Manhattan In Mornington
This is one of our favourite restaurants in the local area. Food is always amazing and very consistent. The service the past few times has been very ordinary. We dined on Saturday for lunch and there were only a few other guests in that day, so it was pretty quiet. The service really let it down this time. Apart from taking an order there was no warmth or personality, we felt we were nearly in the way. When we ordered a bottle of sparkling, it was placed in front of my mother in an ice bucket and they didn't even offer to pour a glass. In a restaurant like this I would expect full service - with a smile.
Excellent service, good pizzas, good drink selection. Our main courses on the other hand were average at best. We are ordered kids meal spaghetti and meatballs which was awful, the pork shoulder which was dry and accompanied by an average salad and bland applesauce, a steak and veg which was also very average.
I’d recommend going for pizza and drinks because they were nice and the staff are lively but keep it at that.
Service extremely slow and disorganised. Ordered a beer..... took 30 mins even though the staff member had come upstairs several times in between. Entries too over 45 mins. Had to ask for dessert menu about 20 plus minutes after they cleared away main course dishes.
In saying that ambience vg, waiting staff polite, food vg...... just very slow service..... may have been because we were upstairs and forgotten???
Always amazing food and great service - we’ve never been disappointed
Great Italian style meals, with super service, they very kindly let us stay beyond their closing time.
Service always seems to be a bit slow here but the food more then makes up for it! Never disappointed with our meals & yummy espresso martini’s!!
Meatballs was cold in the middle! Had to be re cooked and also ordered linguini and received Spaghetti!
Excellent service they even managed to make the plainest pizza ever for my little fussy eater
The food was great but the drinks were not cold and the staff didn't realy seem like they wanted to be there.
I have always had a good experience and Manhattan, which is why I keep coming back. Even on a busy night our food still arrived in a reasonable amount of time and was delicious as always.
Staff attentive and professional. Food lacked flavour but ok.
Dessert great. I had the slow cooked Lamb rags. Spaghetti needed 30-45 seconds more and the lamb was only ok... rating 5.5 to 6. Susan liked her pizza ,magenta.
Food was cold. Only once was asked about drinks and when we did get our drinks my wine was well below the serving line compared to the rest of the table. The food waitress did not know how to serve the table correctly, passing plates across two customers ( one customer is fine when you have obstacles). Then for dessert run out of custard.
Excellent food and prompt and efficient service. Will be back
Monday night was not busy so the service was good and the atmosphere was quite. Food is always good quality and a good selection of wine.
Beautiful food, great service, didn’t wait long for food and overall great. Would definitely go again.
Good food, good service, the waiting staff were great too. Feels like a family/big group booking restaurant.
The staff were really friendly, chatty and helpful. We had a whole flounder in sauce which was cooked to perfection, also had pizza...beautiful thin crust yummm and delicious toppings. I love this place, Its very relaxing
Acoustics are terrible. Needs acoustic panels or similar. A lot of noise and it wasn't full. Service was a little slow and our waitress was shifted onto something else, which didn't help. OK in the end. Food was very good though. Fish soup is exceptional and worth the money. The total bill was reasonable too.
Superb food (had the free range pork belly and mussels) and excellent service.
First time and will definitely be back!
We went to the Manhattan for my birthday for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it. The venue has a great feel, we were seated upstairs which was more private/intimate. The food and service was excellent and I was surprised at the final bill. We went with another couple and had entree’s, mains, dessert and drinks (including cocktails) and it was under $300. Highly recommend!
Brilliant food across entree, main, and dessert. Great service, mains took longer than expected to arrive but staff kept us informed. A little noisy but a good vibe nonetheless.
Food ordinary. Terribly expensive and service average
Had a lovely evening with friends for my wifes' birthday, Rose was attentive, knowledgeable and a wonderful host - our waitress (sorry I've forgotten your name) was excellent and a great personality. Service was quick, the meals tasty, I had the seafood spaghetti only downside I would've liked a little more seafood in it - my wife had the linguini with morton bay bug and said it was magnificent and our friends had the duck, cooked to perfection.
Overall a wonderful nite - although I would've liked to be able to organise something special for my wife when I booked but through this service this is not an option - or at least let the restaurant know that it was a special occasion
See you soon Rose
We were all pleasantly surprised how nice it was. I chose Manhattan by looking up all the restaurants in Mornington, and picked yours because it had what I was looking for to take my friends to. They all enjoyed the food, the place, and most of all the service, which was friendly and helpful in suggestions as to what to choose. We all said that we would definitely come again and next time I will bring my husband!
Also the cleanliness is always important to me, and it was spotless so we had no complaints whatsoever.
Keep up the good work and best wishes from Winifred Norton
Really enjoyed the food but the service was quite poor. Most in-attentive staff I've seen in a long time.
When ordering our drinks the waitress seemed in such a hurry I actually asked her if she was in a rush or needed elsewhere as we felt like we were keeping her.
After that, service was pretty much non existent.
We were offered a desert menu and the staff never returned for our order, asked us for coffee or if there was anything else. Stopped off elsewhere on the way home for sweets.
I'd go back but I'd really like the owners to acknowledge the review.
Beautiful food, staff are so friendly and the service is very quick. Can’t wait to come back!
A busy Saturday night visit with a party of 8. Food was good and service was excellent and efficient. Although the decor is a bit dated the ambiance was pleasant.
We arrived on a cold Tuesday night. The place was busy and noisy, to be expected of an Italian restaurant. The food was okay, traditional Italian, as mama would make it. It was on the expensive side for homestyle food.
It's a very noisy venue, with 80's decor. My friend had to use a cushion to be able to sit at the right height for the table.
The wine was expensive by the glass. We had to got to the counter to pay the bill. The whole experience was ok for a wintry Tuesday night.
Would recommend food was delicious generous size servings, espresso martini’s were some of the best. We chose to sit outside as was noisy inside, service was great.
Amazing food in an amazing place. We sat as a couple on the mezzanine level. The food was fantastic and the service matched. We will return back soon.
It took 20mins for someone to take our drink order so we ordered our meals whilst we had them. We ordered the seafood soup, was very disappointing I think the seafood was a frozen mix. Over all experience was disappointing
This is always a favourite. The food is amazing the staff are friendly. You can always guarantee a good night here
I have been to The Manhattan many times I am always very happy with food and service
We had a nice experience at Manhattan in Mornington. My friend has some allergies and the waitress was very knowledgeable on what could be amended for food allergies. She was friendly and helpful and I would certainly return to that level of customer service.
Had a great night! Special occasion for my wife. No power when we arrived was handled very professionally under extremely trying circumstances. Nothing was too much trouble and staff were absolutely fantastic. Well done guys, no wonder it is my families favourite restaurant on the Peninsula.
Amazing food, both mains and desserts absolutely delicious. Super friendly staff. Was a great night we will remember.
This restaurant never fails - always beautiful food and great service.
This is the second time we have been to the Manhattan and we absolutely loved it yet again. We will be back. Thank you.
Amazing food amazing service
Fabulous place to dine