Restaurant Reviews

Papi Chulo: Restaurant review

Papi Chulo

Address

22-23 Manly Wharf
Manly, Sydney, NSW
Australia

Hours

Mon-Sat noon-10pm,
Sun noon-9pm

Prices

E $10-$23
M $20-$42
D $15;
set menus $55-$100

REVIEW

It's right on the water, it's infectious fun, and it serves top-notch food and drinks. What's not to like? Attention to detail can waver (you might want to bring your own packet of Wet Ones, for instance), and it may be a little too casual for real comfort in some areas, but the boisterous crowds who regularly flock here don't seem to mind. Start with a dip into the well-edited drinks list and some briny oysters served with grapefruit mignonette. Then winnow your way through a menu that combines southern US influences (barbecue dishes are a major theme), south-east Asian flavours and local heroes. Swordfish ceviche paired with young coconut and chilli is summer on a plate, while jumbo king prawns are cooked just glassy, fragrant with lemongrass and coconut. The porchetta, charry from the spit-roast, is superbly gelatinous with a crunchy crackling. As a dessert, dulce de leche retains the holiday vibes right to the end.

Phone:
(02) 9240 3000

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Patrick Friesen & Christopher Hogarth

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.