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RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK
A PERSONAL REVIEW OF RESTAURANTS AROUND THE WORLD

RIBS & RUMPS RESTAURANT
MANLY, AUSTRALIA

Manly is about a thirty minute pleasant ferry ride from Sydney's Circular Quay and is a nice beachfront community with lots of surfers.


Street Level Entrance


When we popped into a little store to buy some tourist items the proprietor asked us if we had any lunch plans.  He then suggested a couple of places including this one.  He said it was "world famous."  Well I'm not sure about that but it was a good option.


Great Ocean Views From Second Story

We ate practically nothing but seafood during this trip to Australia and a some red meat sounded good for a change.

Ribs & Rumps is a South African themed restaurant with various carvings and other mementos from that part of the world.  In fact one of the sauces offered was "monkey gland" sauce.  No thanks!

The restaurant is on the second floor right on the main drag of Manly.  And just across the road is the Tasman Sea.  You get beautiful views of the beach, water and surfers from your perch at this restaurant.

My wife and I started this lunch with a shared Caesar salad.  It came beautifully presented in a slanted bowl.  While the presentation was very nice it made it difficult to eat the dog gone thing without spilling it all over the table.  It was good, though, and was a little different than the Caesar we're used to in the U.S.  It came with lots of eggs, bacon, anchovies and, of course, romaine lettuce.

For my main course I went with the "Giant T-Bone" steak with small, round potatoes.  My wife had a burger and fries.  My steak was cooked rare, just as I ordered it.  My wife enjoyed her burger but it was actually too big for her to finish it.

We enjoyed our meal here and the beautiful view.  The only one slight negative was slow service.  The place really started to fill up shortly after we were seated and it was next to impossible to get our waiter's attention so that we could settle up on the check.  Finally another waiter picked up on our effort to pay the bill and he took care of it for us.

They have a web site here.

ADDITIONAL AUSTRALIAN RESTAURANT REVIEWS

Bondi Surf Seafoods - Bondi Beach
Cushion - Coogee Beach
Doyles At the Quay - Sydney
Deep Blue Restaurant - Coogee Beach
Harry's Singapore Chili Crab - Sydney
Italian Village - Sydney
Jordans - Sydney
Manly Fish Cafe & Seafood Market - Manly
Waterfront Restaurant - Sydney