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All 61 Terrigal Restaurants

The Cowrie

109 Scenic Highway, Terrigal, New South Wales 2260, Australia
(02) 4384 3016
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Ranked #1 of 61 Restaurants in Terrigal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 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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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

My husband took me to The Cowrie for my birthday in August and I have to say it was one of the nicest dining experiences we've had. The waitress was professional and very helpful, the meal was amazing and the atmosphere of the whole restaurant was very cosy. We didn't have a window seat but were still able to see... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Christmas party lunch was average here. When you arrive and two staff walk straight past you then one as an after thought says I will be there soon,and proceeds to take a phone callyou stadt to wonder what the rest is going to be like. Staff were clinical, and coyldnt even privide custaed or cream to one of our guests... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Have seen this restaurant for years and always wanted to go there. Finally did and was impressed. The view was spectacular, so make sure you get there while it's still daylight. The food was great but there could have been more of it. We have a full three course meal with canapés before and bread and both my wife and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I absolutely adored my visit to The Cowrie! My boyfriend took me there for a treat, and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. I left full of delicious food, wine and a couple of cheeky cocktails. I feel that my review will not justify the experience, but it is by far the best restaurant I have ever been to. So, we... More 

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Fiji
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Food is amazing, very expensive but worth it if you get there in time to enjoy views and savour your meal. Attentive staff, a great experience

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Terrigal, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Another fabulous meal here yesterday. We had the set menu and there was something for everyone. Great staff, amazing food, fabulous view.

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Terrigal, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Great view with great food and service, there are many other places in Terrigal that have great views, but this one is at the top of the list for value for money and quality of service.Highly recommended. AAA+++

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Sydney
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This special spot, over looking the town of Terrigal and their stunning beaches, have been serving the public for 39 years. Our lovely driver tells us the story on the very quick trip up the steep hill from the hotel to the restaurant. I've waited a long time to dine here, as I had heard that it was special, but... More 

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Australia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Enjoyed our anniversary at the Cowrie and I am sure we will be back again? Impeccable service and the view overlooking Terrigal and the ocean was also a delight. We came for a Sunday lunch and pleased to add that the food was scrumptious ! Ordered the seafood platter for 2 which didn't come out with any deep fried foods... More 

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Newton Abbot
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Our trip by helicopter to the Blue Mountains for lunch was rearranged due to fire risk in the mountains. The Cowrie was not our intended destination, but it will be next time. It was utterly superb in every way. The fixed price lunch menu would still have been worth it at twice the price. The welcome, service throughout and food... More 

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Address: 109 Scenic Highway, Terrigal, New South Wales 2260, Australia
Phone Number: (02) 4384 3016
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Terrigal
Cuisine: Seafood

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