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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Paulet Coetzee

Good food service and venue. We will be back again.

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Food, drinks & staff were great :)

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Monique Pettit

Delish!!!

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Paulet Coetzee

Good food service and venue. We will be back again.

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Jacques and Paulet

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Great little spot with loads of atmosphere. Love the range of sharing tapas options. Recommend the brushcetta and the calamari - yum!

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Dani Reydams De Oliveira

We love In situ, super friendly staff and great food. We have had breakfast there a couple of times already and always loved .

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Dani Reydams De Oliveira

Second time we had breakfast at Insitu ! It was great as the first time ! Lovely ambience , food is great and staff super friendly !

Love there !!

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Eugene Penna

Friendly staff in a romantic atmosphere.

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Dervla Ffrench

Food and service was great!

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Fantastic restaurant! Great food, amazing service and the best cocktails! Will definitely be back again soon!

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Angela Heenan

Excellent

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My husband and I went to InSitu for breakfast and it was amazing! The coffee machine was down so they gave us juices on the house. The staff were friendly and we will definitely be going back.

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Dani Reydams De Oliveira

We loved the food and service ! Huge portions for brekkie .
Negative : bread is charged separately and it’s expensive .

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Fiona Mckinlay

Absolutely fantastic breakfast

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Good food, very large portion. Service was quick (we were there at 8.30 for brekky).

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MICK WOODWARD

The restaurant was extremely crowded and loud which is usual for Manly in December. The wait for our meals was a bit too long but the manager calmed our nerves with a round of free drinks. All the meals were excellent when they arrived. The cocktails were great and the wine excellent. The staff performed very well under difficult and very hot circumstances. I would go back to eat here again.

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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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Mariella Tressel

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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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