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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%
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“seafood” (39 reviews)
“noodles” (13 reviews)
“pork” (16 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
109 Scenic Hwy, Terrigal, New South Wales 2260, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took my 87yo mother here for lunch and had a wonderful time. The waiter was very helpful and attentive with taking my mother to the table which had an amazing view of the water. I had the ocean trout entree and fish main, husband...More

Thank Wendyv200
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Panoramic views Comfortable environment Excellent service Great lunch special................. Thanks grant.....

Thank mac2-2008
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Monday lunch, restaurant was busy, view was amazing. Seafood platter with Catalan seafood dish. Cold seafood was excellent, bugs and prawns exceptional. Catalan seafood was beautiful, rich tomato based sauce, all seafood cooked to perfection. Service friendly and efficient. A winner.

Thank julianhofer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Where to begin... while on holiday visiting friends in Forresters Beach, we were told this was the place to go. It’s an amazingly quaint restaurant huddled between some homes. We were greeted by the owner and were sat quickly. As we waited for cocktails, we...More

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had my sister hens lunch here, food and drinks were amazing quality, we had a seperate room with amazing view set up nicely. We were never told we were being too loud which was lovely and they catered for my sister who was a...More

Thank Maria D
Reviewed 4 October 2018

It has been some years since we last visited The Cowrie at Terrigal and were pleased to find it has retained its high quality. The view is wonderful, best enjoyed on a sunny day or evening with daylight saving. It is located on The Scenic...More

1  Thank PhilthetravellerXI
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

The location is so beautiful, the staff are efficient and incredibly friendly. The food where do I start! It’s so delicious! I can never fault when going here, the price for the location and the standard of food is very much worth it. Thank you...More

Thank madiy2018
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

A lovely lunch enjoyed at the Cowrie. Outstanding service and delicious food in a stunning location. We will definitely return.

Thank MillyGi
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Beware of pre paying for dinner or lunch at this venue! Our experience was below average. Most of the food and the service was of a high standard but a poor quality main dish which was inaccurately described and managements inability to deal with positive...More

Thank Andypandy1313
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely, fine dining; great menu. Wine menu is not huge and really interesting with wines from small vineyards in Tasmania, NZ, Italy, Vic., NSW, etc. We went on the locals Thursday winter night and would definitely go back for the full a la carte menu...More

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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
Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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