We offer eat in and take away, 7 days a week.

Full menu available all day (12 - 9pm).

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Pizza and Scrumptious

Seafood Dishes

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Manning Reef Cafe

Here at Maning Reef Cafe, you can eat freshly cooked meals while having a great view of Sandy Bay, TAS. Visit us!

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Enjoy a lazy lunch this summer

with amazing food and great views!

Enjoy a lazy lunch this summer

with amazing food and great views!

Enjoy a lazy lunch this summer

with amazing food and great views!

Enjoy a lazy lunch this summer

with amazing food and great views!


7 Day – Midday to 9:00 PM


Full Menu – Eat-In or Take-Away

Phone: 0402 337 831


To order, call us at 0402 337 831. Our full and current menu is available on our website, www.maningreef.com.

We take credit card payments over the phone only for this service. This is a great way to support not only a small Tasmanian-owned business but also our locally owned cabs and their drivers.

Thank you so much for your support!
Kate and John

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Seafood Menu

Whether you prefer your seafood battered or baked, we have an array of dishes for you to try.

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Pizza Menu

Get a taste of Italy’s classic savory dish. Choose from our wide selection of traditional, thin base wood-fired pizzas.

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Cafe Menu

Pair our fresh salads and perfectly grilled steak sandwiches with any of our signature drinks to enjoy a complete dining experience.

About Us

Manning Reef Cafe

The Maning Reef Cafe is jointly owned by John Caire and his daughter Kate.

John is a seasoned Restaurateur having built and operated his own restaurants since 1977 and winning multiple gold plates and awards.


John has served generations of Tasmanians with Tempura Mushrooms for over 20 years at food festivals. Kate, John’s daughter, has served a long apprenticeship in his restaurants and has now totally taken over management of Maning Reef Cafe.

“A great find”
4 of 5 stars | Reviewed 24 March 2015

Recommended by motel receptionist, how fortunate we were.

Just a 5 minute stroll from Motel 429 Sandy Bay and a few minutes more from the Casino. The restaurant is next to a closed 1950s servo, sounds strange BUT it is rather quirky and the water view is spectacular.

Manning Reef Cafe

“Locals eat here!”

4 of 5 stars | Reviewed 17 January 2015

A very unassuming eatery, in the old Jet service station on Sandy Bay Road. No frills, and a small menu of seafood and about a dozen choices of wood fired pizzas.

We ate there twice during our 5 week stay in Hobart. Both times the seafood and the flounder baked in the wood fired oven were delicious. 

The service is friendly, and there seems to be a steady take away trade of locals calling in on their way home from work. Pizzas and seafood are inexpensive, and you can get a glass of wine to enjoy with your meal. This is a Sandy Bay suburban gem!

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“Best Tasmanian scallop”

4 of 5 stars | Reviewed 6 December 2014

We went to manning reef cafe for lunch. We were told by the owner that he had fresh scallop just came that morning. Wow it was good. It is a casual cafe, minimum service but wine (in clean skin) are cheap.

Manning Reef Cafe

Operating Hours:

Manning Reef Cafe

Monday 12:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Tuesday 12:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Wednesday 12:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Thursday 12:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Friday 12:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Saturday 12:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Sunday 12:00 PM - 09:00 PM

* Please note that we'll be Closed Only on 24th, 25th, 26th & 27th of December
Open the rest of the summer, including NY!

Maning Reef Cafe

479 Sandy Bay Road
Sandy Bay, TAS 7005

Phone: 0402 337 831

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