New waterfront venue opens at iconic beachside location
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, which 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 to Thursday, 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
Open 7 days a week
Breakfast | Friday to Sunday
Brunch | Saturday
Lunch & Dinner | 7 days
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