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

Wharf St. Distillery Restaurant

4.5
4.5
94 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

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Australian

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Fri–Sun 8:00 am–11:30 am Lunch Tue–Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Tue–Sun 3:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 6505 2539

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 94 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    RossD

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    johnM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  4. CS

    ClareS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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!
  5. K

    Kate

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    LisaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    JoBear

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 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!!!!!
  8. P

    Peter

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 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.
  9. CP

    CherieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal was wonderful and the staff could not have been any more helpful.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, great ambience, food and cocktails.
  11. EH

    EmmaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food and a great dining experience. Will definitely be back again soon. Thank you!
  12. SK

    SharonK

    New South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Reminded twice before I got to sit down that my table must vacated by 7.45 before the next sitting arrived. Freezing cold with the door being constantly opened and so loud!
  13. AM

    AleeshaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service , amazing food, highly recommend and will be returning.
  14. AA

    AlisonA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    I’ve been too cold a couple of times in the restaurant. My selected meal was very poor although when I commented such it was deleted from the bill. Staff are friendly and service was excellent. Coffee very good .
  15. GS

    GarryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great service, great venue, and great food. Great lunch.
  16. JS

    JamesS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and the lay out is amazing . Service quick but don’t feel rushed .
  17. G

    Geoff

    Dubai

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Found the temperature a little cool and the Pinot Grigio from Orange a little sharp. Food and Service good.
  18. JS

    JohnS

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food, great flavour matching. Very trendy and glamorous setting. We will be back.
  19. NC

    NicolaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our 1st time at Wharf St & we will definitely be back. Everything was amazing & more than happy with the food, drinks & wonderful service.
  20. DC

    DeniseC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely birthday lunch with the girls. Service was great as was the food. Everyone enjoyed their meals. The in-house Gin & tonic was also excellent.
  21. DD

    DianneD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our meals, service was great, atmosphere was great, bit disappointed they wouldn't take our Service NSW vouchers
  22. DM

    DonnaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ok so we live locally and were very excited to see Wharf St evolve and even more excited when we popped our heads in one day to have a look. We were so impressed that something so cool and atmospheric had come to our little country town. Groovy vibe, beautifully designed with the warmth of Timbers, black steel, exposed beams plants and the rustic exposure of the distillery vats. Couldn’t wait to make a booking to try. Feel a tad embarrassed that it’s taken us a while to dine but we finally got there and now this will be our new spot. I must say we are from Melbourne Mornington Peninsula originally so very much used to great places to eat. The food selected by the 4 of us was absolutely delightful. Cooked to perfection, right portion size and beautiful presentation. We had mouth watering eye fillet, Melt in your mouth Barramundi with a crispy top Southern Fish Fingers and very tasty Prawn linguine. Everything was amazing. And perfectly cooked. We had dessert, if any slight complaint the crepes needed a more generous drizzle of ganache. But that’s all. Thank you team. A successful restaurant with a great vibe in our town. We will be back often.
  23. E

    Elsimo

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    At last a fine dining restaurant in Forster. The service standard was very high, the meals exceptional, well done Tim and his team of professionals
  24. AN

    ArrowN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food and service very good. Would go back regularly. Noise level was a bit too high for an oldie. So pleased they open on Mondays :)
  25. W

    Wally

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I could not a fault the experience. We were so happy to find something special open on a Monday night in Forster. Very impressed with the decor, the food and the staff. We will be back.
  26. GL

    GayleL

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful decor, Great Drink and Food Menu, Presentation and Quality of Dishes is exceptional, all delivered by the Best Staff.
  27. DW

    DavidW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there food was exceptional staff were excellent we willbe back
  28. ST

    STEPHENB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Lunch twice this week! The Barramundi was so fresh ..really great choice. Glad we have a new choice of top end restaurant in Forster...
  29. J

    Jayy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Food was very good nice location tables could be abit better service was below average
  30. TD

    TraceyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the first time at Wharf St Distillery for dinner and it didn't disappoint. The menu was varied and the size of the servings were spot on. It was not only delicious but the service was excellent. I would definitely recommend dining here.
  31. PA

    PeterA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was tasty,great flavours and generous portions. Wine list ok but needs some Pinot Noir at a more reasonable price.
  32. SK

    SallyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was impeccable. Lovely friendly staff combined with scrumptious food made for a very pleasant experience.
  33. A

    Annita

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, great food, fabulous atmosphere and venue
  34. CW

    CatherineW

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and fabulous service, we’ll definitely be back!
  35. N

    None

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lovely venue. Food was very good. Waitress was great but substituted a not so good wine for the chosen one which was unavailable on the night. Being picky she should probably have let us choose again rather than offering her substitute option. . It’s a bit noisy but all in all very good . I would recommend as everyone enjoyed their meal choices .
  36. AE

    AngelaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic. Great service. We were sitting near the door and there was a cold draft (my husband was cold). The waitress noticed and moved us to another table. We were all comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Thank you
  37. SB

    SueB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Lovely restaurant service very good loved the wine and drink glasses. My pork was cooked so good .The sticky date pudding was delicious. The only thing I was not so happy with was it was a bit cold on my back as where we sat behind us there is no glass or solid doors going out to the street just 2 large metal screen doors that lets the cold in . Heaters not enough. Fix the doors for winter if you are going to sit people out in that area.
  38. PF

    PhilF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food great, service not too bad. Great atmosphere
  39. A

    Amaury

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food for an appropriate price. Fantastic, friendly and energetic service
  40. LN

    LiisaN

    New South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Lovely atmosphere, the service needed improvement, disappointed that we were at a distillery and there was no gin? ( part of the reason we chose this place), the food nice. We went to a dinner service, maybe a lunch/ breakfast might have been better?

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Wharf St. Distillery Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 94 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Wharf St. Distillery Restaurant

8 Wharf St Forster, AU-NSW 2428

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Forster

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Fri–Sun 8:00 am–11:30 am Lunch Tue–Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Tue–Sun 3:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • 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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