Hugos, Manly

February 26, 2013 — 4 Comments

Should it be “Hugo’s” restaurant? Or is it about a bunch of people called Hugo?

Well despite the grammar complexity Hugos at Manly is worth a visit.

Hugos - Manly wharf

Hugos is on Manly Wharf, with views across to the harbour-side beach, looking towards the west.

Hugos - harbour beach

And then looking to the south, you can watch the ferries arrive from the city.

Hugos - restaurant view

Hugos - view

What a setting for a meal!  The breezes blow through the open windows beautifully.

Perfect place for sipping cocktails and whiling away the time.  This one’s made with gin, apple liquor, lemon, mint and cucumber.

Hugos - cocktail

Refreshing for a warm summer’s day.  Then the pizza arrives.  The wild mushroom one, with taleggio, goat’s curd and caramelised onions.

Hugos - mushroom

Lovely, rich-tasting mushrooms.

On another day we shared an artichoke pizza, with pancetta, chicory, taleggio, chilli and lemon.

Hugos - artichoke

Also a good pizza.  And here’s another pizza we shared.  The puttanesca, with anchovies, capers, olives, tomato, oregano, and a hint of chilli.

Hugos - anchovies

As you can see, the pizzas at Hugos are very good.  The crust is crispy and fine, just enough to hold the topping and balance out the flavours.

Watching the meals arrive at other tables, all of the food there looks good, Italian-styled food.  Some dishes I’d like to try include:

  • The tasting plate: four natural oysters, fried calamari, fig salad & Italian meatballs
  • Crispy skin barramundi with grilled eggplant, roasted beetroot, saffron fennel and a caviar dressing
  • Or other pizzas such as:
    • Fig ‐ fresh figs, pancetta, gorgonzola, tomato and basil
    • Chorizo ‐ chorizo sausage, olives, chilli, smoked mozzarella, Spanish onions and rouille dressing

Hugos - lunch view

The ferry to / from Manly has spectacular views.  I hope people who regularly commute don’t take it for granted.

Hugos - ferry

That’s the view of Hugos from the ferry.

On both of the recent visits here it was during the day and during the week, much quieter than I hear it is sometimes.  I can imagine it buzzing and totally full in the evenings and on weekends.

Perfect place for some wine or cocktails, with good food, overlooking the Harbour.


Here are the details about Hugos, Manly, at time of posting. Please check their web site for more current details.

Web site / Facebook
Address Shop 1, Manly Wharf, East Esplanade, Manly, NSW 2011
Phone 02 8116 8555
Open 7 days a week, 12pm until late
Menu Starters: $18-28
Mains: $30-40
Pizza: $20-28
Sides: $10
Hugos Manly on Urbanspoon


Where’s your favourite place to eat with a view?

4 responses to Hugos, Manly


    I still haven’t tried any of the Hugos pizza places. Personally I prefer my pizza done Neapolitan style but I’ve got to say the toppings look and sound good. Especially the puttanesca with those beautiful anchovies!


      With this Hugos, it’s a package, with the setting plus the food. The toppings on the pizzas were all yummy. I wouldn’t have wanted the crust any thicker in this case otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to finish the pizza!


    yum i loooove anchovies!


      yes, excellent, big anchovies! the puttanesca packed a punch with the full-flavoured anchovies, capers and olives. it was yum.

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