Little Pearl Bar & Dining
Cocktails by the beach, anyone? Little Peal Bar & Dining is ideal for a long, leisurely lunch or casual dinner with the crew thanks to its prime location right by Manly Beach. Located on the beachside suburbs' buzzy South Steyne, the all-day restaurant and bar is the spot to be over summer.
Taking over the former Manly Wine digs, Little Pearl is serving up lunch and dinner daily, with breakfast also available Friday through Sunday, as well as bottomless brunch sessions every Saturday.
Other regular events at Little Pearl include its live gig lineup, dubbed Sunset Sessions, on Fridays and Saturdays; snacks-and spritz-filled Sundays where you can also kick back to live tunes from 2pm; and its popular happy hour, where you can score $10 wines and spritzes and $12 dishes every Monday through Thursday from 5 – 6pm.
As for the food, it leans heavily on Asian cuisine. For breakfast, there are the likes of breakfast bao buns, crispy tofu and chilli eggs, and pandan waffles alongside classic Aussie brekkie dishes. While on the lunch and dinner menu, you can expect Asian-style share plates—think popcorn bug sliders, sashimi and dumplings as snacks, and Sri Lankan prawn curry, wok-tossed noodles, and Asian-style salads for mains.
For drinks, there's a lengthy list of fun cocktails and a dedicated spritz menu, plus wine, beer, and non-alcoholic sips too.
The fit-out is airy and bright, with the large floor-to-ceiling concertina doors and outdoor tables making the most of the water views.
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