Garfish Crows Nest

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208 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Seafood
Situated in the heart of Crows Nest, our lower north shore restaurant has a distinct cafe feel. Whether you’re looking for an intimate dinner, a place to escape the office or somewhere to meet up with friends, relax, sit back and enjoy the buzz of surrounding Crows Nest while you enjoy Australian seafood at its best.
What 208 People Are Saying
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4.5
Food
4.4
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4.1
Ambience
4.0
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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S
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious, loved the whole baby Barramundi and oysters. Service was excellent, very attentive.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful meal as always with excellent service

CH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently fresh and delicious - great service. The mango Eton mess was a perfect end to our mesl

V
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I recommend Garfish Crows Nest. It was very good.

However, i do not recommend Open Table. I indicated I wanted no junk mail but they sent me this survey. I was very clear that I didn't want junk mail but they chose to ignore it. So .. .. if you don't want junk mail then don't use open table. I will post this message in as many places as I can.

SH
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Kudos. I hope you continue to serve sumptuous food and great service from the staff. Thanks!

CW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good food friendly knowledgeable service and convenient accessible location

OH
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Thank you, great well paced service and delightful food. Nice wine list and not too pricey. We had a lovely evening, again. thank you

M
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

First visit in about 8 years and its only got better, wide selection on the menu and the oysters where to die for. Service and atmosphere great all in the heart or busy Crows Nest. Highly recommended.

NS
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A group of four of us enjoyed a late dinner on Sunday evening. We had olives, flatbread and taramasalata and grilled halloumi to nibble on with a pre-dinner drink. The mains - a combination of fish and steak meals, were all excellent.

A
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the place, have always had really good food and service. The fish is selected from the market, so an interesting selection and very good to eat! Good selection of wines. Service attentive and friendly without being intrusive. What's not to like!

OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding service and the food was amazing. Great portion sizes. Our waitress was very attentive. Highly recommend.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good food and good service. Best fish place in Crows Nest.

KA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

lovely restaurant with beautiful fish . great place to go for a quite dinner with friends

M
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant - very crowded and noisy however!

SO
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great food, attentive service and good value.

DM
Brisbane / QLD
10 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant...tried the fish curry for the first time...my new favourite.

BN
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

They really looked after us.

JB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

Highly over priced for 2 two small servings of John Dory when I can buy it from the markets for around $29-35 per Kilo

PV
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Always great fresh fish and service, this is a restaurant you can rely on for great food, but particularly fish !!!

SC
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Garfish is consistently good. The food is high quality and the service is excellent.
The restaurant has a good atmosphere and tables are a good size so you don’t feel squeezed.
Always a pleasant and relaxing evening.

JS
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, great wine and service with a smile. Have been dinning at Garfish for quite some time
and will go back in the future

RM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great night at an old favourite. The bugs were a hit at our table and I especially appreciated the numerous GF options for dessert. The apple crumble was delicious!

DM
Brisbane / QLD
10 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another wonderful night at this favourite local restaurant...the fish pie is divine, and the service and ambience is excellent. Can't wait to come back!

N
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Very disappointed!! For a seafood restaurant they couldn’t even cook our fish properly and it had to be returned to the kitchen as it was raw !!
Overpriced not very good value for money .. if you are looking for good seafood do not waste your money here

SF
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, as always!
Service friendly and the meals brought out quickly.
Very happy table of 12.

SR
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Lovely Restaurant but quite noisy. Did request a quiet spot. Our food was delicious. Service was pretty slow

SM
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Our first visit to Garfish at Crows Nest was fantastic!! Great staff, food and location! We will be back!!!

LS
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We thought the service was very good and so friendly
The food as always beautifully cooked and prepared
Our 6 1/2 yr old granddaughter was disappointed there was no chicken, after the young Uni student waiter kindly checked with the kitchen. However she polished off the steak!
Thankyou

LO
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Snapper Pie is always a winner especially on a cold winter evening

PW
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very impressed with the food and service at Garfish last Sunday. Nothing could be faulted. Great lunch!

R
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was incredible! Excellent choices and positivity delicious. Our waitress was lovely and attentive, the cocktails a marvel. The only issue which tarnished this experience was arriving to an empty restaurant, being sat next to the noisy kitchen and chattering of waitstaff and politely requesting that the four of us move to a further table. Due to personal circumstances, we needed some quite privacy for personal conversations without the distraction of banging plates, cooking utensils etc. Instead of shifting us (we hadn’t even barely sat down so no problem to move us) a young make waiter came over and “told” us in an uncompromising tone that “the place will get noisy anyways so you should just stay where you are”. We couldn’t see that since we were the first arriving patrons what difference it would make to him. Luckily someone else stepped in and moved us. Tasty food Garfish, but just a reminder that the customer is always right..

FB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love Garfish - ticks all the boxes - great food, great atmosphere and service. Reasonable rpices for the amazing food quality, plus it's BYO!

S
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely location, perfect for a quiet dinner with friends or a date. Fabulous and attentive service. Good food and drinks - I ordered the Snapper Pie (of course) and wasn't disappointed.

DS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This was our first visit to Crows Nest. We had previously been to Kirribilli. We liked being able to make a reservation. Our first reaction was being able to use the large ,free, public car park next door. My wife and I find it hard to go past the schnapper pie - it is always good. It was as tasty as ever, a large pie with plenty of schnapper filling. Our other dishes at the table were a 350gms rump steak and a gluten free chicken - both well received. The cost ,including corkage and sparkling water, was around $100 per couple which we felt was good value for money

M
San Francisco
132 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

We chose to have lunch at Garfish as we knew it had outdoor heating for winter. As soon as we arrived, we requested blankets from the waiter. We then requested the heaters be turned on, as it was a cold day, but we wanted to sit outside. The waiter was unable to get one heater working. Really? Every heater did not work? What's that about? Not going back in winter again.

Garfish Crows Nest
Responded on 5 June 2019

I’m glad you had us in mind when thinking of places to go where heated outside seating is offered throughout the winter months. It’s unfortunate that in this one instance we could not provide sufficient heating. We have done our best to ensure adequate heating in the outside area i.e. panelled roof heaters, mushroom heaters and windbreaker blinds. On your next visit we will do our upmost to provide a pleasant and warm experience and we hope this hasn’t tarnished our reputation in your mind.

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SI
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The Service was great, very friendly and efficient. I feel the fish pie was good but could have done with more sauce.

V
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great evening. The staff were attentive and thoughtful. Will definitely be back!

K
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Had to send one Bottle back because off, Chargrilled Octopus was tough but the rest of Food was great.

CR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent meal with pleasant staff who are polite and attentive Will return

DM
Brisbane / QLD
10 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this restaurant! Oysters are wonderful, especially the taster plate, fish cooked perfectly, excellent staff, great Margaritas, and the most divine fish pie I have ever had. Hard to go past this one!

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