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The Cowrie

109 Scenic Hwy, Terrigal, New South Wales 2260, Australia
+61 2 4384 3016
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (37 reviews)
“kobe beef” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
109 Scenic Hwy, Terrigal, New South Wales 2260, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Two for lunch on a beautiful winters day. Lunch on the balcony was superb. My companion for the past 42 years was stunning and charming as usual. Food and wine were exceptional. What a day. Will be back

Thank Mal C
Reviewed 2 days ago

They have a lunch time special during the week, which is good value. The view up the coast is amazing and the time we were there we spotted several whales frolicking in the ocean an amazing experience.

Thank Max M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my wife and 1.5 year old baby for dinner. Staff was very friendly, and the food excellent. Although not a typical restaurant to take small children, i was very glad they had high chairs and were comprehensive. Thanks for the dinner!

Thank andre_santos77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has it all, amazing food, spectacular views and brilliant staff. If I lived near this place id never leave it, no wonder it is Michelin rated! Thursday night is specials night and it's so reasonably priced you'd question the quality at first but...More

Thank Bee S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok I will admit. A 5 year break from dining here. My first experience left me cold. But wow, I have been 2 times in the last fortnight & is it fair to say I'm a bit addicted ?? Staff are so polished & courteous...More

Thank A1foodie
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited The Cowrie for dinner to celebrate a birthday. From being greeted at the door to the end of the meal, the experience was a pleasant one. The decor dark, yet subtle, was calm and conducive to an atmospheric dining experience. The cocktail selection included...More

Thank sainted a
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

I had lunch there with my husband. Had been meaning to go for a while and was not disappointed. Each course was superb and this was accompanied by great service and a spectacular view. Will definitely be back!

Thank MM1028
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch here at The Cowrie. Food, service and setting made it an exceptional experience.

Thank Zoe8421
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

The rudest maitre de I have ever had the misfortune to meet. Made our family feel very uncomfortable...particularly my children who were very well behaved. Certain items on the menu were unavailable. Not impressed. The meal that we did order was okay...nothing special. Won't be...More

Thank karencE6208NE
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Our group of four selected the 3 course menu a choice of three on trays, three mains & three deserts this also included a glass of wine. The food, service was excellent & you couldn't get a better view anywhere else in the world. Winter...More

Thank Loraine L
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Restaurant Details

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