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Discover romantic restaurants for date night on the Central Coast

Don’t know where to go for date night? Look no further than our list of romantic restaurants on the Central Coast. Frock up, put your phone on silent, leave the kids with a babysitter, and get heart-eyes over the menu (and your date!) at these date-worthy restaurants.

Amalfi Pearl Beach

Nestled in the corner of Pearl Beach, sheltered by Norfolk Pines and beach grass, Amalfi has uninterrupted views of the beach and ocean, captivating you with some of the best scenery on the Central Coast.
Where: 1 Tourmaline Ave, Pearl Beach

Il Toscano

Short of taking your love to the hills of Tuscany, Il Toscano is an unbeatable and authentic Italian dining experience. Owner, Matteo serves up traditional Tuscan dishes that his Nonna and Mum used to make in the trattoria-style space in both their Long Jetty and Terrigal venues.
Where: 419 The Entrance Rd, Long Jetty | 60 Terrigal Esp, Terrigal

Johnny Tapas

Relax and let the good times roll over a cocktail, tapas, and pizza at Johnny Tapas in Norah Head. The relaxed atmosphere and Instagram-worthy decor make this a great place to unwind, let your hair down, and reconnect with your favourite people.
Where: 7 Mitchell Street, Norah Head

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Discover Koolewong’s waterfront Greek restaurant, bar, and event space. With its picturesque location and fresh Greek cuisine, Kefi is one of the Coast’s favourite dining spots.
Where: 19 Brisbane Water Dr, Koolewong

L’isle de France

It wouldn’t be a romantic dinner list without a French restaurant, and this spot waves that flag for the Central Coast. The romantic vibe starts with the fairy lights sprinkled across the outdoor deck and is matched by a menu of all the French classics. Be sure to leave room for dessert for no French rendezvous would be complete without a sweet treat.
Where: 1 Ena St, Terrigal

Little Miss Mezza

Little Miss Mezza’s popular menu is a fusion of traditional Middle Eastern cuisine, infused with a modern Australian twist, from the ever-expanding Meraki Group.
Where: 3-4/299 Brisbane Water Dr, West Gosford

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The newest addition to Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific, Meribella is a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant bringing together the very best of the sea and the land.
Where: Pine Tree Ln, Terrigal

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Motel Mezza

For a date night with hints of downtown Manhattan art-deco dazzles, head to Motel Mezza on the main road through Wyong for a meal full of Middle Eastern flavour. Inspired by the lobby of a 1930s motel, Mezza Social Bar has a certain flair and edge to make your date special.
Where: 98 Pacific Mtwy, Wyong

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Osteria il Coccia

Flame-cooked Italian food is brought to life both in flavour and in the atmosphere within the Mediterranean-inspired interior of this luxurious restaurant. Osteria il Coccia is a hatted restaurant – so this is a great choice for a date that’s a little different.
Where: 49 The Esp, Ettalong Beach

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Safran is a jewel in the Central Coast dining crown with its sophisticated and tasty Turkish cuisine. Discover the tastes of Turkey beyond kebabs and pide, with their exquisitely plated and flavourful menu.
Where: 81/189 Ocean View Rd, Ettalong Beach

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This addition to the string of eateries in Wamberal is the place to go if you want to bond over top-quality shared plates with your special someone - though you may be hard-pressed to agree on what to choose!
Where: 80 Ocean View Dr, Wamberal

The Cowrie

Perched high above Terrigal with sweeping panoramic views of the ocean, you want to request a table on the balcony and take it all in. The Cowrie is a foodie’s dream and is perfect for a special occasion or splurging celebration. Picture-perfect plating and pristine views make The Cowrie a feast for both the eyes and the waistline!
Where: 109 Scenic Hwy, Terrigal

The Lucky Bee

You don’t need any luck to get a fantastic meal and dining experience at The Lucky Bee. It has a cheeky charm and bags of flavour in the Southeast Asian and modern dim sum menu. While the creativity and quality of the food oozes sophistication, the playful vibe makes this “fun dining, not fine dining”.
Where: 40/189 Ocean View Rd, Ettalong Beach

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The Wildflower Bar and Dining

Part of the boutique hotel and spa ‘Bells at Killcare’, The Wildflower restaurant meets the same level of indulgence, sophistication, and wonderful service. Inspired by the food of the sun, from the Mediterranean to Morocco, it brings a casual flair back to fine dining without compromising on quality.
Where: 7 The Scenic Rd, Killcare Heights


Yellowtail brings a stellar fine dining experience to the casual holiday vibe of Terrigal Beach.  Based on the best seasonal local produce, dishes at Yellowtail are ever-changing to highlight the most current punchy and vibrant flavours.
Where: Shop 3/1 Campbell Cres, Terrigal

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