RECIPE OF THE MONTH: Queensland spanner crab & king prawn spaghetti

Feeling like something indulgent but still want to keep things fresh? Our Queensland spanner crab & king prawn spaghetti is sure to hit the spot. With a rich fragrant sauce combined with juicy fresh seafood, it goes down perfectly with a crisp glass of white wine.  


- 1/2 a teaspoon of saffron
- 1/2 a teaspoon of dried chilli flakes
- 1 clove of garlic
- 30mL of water
- 15mL of olive oil
- 300g of unsalted butter
- 24 raw prawn cutlets
- 320g of spanner crabmeat
- 1kg of spaghettini
- 50mL of lemon juice
- 1/2 cup of toasted panko breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese
- Wedges of lemon
- Salt and pepper to taste

Cut the butter into cubes and allow it to soften at room temperature. Put a large pot of water on to boil and add a dash of olive oil to help prevent the pasta from sticking.

Combine saffron, dried chilli, garlic, oil and water in a pot. Simmer the mixture until it almost becomes a paste; leave it off the heat to stew for 20mins. Mix this paste with the butter till well combined.

Heat a pan and add half of the butter mixture, add the prawn and after 30 seconds add the crabmeat. Sauté in pan, stirring and mixing well to keep butter emulsified. Put pasta into boiling water, continue cooking crab and prawns, deglazing with lemon juice as required.

Once pasta is cooked al dente, drain and add to crab and prawn mix. Add the rest of the butter mixture and stir it through to make a sauce and coat the pasta. Plate into bowls and top with the toasted panko breadcrumbs. Top with grated parmesan and serve with a lemon wedge. 

Wine dinners at The Pantry Manly

Last month, The Pantry Manly collaborated with Brokenwood Wines over two nights to host a variety of Brokenwood members and Manly locals. Brokenwood's newest wine releases were complimented by a five-course menu designed by our head chef Johnny. 

We love bringing together good food and good wine by hosting nights like these! If you're a wine label looking for the perfect spot to host a paired wine tasting, then contact us on (02) 9977 0566 

We Love Our Locals Event Wrap Up

Last week at The Pantry Manly, we gathered our family, friends, local media and businesses for a memorable night of cocktails and canapés. With a stunning sunset (and a breaching whale!) as our backdrop, we raised our glasses in celebration of our new renovations and a successful year. 

In collaboration with Manly Spirits and Young Henry’s, guests were offered a sweet, spring inspired ‘Grapefruit Collins’ cocktail on arrival,  made with our local favourite, Manly Spirits Gin. Those after a refreshing drop were treated to the Young Henry’s “Newtowner” Pale Ale, as well as a variety of handpicked wines from our wine list. 

To compliment our beach-side location, a selection of our canapés featured tastes of the sea, with our mouth-watering baked scallops, and smoked salmon bruschetta with creme fraiche. Although, the definite crowd pleasers were the more decadent mushroom & truffle arancini and housemade polenta crusted goats cheese gnocchi - both of which left our serving boards in seconds! 

A huge thank you to everyone who attended on the night and for your ongoing support of The Pantry Manly. It was a night of great vibes, great conversation and great company - the very reason why we love our locals! 

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This October: A night with Brokenwood


This month, we’re welcoming Manly’s blissfully balmy nights with an exclusive dinner held in collaboration with Brokenwood wines.

Our head chef Johnny, has curated a five-course modern Australian menu showcasing the exceptionally fresh flavours of our local, seasonal produce. The alluring dishes will be complimented by a well-thought-out pairing with the newest release wines from the highly reputable, Brokenwood winemakers. 

Held at 6:30pm on Wednesday the 25th October, this event is the perfect excuse to enjoy our breathtaking views of Manly Beach with friends, family or loved ones.

Tickets are $139 pp. To reserve your table email: 

View the menu below. 

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Truth be told, every season is pumpkin season.  Although in September, this modest fruit is your go to when it comes to injecting earthy, yet delicately sweet flavours into a number of nourishing dishes.

Loaded with fibre, antioxidants and vitamin c, the grade A gourd can be snuck into any meal really, whether it’s the seeds, flesh, or as a healthy substitute for butter or oil. It is of course, a stand out contributor to soups for those cooler days, but can just as easily perk up a leafy salad as those temperatures rise.

We are loving this healthy, quick warm pumpkin and goats cheese salad from delicious. online – the perfect side for your next Sunday lunch.

You’ll notice that we have featured the flavoursome pumpkin in our polenta crusted goats cheese gnocchi – for those who like to indulge a little this dish is a real crowd pleaser!






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Spring has sprung!

Down at the Manly corso we’re getting the feeling that something is a little different. The hemlines are shortening, the tans are showing and the locals are grinning. You know what that means…spring is here!

This also means it’s time to lighten up those lunches and take your foodspiration from the sea! Enjoy the warmer days with our Crispy Skin Atlantic Salmon. Why not pair it with a glass of chilled rose’ and perch yourself on one of our window seats? Now we’re talking.

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Father’s Day At The Pantry Manly

Let’s be honest here, what Dad out there doesn’t love tucking into some delicious food? With Father’s Day around the corner, reserve a table at The Pantry Manly and win over your old man’s heart with a stress-free three course lunch. 

Priced at $60 per person, Dad and his guests will have a selection of fresh seafood, paddock to plate produce and classic deserts to choose from. And those spectacular, front-row ocean views of Manly Beach? Don’t worry, they’re on us. 

To make a reservation contact us on: or 02 9977 0566

To see the menu click here



With beetroot season in full swing, there's plenty to be excited about.

Rich in health-boosting ingredients, the humble beetroot is a valuable and versatile vegetable. It's perfect raw, grated through salads, on burgers and sandwiches, and even enjoyed as a dip. Our personal fav is this easy-to-prepare beetroot dip from delicious. online - a deadset winner for your next winter warmer...

There's no denying we're big fans of the beet in The Pantry Manly kitchen - particularly for it's vibrant colours and sweet, earthy flavours. Beetroot is the supreme support act of the foodie world, and you'll find it compliments a number of our dishes on the menu - our pick is the mushroom and beetroot bruschetta!