New waterfront bar on Manly’s picturesque beachfront. Little Pearl Bar & Dining opens.

Little Pearl Bar & Dining | Manly
? Cassandra H | Little Pearl Bar & Dining | Manly

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to Manly Beach. Whether you want to spread a towel out and enjoy the soft white sand all day, surf its waves or explore its depths while snorkelling or diving, there’s something for everyone. For those that prefer to look at it, it also makes a great backdrop whilst tasting the local cuisine and having a cold beverage.

Australian Venue Co has opened Little Pearl Bar & Dining, a new waterfront bar on Manly’s picturesque beachfront. The venue takes the place of local favourite, Manly Wine that recently closed its doors after an impressive twelve year run.

Little Pearl is a casual, all-day destination offering hawker-style shared plates, bold cocktails, easy drinking wines and prime ocean views of Manly Beach. The result is an effortless beachfront hangout for locals and visitors alike.

Led by Executive Chef Jason Roberson, Little Pearl is the perfect spot to drop in for breakfast, gather with friends for brunch, or let lunch roll into dinner and drinks. The main menu features dishes such as popcorn bug sliders, betel leaves, Sri Lankan king prawn curry and slow-cooked wagyu beef cheek; along with a Friday to Sunday breakfast menu of Cured Ora King Salmon with ricotta, leaves, asparagus, black sesame, rye crumb; breakfast bao buns with sticky beef cheek; and pandan waffles with coconut ice cream, banana, lychee, toasted coconut, Vietnamese mint and palm sugar caramel.

Architect firm People of Design transformed the venue, bringing new life with beachy and nautical contemporary interiors. rough sandy textures on the walls, landscaped greenery, brass details and pops of light green, pink and deep blue furniture, giving a warm, casual modern touch. The new design also opens up the space, maximising the breathtaking ocean views.

Little Pearl also features a number of weekly specials including:

  • Happy Hour (Monday – Thursdays, 5pm – 6pm): Perfect for afternoon drinks, after work catch ups or just because, Little Pearl will offer $10 spritz and wines, along with $12 chef’s selection of plates
  • Sunset Sessions (Fridays and Saturdays): Sit back, relax and end the week right at Little Pearl with their Sunset Sessions. Fridays will feature a live acoustic performer and Saturdays a DJ from 5pm.
  • Brunch with Soul (Saturdays | 11:30am and 2:30pm | $79pp): Every Saturday, Brunch with Soul will bring good times with a two hour seating featuring live entertainment from Sexy Sunday Jam, bottomless spritz & a 3-course brunch.
  • Live at Little Pearl (Sundays): Slow down on your Sunday from 2pm, with a rotation of local live Aussie acts and a chilled afternoon with snacks and spritz.

Paul Waterson, Chief Executive Officer of Australian Venue Co, said: “It feels like a breath of fresh air especially during the current climate of the hospitality industry. Little Pearl is designed for maximum ease and an effortless drinking and dining experience. It’s beautiful, fun, laidback and a wonderful addition to the Manly community.”

Little Pearl Bar & Dining Manly is open 7 days providing a new relaxed and social neighbourhood spot for Manly locals. Bookings are now open.

Little Pearl Bar & Dining
8 – 13 South Steyne, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
T: +61 2 8322 2009 | E: