The Cowrie Restaurant is uniquely located high above Terrigal with stunning panoramic ocean and bay views.
Providing an iconic and memorable setting for any special occasion, private dining, a casual lunch or romantic dinner.
The experienced team at The Cowrie focus on your dining experience!

Some of Our Most Recent Awards And Reviews

Best Seafood Restaurant Regional NSW R & C Awards
2010/2011/2013/2015/2016/

SMH Good Food Guide
2011/2012/2013/2014/2015/2016

Australian Wine List of The Year Awards – Gourmet Traveler
2010/2011/2013/2015/2016

Book ahead to secure a spot with a view and let your mind wander effortlessly while gazing out too sea.
Order one of the seafood friendly wines-by–the-glass or hunt through the main list to discover quality labels such as Felton Road, Maude and Clonakilla. There’s also a delicious sounding degustation with matching wines.
After 36 years The Cowrie scores points for its well prepared picturesque food, smart décor and caring service.
Situated high above Terrigal with ocean views to die for, it’s a local landmark, the grande dame of Central Coast dinning.
Waiters glide by smoothly and serenely delivering plates of vibrant jewels, delicate delicious cubes of yellow fin tuna and watermelon create a culinary illusion.
Roasted bone marrow is something to savoir whilst a dish of petit baby vegetables with a truffle and garlic custard is almost to pretty to eat.
Local squire snapper with Hawkesbury squid served on a perky picadillo salsa, fresh and composed.
Just when you think things couldn’t get much better along comes a memorable citrus ricotta cheese cake with lavender and lychee!
Service engaging and knowledgeable presents a wine list that is smart and global roaming.
All this whilst you feel like your dining in the sky, it’s all just the right mix at this coastal gem.