The Cowrie Restaurant Terrigal Beach

Terrigal’s original inhabitants were the Awabakal or Guringgai Aborigines who feasted on fish, shellfish and crustaceans from the beach, rock pools and Womeral Lagoons in the north. Given the abundance of seafood in the area it’s only fitting that its now the home of one of the finest seafood restaurants in Australia. The Cowrie restaurant, located in the hills above Terrigal, offers a spectacular location together with panoramic views over the beach and the Pacific Ocean.

Only an hour north of Sydney, Terrigal is a popular day trip or holiday retreat for Sydney-siders. When Vic Cherikoff stopped by for lunch at The Cowrie, he tried a variety a dishes including an Australian mixed seafood platter, tagine of seafood and a steamed blue eyed code with fennel and king prawns.

The Cowrie is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.

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109 Scenic Drive
Terrigal, NSW, 2260

Dining Downunder Cookbook

This Australian recipe of Chocolate mousse tart with gumleaf cream and wild rosella flowers is included in the Dining Downunder Cookbook which can be purchased online at the Dining Downunder Online Shop. Also available online is a wide range of native Australian herbs and spices, sauces, syrups, infused oils and bush tucker ingredients such as wattleseed and paperbark rolls.

Vic Cherikoff