Visitors to Brisbane's east side can enjoy bay views and the sea breeze ruffling their hair, while still receiving the cocktails and funky lounge vibe present in most inner city bars.
The Manly Deck comes with views of Moreton Bay
The Manly Deck is a bar and bistro situated in a picturesque waterside setting. The establishment is housed in the second story of a reconditioned Queenslander, in the Moreton Bay suburb of Manly. The Deck is located within walking distance of Manly's iconic boat harbours and the wraparound balcony offers views of the bay.
Indecisive patrons get the best of both worlds here – inside, a modern bar with pool table and retro furnishings; outside, a laid back spot perfect for Sunday afternoon drinks. Caveat emptor – the beer selection is a little lacking.
Feeling peckish? The bistro offers dinner from Tuesday to Sunday and breakfast and lunch on weekends. The food is modern Australian and provides the standard pub fare, with a heavy sampling of seafood. Examples include favourites like steak sandwich and surf and turf, or comfort foods like slow roasted lamb shank, and arguably the best garlic prawns in Brisbane.
For budget bites, try Tapas Tuesday, where you will receive one free tapas dish with every two purchased, or come on Thursday for $12 steak and chips. Cash strapped tourists should check at the adjacent The Manly Harbour Backpackers, with residents of the hostel receiving reduced price meals and drinks at the Deck.
The Manly Deck is located upstairs on the corner of Cambridge Parade and Stratton Terrace and is open from Tuesday until Sunday.
Great food and great view for a relaxing weekend breakfast. Will go again however will double check the bill for simple maths is not a strong point of those taking your order. What a shame, so much potential wasted due to service that lacks just a little.
By Anonymous Sunday, 17th of July @ 02:51 am
That is a shame, when we were there the food was terrific and the service was great
By Carly Ogborne - senior reviewer Tuesday, 19th of July @ 06:56 am
Wow - that view alone is enough to make me visit this place next time I'm in Brisbane.
By Sue Williams - senior reviewer Tuesday, 22nd of November @ 12:14 am
The photo is definitely not what you see from this venue. There is barely a view of the bay at all.
By peter - reader Sunday, 10th of June @ 11:35 pm
It all sounds so appealing. Especially with Spring coming in Brisbane right now. As we start to approach winter I could do with some sunshine!
By Sally Writes - senior reviewer Friday, 9th of November @ 07:12 am