Bistro Manly brings French flair to the Northern Beaches

The Parisian-style restaurant is a prime spot for seaside lunches or events.

Bistro Manly has officially opened its doors on the Northern Beaches, offering a new seaside event and dining destination with French flair.

Located on the ground floor of the Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific, the newly renovated space now boasts a contemporary look with a laid-back, coastal feel.

The 90-seat dining room features Parisian-style décor and large sliding doors for alfresco dining in the warmer months.

The menu

Executive head chef Ryan Dawson and sous chef Toshi Ishihara have devised a French brasserie-style menu featuring the beloved classics using quality Australian produce.

“With Bistro Manly, we have combined fantastic Australian produce with classic French cooking techniques to create a refreshing and honest menu,” said Dawson.

“I am thrilled to be able to offer this type of dining experience in such an iconic place as Manly Beach.”

Menu highlights include line-caught snapper, 120-day dry aged beef sirloin with café de Paris butter and classic crème brûlée for dessert.


Bistro Manly can be hired exclusively for events or booked for smaller gatherings, with seating for up to 90 guests.

A private dining area for 40 guests is also available for hire.

“The private events section flows into the outdoor area, adding the option of having an alfresco bar area available for your guests to enjoy a cocktail in,” said Novotel Manly Pacific general manager Dylan Cole.

A number of menu options are available, from banquet or à la carte menus to canapes.

Bistro Manly joins the hotel’s existing facilities including meeting spaces with ocean views and a rooftop pool.

“The Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific offers a beachside location for travellers and locals alike to come and enjoy,” said Cole.

“Whether it’s a stay at the hotel, hosting a corporate function, dining in or grabbing a drink at Bistro Manly, we can facilitate.”

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