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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 good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (35 reviews)
“kobe beef” (5 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
109 Scenic Hwy, Terrigal, New South Wales 2260, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The service was excellent and the waiter was knowledgeable about both the food and wine list and extremely professional. The food was very good and well priced I thought, coupled with views to die for make this a special little spot.

Thank sonnet38
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a shame, great location and decent food but all the hard work of the chef went down the drain the moment the waiter (whom I assume is also the manager) told my father ‘you just hold your horses now’ in a very aggressive manner...More

1  Thank leila-miriam r
Reviewed 1 week ago

mad location , great views . Overall the food was nice and very well presented .my wifes duck was completely overcooked . The prawn and lobster golden noodle entree @ $30 was expensive considering they used imported prawns?. I had the Catalan fish stew which...More

1  Thank Peter S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was friendly and attentive, The food was exceptional. The view was stunning. If you want perfection you need to try the Cowrie.

Thank eccentricpaws
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ideal location for lunch with fantastic views across Terrigal Beach. Service was attentive without being intrusive

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't have any kids so we decided to grab lunch somewhere nice. This place is NICE & the food & service were amazing! We will definitely go back again when we get the chance. Loved it!

1  Thank Tennille M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was really looking forward to visiting the cowrie for dinner with my mum to celebrate a special occasion however was greatly disappointed . From the moment that we arrived to be greeted by an unwelcoming staff member for arriving slightly early for our table....More

2  Thank Lynsie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great position but you wouldn't go there for the food. Not crook, just bland and expensive. Plenty other places in Terrigal to eat. Go to Crownie for a beer for sure but food disapointing

Thank John B
Neil B, Manager at The Cowrie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi John B we are pretty sure this review is meant for Crownie (Crowned Plaza) not the The Cowrie Restaurant ?

Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Amazing amazing food. Presented beautifully and cooked to perfection. The view was fabulous. We were looked after by Polly who was always friendly, attentive and professional. We never felt rushed and always felt special. We had the three course fixed menu which had at least...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Attending a firm planning weekend, The Cowrie was chosen for a group dinner. The menu offered very interesting selections. All offerings went over well with all those attending. The service was attentive but not pushy. We all very happy with some simply stunning food and...More

Thank grestymosman
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Restaurant Details

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