For those who can't make it to Japan this cherry blossom season, this Manly bar offers the perfect alternative.
With the launch of a brand new Japanese-style menu, Manly Wine is transforming into a cherry blossom garden for spring and summer from Saturday, October 31. Inspired by the Japanese tradition of hanami, which translates to 'seeing flowers', the bar has launched a dining experience that is aesthetically pleasing all around.
As you walk through its doors, you'll discover a world of pastel pink flowers, artful cocktails and dumplings — all while being surrounded by wonderful views of Manly Beach. Some must-try bites include its green tea soba noodle salad ($23), ebi katsu roll ($25) and matcha panna cotta for dessert ($12). Plus, there's a menu of seven different $18 spritzes to choose from, including the You're No Matcha with pistachio fairy floss and the yuzu vermouth-spiked Ginger Ninja.
Manly Wine is also offering a bottomless dumpling special on Wednesdays from 5pm. For $30 (or $59 with bottomless tap beer, cider and wine), you can eat as many dumplings as your heart desires for two hours. If you prefer your bottomless meal with spritzes on weekends, the bar also is also offering boozy brunches for $79, which include all-you-can-drink spritzes and a set brunch menu. Bookings are available from 11–1pm and 2–4pm every Saturday.
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