Best Known For

Duck Two Ways: pink roasted duck breast with porcini, shiitake and kipfler; duck wonton, spinach, mandarin jam and cinnamon jus.

About Reef

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 amid parkland along the water's edge, Reef has remained popular among locals and tourists for its panoramic vistas, relaxed modern fitout, regular theme nights and large seasonal menu selection. Specialising in fresh seafood, Reef’s menu may include the likes of natural Wallis Lake oysters with fresh lemon and mirin dipping sauce, as well as seared scallop and swordfish in red curry sauce with coriander, crispy shallots and coconut chips. For those who want to sink their teeth into a meaty main, try a grain fed eye fillet steak, with pinkeye potato hash brown, broccolini, tomato relish and Bearnaise sauce.

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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.

Location & Map

Shop 1 Reef Apartments, Wharf Street, Forster 2428 NSW - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  11:30:AM - 10:00:PM
Tue  11:30:AM - 10:00:PM
Wed  11:30:AM - 10:00:PM
Thu  11:30:AM - 10:00:PM
Fri  11:30:AM - 10:00:PM
Sat  11:30:AM - 10:00:PM
Sun  11:30:AM - 10:00:PM

Groups & Functions

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.

  • Up to 140 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Hens & Bucks Night
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Buffets
  • Canapes
  • Cocktails
  • Degustation
  • Finger Food
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (1)


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!