Ex-Popolo Chef Francesco Armillis, has joined Manly Institution, The Pantry Manly on the pans.

After 14 years, The Pantry Manly is changing things up with a new Head Chef, Francesco Armillis (ex-Popolo in Rushcutters Bay), and a new and improved menu that lives up to the venue’s stunning views.

The new menu centres on modern Australian flavours with a traditional Italian twist, Armillis’ food is all about creating a truly memorable dining experience. Having worked in various establishments throughout Italy and Europe and learning from some of the best chefs in Europe, he now brings his expertise to this local fave.

Armillis and his team are dedicated to serving up fresh seasonal produce, sourcing local ingredients, and supporting the community. Chef Francesco collaborates with Northern Beaches bakers for all their bread and sources beef, lamb, and chicken from within NSW. To ensure exceptional standards, meats are semi-dry aged in-house, and the kingfish and wagyu bresaola carpaccio are dry-cured on-site.

Expect menu highlights like succulent prawn pillows, reminiscent of Amalfi Coast street food, and an exquisite house-made squid ink linguine. Moving onto dessert, a must-order is the chocolate covered cannolo filled with a luscious yoghurt mousse and served with both a pistachio and a strawberry coulis. In good news for small children and cutlery-adverse folk, the staff encourage you to dive into this dish with your hands.

The cocktail list has had an upgrade too, with delicious additions like the “Sea Spray Margarita,” the “Mojito on the Beach” – a refreshing passionfruit infused mojito, or the vibrant “Shelly Spritz” named after nearby Shelly Beach and topped with fresh berries.

With a world class view that always wows guests, this beachside spot is the ultimate location for casual family dinners, special social events, and everything in between. Boasting a rustic and cosy setting with large windows overlooking the beach, it is one of the best views Manly has to offer.

The Pantry Manly, is open Monday to Thursday from 8am to 9pm and Friday to Sunday  7:30am to 9pm. Walk-ins accepted or book a table via The Pantry Manly’s website.

Address: Ocean Promenade, N Steyne, Manly NSW 2095

Opening Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 9:00pm

Friday – Sunday: 7:30am – 9:00pm

Website: https://www.thepantrymanly.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepantrymanly/

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