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The Dorsal Restaurant & Bar

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1 West St, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
(02) 6554 8766
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 11
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  • 16
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  • 17
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  • 27
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Changed Management and restaurant

Please note this property is now 'The Sicilian'. The place has been refitted and now run by a different business owner.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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293 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Please note this property is now 'The Sicilian'. The place has been refitted and now run by a different business owner.

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Forster, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

It is a great place to sit at and admire the lake, but you need to pick the times you go for a drink or meal as it seems to be a magnet for the younger people to come and drink and can get a little rowdy at times but sometimes its worth it just for the awesome view,.

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Gosford, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We dined her last weekend and the restaurant was nearly full with lots people enjoying a great night out. Many were locals. We thoroughly enjoyed our seafood and chicken risottos. The decor is good and location opposite the beach and pool is great. I would have liked to have paid a bit less but we had a good night out.

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Forster, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

There have always been vacancies here when our other choices of regional restaurants have been too busy for our liking. The décor is nice, its comfortable, indoor and outdoor settings are available, depending on the weather, The ocean views are nice, The food has always been okay, but not so much value for money for our budget.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Dinner was great had it up at room the halomi salad was vey nice as was the bruschetta, I can't say that much about the margarita pizza

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Forster, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This Restaurant is no longer operating. It has been taken over by the Sicilian Restaurant in Taree. Even with the best ambiance - across the road from Forster Main Beach, and the helpful staff that served my table, it was nor sufficient for the poor standard of food that was served.

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Forster, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great Restaraunt with a fabulous view of the ocean. Food is very good, nice friendly staff and good service

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Wingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We had a great night here, I cannot understand bad reviews. Maybe the restaurant had changed hands or something. The place was full and all seemed happy. The only complaint I personally had was the limited , and overpriced wine list. I can't wait to go back, all things Italian, seafood and steak done perfectly..

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Failford, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The view across the beach and rock pool is stunning in any weather. Food is good in both choice and quality. Price is more than reasonable for the setting and service. Well worth taking visitors to the area there to impress them.

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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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