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The Cowrie

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Australian, Seafood
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109 Scenic Hwy, Terrigal, New South Wales 2260, Australia
(02) 4384 3016
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Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the ambience of the Cowrie and the panoramic view of Terrigal was impressive. The staff were attentive and obliging. The food was generally of high quality but with limited quantities. Parking is not only limited but in a very dangerous situation.

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Charmhaven, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hubby and I were first time diners to the Cowrie. Loved the food, the service, the wine and the view. Parking a bit nerve wracking but otherwise excellent birthday lunch outing. We will definitely be returning.

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1 Thank graylor
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my third visit and I have never been disappointed. The food is always flavourful & beautifully presented with a good choice of seasonal specials. The cocktails are lively & a they offer a good wine selection. The view is perfect on a sunny day.

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1 Thank Belinda I
Shelly Beach, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most exquisite lunch yesterday - couldn't fault a thing. The food in particular was outstanding.

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1 Thank Bec F
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We have been to The Cowrie before and the food was wonderful.bit is very difficult to find a fine dining restaurant on the coast that is open for lunch. Bu The Cowrie is still there providing an excellent quality and standard of food. We loved it and will return again soon.

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1 Thank Mal C
Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

The meal was superb. The views of Terrigal and Terrigal bay were magnificent. The food was prepared exactly as ordered. I had the Kobe Beef prepared blue. They gave me a steak knife but I didn't need it as a butter knife would cut this wonderful taste bud invigorating meal. Wine selection was good and the after coffee went down... More 

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Thank Timothy A
Terrigal, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Returned to The Cowrie with some friends from interstate. To say that they were impressed with the staff and the food , along with the view is an understatement. To top it off, I received a surprise birthday plate for dessert, delivered by the chef. Will definitely be returning.

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2 Thank carageorgia1
Terrigal, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The wonderful view over Terrigal really added to the atmosphere. The service was great, the food excellent and we all voted it was a great day out,

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1 Thank studi082
Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Firstly, the view is spectacular. Secondly, the food is first class. And thirdly, the service is something you don't get anymore at most establishments. Went there for a 90th birthday celebration and had the set menu - an exceptional value for money experience. I hope to eat here again every time I visit Terrigal. Wouldn't even think about going anywhere... More 

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4 Thank Lesley W
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26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Excellent restaurant for that special occasion, cozy, fantastic views over terrigal and food is great just like onda used to be!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Australian, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Scenic Hwy, Terrigal, New South Wales 2260, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Terrigal
  • Phone Number: (02) 4384 3016
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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