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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” (36 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 4 days ago via mobile

Just had a birthday dinner at the Cowrie, what an absolute disappointment. We ordered the seafood platter for two. This would have to rank as one of the most underselling and tight fisted seafood platters we have ever had. Meal consisted of a Catalan style...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views at The Cowrie are out of this world! The food is absolutely amazing, very relaxed environment. This was our 2nd of many many visits.

Thank brendan860
Neil B, Public Relations Manager at The Cowrie, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

thankyou for sharing your experience with us .. we look forward to seeing you again at the cowrie !

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a reservation but Mánager was SO rude before we even sat down so told him to cancel our booking as it was obvious we were not going to enjoy ourselves due to his attitude !!

Thank Bille60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I only booked that morning but all was well with the greeting, our table and of course the magnificent view. Two of us had the fish of the day - trout, and another in our party had the 'chook'. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals,...More

Thank Nonapama
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommend The Cowrie. Had a very pleasant reunion lunch there yesterday with friends from Sydney and Adelaide. We all had the 3 course set menu for $64. Each course was perfect, out of this world. I chose the Ocean trout for my main, which...More

1  Thank DeeKaydoubleU
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We were entertaining two important friends from Sydney and wanted to impress by taking them somewhere special. After much deliberation we decided on 'The Cowrie'. I requested a window table with water views. The morning before I again phoned the Restraunt to confirm our booking...More

1  Thank Floyd S
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This is a very small, intimate little restaurant that has a reputation that has been well deserved.It is a specialty seafood restaurant and the freshness is very evident. A table at night would serve well for dining only. For a special lunch it is recommended...More

1  Thank Leonie Q
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Six of us for evening dinner. The service and food truly excellent. Yes - it's costly but definitely worth it! Would love to go back and watch the sunset from there.

Thank Pimjegg
Reviewed 8 November 2017

My wife and I visited this restaurant last Sunday for lunch after my daughter had given us a gift voucher for a present. On arrival, a friendly door greeter . Reception desk could not find our reservation, even though the restaurant staff themselves had called...More

3  Thank brianrhj
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Amazing Food, Service and Atmosphere. Highly recommend, friendly staff and service was not rushed, food was out of this world!

Thank Lee A
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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
View, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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