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Cuisine: Pizza, Share Plates, Tapas/Small Plates

Meaning ‘happening now’ or ‘in its natural place’, In Situ is a happening bar and restaurant with much to offer the modern diner. Established and operating for almost two decades, it’s one of the oldest and a firm favourite on the iconic Northern Beaches.

Warm and friendly service is backed with great food, delicious drinks and a ‘one of a kind’ atmosphere.

Kick back and relax in the courtyard, enjoy alfresco dining and live music during the evenings. Tuck into an irresistible selection of tapas, pizzas and salads or enjoy delicious main dishes like prawn and crab linguini and crispy skin kingfish.

In Situ is also the natural place to relax with refreshing cocktails created by the talented bar staff. From an apple crumble martini to ‘el diablito’, a twist on a Mexican classic, you’re sure to find something to whet your liquid appetite.

In Situ is open seven nights a week, with delicious breakfast and lunch offerings on the weekend.

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In Situ
28-34 Sydney Rd Manly
Manly 2095

Open Hours:
Daily: 8am-Late

Phone: (02) 9976 3760
Website: www.insitumanly.com.au

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In Situ
Cuisine: Pizza, Share Plates, Tapas/Small Plates

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Atmosphere was good - very busy place. Food was good, however, the menu was very limited - Tapas and Pizzas only. The menu on First Table website showed full alacarte menu - suggest this gets updated so its clear what you can get. Overall good value and good tapas.

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Steph Salter

Great flavours and quick and friendly service. Loved the warm atmosphere of the courtyard area

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Dervla Ffrench

Loved it. Thank you.

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Delicious food and great service

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Great experience

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Janice Hickman

Enjoyed our meal - atmosphere was really lovely in the intimate courtyard. Service was great. None of the food completely wowed me - we had 4 tapas and one pizza but it was ok.

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Samantha Harris

Fantastic cocktails and delicious food :)

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Very good.

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Bexy Williams

Fabulous!

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Food was amazing... Had a selection of tapas, pizza's and the most amazing desserts. Great atmosphere, friendly staff and our waitress Stephanie was probably the best waitress I have had in a long time. She is a credit to the business. Highly recommend this place. Thank you :)

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Yummy tapas and happy hour drinks made for a great night out. Loved the mussels in a garlic sauce, spicey calamari, chorizo, smokey babaganoush on crispy bread, prawns with rocket and oven baked tomatoes.
Very buzzy for early on a Tuesday night. Happy, friendly waiting staff and some fun music (Cat Empire...) played not too loud, so we could still talk.

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Samantha Harris

We arrived and Insitu did not have our booking in their system but once I showed my reservation confirmation letter they happily made arrangements. They had limited staff on which impacted their level of service but when called over were happy to help. The food was delicious and the cocktails are to die for!!! When we went to pay they had already applied the 50%. Loved it.

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Kirsten Macaulay

Delightful! I recommend the fish tacos and try the margaritas!

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Friendly service, busy place. Generous kids meals and nice outdoor seating area. Food just ok.

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Very good experience, i had not gone to in situ for years, will come back! Service is quick and friendly, tapas delicious. Cocktail and wine well priced.

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Paulet Coetzee

Great venue, service and food Thanks to everyone at In Situ. My hubby even got a cheeky butt pinch on our way out from a friendly customer

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Nerida Beck

We’ve been several times to this wonderful Cafe, with its secret garden seating out the back. The service is always friendly & on point, the variety of food is delicious & the cocktails are great! And on the right night there’s even live music.
I tried the roasted pumpkin pizza this time - lovely light crispy base with yummy toppings. Steaks are always top notch as well; seafood fresh and tasty; and the wide variety of tapas will tempt even the fussiest diner!
Highly recommend a night out at In Situ - whether to dine or just enjoy the atmosphere in the bar. Top notch!

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Samantha Harris

Wow where to start.
1. The food was incredible. We ordered tapas and I could not fault one of them, seriously the most delicious food. I have also eaten the pizzas here in the past and they are ‘on point’.
2. The cocktails!!!! DELICIOUS!!! When we arrived we were happily surprised by happy hour so we had to try all of them. My favourite was the espresso martini and the apple crumble ahhh so good.
3. The service. Each and every person working last night was so helpful and friendly. The staff are always checking to make sure you are ok.
4. The atmosphere - I love the outdoor area it was beautiful. After our meal we went inside and there was live music, the overall vibe is so cool.

Overall 10/10 :)

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Kate Shedden

We went on a very busy Friday night however were delighted with the service. Food was tasty.

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Food was amazing!

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Anne Smith

Food was excellent and staff were lovely.

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Lian Yiow

Had a great meal with generous portions. Service was very attentive and happy hour is always a bonus. Will return.

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Siobhan Carroll

Food was really good, service was amazing and there was a good vibe, what more can you want for a Friday night ?! Also helps when you get a First Table.

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Luke Andrews

Nice

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Lynne Lee

When we arrived the place was already pumping with happy hour patrons. We were also entitled to happy hour priced drinks. We had the fish tacos, a pizza and two salads. All ingredients were fresh and all the dishes tasty. The servers were very attentive. Would definitely recommend.

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Food is great and service good as well. Yummy food an great happy hour cocktails!

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Had a great experience at In Situ - all staff were very welcoming as I arrived and directed me to the courtyard to choose a table. The courtyard area has a nice feel to it with lots of hanging plants and greenery. Food was awesome - I had the prawns and the fish tacos which were delicious. Will definitely be returning!

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Brianna Edwards

Great cocktails, good pizzas and tapas.

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Great atmosphere and good gluten free options too

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Tamara C

Loved everything about Insitu... will definitely be back! Kids size meals were fitting for an adult! The barramundi needs sides.

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Chelsea Martin

Amazing food, atmosphere and service.

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Kirsten Tootell

When we walked through the door this little dwelling oozed a welcoming, lively atmosphere. The bar was a buzz of action with gorgeous cocktails being crafted left, right and centre. Many were making the most of the $10 happy hour.
I instantly felt like I was in a time warp stepping back to mid-last century with the decor and music all adding to a cosy ambience.
The service was spot on. Very cheerful and accommodating. We sat at a cosy table in the courtyard -which was filled with other diners. I was eying up all the delicious tapas and pizzas that were coming out to their tables. The menu was a mix of Spanish, Italian and Australian (I think)! I wanted to order so much - there were options for all. Taste plates, vegetarian, meat lovers, gluten free... I tried the snapper and it was delicious - If it were polite to I would have licked the plate! The accompanying sauce was so good - luckily we had a side of sweet potato fries (cooked to perfection) to mop up the rest. I wish I could recreate the collie flower mash... that was impressive - exactly like potato consistency but a bit smoother and a healthier option for me. We will definitely be back to try the extensive array of other meals on offer.
All in all a perfect night with great hospitality and food!

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Anthony Yong

The food was great and service impeccable despite it being an unusually busy night. Really enjoyed the atmosphere and ten dollar cocktails

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Helena Doyle

Fabulous evening and food. Thank you

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Cat Dundas

Fantastic service and lovely little candlelit courtyard put the back. The happy hour drinks were a bonus!

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Food is great. Cocktails are better. Would recommend.

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Lloyd Bradford (Brad) Syke

In Situ has a good vibe. Low evening lighting may, for all I know, disguise a multitude of daylight sins, but it feels right, at night. Staff are--or were-- warmly welcoming, engaging & obliging; not least our North American waitress, working her very first shift. Food was presented in a relatively timely fashion, following a couple of half-decent cocktails, including a lychee martini. The ribeye with mushrooms and red wine jus was just the ticket for an iron-deficient diner, looking to boost blood cell production and stimulate tastebuds, at once. Having said that, it was, very arguably over-salted. The crisp-skinned snapper was a very good slab of moist, white fish, with the touted textural contrast very much evident. It was at least as well-plated as the beef; the cauliflower gratin more akin to a puree, which was more than ok with me. Rocket and parmesan salad was exemplary; the finely-grated parmesan as light as fairy-floss. Bread requested after the fact was a long time coming, but generous and of good, crusty, aerated quality; both white and brown, accompanied by an indulgently syrupy balsamic reduction. For a Tuesday night, it was well-patronised and it wasn't hard to discern why. Even the live, semi-acoustic music was more than palatable. To be pedantic, the arithmetic on the bill was fractionally out, with not quite fifty percent deducted, but it was so marginal as to be an embarrassment to raise, especially when almost every other aspect of the performance was so strong. Ill-fitting, oversized cushions on the chairs, however, made one feel as if sliding off was imminent; the table wobbled, until a serviette was placed under it (by us) and tiled tabletops don't quite work, in terms of stability, either. But these are quibbles and their minor nature points to a very satisfying experience overall. In Situ has its head and heart in the right place.

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Great food and amazing atmosphere! First table times perfectly for the happy hour cocktails too

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Tegan

Our group of four had a wonderful time at In Situ last night. The friendly staff made us feel very welcome, and the atmosphere was great in the courtyard (kept warm by heaters). We could hear live music from inside the bar. We had tapas and pizza, and everything was delicious! Happy hour made it very affordable to have a few wines/cocktails, too. We'll be back :)

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Dervla Ffrench

Great food, happy hour for cocktails and friendly staff. We really enjoyed it.

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Jeremy Woo

Food was ok. Cocktails were great. Location is good for drinks and share plates

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Anne Chiu

Food was great but service was a little less so. Maybe because it was friday night ?

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Ian Hills

Went as a family with 10 & 12 year old in tow. Great atmosphere out the back in the garden. Food was really good, cocktails on special, wait staff all very friendly. The bill had to be sent back as the First Table discount wasn't included but this was rectified with an apology and a smile. We've found this at other restaurants too and wonder if everyone checks their bill!! A really enjoyable family night out!!

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Roslyn Hutton

We could not fault our night out at In Situ. The $10 cocktails were terrific to start, service was just right even though they were busy and the food excellent my steak was perfectly cooked n we all loved the chocolate tart to share. Thanks for one of the best dining experiences I have had in a long time.

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Liv Paris

Excellent! Superb food, great drinks and great service.

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Lisa Carlton

Great experience, it was happy hour as well so $10 cocktails. Overall a lovely experience!

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Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, great food.
Found it a bit too 'Dim' to read menu.

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Jennie Dally

A great vibrant atmosphere with efficient, friendly and hospitable customer service. The food was super tasty and catered for all our needs. We will be back!

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great value food & generous tapas plates, friendly & attentive staff, good music

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