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The Cowrie

109 Scenic Hwy, Terrigal, New South Wales 2260, Australia
+61 2 4384 3016
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“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 5 days ago

It was our first visit to the Cowrie and it won't be our last. The view, the service, the food all were fantastic. Truly a memorable experience. Thank you to all the staff

Thank Struan R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cowrie was booked for an 80th birthday lunch. We had a semi-private room with the scenic views over Terrigal. The staff were excellent in every possible way. They were attentive to our guests as they arrived, offering drinks and helping the older guests to...More

Thank MoneyPennye
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food, but only one item on the menu for a vegetarian. But husband who isn't really enjoyed his meal, as he did the last time. Best time to go is during sunset. Amazing views. Great wine too

Thank Vidyadharini M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have returned many times to the Cowrie and I am never disappointed with the delicious food good wine and friendly staff. Have also attened a wedding reception there and it was brilliant. A very small shop front so awkward to find for first timers and...More

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

Hi Shirley, Thanks for taking the time to review The Cowrie however you have given the lowest 1 out 5 score which does not reflect the positive content of your review. Kind Regards The Cowrie

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent lunch time dining experience. Extensive menu selection with options for two or three courses at slightly cheaper prices ( includes glass of wine). Quality and well presented food and outstanding service. Not cheap, especially wine and alcohol beverage selection. The views, however, are...More

Thank Erica N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cowrie gets 5 stars from me unquestionably. Probably the best food, best wine, best service, best view, best atmosphere and worst parking availability on the coast. The parking may be terrible but, this is the kind of restaurant you should plan on taking a...More

Thank SandyLane101
Reviewed 23 May 2017 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 15 May 2017

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

3  Thank K C
Reviewed 9 May 2017

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 6 May 2017

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

1  Thank veraandcezar
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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
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
  • 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
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