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Manly Deck Bar & Restaurant

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by Karina Bryer (subscribe)
I'm a mother of four with two coeliac children. I'm always on the lookout for great gluten-free spots around Brisbane and feature gluten-free cooking in my blog: I'm also a muso and enjoy live music around town.
Published April 13th 2014
Make the most of a meal by the Manly Harbour
Manly deck bar
Manly Deck Bar and Restaurant is Positioned for Views of Manly Harbour

What better way to end your day than to have a few drinks and a great meal overlooking the harbour at Manly? The Manly Deck and Bar situated upstairs on the corner of Cambridge Parade and Stratton Terrace. This spot offers views of the Manly Harbour from its wrap-around verandas while you enjoy a generous meal from the bar menu.

Lamb Rack Manly Grill
Minted Lamb Rack Served With Salad and Sweet Potato Fries

Expecting usual pub fare of fish and chips or steak sandwich, we were pleasantly surprised by choice offerings of minted lamb rack and Tasmanian salmon. The meals were generous and tasty and served promptly. We learned that the place is popular on the weekends, opening early for a buffet breakfast, as well as serving lunch and dinner seven days a week. They have a great range of specials for every day of the week. One great deal worth taking note of is that kids eat for free for weekend lunches. For details of daily deals, check their website.

Music Manly Bar
Live Music is Often on the Menu

The bar also offers live entertainment. We were treated to the delightful voice and guitar playing of Matthew Turner Dauncey, who played a great mix of music from the 80's and 90's. Check here for a list of upcoming performers.

Manly Bar Functions
The Back Deck is Available for Functions

The restaurant also caters for functions, with a large deck out he back which can host functions for up to 70 people. There is a minimum of thirty people from Monday to Thursday and forty from Friday to Saturday. This is an ideal area for a birthday party or wedding reception and there are options from finger food through to two or three course meals. For enquiries you can call 33963824 or email

Manly Grill Food
Tasmania Salmon Served on a Bed of Quinoa
a Tasty Gluten Free Option

We had an enjoyable evening, surrounded by a noisy crowd of regulars who were really enjoying themselves. It was good to see some families dining there as well when we first arrived and there is a special kids menu for the children to choose from. The main meals were priced from $20-$29, but there were also tapas platters and a gourmet burger menu if you are after something cheaper. Gluten free options were clearly marked and there were a wide variety of options for my coeliac husband to choose from.

If you are interested in a relaxing meal, or even a quick coffee and cake by the water, then the Manly Deck Bar and Restaurant is definitely worth a visit.
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Why? For a relaxing meal overlooking the bay
When: Mon - Wed 12pm to 10.30pm, Thurs 12pm to 11:30pm, Fri 12pm to 12am, Sat 8am to 12pm & Sun 8am to 10am
Phone: 33963824
Where: 1/45 Cambridge Parade, Manly QLD 4179
Cost: Plenty of menu options ranging from $12 and up
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