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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Excellent food and great atmosphere.The Manager Tom and his team made us feel very welcome and looked after us very well.I would highly recommend Hemingway.Keep it up.

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Luciana Abilio Teixeira

We had an amazing steak! Great service, super friendly staff!

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Sarah Apthorpe

Great night. Lovely food. Fab customer service

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Cherie Wilkinson

Unfortunately my friends and I didn’t enjoy the dining experience at Hemingway’s. We were disappointed to find a very limited menu that was difficult to see because of the poor lighting. I realise the idea was to create ambience but this shouldn’t be at the expense of all 4 of us (and others I noticed in the restaurant) being unable to read it. I’d been told that there was a bigger variety of hamburgers available at lunchtime but when I asked why there was only one choice on a Saturday night and that was only vegan, the waitress said’ That’s the only choice’. In other words, no other choice. We aren’t vegans and it’s not a vegan only restaurant so it didn’t make sense.
We chose fish and chips with fries and salad. However, when it came it was really a big shallow bowl of tons of chips( 2/3 of the plate/bowl to make up for the small pieces of unappetising fish and 3 lettuce leaves) and 3 small pieces of fish that didn’t resemble the flathead fillets as per the menu. Oh and there were 3 small limp lettuce leaves. That doesn’t constitute a salad! The waitress asked were we happy with our meal and we gave an honest answer which was most disappointing. She took that onboard and said she’d convey they to the chef.
I can’t see us returning to Hemingway’s and won’t be recommending it to family or friends.

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The staff was really friendly, food was delicious and great atmosphere. Perfect place on a cold winter night! ( they have Mulled wine too)

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Shannon Reynolds

What a unique little place !
Lovely atmosphere and the food is generous and different ! ( I had steak tartare as a main and wow!!! )
I would highly recommend for a cozy dinner with friends :) divine!

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Jo Porter

Cozy and relaxed for a 6.30 pm early dinner. We took our 11 & 12 year old, so a party of 4. Plenty of sharing food for all. Delicious food and the wine was good. Will return without children next time.

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Hemingway's at Manly is an excellent little restaurant. The atmosphere is really warm and inviting and if you're a book lover you'll really appreciate the decor. The service was excellent and so was the food. We had the Chicken nuggets (delicious!) and the Charcuterie & Cheese plate for entree which was probably more than we needed but what the hell :-) My wife had the Steak Tartare which she loved while I had the Fish and Chips which was very tasty. Our son really enjoyed his Three Cheese Pizza. We were too full to order dessert but overall really enjoyed our experience at Hemingway's and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a delicious and informal meal on the beach at Manly.

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Carla Wheeler

We enjoyed everything about our dining experience at Hemmingways. The staff were engaging and informative and the food excellent! We loved the ambiance of the place and will enjoy another time there in the daytime to check out how it feels at that time of day. Those after a quaint and quiet spot to enjoy some time together.. this is it!

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Atmosphere was great, food was very good, and service was impeccable.

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Great food and service. Excellent night

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A delicious evening with fabulous setting and service. Thanks

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Great sitting outside on mild night
Great vibe of Manly
Sharing plates good

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Alana Wardley

Great service, great food and delicious cocktails! Will definitely be coming back!

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Eugene Penna

Excellent service and food. Especially with the live music. Great ambiance. Highly recommended

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Really happy with our choices and service was spot on. Took visitors who are keen to go back when next in town...

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Great service with nice food

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Lea Molnar

Lovely place with a great view. The food was tasty with decent sized portions but some of the flavours were a bit bland. The service was a little slow despite it being quiet.

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Danielle Rule

Food and service were good,

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Simon Koller

One of the best places to go in Manly. Great atmosphere and food. Will go back regularly

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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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