Mosaic Café Avoca Beach
A firm favourite among the Avoca set, Mosaic Café brings a touch of Middle Eastern inspiration to their dishes for a refreshing spin on café classics. If you’re just dropping in for a coffee be sure to include a sweet addition from the dessert offering as well as a handful of pantry fillers lovingly crafted in-house.
Breakers Country Club
Set back from the beach and overlooking Terrigal Lagoon, Breakers Country Club caters to everyone in the family. A round of golf or lawn bowls will keep the adults happy, while the kids will be entertained for hours in the outdoor, undercover playground. From the Skillion Brasserie and Burger Hut on the alfresco deck to the in-club café you certainly won’t go hungry.
This intimate beachside café is as much about excellent coffee, tea and smoothies as it is about droolworthy baked goods – just peruse their facebook page. Lotus Café also holds ‘Friday nights + Fancy Food’ dinners on the last Friday of every month with decadent two and three course options available.
Sapa Modern Vietnamese Cuisine
Having secured a place in the heart of locals since 2007, this family run restaurant in Wamberal brings authentic Vietnamese flavours with a modern twist to the Central Coast. The broad a la carte menu and banquet offering boast something for every palate, and Sapa’s BYO policy means you can sip on your favourite tipple throughout.
Taking ‘fusion’ to the next level, SUQ brings flavours from across North Africa, Asia, the Mediterranean and the Middle East together for a unique tapas menu best shared. Chef Michael Guiguis helms the kitchen, with everything produced in house using a mélange of locally sourced ingredients and fine important products.
Four Hands Pizza Bar & Grill
Terrigal’s favourite pizza place, Four Hands is a casual spot to settle in with a pizza and all-Australian craft beer in the alfresco dining space or terrace. The inventive pizza offering is accompanied with a range of moreish tapas dishes and weekly cocktail specials so there is always something new to sample each visit.
This newly renovated, nautical themed hotel is the perfect venue for a laidback game of pool, cocktails with friends or a relaxed meal from the Lagoon Bistro which boasts ocean views. Live entertainment and weekly specials keep the Terrigal Hotel a favourite among locals who frequent the pub after a long day at the beach.
Le Chat Noir
Le Chat Noir is a French eatery situated in central Terrigal that is spread across three spaces including The Verandah, Le Jardin and The Paris Lounge, suited to every occasion from cocktails and nibbles to a long lunch. A la carte, shared platters and a set menu bring French classics to every Terrigal-bound Francophile, with sharing platters perfect for a long catch up meal with friends.
Reef Restaurant Terrigal
Offering unbeatable views by the waters edge at the Haven, Terrigal, this chic space is an oasis for diners who appreciate the experiential power of dining so close to the ocean. Reef Restaurant's Head Chef Paul Bouwhis brings market fresh produce by premium local suppliers to the fore with an array of innovative modern Australian dishes.
The Cowrie Restaurant
Perched high above the waters of Terrigal Beach, The Cowrie is an intimate spot to indulge in high-quality seafood dining while taking in panoramic views of the dramatic coastline. With tasting, private dining and a la carte menus available The Cowrie is perfect for every occasion.
Yum Yum Dining
Minimalist, coastal interiors give centre-stage to the fresh produce plated up, plenty of which is grown and sourced locally. An abundance of seafood fills the newly refreshed menu, while the wine and cocktail offering is just the thing to keep you company while watching the sunset over the infamous Hardy’s Bay Yum Yum trees.