Charming waterfront dining in Manly

Wondering where to eat in Manly? With two popular on-site restaurants just steps from the beach, Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific has become a dining hotspot for locals and visitors alike.

Enjoy a bite to eat at Zali's Restaurant situated accross the road from Manly beach, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Zali’s is known for its inspiring views and locally sourced ingredients. We make it easy to maintain balance while traveling with healthy choice menus, fresh seasonal produce and our signature “fresh start” breakfast buffet, featuring barista coffee, bakery-fresh bread, organic items and fresh juices.

Here are also dozens of nearby restaurants in Manly. View a list of award-winning area cafes, bars, coffee shops and restaurants online, or ask our friendly staff for recommendations on dining in Manly Beach. 

    FRIDAY 24TH MAY 2019

    An evening with Peter Kuruvita After a sell-out event in 2018, Peter Kuruvita is back for another culinary journey, ‘Flavours of Sri Lanka’.

    Award-winning chef, restaurateur, TV presenter and author, Peter is a long-time advocate and voice for sustainable seafood. Well known in Sydney for establishing Flying Fish he is now based in Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort at Noosa Beach House and will be back at Novotel Manly Pacific for one night only!

    Join us for a fabulous evening with Peter and discover the contemporary flavours of his beloved Sri Lanka.

    Enjoy a four course degustation menu, with the emphasis on seafood and a welcome drink.

    Friday 24th May 2019

    Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific, Zalis Restaurant
    $99 per person

    Price included a four course meal and a welcome drink on arrival.

    Spaces are limited!

    Please contact Emily on 02 8966 7171 or email to reserve your seat.



    Decades as an award-winning chef and restaurateur, Peter has diversified his career to encompass the roles of TV presenter, author, industry speaker and restaurant consultant.

    Peter is well known for his time at Sydney’s iconic Flying Fish Restaurant & Bar which he opened in 2004, and successfully led the kitchen team as Executive Chef for 8 years.

    In 2008, Peter’s love of the Pacific & passion for seafood led to the opening and continued success of Flying Fish at Sheraton Fiji Resort. This was followed by the opening of Sheraton Resort & Spa, Tokoriki Island, Fiji with Peter overseeing all food operations for the resort and designing menus for the beautiful open Flying Fish restaurant overlooking the Mamanuca Islands

    Peter’s signature style of fresh quality seafood, stunning ambience and beachside locations can also be experienced in Australia in his hometown at Noosa Beach House with Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort.

    Peter’s childhood experiences cooking with his Grandmother in the traditional kitchen of his ancestral home in Colombo, Sri Lanka inspired his first cookbook “Serendip – My Sri Lankan Kitchen”

    Peter has now presented 4 TV series produced by The Precinct Studios for SBS Television, which air on many networks worldwide.

    His shows combine beautiful scenery with sensational local cuisine

    “My Sri Lanka with Peter Kuruvita”

    “Island Feast with Peter Kuruvita”

    “Mexican Fiesta with Peter Kuruvita”

    “Peter Kuruvita’s Coastal Kitchen”

    To see the latest information on Events, World Expeditions culinary tours of Sri Lanka & Mexico, Cooking classes, and Product range:

  • Zali’s Restaurant

    Zali’s has a special children's menu and delicious seasonal menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When you stay at Novotel Manly, kids under 16 qualify for free breakfasts (up to two children per room). Use Accor Plus dining discounts for additional savings at our Novotel Manly restaurant.

    Opening Times

    6:30am – 10:30am

    12:00pm – 3:00pm

    6:00pm – 10:00pm

    Phone: 02 8966 7442

    Every Wednesday night at Zali's Restaurant

    Delve into a delicious MSA graded 250g rump steak served with broccolini for just $15 per person! Choose from a side of creamy mash or chips and salad. This Manly Beach hotel special is available every Wednesday night from 6:00pm in Zali’s Restaurant.


    Speak to our staff to find out more!

    For more information call Zali's on 02 8966 7442

    Conditions apply for this special offer. Not eligible for Accor Plus dining discounts.


  • Daniel San Restaurant

    For a change of pace, try Manly’s hottest new Japanese rock’n’roll bar, Daniel San. Located inside the hotel, this beachside hangout serves unique Japanese street food that’s fresh, fun and totally delicious. Best of all, everything is served with a spectacular ocean view.

    Opening Times

    Monday-Wednesday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
    Thursday: 4:00pm – 11:00pm
    Friday: 11:00am – midnight
    Saturday: 11:00am – 02:00am
    Sunday: 11:00am – 23:00pm