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“One of Terrigal's better restaurants” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Reef Restaurant

Reef Restaurant
The Haven, Terrigal, New South Wales 2260, Australia
+61 2 4385 3222
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Ranked #3 of 61 Restaurants in Terrigal
Price range: $19 - $34
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Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The combination of one of the Central Coast’s most scenic locations, market-fresh food, friendly service and relaxed atmosphere makes the Reef Restaurant your ultimate dining experience. Our dedicated team is committed to serving you consistent and creative dishes in a relaxed and pleasurable setting. Our chefs visit the Sydney markets on a daily basis to source new produce for the menu and these relationships ensures that all of our produce is market fresh and of the highest quality.
Sydney, Australia
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“One of Terrigal's better restaurants”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

The location is to die for - sitting on the Haven - make sure you get a window table.
I have been many times over the years and if I need a business dinner with colleagues that has quality food and professional service PLUS scenery, this is the place to go.
There has been different management and kitchen staff over the years, but the food has always been good and the staff professional.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Heli-drop to the Reef!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2009

The Reef offers spectacular 180 degree views, overlooking the harbour, the coolest place on the Terrigal Beach! Great service and awesome food!

I arranged a Helicopter via Sydney HeliTours ($675 including lunch) and in 40 minutes (flight is about 28 min and the limo transfer from Erina is about 12 min) was enjoying a view of the Terrigal beach sipping a glass of Bollinger.

The heli left Sydney Airport around 11:30, and I was at the Reef by 12:10pm. Pick up was at Sydney Airport's Heliport Ross Smith Ave near long-term parking.

Try the oysters with truffle veloute & parmesan and Salmon Sashimi, complimented by a glass of Stella Bella Sauvignon Blanc from the Margaret River, then a half-lobster roasted with garlic and Pernod with a glass of Splitrock Estate Verdelho from the Hunter Valley, followed by the sugar cured duck with a glass of Philip Shaw Vineyard “No 8” from Orange.

Deserts (Dark cherry & chocolate tart, Watermelon & vodka jelly) were also a hit, and I tried several, later making up in the gym on my return.

Recommend

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“well i work there so i guess i cant say anything bad food is great and great ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2008

well i work there so i guess i cant say anything bad food is great and great ambience

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