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Reef Restaurant

The Haven, Terrigal, New South Wales 2260, Australia
+61 2 4385 3222
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (33 reviews)
“salmon” (33 reviews)
“panna cotta” (12 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
The Haven, Terrigal, New South Wales 2260, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited last week while travelling through area. Booked online previous day. Food was excellent, view as well! Service and staff were very good. Offered to take a photo for us as they did for other diners. Defiantly recommend and would love to go back.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dk060
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We walked over the hill and found this place and it had a perfect view so decided a few drinks and early dinner was in order. We were greeted by a lovely waitress who got our first order of drinks and sadly one of them...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ConfusedPete
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our table was right at the window and looked over Terrigal beach. It was a magic spot to eat lunch. So beautiful. The menu was good with a lot of menu items that were very tempting. The entree and main were very large portions which...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mellikestotravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our annual visit and as always we weren’t disappointed. Meal was lovely, service friendly and how could you not love the view. We went for the 3 course lunch. With a wine or beer thrown in its good value. Place was full which is always...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SydneyJim56
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Had a lovely lunch, food was delicious, with great portion sizes which you don't often get at a "fine dining" restaurant. It''s my 3rd time there and I will definitely be back.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Vanessa Z
Reviewed 12 December 2018

We anticipated another good meal at this well positioned restaurant where we have eaten many times. Perfect location for lunch with good efficient wait staff. However the oysters were disappointing and the dessert was way below the standard of the main, maybe time to review...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lynne W
Reviewed 6 December 2018

Just enjoyed lunch at "Reef Restaurant". Had the lunch time special. Delicious food but didn't get served dessert till 3.00p.m. By this time, many in our very large group had left. Obviously a timing issue.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Eicarg8881
Reviewed 25 November 2018

We have dined at the Reef once before quite some time ago in the evening, but this visit was the first we have done for lunch on a beautiful Spring sunny day – and it is fantastic. The location overlooking Terrigal’s Haven is superb. Book...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PhilthetravellerXI
Reviewed 19 November 2018

Visited the Reef for lunch on Saturday. We have been here a number of times over the years to celebrate birthdays or special occasions and the Reef always surprises and delights. We had the 6 course Degustation but there are al la carte options plus...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Y1294MUjamesl
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

My family and I come here every few months and always enjoy it, we dine on a weekday lunch so always have a table close to the view. Sometime we enjoy the 2 course lunchwith a beverage special (depending what meals) or order off the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Leanne C
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Response from 268lucindas | Reviewed this property |
Sorry hadn't seen your question! It's smart casual. No thongs/board shorts really that I've seen! Just something a little nicer would be better suited here.
16 May 2016|
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Response from Happyal67 | Reviewed this property |
$15 per bottle and a rip off wine menu!!
16 May 2016|
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Response from Ann A | Reviewed this property |
This restaurant has a wonderful wine list - I never do BYO, so I can't assist with the question. I think the menu is online. Be assured this is very good dining no matter what is on the menu. My husband and I drive for an... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 17 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Haven, Terrigal, New South Wales 2260, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Terrigal
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4385 3222
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The combination of one of the Central Coast’s most scenic locations, market-fresh food, friendly service and relaxed atmosphere makes the Reef Restaurant your ultimate dining experience. Our dedicated team is committed to serving you consistent and creative dishes in a relaxed and pleasurable setting. Our chefs visit the Sydney markets on a daily basis to source new produce for the menu and these relationships ensures that all of our produce is market fresh and of the highest quality.
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