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Reef Bar Grill

2-6 Wharf Street | Shop 1, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
02 6555 7092
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, Australian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2-6 Wharf Street | Shop 1, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

quoted $48 on booking mothers day special on arriving recieved menu price then $52 on paying we were charged 10% surcharge because it was sunday only good thing was the staff and great view

Thank Chloe441
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always wanted to visit this restaurant right on the water. We went on a busy Tuesday night. I was warned a party of 40 would also be dining. We nearly left due to the noise. I'm glad we didn't the meal was delicious. Hubby who...More

Thank cookieau2000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here with nice seafood dishes with friends. We had been before for lunch and on a summer evening when you can see the view of the lake. It was not as special sitting up the back at night. We liked the food...More

Thank Lynne690
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch & friendly staff. Big shout out to Ricky he was fabulous. Meals were vey tasty & location is central & overlooking the river

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We dinned at this restaurant over easter weekend and will never go back. The food is way overpriced for the amount served up. We had a barramundi and chips with salad and could have had a better serving up the road at the fish and...More

Thank ngcroker
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The Reef is excellent and we always have a great meal there However I do find it very overpriced and their oysters more expensive than the oyster bar in Sydney ? Yet Forster is an oyster town ? Compared to what Hamiltons in forster charge...More

Thank Fairlyblonde779
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Very expensive and not value for money and staff very rude. The only thing that was good about this Restaurant was the view.

Thank maryannmanchee
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Keep trying different meals in hope that I just got a bad one. Every meal I have had is a 1 star at beast and you pay top dollar.

Thank Alymo42
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner here, views over Forster Tuncurry waterways and bridge absolutely beautiful at twilight. Staff were very accommodating and helpful. I had a fabulous coffee martini with spiced rum as I mentioned to the barman that I didn't really like sweet drinks...More

Thank RubySunday19
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely delicious new menu. Was hard to pick as everything on menu was appealing! Food and drink service was timely with a very full busy restaurant. Happy bubbly but busy staff made our anniversary one to remember. Presentation and flavours were superb cant wait to...More

Thank mrskingForster
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-6 Wharf Street | Shop 1, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Forster
  • Phone Number: 02 6555 7092
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The Reef recently underwent a refurbishment to the bar and restaurant and now boasts an eclectic fresh decor, where guests can relax in the ambient and modern surrounds from the best vantage point in Forster. Guests can enjoy a cocktail or beer with friends at the new outdoor/indoor bar overlooking the sparkling Wallis Lake, or they can stay for a delicious meal delicately prepared by head chef Peter Tjornelund. The menu is a fusion of Asian and European cuisine and features mouth-watering meals such as a garlic and lemon marinated pork cutlet with honey figs, roast kumara, goats cheese and pistachio. The menu also includes an all-day dining option with gourmet pizzas along with a carefully selected wine and beer menu to accompany the meals.