Fire and Ice Manly is one of those restaurants where you could absolutely sit there all afternoon, and well into the evening for many reasons.
- The food is amazing
- The staff are delightful
- The view is incredible
We went on an early evening one Saturday night are were greeted with quite possibly the nicest staff you’ll ever meet. Sharon and David, the owners have been in the restaurant industry since their teens and have owned and run a few steakhouses in their time. They previously owned Ribs and Burgers for 18 years. They have since opened Fire and Ice, an ocean front restaurant in Manly with a concept serving raw meats, smoked meats, grilled meats and plenty of seafood. David knows his stuff, and certainly knows his meats. We took his advice and went for a 400g dry aged steak, served with fries and salad. The steak was incredible and cooked to our request. Having just returned from Argentina, we feel that we do know our steaks. We would certainly recommend a visit here for their meat. Top this off with a glass of red and you’re set.
We couldn’t go past seafood on this visit, given we were at a beachside location. We ordered tuna tataki, so fresh and accompanied by a wasabi aioli and soy. The scallops were perfectly cooked, and the kingfish was so fresh and beautifully presented on a salt slab, marinated with lemon and lime, olive oil, chilli, capsicum, coriander and chives. The seafood here is quality and certainly a must and there’s even a seafood platter that would be a great option for sharing.
The menu is one of the biggest you’ll find, not only in size, but the amount of menu options. Oysters to small bites, both hot and cold including a few dishes reflective of the owners’ South African heritage. There are plenty of pastas, burgers, ribs and side salads to select from. There’s also vegetarian options for those that prefer this. Steak though, is their specialty, as you enter you can see their aged locker of the beef options, and you can have fillet or sirloin on the bone, rib eye or a T-bone. You can read about the suppliers of this quality steak in the back of their menu.
Sharon is possibly one of the best front of house managers we’ve met. She is so kind and welcoming and we really appreciated her hospitality. You can tell her experienced with the first greeting.
Plenty of cocktails, beers and wines to accompany your meals. We started with cocktails, white wine with our seafood and red with the steak.
There are some large and private areas too, so you could certainly hire this out for a party.
A great restaurant all round.
level 1/42 N Steyne, Manly NSW 2095