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Reef Bar Grill

2-6 Wharf St | Shop 1, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
+61 2 6555 7092
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Australian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2-6 Wharf St | Shop 1, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
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1 - 10 of 490 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Both my wife and I had the Barramundi and was cooked to perfection. The deserts were lovely. I had the deconstucted cheesecake and my wife had the same.

Thank Markus1933
Tina A, Manager at Reef Bar Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Markus1933, we are so happy that you enjoyed dining with us.Thank you so much for taking the time to post this feedback. Hope you'll be back again soon! Kind regards, Management team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed our finer dining experience here. Was nice to enjoy the view, great food & friendly service. The Lamb blackstrap was very tender & tasty. Kids had the pizza which was a decent size. My dessert was the lemon meringue cocktail. Loved it!!

Thank cathydutch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome service Amazing food Place very clean Staff very helpful with my allergy Presentation of food excellent. Great views of water. Only downfall was you had to share your food with a large amount of flies. Otherwise i would not be writing this

Thank sharonb1507
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called by at 5.30 and had not booked. We were seated at probably the best table in the place outside to look at sunset. We had a bread entree and then dinner not long after 6 when the kitchen opened . The staff were...More

1  Thank Darelle G
Tina A, Manager at Reef Bar Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for rating us Darelle. We do take pride in serving diners the best way we can. We appreciate feedback both positive and negative as it helps us to revise and improve our business. Hope you'll be back again soon for a better experience!...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our anniversary dinner of a seafood platter here. We went into the restaurant the day before and asked if they did a seafood platter first. They said they did so we booked. They quoted $120 which increased to $125 when we asked for...More

1  Thank Francisca H
Tina A, Manager at Reef Bar Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Francisca, thank you for taking time to review . We do take pride on our excellent service, great food and beverages. We are pleased to hear that you find our seafood platter delicious. Thank you and hoping to see you again soon! Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner at Reef Bar Grill during our recent stay in Forster. It was a beautiful evening weather wise and we opted for an outside table overlooking the lake. We enjoyed a wonderful meal with a good bottle of wine whilst watching the sun...More

Thank josetteh989
Tina A, Manager at Reef Bar Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review josettah989. We're happy you had such a wonderful meal. it's good to hear you enjoyed everything from your food to the service and atmosphere. Hope you'll be back again soon. Kind regards, Management

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Average food, good service and mediocre decor. Glad that 20% surcharge goes to the staff employment over Easter(let’s hope so) Ordered Salmon carpaccio for entree with horseradish cream, onions and fried capers. Nice but missing the punch of the horseradish. Main was grilled snapper with...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Tina A, Manager at Reef Bar Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi , thanks for taking the time to review. We are very sorry to hear that our decor and foods did not meet your standards. We take our feedback seriously and will discuss this with our staffs. Regarding 20% surcharge, we dislike having to apply...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here based on the reviews, the views were great, saw sunset and even dolphins swimming a little later on. The food and service was good, I had the vegetarian cannelloni with macadamia’s which was a nice twist and the portion for an entree was...More

Thank Nattles78
Tina A, Manager at Reef Bar Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting Nattles78! We are so happy that you enjoyed dining with us.Thank you so much!! I look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Management

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined early and the menu was great. We had Turkish bread, an entree each, swordfish and Pork Belly, and shared a pizza which was one of the best I have had. Chicken with a beautiful thin crust. The staff were very helpful and pleasant and...More

Thank monterjones
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the meals really well priced and the service was good and friendly.The position was great also.

Thank karenbh87
Tina A, Manager at Reef Bar Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review karenbh87, glad you enjoy dining with us! Hope you will be back again soon. Kind regards, Management

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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 St | 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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