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The Colonel's Cafe

££ - £££Cafe, , Gluten Free Options
69-75 Little St, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
+61 2 6555 8344
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible28%
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“seafood” (9 reviews)
“salmon” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
69-75 Little St, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were invited by friends who live locally to join them for lunch at the Colonels Cafe and, as we were in the area the day before we called in for a coffee. After waiting for nearly one hour and noticing people who arrived after...More

Thank Ray L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch with a group of 8 recently at this beautiful location. It seemed to be an imposition for the male staff member to re-position one table to make a table for 8. Bearing in mind there was only one other table of 4 in...More

2  Thank Peter J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to sit and watch the bird life on Lake Wallis. The coffee was nice and the service friendly. Good spot

Thank vasula
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Loved the Macadamia nut crusted Barramundi; best fish I’ve eaten in ages. The restaurant has a nice vibe with music from the 1940s playing in the background. We’ll be back.

Thank Ailsa W
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Fun night seafood, crabs my favourite very pleasant evening with friends. We shared seafood platters.

Thank 529phillipb
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Spent Fathers' Day lunch here. As locals, we have found the service sadly lacking on our last few visits. Despite booking, we sat there for 20 minutes before we were approached, we then had to request a menu. In the meantime we had helped ourselves...More

Thank narla20
Management response:Responded 24 September 2017

Thank you for your feedback even if it is somewhat inaccurate in terms of timespan. As regulars you know we have CCTV coverage of our dining area so it surprises me that you could misrepresent time thus. We are fully licenced and have been for...More

Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

So sad to see one of our favorite restaurant go so downhill. Service was greatly lacking and food partly ok.

Thank Julie H
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We just dined at The Colonel's Cafe in Forster and must say everything served was absolutely beautiful. The oysters and prawns were really lovely and served with integrity. Yum Yum!! The lamb, pork and salmon were enjoyed very much also. Our teenage sons ate everything...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Firstly we went here knowing we were not going to get any celebrity chef style food, we just wanted to sit on the water and have some well executed fish and chips and perhaps try the local oysters. The one waitress on was doing quite...More

3  Thank lovetravel1511
Management response:Responded 24 September 2017

It is a shame that you chose to submit such an inaccurate and defamatory review. Perhaps you think that our staff having a conversation with guests is unacceptable but we do not. You did not have the seafood platter, that is only on the dinner...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Don't bother going here I went again under sufferance,thought I'd give them another chance....WRONG ...Walk in,nobody ushers you to a table,the owner is sitting inside by the fire.,20 mins later up he pops to take the order,I ordered what I have every time I go...More

2  Thank suzie046255060
Management response:Responded 24 September 2017

Madam, for your information, our entire dining area is covered by CCTV and a review of footage proves your review to be inaccurate. My young female staff member indicated to you upon arrival that table 3 was yours. She ushered your group to the table...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69-75 Little St, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Forster
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6555 8344
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