only think that really disappointed me was eat the steak without a steak knife - not fun!
We had chocolate mousse and creme burle for dessert and they were delicious! Overall experience was great!

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Clare Hagon

This is a return visit - last time was mid-winter so we wanted to try a summer visit and we enjoyed the cauliflower nuggets and truffle parmesan fries so much the first time, we had them again - didn't disappoint! We added the chicken nuggets and falafel share plate which was good too. Unfortunately the chorizo pizza was off the menu - run out of chorizo!? - but we tried the mushroom pizza which was yummy, just not what we were hoping to try.Very friendly staff.

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We arrived at Hemingway's after a lovely stroll on Manly Beach, catching the ferry across from the city is a real treat to someone who doesn't really live around the area. But we were delighted from the beginning at Hemingway's with the uniqueness of the restaurant, great location and delicious, different types of food.
The service staff were friendly, and gave you the coolest style of drink menu I have ever seen, stapled to older books we got more distracted reading the book than reading the menu!
The overall highlight was definitely their unique chicken nuggets, would go back regularly just for these!
Thank you Hemingway's for a lovely evening.

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Nicole Kirkpatrick

One of the best restaurants in Manly (if not Syd). Love the food and atmosphere - such a gem!!

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This place deserves great reviews. The food (Shares Plates and Pork Belly) were exceptional! The staff attentive and fun!
A definite recommendation!

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Sarah Sim

Lovely and cosy .
Shared plate for starters .
Lovely cool bottle sav Blanc
Tuna for me steak for my husband.
What more can you ask for highly recommend!
Staff very friendly x

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craig badings

Had never been there and was surprised at the wonderful atmosphere right on Manly beach front. Had a great meal and very personalised service.

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Jake Cohen

Great experience at a lovely location. Food was extremely good and would highly recommend this restaurant! The chocolate fondant is AMAZING as well!

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Ellie Hogarth

Delicious food and cocktails. Food was quick and wait staff were pleasantly chatty. Thoroughly enjoyed

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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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