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Shop 1, Reef Apartments, Wharf Street,
Forster NSW

Licensed Cafes & Licensed Informal Restaurants
Modern Australian

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What an amazing start to our holiday!!!

We picked Reef as it was full of people when we first drove across the bridge into Forster. We picked the crispy duck spring rolls and battered prawn entrees, along with the prawn pizza featuring a smoked chipotle aioli. We knew the food would be good due to how busy the place was, but wow!! We were som impressed!!! The food was amazing- not just "regional amazing", but amazing full stop. We come from the inner west in sydney, and would have been delighted to have been served this food there too!! The flavours were very thoughtfully put together and everything was cooked to perfection- the prawns were tender, the batter was crispy, the pizza base was tasty, thin and crispy and I could go on!! We will definitely be back to sample more of the menu when we return for our New Year holiday, as we feel confident that we could order anything off the menu and it would be fantastic! Would HIGHLY recommend if you find yourself in Forster!

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Reef Overview

Soak up gentle breezes and breathtaking sunset views over Forster's Wallis Lake at Reef, a spectacular location for a relaxed coastal dining experience. Established in 2007 and set amidst parkland along the water's edge, Reef has remained popular among locals and tourists for its panoramic views, relaxed modern fit-out, regular theme nights and large seasonal menu selection. Specialising in fresh seafood, Reef’s menu may include the likes of grilled Wallis Lake oysters with warm gazpacho coulis and chorizo, as well as kibbled pepper crusted Atlantic salmon, on a pea and zucchini risotto with herb oil and Parmesan crisp. For those who want to sink their teeth into a meaty main, try a grain fed sirloin steak, with duck fat potatoes, green beans, beetroot jus and horseradish panna cotta.

A few words from Reef

Overlooking the sparkling Wallis Lake and located in the heart of Forster, the Reef offers stunning views with a delicious modern Australian menu. The Reef's chic décor and indoor/outdoor bar provides a unique setting for a special meal or a place to simply relax with friends and enjoy a beer or cocktail.


Best Known For

Lamb backstrap with a Dijon mustard, parsley and garlic bread crust, potato galette, melitzano and herb oil.

Reef Functions

Caters for up to 140 Guests
  Wedding, Conference, Corporate Function, Product Launch, Dinner Party, Cocktail Party, Birthday Party, Christmas Party, Engagement Party, Hens & Bucks Night, Charity Event
  Finger Food, Cocktails, Canapes, Buffets, Set Menu, Degustation
Overlooking the sparkling Wallis Lake and situated in the heart of Forster, the Reef boasts the most spectacular event location in town. Catering to day or night events, the Reef offers a range of exclusive event packages from traditional sit down to chic cocktail functions and accommodates up to 90 seated or 140 standing guests. With superior service and contemporary menus selected by the Head Chef, your special event will be transformed into an unforgettable experience at the Reef.

Reef Chef

Peter Tjornelund

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Opening Hours

Mon12:00 - 23:00
Tues12:00 - 23:00
Wed12:00 - 23:00
Thur12:00 - 23:00
Fri12:00 - 23:00
Sat12:00 - 23:00
Sun12:00 - 21:30

Features & Facilities

Seats: 110

  • Water Views
  • Air Conditioning
  • Live Music
  • Fully Licensed
  • BYO (Wine Only)
  • Private Dining
  • Functions
  • Alfresco Dining
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Disabled Access
  • Degustation Menu
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Bar
  • Wireless Internet
  • Child Friendly
  • Romantic
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Payments Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • EftPos