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The Cowrie

109 Scenic Highway, Terrigal, New South Wales 2260, Australia
(02) 4384 3016
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Ranked #3 of 57 Restaurants in Terrigal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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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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
Gosford, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The Cowrie for lunch? Do it!! We were treated like royalty. Lisa our waitress never stopped smiling and was very attentive, probably the best service we have ever had. The food was just mouth watering and don't get me started on the view. Lunch was a set menu of 4 lovely choices for all 3 courses. Which included a glass... More

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Tuggerah, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I have dined at the Cowrie at least 4 times now and every time I come I am not disappointed. Great and attentive service, immaculate and perfectly cooked food. Very well presented. Some of my recommendations would be the Caramelised Goats Cheese Tart for entrée as well as the Slipper Lobster and Gulf Prawns in Golden Noodles also for entrée.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We recently had our wedding reception / lunch here and everything about this place is perfect Our dealings with Yale from the beginning till the end was first class and extremely helpful Everything that was promised was delivered and more on our special day The food was amazing , all of our guests raved about it for days and still... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We took our family to celebrate our daughter's 21st. The food was excellent and the staff were very pleasant and friendly, felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. It was dark so couldn't really see the views. Defiantly recommend this beautiful restaurant

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Visited this restaurant to meet friends for dinner,last weekend.Food did not match the prices charged. Vegetables were barely warm!. Room was quite chilly also. Didn't see the view as it was dark. Service was poor.

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Kincumber, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My husband and i went to The Cowrie to celebrate our anniversary with lunch. The staff greeted us on arrival and were very pleasant and friendly. The food was absolutely delicious and surpassed our expectation completely. The view was marvelous. I would definitely recommend this beautiful little restaurant to anyone wanting a quality dining experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We booked a table for lunch and were seated on the balcony. The service was spot on, our waiter new the food well and was extremely friendly. The food was exceptional, the beef fillet starter was especially nice. For mains I don't think you could go wrong. I had the beef cheek and fillet and it was faultless. Deserts were... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Service ok. Pork dish was very fatty & the scallops that were to be served on the plate arrived on a separate plate with an apology " sorry the kitchen forgot to put these on your meal"...... This is not what a fine dining restaurant does! They are charging five star prices but delivering mediocre food. You can find many... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Service professional, timing between courses perfect. Every element of every dish seemed well-thought and carefully prepared, from amuse bouche to main and sides. Started with honey prawns wrapped in crispy noodle, followed by a "salad" of succulent pork belly and watermelon. For mains we had spanish-style seafood in tomato based sauce, generous with all types of seafood, enough chilli to... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Situated on Scenic Drive, the view lives up to its address. The staff make you feel very welcome. The meals are superbly presented with the wine selections carefully tailored to the menu. The fish in particular was wonderfully cooked and presented. Make no mistake however, the prices are those of a fine dining establishment, not those of your regular central... More

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