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2023 Central Coast Readers' Choice Awards

Chef Hat Ratings Explained  READ MORE >>

19 18Superlative Food & Wine: Internationally acclaimed
Worth a special journey
17 16Exceptional Quality of Cuisine
Worth a detour
15 14Food Quite Out of the Ordinary
Worth a stop on the way
13 12A Good Restaurant in its category
Commended
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L'isle de France Terrigal

L'isle de France Terrigal

French   $$$$$   Opens Tue 12:00:PM

Terrigal

12 Chef Hat Award
Embark on a gastronomic journey of fine French food at its best at L’isle de France Terrigal on Ena Street. Soak up expansive ocean views from inside and out at this classically chic venue, where a...
Ettalong locals flock to The Box on the Water restaurant and lounge bar for absolute waterfront dining in contemporary style, found ocean-side of The Esplanade on the redeveloped foreshore. In all ...
Inspired by Turkey’s rich culinary history Safran restaurant on Ocean View Road delivers authentic recipes with contemporary twists to Ettalong Beach diners. From dishes cooked in Ottoman Palace ki...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Seafood"
The Bay Cafe

The Bay Cafe

Seafood   $$$$$   Opens Tue 6:00:PM

Toowoon Bay

Restaurant & Catering Association
Located within a stroll of the blue waters of Toowoon Bay, The Bay Café is a favourite with locals for serving fresh seafood from its welcoming venue on Bay Road. Enter to discover a contemporary v...
Osteria A Mano

Osteria A Mano

Italian   $$$$$   Opens Tue 5:30:PM

Wyong

Find a little slice of Italy at Osteria A Mano on Pacific Highway, without leaving Wyong. From the country of pasta and prosciutto come traditional family recipes bringing guests a dining experienc...
From the moment you enter through the beautifully restored antique wooden doors, there is a promise of something special at Arc restaurant on Church Street in Terrigal. Be whisked away to a tropica...
Cafe RONTO

Cafe RONTO

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens Tue 6:30:AM

Umina Beach

Clean, fresh and earthy fare is what has Umina Beach locals and visitors alike returning time and again to Café RONTO on West Street. This Central Coast dining destination has a bright and breezy v...
Cafe Mocha

Cafe Mocha

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens Tue 6:00:AM

Bateau Bay

A chic oasis of distressed timber, whitewashed walls and palm frond murals creates a zen-like vibe for Bateau Bay locals to chill out with a coffee and bite to eat at Café Mocha. This Bateau Bay Ro...
Terrigal Beach House

Terrigal Beach House

American   $$$$$   Open Now

Terrigal

Sandy toes meet a glass of chilled wine at relaxed and stylish Terrigal Beach House on Pine Tree Lane. Oozing good times, this modern bar located underneath the Crowne Plaza has an impressive alfre...
Bec's Kitchen

Bec's Kitchen

Asian   $$$$$   Opens Tue 5:00:PM

Terrigal

Mexicoast Cantina

Mexicoast Cantina

Mexican   $$$$$   Opens Tue 5:00:PM

Toukley

Restaurant & Catering Association
Chop n Grind

Chop n Grind

Burger   $$$$$   Opens Tue 12:00:PM

Terrigal

Enjoy the sand and surf with a burger in hand after a visit to Chop n Grind eatery, found along the sun-kissed Terrigal Esplanade. A funky fit out draws a crowd of trendy locals to this laid-back r...
Boon's Thai Restaurant

Boon's Thai Restaurant

Thai   $$$$$   Opens Tue 11:30:AM

Gosford

A community bakery at heart, locals and visitors alike head to Burnt Honey on Del Monte Place in Copacabana for handmade pastries, sourdough bread and aromatic coffee. With all pastries and bread m...
Sandy Cove Apartments

Sandy Cove Apartments

$$$$$   Opens Tue 9:00:AM

The Entrance

Escape and embrace the beachside splendour of The Entrance at Sandy Cove Apartments, just a stone’s throw away from pristine coastline. Conveniently located within close distance to the ocean and t...