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A little piece of Greece in Manly, Terracotta Ouzeria specialises in small dishes that can be served with ouzo, beer or wine. The restaurant is fully licensed with a large beverage list and is only steps away from the south end of Manly beach. It has a relaxed 'sand on your feet' atmosphere, especially on a sunny spring day.
The lunch menu has a large variety of dishes and there are a couple of daily blackboard specials. The octopus dish ($24.50) was tasty but could have been grilled a bit more, nevertheless, it went well with the glass of crisp white wine and beach views.
The staff are young and friendly and you are welcome to take a seat in or outside, the restaurant seats 60 patrons in total over these spaces. Terracotta Ouzeria offers function catering and banquet menus for large groups.
The tasting plate cost $21.50 and was not good value the dips were very small servings and both tasted mostly of garlic. The white bean dish was tasty as was the dolmades and the feta cheese but these were also very small servings (2 tiny dolmades and small pieces of cheese). Having said this, we still enjoyed our experience but would order different dishes if we were to return.