Garfish, Crows Nest

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Garfish takes pride in serving the best fish available, fresh from the markets, all cooked to perfection, and for a reasonable price. Diners can select a dish from from the blackboard menu, choosing cooking method and garnish of their choice or pick one of the menu favourites to enjoy...

6/29 Holtermann Street Crows Nest Sydney NSW 2065 Australia
02 9966 0445
Main course: from $22; Bottled wines: $24
Opening hours: 
Open Everyday; Breakfast 8am-11am (sundays 9am); Lunch 12-3pm; Dinner 6-10pm (9.30pm sundays); restrictions to trading hours apply on public holidays; we are closed dec 25th & 26th and jan 1st
Fully licensed
Yes (bottled wine only)
$3.30 per person
Al fresco dining area: 
Bus to Pacific Hwy or Falcon St.
Limited street parking or secure council carpark (2hrs free)
Credit cards accepted: 
All major credit cards and cash accepted; eftpos not accepted
Sunday surcharge of 5% applies, public holidays surcharge 10%
Children's menu: 
Vegetarian options: 
Disabled access: 
Disabled bathroom: 



light breakfast
wholegrain, sourdough, ciabatta or cherry toast 4.00
toasted banana bread w/ mascarpone 4.00
toasted raspberry and pear bread w/ praline butter 6.50
muesli with fruit and sheep's milk yoghurt 9.00
bircher museli w/ fresh berries 9.50
continental: orange juice, fruit, coffee & waffle 14.00
cheese and caramelised onion waffle w/ slow roast tomatoes and herbed mascarpone 14.00

belgian waffle breakfast
waffle and coffee 5.80
waffle with maple syrup, cinnamon sugar, orange or choc and coffee 6.30
waffle with banana, ricotta & passionfruit 14.00
waffle with fruit, honey and yoghurt 12.00
waffle with crisp bacon & maple syrup 14.00

garfish hot breakfast
open faced spanner crab omelette w/ sweet chilli, masala spice and raita 16.00
the garfish breakfast w/ sausages, bacon, mushroom, tomato, spinach, eggs and sourdough toast 16.50
mushroom, rocket & parmesan omelette w/ wholegrain toast 14.00
smoked salmon or bacon & eggs (scrambled, fried or poached) w/ ciabatta toast 14.00
kippers florentine w/ spinach, poached eggs, cafe de paris butter 16.00
roasted mushrooms w/ red onion, lemon, persian feta and toast 14.00

coffee & loose leaf tea
short black, long black, macchiato 3.30
cappuccino, flat white, latte 3.30
double coffee 3.80
iced chocolate, iced coffee 4.20
english breakfast, earl grey, peppermint, chamomile 3.00
arctic fire, fruit infusion, lime & coconut, sencha, dandelion 3.50

mineral water
san pellegrino sparkling 500ml 4.00
aqua panna still 500ml 4.00

soft drinks & juices
coca cola, lemonade, house made squash, diet coke 2.80
cranberry or tomato juice 3.00
fresh organic orange juice / fresh organic apple juice 4.50

Children's menu...

available to children 12 years and under

main course - $11
fish and chips w/ tartare or tomato sauce
squid and chips w/ tomato sauce
linguini pasta w/ bolognaise sauce and cheese

dessert - $9
belgian waffle w/ hokey pokey ice cream and a caramello koala!
ice cream sunday vanilla ice cream w/ caramel sauce and a chocolate fish!

Lunch & dinner...

Daily blackboard menu...

(sample, menu changes daily)
fish (best at market today) method (as suggested by chef)
28.00 Atlantic Salmon (Tas) ...grilled or steamed
26.00 Mirror Dory (Sth Coast) ...grilled
30.00 Blue Eye Trevalla (NZ) ...roasted or wood roasted
32.00 Hiramasa Kingfish (SA) ...roasted or wood roasted
30.00 Mahi Mahi (QLD) ...grilled or spiced
28.00 Hapuka (NZ) ...roasted

...with your choice of garnish
tartare, lemon & chips
tomato relish & mash
sauteed kipfler potatoes, peas & bacon w/ salted blue eye aioli
sticky rice & green papaya salad w/ peanuts & nahm jim
salad of rocket, slow roast tomatoes, orange & persian feta


sour dough w/ extra virgin olive oil & zaatar 3.50
grilled ciabatta w/ garlic butter or pesto 3.50

freshly shucked rock oysters (min 4) each
oyster natural w/ mignonnette dressing 3.25
oyster crisp fried w/ soy, mirin & ginger 3.75
oyster shot w/ chilled vichyssoise 3.75
oyster plate prepared in the three styles above 6/20; 12/39

grilled wa sardines w/ spiced cous cous & pistachio relish 16.00
salt & pepper squid w/ chilli, garlic, coriander & lime 16.00
crystall bay prawns w/ cucumber salad & lime dressing 20.00
seared hervey bay scallops w/ shitake mushroom salad & ponzu dressing 18.00
steamed kinkawooka mussels w/ coconut, galangal & chilli broth 14.00
hiramasa kingfish carpaccio w/ chardonnay vinegar & black truffle oil 18.00

vegetarian menu
baby spinach salad w/ goats cheese, beetroot and pine nuts 14.00
vegetarian taste plate w/ selected samples adapted from the menu 14.00/22.00
vegetarian pappardelle w/ wood roasted vegetables, spinach, chilli, garlic & parmesan 22.00

non seafood options
roast lamb rump w/ butternut pumpkin, toasted almonds & currants 28.00

main courses
fish & chips - crisp fish in aged beer batter, chips & tartare 24.00
snapper pie w/ sauce soubise and steamed broccolini 32.00
parmesan & basil gnocchi w/ spanner crab & zucchini flowers 26.00
crisp fried soft shell crab w/ coconut sambol & green papaya salad 30.00

side dishes
bowl of thick chips 6.00
creamy potato mash 6.00
baby spinach, beetroot, goats cheese and pine nut salad 10.00
crisp green salad w/ red wine vinaigrette 7.00
seasonal vegetable 7.00
pilaf rice 3.00

pavlova w/ berry compote and vanilla mascarpone 12.00
hazelnut & dark chocolate torte w/ creme fraiche & almond brittle 12.00
pear tart tartin w/ cinnamon ice cream 12.00
spiced pineapple, melon and lychee salad w/ passionfruit and mango sorbet 12.00
selection of ice creams 9.00
affogato 3 scoops vanilla ice cream w/ coffee, your choice liqueur 14.00
cheese plate - market price

belgian waffle desserts
fresh belgian waffle served with your choice of:
rum & raisin ice cream, caramelised banana 10.50
hokey pokey ice cream, caramel and almonds 10.50
belgian chocolate ice cream with milk chocolate & hazelnut nougat 10.50

after dinner drinks
remy martin v.s.o.p cognac 9.00
cookoothama botrytis semillon, nsw 06 7.00/26.00
mitchelton blackwood park botrytis riesling, victoria, 07 8.50/32.00
frangelico, sambuca, drambuie, cointreau 7.50
galway pipe port 5.00
penfolds grandfater port 8.50
r.l. buller fine old muscat or tokay 5.00
limoncello 8.00


italian mineral water
san pellegrino sparkling / aqua panna still 500ml 4.00

soft drinks & juices
coca cola, lemonade, diet coke, lemon/lime & bitters 3.50
organic orange or apple juice 4.50
tomato or cranberry juice 3.50

cascade lite 5.50
boags premium, crown, pure blonde 6.50
stella artois, peroni, corona, bluebottle 7.50

house spirits
gin, vodka, whisky, rum, brandy, bourbon 7.00

white wine (vintage glass/bottle)
eyre creek riesling, clare valley, sa 08 7.50/33.00
leo buring riesling, clare valley, sa 08 7.50/34.00
kilikanoon blacket's vineyard reisling, sa 03 40.00
neudorf sav blanc, nelson, nz 08 9.00 40.00
villa maria sav blanc, malborough, nz 08 7.50/35.00
nova vita firebird sav blanc, adelaide hills, sa 08 7.50/32.00
garfish sav blanc sem, nsw 08 6.00/24.00
goundrey sav blanc sem, wa 08 7.50/33.00
dog point section 94 sav blanc, nz 07 60.00
amberley chimney brush chenin blanc, wa 08 6.50/28.00
scarborough semillon, hunter valley, nsw 03 50.00
lindemans semillon, hunter valley, nsw 04 45.00
cat amongst the pigeons chardonnay, sa 07 7.00/30.00
scarborough chardonnay, hunter vally 05 8.00/38.00
red hill estate chardonnay, mornington pen, vic 05 60.00
cullen chardonnay, margaret river, wa 03 100.00
rebellion chardonnay, hunter valley, nsw 05 12.00/55.00
falls wines chardonnay, orange, nsw 03 9.50/45.00
sandalford verdelho, margaret river, wa 08 7.50/32.00
punt road pinot gris, yarra valley, vic 08 8.00/36.00
42 degrees south pinot grigio, tas 08 8.50/38.00
the little wine company pinot gris, nsw 08 8.00/36.00
joseph cattin pinot blanc, alsace, france 07 38.00
chrismont 'la zona' arneis, king valley, vic 08 8.50/38.50
chateau de sancerre, sancerre, france 07 60.00

sparkling & champagne
gosset brut excellence, champagne, france nv 24.00/115.00
victoria park pinot noir chard sparkling, sa nv 6.00 25.00
wisdom by houghtons, pemberton, wa 04 10.50/48.00

lake george, nr canberra, nsw 08 7.50 30.00

red wine
rebellion pinot noir, ballarat goldfields, vic 05 12.00/55.00
portarlington ridge pinot noir, geelong, vic 06 8.00 /35.00
scorpo pinot noir, mornington pen, vic 01 85.00
st jacques pinot noir, nelson, nz 06 57.00
tk reserve pinot noir, lenswood, sa 03 50.00
grand barossa shiraz, barossa valley, sa 05 7.00/34.00
falls wines shiraz, orange, nsw 02 9.50/45.00
henschke mt edelstone shiraz, eden valley, sa 95 160.00
st hallets old block shiraz, barossa valley, sa 02 110.00
tyrrells vat 9 shiraz, hunter valley, nsw 04 90.00
cat amongst pigeons shiraz grenache, sa 07 7.50/33.00
majella musician cab shiraz, coonawarra, sa 07 8.00/36.00
penfolds 389 cab shiraz, barossa, sa 94 120.00
geoff merrill reserve cab sav, sa 01 65.00
penfolds 407 cab sav, barossa, sa 01 85.00
falls wines cabernet sav, orange, nsw 02 9.50/45.00
dalzotta cab sav, king valley, vic 02 50.00
the little wine company olivine merlot, hunter valley, nsw 06 8.00/36.00
amberley cab merlot, margaret river, wa 07 8.00/35.00
howard park cab merlot, denmark, wa 99 95.00
henscke 'abbotts prayer' merlot cab, sa 96 120.00
cargo road zinfandel, orange, nsw 04 8.50/38.00
browns of padthaway edward malbec, sa 03 48.00

Menu date: 
June 2009; *please note menu may not be complete or current