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All 59 Terrigal Restaurants

The Cowrie

109 Scenic Highway, Terrigal, New South Wales 2260, Australia
(02) 4384 3016
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Ranked #3 of 59 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
Newcastle, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I had the pleasure of dining at the Cowrie today for an early Xmas Lunch with 2 close friends. In a nutshell our experience was fabulous from the start to the finish. The service from our wait staff was excellent . We chose the set menu which was beautiful and we also had a table with views right down the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My wife and I had a fabulous lunch at The Cowrie. We were lucky enough to get one of the tables on the verandah and the view down the hill was spectacular. We shared the Catalan Seafood with sides of green salad and steamed greens in almond butter. The seafood in the tomato sauce was delicious, with the salad and... More

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Sydney
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We were with a large group for dinner and it has just reopened. The service was friendly and attentive. Our meal was all really good food and we enjoyed it very much. The only negative is that there needed to be a larger main course. My husband and I thought the main was very light on and serving a bowl... More

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Terrigal NSW
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Have been a regular diner since moving from Sydney 6 years ago. Always 5* food and service but today was not enjoyable at all due to the very unfriendly and arrogant manager, Nathan. He will ruin this establishment. Adam and Leisha (Lisa) are fantastic and know how to look after patrons. I will never go on the days Nathan is... More

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

This is one of my favourite restaurants on the Central Coast... the food is always exquisite, a great wine list and good service. However, the menu has not changed for the last couple of years except for a few seasonal changes. So if you eat out regularly this is not a restaurant you can visit too many times in a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Definitely Gosford area's finest and for that matter would fit in with the best of any city in Australia without the price tag. Just 30 minutes north of Sydney this is well worth the drive. The location is stunning overlooking Terrigal beach. I suggest Lunch to take advantage of the views and with fixed price lunch options of two courses... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The food was great, the oysters were lovely, the seafood platter for two was fantastic. I especially loved the flavors of the Catalan style seafood. The service was exceptional, complimentary canapes, water and wine topped up frequently, prompt delivery of meals and clean up. It wasn't very busy so hopefully the service is just as excellent when they're under the... More

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Terrigal, New South Wales, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We went for my mother in law's birthday for lunch. We were offered either the lunch menu (great value, 3 courses for $59 and a glass of wine), or the a la carte and the staff were very nice to allow us to order off both, even though it must have been a hassle for them. The food came so... More

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Terrigal, Australia
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I have had dinner at the Cowrie many times over many years for work dinners out with large group numbers and have never been disappointed with the services, servings and choice. View at night over Terrigal and the beach varies depending on the weather- at night can see the lights. Recently (July) had dinner with large group of over 30... More

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Gosford, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We celebrated my 70th birthday there recently. There were 8 adults & 2 children, and we were made very welcome by the friendly staff. Every time we have eaten there, the food has been of excellent quality, well prepared and presented with efficient service even at busy times. However the lunchtime special of 2 courses + glass of wine at... 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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