About Us

The Cowrie is dedicated to the ongoing support and growth of developing our menus strictly based on locally sourced and seasonally driven produce. This is also correlated with engagement within our local community, working together with local growers developing Australian honey, citrus, native herbs/spices and sustainable seafood. Our mission is to consistently build our connections with these passionate growers and bring that quality of product to the dining experience at the restaurant.

Our Produce Partners

Fruit For All

Little Feet Gourmet

Super Green Farms

Aquna Farms

Andrews Meats

La Tartine

Made by Norm


Little Jilliby Honey

Distillery Botanica

Six Strings Brewery

Bay Rd Brewing

Block and Tackle Brewery

Some of Our Most Recent Awards And Reviews

Best Seafood Restaurant Regional NSW R & C Awards

SMH Good Food Guide

Australian Wine List of The Year Awards – Gourmet Traveler

Our Team

Dimitris Aronis

Owner and Executive Chef

restaurant manager the cowrie restaurant in terrigal

Hannah Mulholland

Restaurant and Business Operations Manager

Reece Timora

Head Chef 

Carol Suarez

Floor Supervisor

Michael Higgins


Suzie Bell

FOH Manager


Our Team with Nigel Weisbaum of Distillery Botanica