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Reef Bar Grill

2-6 Wharf St | Shop 1, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
+61 2 6555 7092
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Seafood, Australian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2-6 Wharf St | Shop 1, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a sunny afternoon this is the perfect spot for a cocktail or glass of wine overlooking the lake. It is incredibly expensive so not for the faint hearted. Its the sort of cost where you expect tablecloths inside and not have the staff stack...More

Thank Darcy006
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting Forster for a sporting tournament and wanted to take my wife for a nice dinner. The service was exceptional, and we felt very well looked after, unfortunately the food did not match the high end price point, and was well off the mark.More

Thank Conrad G
TinaA2718, Manager at Reef Bar Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Conrad, thanks for bringing this to our attention. We were very disappointed to hear your experience was less than satisfactory. We take positive & negative reviews very seriously and will discuss this with the team. We do hope to welcome you back soon. Kind...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to get a table for 2 … thankfully for us, someone had cancelled at the last minute. The service was "perfectly Forster" with no pretense, just trying to make our evening wonderful from start to finish. Maddie our waitress was the highlight....More

Thank aussiesrus_10
TinaA2718, Manager at Reef Bar Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your fantastic review aussiesrus_10. Thank you for giving us a perfect rating. We are very happy you enjoyed our food, service and location. We'll be sure to let Maddie know how much of an impact she made on your experience. We can't...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of dining here during my recent trip to Forster. To say they food was great is an understatement it was absolutely amazing! We started with house cocktails which was a French Martini at $10 then because it was happy hour had...More

1  Thank Sally P
TinaA2718, Manager at Reef Bar Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sally, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our restaurant. We're glad you had such a wonderful experience with us. Thanks so much for taking the time to post this feedback! Hope to see you again here at the Reef anytime...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We look forward to visiting this restaurant each year when on holidays in Forster and once again it did not disappoint. We shared 3 entrees - prawns, salt & pepper squid and the scallops: all beautiful and cooked perfectly. The eye fillet steak for Main...More

Thank Taralmc83
TinaA2718, Manager at Reef Bar Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, thanks for this awesome review Taralm83! We are so happy you found the food and the service to be excellent. Thanks so much for taking the time to post this wonderful feedback! I'll make sure to pass on your great comments to both chefs...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined on a Friday night - we had booked which was good as it was busy. The service, right from when we walked in the door, was beyond excellent - every single staff member was friendly and helpful. I'm a Coeliac and there were...More

1  Thank gretchx79
TinaA2718, Manager at Reef Bar Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi gretchx79, thank you for your positive comments. We are so glad to hear you had a fabulous dinner with us! I'll make sure to pass on your great comments to our team. We do our best to make everyone feel welcome every time they...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food & fantastic friendly and attentive service. Went the extra mile for my sons birthday, really made him feel special ! Thanks guys 👍More

Thank Lisa E
TinaA2718, Manager at Reef Bar Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Lisa, thank you so much for the awesome feedback. We are very happy you enjoyed our food and service. Thanks so much for taking the time to post this feedback and for celebrating your son's birthday here at Reef Forster! Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had heard from a few people that this was a good restaurant. We booked the day before (essential as it was busy) and secured a window seat. Evening started off at happy hour with French Martini’s (very nice), the chilli margarita (excellent). Food wise we...More

Thank David d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best service the food excellent and the position all great and good value for the high quality food .Be back very soon great job staff.More

Thank pauldaiz
TinaA2718, Manager at Reef Bar Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Paul & Donna, thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review on our Tripadvisor page. We are very happy you enjoyed our food. Thank you so much for taking the time to post this feedback! Hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly, efficient, professional staff; great menu options; great food; lovely ambiance and a beautiful view. Winning!! The kids menu and colouring was great and really appreciated.More

Thank Kate J
TinaA2718, Manager at Reef Bar Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Kate! Thank you for choosing us and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Our restaurant aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 28
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-6 Wharf St | Shop 1, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Forster
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6555 7092
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Description
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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