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Dorsal Restaurant & Bar, The

1 West St, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
(02) 6554 8766
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Ranked #51 of 64 Restaurants in Forster
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Australian Capital Territory, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Read a lot of negative reviews about this place which made me hesitant to try, but after having dinner there i couldn't understand why people didn't like it. Staff were nice, all meals had large servings, food was fresh & non greasy & price is reasonable considering you're eating at a beachfront restaurant.

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I was really excited to try out the new Sicillian Restaurant - I have been there twice now (one was for a staff Christmas party) on first sight, it looks beautiful - they have done a really good job on the anterior, but that's where it ends. The staff are so rude, not one waiter even gave us a smile!... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

This boutique resturaunt is on a great location in forster it's just that, the food doesn't match the whole 'boutique' style of the hotel. There is little to pick from half of the time and don't bother going if you have a vegetarian person in your family. The whole menu is either 'with grilled chicken' or 'roasted beef or pork'.... More 

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Forster, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Attended a birthday dinner for a close friend on a Monday evening. Having read other reviews on here I can only conclude that we were in a different restaurant! Our waiter was attentive and pleasant, All 8 people enjoyed the food. Wine list is a bit restricted and fairly expensive and there is no option to BYO wine and pay... More 

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Greeners
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

So decided to try the new sicilian restaurant, not impressed! I had the chilli muscles which were rubbery the sauce was ok but the bread went soggy quickly! I had the chicken boscaiola for main sorry but this was nearly un edible! The chicken was rubbery im not sure if it was frozen or fake? Never seen chicken breast like... More 

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Forster, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Underwhelmed and disappointed by our first Forster Sicilian dining experience last Saturday evening. The Sicilian (Taree) recently opened a branch at The Best Location in Our Great Town, right opposite Main Beach. Views. To. Die. For! We have been choosing to eat, drink, dine, dance and frequent this location in town for over thirty years since it was known as... More 

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Forster, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We recently visited the Dorsal Hotels new restaurant "The Sicilian"! First thoughts were: Great view, I kind of liked the Decor, that Speak easy, Prohibition style with an average drinks list. $450 Later we came to the conclusion that the "The Carpet did not match the drapes". Check the lost of Pros and cons: Pro's: - Million Dollar VIew -... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This café 100% ran out of staffs and we didn't get any serve, we just walk in pick our own table, clean the table, grab the menu all by ourselves. Staff turn up 10mins later taking order, food wait for half hr and coffee drink came after food.. during time staff sent us another 2 coffee ordered by someone and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Our second visit to this restaurant and hotel. We were disappointed with the food this time, we felt it was quite basic and to be honest a bit bland. Obviously a change in Chef. The staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful. We still enjoyed our evening.

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Forster, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Have now been 3 times in last 5 months, 1st time absolutely excellent, the second time for me, had the baked roast pork, never have I seen a roast served so beautifully they say you eat with your eyes well I sure did the third time ordered the same it was just not in the same league. For a restaurant... More 

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Address: 1 West St, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
Phone Number: (02) 6554 8766
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Forster
Cuisine: Seafood

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