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Reef Bar Grill

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2-6 Wharf Street | Shop 1, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
+61 16 555 7092
11:30 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have a BNI Business meeting here every Wednesday morning the service is great and the food is always fresh

Thank Matthew W
Forster, Australia
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly, it is situated next to the water, beautiful view. You need to book as it is always well patronised. Great variety of food, popular with visitors and locals

Thank janet c
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to the reef for lunch and dinner .also just for happy hour .the service .menu .food.is good .they have $15 lunch special.with good size portions. With calming views of our great lakes .you can ggo wrong .

Thank cathy19602014
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great meals and excellent service. Very handy location. Nice views. But was wet the night i went so unfortunately couldn't sit outside.

Thank Tracy C
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked through the trip advisor link after reading all the great reviews. Arrived to find no table for us, offered us a communal seat at the bar but after refusing offered us a crappy table out the front next to the road. Meals arrived and the pork was the worst I have ever had. Dry rubber was the only description... More 

1 Thank djtatts
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here and found it to have nice views, the food was ok but at a premium price, we wouldn't go back.

Thank Josh H
Sydney, Australia
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93 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The view over the water is fantastic. I had great service with plenty of wait staff present. The food was very good. I'd go back again

Thank Stephen B
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here a few times over the years and watched the positive changes. Service is friendly, efficient. Tables spaced well. Sit inside or out. Food well presented. The garlic loaf is a winner. Oysters fresh as you would expect. Disappointed that the salad is served on the same plate as the fish and the chips. It tends to wreck... More 

Thank donjuangraham
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We are locals and love the food, view and the service at Reef Bar. It is definitely number 1 on the list of restaurants in Forster Tuncurry when you consider price, service and location. We love going just outside of peak dining times (like just after lunch) and sitting inside next to the window, or outside and just watch the... More 

Thank Karen B
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We recently spent a few days in Forster and ate at this restaurant twice, and both times the food and service were faultless. The first day we had the $15 lunch special and were amazed at the size of the meals we chose - for that price we did not expect such excellence! The second time we ate from the... More 

Thank MargaretnGary

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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$31
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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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: +61 16 555 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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