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Wharf St Distillery Restaurant Forster - Wharf St. Distillery Restaurant, Forster, AU-NSW

Wharf St. Distillery Restaurant

4.5
4.5
127 Reviews
$41 to $100
Australian
Wharf St is a casual modern bistro serving fresh, seasonal food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The space is large, bright and airy with a chic industrial-style interior. We distil our own signature gin on premise and have the best wine and cocktail list on the coast.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Australian

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Fri–Sun 08:00–11:30 Lunch Tue–Sun 11:30–15:00 Bar Tue–Sun 15:00–17:30 Dinner Daily 17:30–21:30

  • Phone number

    (02) 6505 2539

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

What 127 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. BS

    BronwynS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a lovely time at Wharf st restaurant. The food was delicious but most of all the service was outstanding. The French lady (and I’m sorry I didn’t get her name) that waited on us was exceptional. She went out of her way to let us sample wine, she was attentive and utterly friendly. We’ll done for employing top notch staff. We’ll be back. Bronwyn
  2. AF

    AnnF

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Would highly recommend the Distillery, food, wine and service was outstanding. Will definitely be back!
  3. TL

    TriciaL

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully presented and delicious food. Generous meat portions. Have been for other lunch and dinner and will definitely go again. Perfect place for a special occasion.
  4. KM

    KarenM

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Our waiter Paul was friendly and knowledgeable. He is an asset to this restaurant. Totally enjoyed our evening there.
  5. JS

    JohnS

    New South Wales

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant experience. The food was terrific. Wonderful flavours and served hot. Service was excellent .We will definitely be back.
  6. P

    Pina

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was wonderful. Service good until the end of the night when final drinks where missed.
  7. LM

    LeeM

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an awesome evening at Wharf Street. Food, with some special request changes to the menu selection, was delicious. A credit to the chef. Friendly service. Nothing was a problem. Energetic atmosphere that at no time felt rushed or overwhelming. We’ll be back.
  8. JB

    JennB

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were terrific and food was amazing. Will definitely be back.
  9. AP

    AngelaP

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Great service and excellent food. Love the place but it was quite cold with the open doors. Really need to fix that to make it an enjoyable night. Otherwise highly recommended
  10. LP

    LesleyP

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the service was excellent.
  11. JR

    JennyR

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I dined for lunch with two of my dear friends. We had delicious food, good service and the ambience was wonderful. Definately will go again. PS The Gin Was Devine!
  12. LG

    LynnG

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent! The anchovy crostini is outstanding, a must try with their gin
  13. D

    Daniel

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Taking into account that i think they were under staffed i was quite happy with the service food was great but a little to small for me took a trip to the Golden Arches after to fill the gap Would go there again but need to be a bigger plate of food
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent
  15. M

    Mandy

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our dinner at Wharf St Distillery. From the moment we arrived the staff were very professional and friendly and the food and gin were amazing!!!!
  16. SB

    SueB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Good variety of staters and mains, the plates need to be heated especially in winter. Not a great dessert selection it is a let down comparative to menu. Not a fan at all for heating food in a microwave for an a la Carte menu. Flavour were good
  17. DM

    DonnaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another awesome experience. Had live music playing which was why we went. All our food was perfect. Clean everything. Sun shining through windows. Lovely to meet owner Tim. Our new favorite spot.
  18. RD

    RobD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my husband's birthday here with wonderful food. The staff are friendly and attentive and I'd highly recommend visiting this restaurant.
  19. SH

    SamanthaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really loved our first dinner experience! Food was great so we’re the cocktails!! And service was fantastic! You can certainly tell the staff enjoy working there! Celeste was a stand out! Will definitely be back and recommend to other.
  20. CR

    ChrisR

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Our second time there, meals are quite generous although the price is getting up there, quality food, service is a bit slow, will be adding to our regular haunts.
  21. PA

    PaulA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service -lovely smart but warm ambiance -lively fun experience -one of our best eating experiences on mid N Coast
  22. SM

    SusanM

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious food in a funky distillery setting. The service was pleasant and prompt with the waiter having a good knowledge of the wines on offer. Great to see the standard of food in the area making a pleasing improvement. Have to say the gin was excellent 😊
  23. S

    Singingsoul

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The restaurant looks stunning, however, it was freezing cold - couldn't get warm. The breeze from the door was awful. My main was lukewarm and the lamb was really chewy - flavours were good though. Desserts were lovely, eventhough limited in choice. Gin - awesome! Alcohol list comprehensive. The menu has potential. Disappointed in the lack of ability to cater for allergies - even more disappointed when the staff was told and it wasn't disclosed that one of the dishes ordered was unsuitable to be eaten, resulting in a reaction when touched lips only and, thankfully not ingested requiring immediate medication. Also, rather rude to make mention of tipping via eftpot multiple times when going to pay. After an allergic reaction requiring treatment, lukewarm main and the repeated mention of tip? I don't think so!
  24. AF

    AnnaF

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic! The food and service was excellent. Nice indoor outdoor vibe, just need to dress for that if you’d like to sit in that area. Really extensive gluten free options for main meals, and very well catered for with a GF menu (just mention it in your booking).
  25. VG

    VandaG

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It was very cold which made the dining experience less enjoyable. I don’t appreciate waiters asking if I want to leave a ti p
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff are very friendly and accomodating. Every time we go, we try a new dish and it never disappoints.
  27. MW

    MickW

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Had another ggod visit to Wharf st Bar, enjoyed again.
  28. WB

    WarrenB

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great lunch, food good service good what more could you ask for.
  29. i

    ianf

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    as it 2was wet all windows closed..so lots of noise
  30. CB

    ClaireB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great night, service was brilliant, staff were lovely
  31. C

    Casey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing place to go and eat! My partners and I’s favourite place to eat in town!
  32. CB

    ChristineB

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The drinks service could have been quicker. The restaurant needs heating especially near the door, we had a continuous draft. The food was delicious and the staff friendly. We will visit again.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place excellent menu and superb service. Would highly recommend this restaurant!!
  34. RD

    RossD

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, great service. Our new favourite restaurant.
  35. M

    johnM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Food was well prepared and tasty. Tables were well spaced and the atmosphere was modern with a comfortable ambience. Table service could have been better - may have been short-staffed. Both food and wine menus offered plenty of choice. A new, modern,clean restaurant that was reasonably priced.
  36. CS

    ClareS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Rachel was superb. Looked after us beautifully. Could not believe such a new and quality building would not be air-conditioned throughout. Forster does get cold in winter and hot in summer. Yes…even flies and mosquitoes in summer!! Our BIG complaint: it was freezing. Thank God for the knee rugs!
  37. K

    Kate

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food as usual. Nice that the distillery is now open so we can sample some unusual drinks as well :)
  38. LG

    LisaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I sat in the centre near the bar which turned out to be fine, no residue noise and a great atmosphere
  39. JB

    JoBear

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    A bit on the chilly side ! will know for next time to wear another layer but otherwise happy with everything. Their gin was really refreshing!!!!!
  40. P

    Peter

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    We had a pleasant meal and our waitress was very good and knowledgeable on both the menu and the wine selection. A 20% Public Holiday surcharge is excessive and where we were seated was very cold.

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Wharf St. Distillery Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 127 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Wharf St. Distillery Restaurant

8 Wharf St, Forster, AU-NSW 2428

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Forster

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Fri–Sun 08:00–11:30 Lunch Tue–Sun 11:30–15:00 Bar Tue–Sun 15:00–17:30 Dinner Daily 17:30–21:30

  • Cuisines

    Australian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine

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