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Gold Medal Chinese Restaurant

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4-6 Wallis St, Forster, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 6555 9391
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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N.S.W Australia
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The Gold Medal is located in a convenient area of Forster. Easy to get parking with easy access to the restaurant. The food is quite nice, although very salty (as most Chinese food is). A must try is the garlic butter king prawns. Never had that anywhere before. The restaurant is very clean and inviting. With very good service. A... More 

1 Thank Pugszy
Sydney, Australia
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98 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I have tried to give this place a go but unfortunately have been let down on 3 occasions. The food is very bland and ordinary no stand out flavour. The sauces taste like they have been bought from the supermarket. Beef very chewy and the seafood was not fresh at all! it had a bait smell to it. The restaurant... More 

1 Thank benandmuffin247
Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Visited this restaurant 29th Sept, and #rd Oct and the food was amazing ,we were served by a lovely Lady called Helen she was very helpful , The sweet and sour pork was amazing and so much of it, Crispy pork and crispy duck also amazing but the fried rice just so yummy. The service was quick all in all... More 

Thank diana s
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Outdated decor but friendly staff made this a solid performer. By Sydney standards, the food was not spectacular - I'd describe it as Australian-style suburban Chinese in menu and execution. A good choice for those feeling nostalgic or something predictable.

Thank StefFromSydney
Wollongong, Australia
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

A most enjoyable expeRience. Very friendly staff. Obviously popular with locals. Good selection of tasty dishes.

Thank 587TKP
N.S.W Australia
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

As far as Chinese restaurants are concerned, there is not much that makes the Gold Medal stand out from their competitors. The food is typically Chinese. Having mentioned that though, I must say that this establishment is exceptionally clean. The tables and walls are very clean. The silk curtains are stainless and without blemish. And the dish that impressed was... More 

Thank Pugszy
Paris, France
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

We got the last table, for two of us, right near the kitchen entrance. The speed with which food emerged was startling. We had so-called Malaysian curry, which really had nothing to do with anything Malaysian, but was nonetheless tasty and filling, comprising king prawns, big lumps of chicken, beef and pork, and lots of assorted vegetables, in a thickish... More 

Thank Alan H
Maitland, Australia
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

Really good Chinese food - really fresh tasting. Decor is pretty basic but the food and prices are worth going for. Had the sizzling garlic butter prawns - YUM!!!!!!

Thank FrequentTraveller808
Byron Bay, Australia
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130 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

It was ok. The tofu dish was average. Sweet & sour pork was good. The pad thai had an odd flavour, & we didn't eat it.

Thank Wendy D
Vacy, Australia
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

We found this restaurant open on Christmas Day. Food was absolutely delicious. Large portions with plenty of meat. Best sizzling steak we have ever had. Best of all there was no surcharge, menu and prices the same as any other day of the year. Excellent fast service.

Thank Ross I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 13
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-6 Wallis St, Forster, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Forster
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6555 9391
Gold Medal Chinese Restaurant is the first restaurant in Northern New South Wales to offer secret recipes from the Emperors at the Forbidden City, Beijing. The Restaurant in conviently located in a quiet side-street , in the centre of town, with plenty of parking. Definitely recognized as the best Asian restaurant in Forster / Tuncurry, NSW. Telephone for dine-in bookings, take-away or home/hotel delivery.

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