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109 Scenic Highway, Terrigal, New South Wales 2260, Australia
(02) 4384 3016
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Cowrie RestaurantThe Cowrie Restaurant in Terrigal provides fine...
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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  • 24
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
What a View!

Came for fixed price lunch, $49pp for two courses or $59 for 3, including a glass of wine. What's not to like? Food is of a very high standard and service likewise. Wine list is impressive with a selection of great wines from overseas as well as top Aus wines. Hard to beat value, especially with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Gosford, Australia
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Gosford, Australia
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179 reviews 179 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Came for fixed price lunch, $49pp for two courses or $59 for 3, including a glass of wine. What's not to like? Food is of a very high standard and service likewise. Wine list is impressive with a selection of great wines from overseas as well as top Aus wines. Hard to beat value, especially with that million dollar view!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Fabulous 66 th Birthday Lunch With Family And Friends In A Word DELICIOUS 🍸🍴 Will Be Back In July As Family From SYDNEY Coming For School Holidays Highly Recommend

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The Cowrie had been recommended to me by a friend and I was able to get a booking for lunch on the June long weekend (Sunday). Parking is not easy but once achieved we were greeted warmly by the owner and given a table without a view but we were happy to be able to attend on this very busy... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I have been to the Cowrie & few times for both lunch & dinner. I recently went back with my family & American girlfriend on her first trip to the Central Coast. We wanted to eat at a nice restaurant with a view and as usual Cowrie did not disappoint. A table near the view is amazing with open windows... More 

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Kincumber South, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

visited here for lunch last week,great food, service and view. the lunch menu is a bargain. the best restaurant on the coast. great to take overseas visitors.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We attended a party there last weekend and the food and service was superb, especially as it was a big group. Also the view!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Absolutely one of my favourite restaurants. Book there frequently have had lunches and dinners including the lunch specials of 2 courses and a glass of wine or soft drink for a very reasonable price. Dinner is always amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

we had Sophia,s 80th birthday party there we had a lovely time great food and what a view you must be looking into paradise thank you all and my daughterinlaw for a making it a wonderful day to remember Glyn Williams

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Avoca Beach, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Arrived at the restaurant and parking is an issue but once found a spot went in. The service was great from start to finish attentive without being pushy, didn't have to ask for anything or grab their attention they were all over it. The food was great we had a couple of starters and then a seafood banquet for two... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Good view but great food. A great place to top your romantic weekend away with your loved one. See you again for the rest of the menus

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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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Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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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