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109 Scenic Highway, Terrigal, New South Wales 2260, Australia
(02) 4384 3016
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Ranked #2 of 63 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Husbands 60th birthday celebration weekend, booked our group in as we were impressed with the food from our previous visits to the Cowrie. Group was more than pleasantly impressed by food and spectacular view; decor still needed to be updated,(function room was very ordinary also) this may now have been spruced up as it has been some months since our... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This restaurant being perched at the top of the hill has spectacular views over Terrigal to the ocean. The menu is interesting, the food beautifully presented and tastes fantastic. Unfortunately it was the wait staff that were under whelming. Our waitress had a real lack of attention not filling my wine glass when she brought out the wine ( it... More 

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Central Coast NSW
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We were a group of 9 celebrating a birthday for a family member who had flown down from Queensland. The service and staff were excellent and the food terrific. Yes the prices are a bit pricey but the food is certainly worth it. As locals we have been there many times for special occasions and haven't been disappointed. Some of... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The occassion was my mother's birthday dinner on Christmas Eve, We have been to The Cowrie a number of times including past New Years Eve. The views from the restaurant over Terrigal and up the coast are spectacular though on this occassion we were seated in the window enclosed terrace rather than the main restaurant. We found the window ledge... More 

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Terrigal, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Wonderful foodie experience with views that are just unbelievable. The food is the same, all the diners had the same comments with only ordering 2 courses being entree and main course. What a taste sensation. However, the cost is astronomical for the portions that arrived on the plate. Thank you for your service, thank you the amazing experience, but too... More 

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Kincumber, New South Wales, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We recently had our wedding and reception at The Cowrie... It was absolutely amazing!! The food was divine, the staff were wonderful and the atmosphere was perfect... All of our guests had a fantastic night!! I have been many times for meals and have loved it every time... it was the best decision to have our wedding there.... we were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Went for dinner and found the staff friendly and helpful while the view over Terrigal was spectacular. I only had a main (rib eye) and dessert but both were very tasty. Found the prices a little expensive but would go back for a special occasion

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

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
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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