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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our 3rd year in a row back to Forster for our family holiday & each year we ALWAYS look forward to dinner at Reef. The location - 10/10 The food - 10/10 The service - 10/10 Drink selection - 10/10 We've already been once this trip & can't wait to go again!

Thank Anne R
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined here several times for lunch and dinner during a week at the beach. Kept coming back because you knew the food and service could be relied on and all in a nice environment. Friendly service and good value

Thank grahamo133
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great food , great service, very clean, very friendly staff ,value for money, have cheap lunches and happy hour daily

Thank Sidneynsw1
Sydney, Australia
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a late lunch here with 2 friends. Most of us only had starters but all were very happy with our meals. I had lovely scallops with a modern Asian twist and my friends enjoyed the duck risotto and salt & pepper squid with noodles. One course was a bit late in coming but the waiter admitted in advance... More 

Thank En0ck
Forster, Australia
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142 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to the Reef twice this week. Firstly we had 8 adults and a toddler then 5 adults (one was a visitor from the UK). So you can guess that we are happy with both our visits, otherwise we wouldn't have returned. On both occasions a booking was necessary and because we had so many meals we can... More 

Thank Bruce C
Port Macquarie, Australia
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off at Forster for lunch on the way to Newcastle and if you want a restaurant with a view it's hard to go past this place. It was a very busy Saturday lunch service and they warned us it could take a while but that was fine and our food arrived before we expected it. My husband and I... More 

Thank Margie2801
Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely lunch here yesterday, the service was great, staff very attentive, lovely view and the food was delicious.What more could you want.

Thank John K

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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?