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The Cowrie

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109 Scenic Hwy, Terrigal, New South Wales 2260, Australia
+61 2 4384 3016
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If your are in anyway a pork lover must try the pork with crackle and pear salad! We also loved the affogato with a shot of frangelico, such a winner of a dessert.

Thank Alexandra Ivy P
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I dined at The Cowrie last night and were very impressed. We have dined there several times over the years, but this was the best! The food and service was exceptional, the view gorgeous even though it was raining. The stand out dish was the Kobe beef. It was to die for. Cooked to my order, succulent... More 

Thank L9816QBmarinas
Davistown, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views over Terrigal beaches. We had the lunch time specials which were excellent. Very attentive service. Nice to dine on the traditional white linen.

Thank Carolyne H
Terrigal, Australia
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great friendly service, nice food, but prices on a Saturday night are over the top for what is supplied. I have experienced more variety and better food for more reasonable prices in the Upper Hunter. Would not be in a rush to go back.

Thank Robert K
Sydney, Australia
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92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having recently moved to the Central Coast from Sydney, I hadn't found a top class restaurant until having dinner at The Cowrie last night. It was just a last minute decision to eat out, if we could find somewhere decent on a Monday evening and a couple of hours later, we were sitting at our table looking out over Terrigal... More 

Thank cstamm
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here for our wedding anniversary night and had a table for two on the outdoor balcony section. Even though it was overcast the views were still stunning. A very romantic/intimate setting. The meal was great, cooked perfectly and we were also given a complimentary tasting miniature by the chef...a very nice touch. The waitress was friendly, attentive and... More 

Thank grace19802016
Long Jetty, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated a family birthday here, 10 of us in total and all chose to have the set menu lunch, which is great value for money. The food is high quality and extremely delicious, the service was impeccable, they didn't miss a detail and was delivered in a polite, friendly and highly professional manner. To top the whole experience off,... More 

Thank Shazald30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being new to the area we were looking for somewhere special and couldn't believe our luck! Seriously good food, amazing views and the best service - we'll be back to our new 'local' 😀

Thank Louise W
Sydney, Australia
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280 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really loved everything about lunch here with my daughter yesterday. We tried the $59 mid-week lunch special of 3 courses and a glass of wine. (We opted for sparkling wine which was SO good we had an extra glass each) We both had the prawn and golden noodle entree. Perfectly cooked and beautifully presented with crunchy textures and delicious syrupy... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredible food, great service and breathtaking views!!! I took my wife here for her birthday it was a little hard to find as its not well sign posted.... once I tried the food, saw the view and experienced 5 star service I soon worked out while they dont need signs. Will be back very soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Scenic Hwy, Terrigal, New South Wales 2260, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Terrigal
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4384 3016
The Cowrie RestaurantThe Cowrie Restaurant in Terrigal provides fine dining service and has earned award winnning status for the past 35 years.Renowned as one of the finest seafood restaurants in New South Wales, it consistently delights guests with a truly unique dining experience and is open 7 days for lunch from 12pm and dinner from 6pm.The Cowrie offers a spectacular location, set high in the hills of Terrigal, with panoramic views over Terrigal Beach and the Pacific Ocean.Combining professional service and a menu specialising in fresh local seafood, we have created a very special ambience.We offer many facilities and services that appeal to a diverse visitor market, including complimentary shuttle service and function facilities

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?