Drakopoulos’ Sydney Restaurant Group acquires Manta seafood venue

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Drakopoulos‘ Sydney Restaurant Group has taken over the reins of Manta restaurant at Woolloomooloo Wharf.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Restaurateur, Rob Rubis will hand over his seafood venue, Manta, after 17 years.

The final sale price has not been disclosed but incoming owner Sydney Restaurant Group is already king of waterfront restaurant real estate, with a dozen venues parked on the edge of Sydney Harbour.

Restaurateur Bill Drakopoulos at Summer Salt on Elouera beach, the Sydney Restaurant Groups’ newest venue. Photo: John Veage.
Restaurateur Bill Drakopoulos at Summer Salt on Elouera beach, the Sydney Restaurant Groups’ most recent venue acquirement. Photo: John Veage.
manta at woolloomooloo
Manta at Woolloomooloo. Photo: The Sydney Morning Herald.

“There’ll still be seafood, any change will be incremental … we’ll introduce some cool new snacks, and we’ll make it a bit more fun,” Daniel, son of Bill Drakopoulos said. A 2025 renovation is also part of the plans.

Rubis is happy to leave Manta in the hands of good operators. “There are a zillion new restaurants opening, and it’s getting harder as a single operator. It’s easier if you have [a few venues].”

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

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