Tucked away on a sliver of Manly’s Market Lane, Donny’s works the industrial warehouse chic vibe to the fullest with exposed brick walls, lofty ceilings and glass bottle light fixtures. Start your date with drinks on the ground floor (the Bonsai, a refreshing gin and lime-mint concoction served in a hipster jar, is a firm favourite) and then, if things are going well, make your way up the spiral staircase to the foodie heaven on the second level. Expect uber-fresh ingredients, impeccable presentation and incredible seafood. Swing by any evening for their daily happy hour or go on Thursdays for their date night special, where $30 will buy you a Barman’s Platter for two and a complimentary bottle of vino.
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Top image: Katje Ford.