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The Cowrie

109 Scenic Hwy, Terrigal, New South Wales 2260, Australia
+61 2 4384 3016
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (35 reviews)
“kobe beef” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
109 Scenic Hwy, Terrigal, New South Wales 2260, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food was amazing, last minute booking. Got a table on the balcony, AMAZING. The canapes were aaaaammmmaaazziiinng. The chef definitely is five star. We will be back.

Thank Melissa B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mid week family dinner for special birthday - the menu is small but the food beautifully presented and tasted delicious. For mains I had the lamb with suggested wine both were perfect my partner ordered duck and thoroughly enjoyed same. We shared a dessert plate...More

Thank borntotravel15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to The Cowrie for lunch as a gift for my sister in laws birthday. We asked to be on the covered balcony and were given the front row table. The view is outstanding, close to beautiful , even breathtaking on a glorious clear...More

Thank Ray C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were seated on the balcony overlooking Terrigal celebrating our 48th wedding anniversary. Unfortunately the weather wasn't perfect but the view was excellent. The staff were superb and couldn't do enough for us. The food was cooked to perfection and we enjoyed...More

Thank malomc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a group booking for my husbands 40th birthday back in December, the staff were absolutely fabulous from the moment I made the booking. Nothing was too much trouble they were very accommodating to our group and made our lunch time celebration one to...More

Thank Aydril
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

I booked last minute and I felt rather apprehensive as I received a curt response from the other restaurant Ihad called, recommended to me. The reply this time was so pleasant and polite and we were found a table for that evening. Our dinner was...More

Thank InezSydney_Australia
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Great food and fantastic views we had a balcony table and a very nice meal for our recent occasion .Great for a special occasion with someone special my wife of 47 years.

Thank rosandmike
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Second time we have been to the Cowrie Restaurant, with quite a few years inbetween visits. We went for lunch .. and booking ahead is highly advisable. The view over the Terrigal Basin is beautiful from the rear dining area, but the further to the...More

Thank andyknox2017
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

I booked this restaurant specifically for the view, only 2 days prior, I requested to be seated on the balcony explaining my daughter was returning to the USA the following day & I wanted the view. Only to be seated inside behind other patrons. No...More

2  Thank littlemyrtle
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Set with a fantastic view this pub offers good service and reasonable food of a wide selection to go with your choice of drink. It’s not exactly cheap for a pub meal but it was good and the staff were very friendly and happy to...More

Thank DavidVR84
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
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
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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