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The Cowrie

109 Scenic Hwy, Terrigal, New South Wales 2260, Australia
+61 2 4384 3016
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (35 reviews)
“kobe beef” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
109 Scenic Hwy, Terrigal, New South Wales 2260, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have visited this award winning restaurant many times , so when friends came from interstate we naturally enjoy all that this great restaurant has to offer. Fabulous seafood or modern Australian cuisine complemented with great Australian wines , what more could we ask for....More

Thank Jeni F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a table the week prior for my partner's birthday, specifically requesting an outside table, as I had checked the weather and saw that it was forecast to be a nice day. When I made the booking, I was surprised that the woman who...More

Thank K C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The prime location is all about the panoramic view and poetry on a plate. I wouldn't go if I was not able to book one of the five tables with a a real chance of enjoying the view. It was awesome at lunch time. Don't...More

Thank Owen D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This must be the best restaurant food I have tasted in a long time. The four of us were at a table on the balcony at The Cowrie in Terrigal. Beautiful views and a mild late April evening made it spectacular. The members of the...More

Thank veraandcezar
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful dinner experience at Terrigal. Unfortunately parking was a bit difficult. No stopping along the road so we were late and couldn't contact the restaurant as it was on answering machine. Entrees and main were delicious although quite expensive for central coast. The soufflé was...More

1  Thank Michael O
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Never Disappoints. Delicious Menu. Fabulous Views And Attentive Staff Excellent Dining Experience :))

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 13 April 2017

My wife and I stopped off here for dinner with my sister-in-law and her partner on their recent visit to NSW. The staff were efficient, friendly and entertaining. They gave a strong impression of loving what they do, loving the food and also the location....More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Have eaten at the Cowrie several times and have not been disappointed with the food, this is a restaurant to go to for a special occasion. The Cowrie is located on the top of Scenic Drive with views over Terrigal; even at night there is...More

Thank robynsuttonmail
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We attended last Saturday night with our children (aged 7 & 5). We specifically booked and advised the restaurant that we would be bringing children and we went early at 6 PM. We were greeted very frostily by the waitress who made us feel very...More

Thank janebulter
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Visited Cowrie Restaurant for lunch. The food was exceptional. As an Entree I had the Roast pumpkin, fig, walnut, goats cheese and Japanese vegetables. It was superb - although I only found one very small piece of fig. As the Main I had the Lachlan...More

1  Thank Kaye M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings, 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: +61 2 4384 3016
  • E-mail
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