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All 57 Terrigal Restaurants

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
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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
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Our lunch at The Cowrie was excellent. Food choice was great & the service excellent.Enough choices for all tastes. Lovely atmosphere for lunch & dinner. The waitstaff were friendly & attentive without being overbearing. We were spoiled all round & the whale watching just topped it off. Definitely an experience to be repeated soon.

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nsw
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

the view, the service and the food are all of high standard. And we have been there on several occasions and the quality has been consistent

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

As a celebratory lunch on a lovely sunny day in winter, this restaurant nailed every aspect we could have asked for. The Cowrie is a fine dining restaurant. They don't do gimmicks, they don't look down at your nor do they expect you to do anything yourself. Everything I experienced was 100% professional, with amazing food, excellent views and wonderful... More

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Had dinner at The Cowrie with a small group of 6 last night. The food was quite good but it is clear the focus is on good seafood dishes so I would especially recommend going if you like seafood. One small disappointment was that we had called in advance to advise we were celebrating two birthdays, this was confirmed on... More

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Gosford, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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