Anyway in Mr Right and Other Mongrels, Allegra and her friends catch up at a bar at the Manly Wharf Hotel. This is a real bar and is at Manly Wharf.
When we took our photos of Manly a couple of weeks back we sat in the sun and had lunch here as an homage to the book and of course I took a few pics.
This is the wharf where you can hop the Manly Ferry across to Sydney. It's a really beautiful trip and in fact my favourite way to travel. Lots of people commute on the Manly Ferry. I used to back in the day. (It's kind of a bit like the Staten Island Ferry and I may or may not have been chanelling Melanie Griffith in Working Girl at the rime, complete with the sneakers to slip on for the walk up from Circular Quay to Castlereagh Street). If you come to Sydney the Manly Ferry is one of those 'must do' experiences. If you live here, you already know that.
Here are a couple more photos of the bar where Allegra dishes the dirt to her friends about going to Teddy's housewarming party in the book.