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    Fresh fish served in former surf shop

    Laid-back ambience, fresh seafood and an excellent service – take a seat at the Herring

    Rated in the top five restaurants in Manly, New South Wales, The Herring Room is a seafood restaurant consistently achieving glowing reviews for its high-quality bistro style cuisine served in a relaxed environment.

    Owners are wife and husband team Angela Heracleous and Rodney Walsh who previously ran Sydney’s hugely successful The Sardine Room and chose this site, a former surf shop, to create a restaurant for locals.

    “You can feed as many tourists as you like but it’s locals who sustain your business,” says Angela. Both, tourists and locals alike feel comfortable in the owner-operated venue with that family feeling.

    The surf shop has gone, but the laidback vibe remains. Diners praise features such as the courtyard out back, the open view kitchen, the outstanding customer service and, of course, the menu.

    The Herring Room lists the provenance of all of its seafood, sourced locally from sustainable and environmentally sensitive fisheries in Australia and New Zealand. Angela Heracleous prides herself on sourcing the freshest seafood from the Sydney Fish Market. She serves grilled QLD Moreton Bay bugs with salad, NZ whole baby red snapper with red Thai curry sauce, as well as a seafood platter for two filled with delicacies amongst which are local signature oysters, TAS baby calamari with bush pepper aioli, Port Lincoln SA mussels in puttanesca with chilli, anchovies, capers & olives, and much more. Her guests cherish the great variety and excellent quality of the dishes.


    The best quality food needs to be presented in the best way.

    “We initially chose to install MEIKO dishwashing machines because we were unhappy with previous brands we've used. We’ve been happy with our choice ever since.” What the restaurant owners cherish most is the efficient delivery of perfect results – constantly. All of the three M-iClean U dishwashing machines include a GiO reverse osmosis MODULE. They bought two for the Herring Room and a third one for their bar called Bar Troubadour, which is also located in Manly.

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    Reverse Osmosis for sparkling clean dishes and glassware

    For clients who want their glasses and dishes to sparkle, improving the water quality is essential – and that calls for demineralisation or osmosis.

    In addition to running quietly, the dishwashers are extremely easy to clean. Above all, saving time in their business is the greatest benefit; thanks to far less time needed for polishing.

    Having worked in the industry for over 20 years, Angela Heracleous is more than satisfied with the MEIKO service.

    It’s the best support I’ve experienced. “We find dealing with MEIKO, from top management to service technicians, to be excellent; very rare from such a large successful company.”

    To be there when needed is one of MEIKO’s strengths, and it is strongly appreciated by its customers.


    “This is something small business operators really notice, appreciate and subsequently continue to support. Quite simply, we’ve never felt irreleant with MEIKO!”