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“20% surcharge over Easter!”
Review of Reef Bar Grill

Reef Bar Grill
Ranked #3 of 87 Restaurants in Forster
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$31
Cuisines: European, Italian, Australian
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Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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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Reviewed 2 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 beurre blanc sauce. Never tasted a sweet BB sauce before. Snapper was nicely cooked & juicy. But whole dish was a let down with the sauce and a few wilted spinach.

Dessert was coconut panna cotta. Again, over promised and under deliver.

Cocktails were fantastic! I’d go back just for the cocktails.

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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 a public holiday surcharge, however public holiday penalty rates ensure that we are forced to either close on all public holidays or oncharge the cost.

Apologies and hope you will return some time soon for a better experience.

Kind regards,
Management

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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 good enough if you were having a dessert, bread or chips. Husband had gem fish with potatoes, they were good. I would come back again

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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.


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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 the view of the channel and bridge was wonderful.
I had a nice Pale Ale "skiddy", in between schooner and middy.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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.


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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant particularly to enjoy locally sourced Oysters. These were fresh and silky smooth. What we were particularly impressed with were the main courses, we both went for salads (different ones) which were beautifully prepared, fresh and tasty

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

Hi Richard thank you for giving us a perfect rating. We’re so glad to hear you enjoyed dining with us and liking our main courses. We pride ourselves on offering an array of fresh and tasty dish and of course excellent service and good location.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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