The perfect day starts at The Pantry Manly

  Mediterranean Breakfast Board, with a mixed selection of San Daniele Prosciutto, Duroc Jamon Serrano and truffled salami with chorizo sausage, chargrilled capsicum & almond sauce, toasted sourdough & poached eggs

Mediterranean Breakfast Board, with a mixed selection of San Daniele Prosciutto, Duroc Jamon Serrano and truffled salami with chorizo sausage, chargrilled capsicum & almond sauce, toasted sourdough & poached eggs

8am: Tuck into a stack of buttermilk pancakes or our Mediterranean breakfast board while dolphin-spotting from our iconic beachfront spot. 

10am: Move onto the quaint laneways of Manly – a city made for exploring by foot. Discover a slew of unique boutiques offering everything from beachy apparel to classic antiques, books, & retro vinyl. 

1pm: But don’t leave Manly without meeting its friendliest residents! Slap on the snorkel and hit Cabbage Tree Bay for your best chance of meeting a sea dragon, octopus, or blue groper.

5pm: Circle back to town and toast to your newest friends with our Sea Spritz Margarita before a dinner beneath the stars. 

The Pantry Manly: A True Local

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Here at The Pantry Manly we’re known for our fresh seafood, beachfront location, and knowing our fishermen by name. We serve up the best of the sea – from Manly’s tastiest calamari to Spanish anchovies, all-you-can-eat oysters, and tuna from just a few towns away.

We believe in eating as sustainably as possible, and that starts with local produce. Our tuna is locally caught in the seaside town of Bermagui NSW, before being freshly sliced for you to enjoy in the coming warmer months with a crisp glass of vino in hand. Now, that’s Spring in Manly! 

Find out more about Australian sustainable seafood here 👈

Manly Jazz Brings the Funk to Town

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What’s that you say? Jazz on the waterfront with a crisp glass of vino in hand? You will be able to do just that at The Pantry Manly, this October long weekend (Sat 29 Sept – Mon 1 Oct) during the Manly Jazz Festival. With the backdrop of crashing waves and all-day sunshine, Manly will transform into a musical paradise with internationally-acclaimed artists bringing the funk with everything from New Orleans jazz, Latin, blues & gospel to swing & roots. Come celebrate the sound of Manly with us for an arvo mojito or long lunch, as jazz finds its way to our beachfront.

More info here

Seasonal Spotlight: Strawberries

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With their deep crimson colour and juicy sweet flavour, it's not hard to see why strawberries have been renowned throughout history as an aphrodisiac. In fact, in Ancient Rome, strawberries were a symbol of Venus (the goddess of love) because they were seen as so enticing and irresistible!  

Apart from their obvious deliciousness, strawberries also gain points on the health scale, because they're incredibly high in vitamin C and are packed full of antioxidants.

These tasty berries are in season all year round in Australia, but flourish particularly well towards the end of winter, coming into Spring. Here at The Pantry Manly, we love adding strawberries to our seasonal fruit plate for a pop of colour and flavour!

Crispy skin confit duck

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Winter is all about comfort food - think rich sauces, creamy carbs, succulent roasts...and this dish has it all. Serve it with a side of fresh winter greens, a smooth glass of red and you've got yourself a heartwarming dinner. 

Ingredients
4 confit duck legs
1 punnet bunapi-shimegi mushrooms
1 punnet oyster mushrooms
1 enoki mushrooms
200g spinach
4 large potatoes, washed and peeled
60g butter
80mL cream
100mL red wine jus (prepared beforehand)
Salt and pepper

Method
Put potatoes on to boil.

Sear duck legs skin side down to crisp the skin, then finish in the oven (skin side up) to heat all the way through.

Mash potatoes with cream and butter, season to taste.

Sautè mushrooms, season with salt and pepper and add spinach till wilted.

Heat red wine jus.

Plate up with duck leg on top of mushroom/spinach, pour jus over and add mash on the side. 

Seasonal Spotlight: Beetroot

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This colourful Autumn favourite is a superfood stand out, perfect for brightening up a fresh salad, crisping up to accompany a juicy roast, or adding a burst of flavour to a risotto!  

You'll be doing your body a favour too; beetroot are a great source of Iron, folate, and Vitamin C, perfect for strengthening your bones and boosting your immune system. Recent studies have also shown that the high nitrate levels in beetroot are very effective at lowering blood pressure! 

Here at the Pantry Manly we use beetroot in our mushroom and beetroot bruschetta, served on sourdough with goats curd and pine nuts and drizzled with olive oil. The perfect tasty and healthy starter!

Braised Beef Ragu

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Cooler weather is the perfect time to indulge in some carb heavy meals, and we have just the thing. Our new braised beef ragu with tagliatelle and generous amounts of parmesan is the perfect warmer, best paired with a smooth glass of red!  

Ingredients:

800g of diced beef brisket
1 onion, diced
1 leek, sliced
1 bunch of celery, sliced
1 parsnip, diced
800g of tinned tomatoes
1L of beef stock
1 bunch of oregano, chopped
1 bunch parsley, chopped,
100g parmesan, finely grated
800g tagliatelle
Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

Brown the diced beef brisket in a pan, and sweat the veggies in a pot. Once the beef is browned, add it to the pot with the veggies, and then add the diced tomatoes and beef stock. Lightly season.

Cover the pot and bring it to a gentle simmer, keep it covered and continue to cook until beef is tender and breaks up when push gently with a fork (approx 3-4 hours).

Once nearly ready (30 mins remaining), add oregano and stir through and adjust the seasoning to taste.

Blanch pasta and stir through the ragu, plate up into bowls and sprinkle the parmesan and parsley on top.

Valentines Day at The Pantry Manly

It's the most romantic night of the year, so why not treat your special someone to a delicious meal by the ocean? Here at The Pantry Manly we're offering a $90pp Valentines Day set menu that will showcase some of our best dishes made with the freshest local produce, see the menu below. There will be two seatings, 6pm or 8:15pm. Book your tickets now by emailing info@thepantrymanly.com

We are also participating in the charity initiative, A Table to End Hunger, where a (six course) dinner, with paired wines for two on Valentines Day will be up for auction. The proceeds of the auction will go towards 'The Hunger Project,' a worthy cause to eliminate world hunger by 2030, something we're very passionate about here at The Pantry Manly. Check out their website here for details! Happy Bidding! 

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