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Reef Bar Grill

2-6 Wharf Street | Shop 1, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
+61 2 6555 7092
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Australian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2-6 Wharf Street | Shop 1, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We tried to visit for dinner on Friday night, but were told the restaurant was fully booked and the kitchen wouldn’t be able to handle us, even if we were in out quickly. Instead, we went to the Asian restaurant next door, and watched Reef...More

Thank Will W
Marivin L, Manager at Reef Bar Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are so sorry you were unable to get a table as a walk-in diner without a reservation on the evening in question, generally at this time of year we are booked out, often days in advance. Due to the size of our kitchen we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner twice at this venue service and food was excellent. Great for a family plenty of choices for all.

Thank Mike_downey
Marivin L, Manager at Reef Bar Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review Mike. We are glad that you enjoyed your dinner with us at Reef. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Management

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. A young and professional staff made our dining experience great. Food fresh and tasty

Thank Kezzam68
Marivin L, Manager at Reef Bar Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review. We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us at Reef. It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive review such as this. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Salad was mostly just leaves... not enough substance to it! The Deconstructed cheese cake was such a disappointment... literally 2 mouthfuls of cream cheese and 3 tiny tiny tiny .. I mean tiny pieces of cheese cake base (smaller than an old 1 cent piece).......More

Thank eatout71
Marivin L, Manager at Reef Bar Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback, we take our feedback seriously and will discuss this issue with our chefs. We apologise and hope you will return some time soon for a better experience. Kind Regards, Management.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here plenty of timbes, it's in a good spot and the house beer is ok. I've gotten lots of cocktails here and they never actually get me drunk. Given the prices you'd expect 1.5 to 2.5 standard drinks per cocktail but I'd guess...More

Thank Brendan P
Marivin L, Manager at Reef Bar Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to review. We do take pride on the good location we have. How ever, we are very sorry to hear that our drinks and foods did not meet your expectations. We do appreciate feedback both positive and negative as it...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we have been here in the past and thought it was good choice to take our interstate friends, for dinner ,we were super impressed with every detail, drink choices etc, we all had a different main and everyone really enjoyed their meals our friends were...More

Thank Barbara J
Marivin L, Manager at Reef Bar Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow! Thank you for the excellent review Barbara. We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us at Reef. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at many restaurants during our holiday in Forster and this was by far our favorite. The food was divine, as were the views.

Thank netmot
Marivin L, Manager at Reef Bar Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review. We are glad that you consider Reef as your favorite restaurant in Forster. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No room on New Years Eve, so we waited a couple of nights for a table by the window for dinner. Watching dolphins from our table, we enjoyed our wine even though it was incorrectly listed on the menu. The swordfish entree was over cooked...More

Thank lulloubelle
Marivin L, Manager at Reef Bar Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to review. We do take pride on our good location. However, we are disappointed to hear that the swordish entree was over cooked. We will ensure that your feedback will be given to our concerned staff. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Reef and had some drinks. Didn’t sample the food. Good selection of drinks abs cocktails. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The views are stunning. Nice spot!

Thank FlamboShambo
Marivin L, Manager at Reef Bar Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is no visit to Forster without visiting the Reef. The ambience is hip and funky, the staff is super friendly and professional, the food is to die for AAAAND the views of the lake are mesmerising.

Thank Mia T
Marivin L, Manager at Reef Bar Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the fantastic review Mia. It's very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 32
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Kids
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 Street | Shop 1, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Forster
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6555 7092
  • E-mail
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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