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Reef Bar Grill

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2-6 Wharf Street | Shop 1, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
02 6555 7092
11:30 - 22:00
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Gosford, Australia
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200 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 but it is a little pricey. We brought our own wine and the corkage is... More 

Thank Lynne690
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Reviewed 1 week 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

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Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 chip shop the chicken with puree mash was a very small meal that my husband... More 

Thank ngcroker
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 it's very expensive But the food is great the service excellent and never had a... More 

Thank Fairlyblonde779
Forster, Australia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Forster, Australia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 thay had added sugar syrup. Our meals were delicious and although we ordered a side... More 

Thank RubySunday19
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 go back again. How they present such beautiful ingredients for such great value is amazing.... More 

Thank mrskingForster
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten at this restaurant many times over the last few years however, I felt that my visit in early March was not up to the standard of previous visits. Waited far too long for a meal when the restaurant was only partially occupied.... expensive for very ordinary fish and service. Very disappointing and it will be a while... More 

Thank Marie K
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a lovely location overlooking the lake. We were there for dinner so got to watch the sunset. They gave our kids colouring in to do to keep them occupied. The customer service was great. I thought the food was a little bit pricy for what we got but it did taste nice.

Thank MissV282

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$30
Seafood, Australian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?