Eat & Drink

A stop-by-stop guide to foodie spots in Terrigal

Planning a day out in the seaside hotspot of Terrigal? Whether you’re there for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, or dessert , we’ve got you covered in this stop-by-stop guide to foodie locations. 

Arc. Est

Described as a ‘Bali meets Byron bistro’, Arc will satisfy the foodies with high-quality food for a relaxed style lunch, and dinner in two or three courses. Some popular menu items include a 100-day grain-fed sirloin, prawns wrapped in crispy noodles, zucchini flowers, and pork belly.
Where: Shop 7/18 Church St

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One of Terrigal's most famous spots, head to Bellyfish for brunch goals or lunch by the sea. Expect brekkie classics alongside those with a twist such as ham, chips, & eggs, or crab fritters, as well as a seafood-heavy lunch menu.
Where: 4/112 Terrigal Esp

Blue Lemon 

A small but mighty sushi restaurant with footpath seating. This is good quality sushi with some tasty signatures for a quick and easy seaside lunch. Be sure to try the spicy crunch grilled salmon!
Where: 4A Campbell Cres

Chop n Grind 

The go-to burger joint of Terrigal serves up hearty burgers, sides, craft beers, and wines. Come for a feel-good feed and drink overlooking the ocean. Classic sides like mac n' cheese, jalapeno poppers, onion rings, and wings sit beside a big burger menu of grilled wagyu, crispy chicken, soft shell crab, lamb, pork belly, and chickpea, every which way you can think of!
Where: 3/98 Terrigal Esp

Coco Bar & Dining

Home to Asian fusion cuisine, diners can experience the rich tapestry of flavours from Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Vietnam.
Where: 88 Terrigal Esp

Daily Dough Co 

This doughnut dessert bar is famous for hand-crafted gourmet doughnuts, scrolls, cookies, brownies, and shakes. Those with a sweet tooth (vegans included!) will love this place for an afternoon treat between shopping, beaching, or walking the Terrigal boardwalk.
Where: 92 Terrigal Esp

Four Hands

Four Hands is a tapas and pizza bar with a craft beer & cocktail menu. This is a great spot for a group meal of share plates like Chili Banana Prawns, Lamb Empanadas, and dips with pizzetta, or gourmet pizzas such as Braised Lamb and Truffle Mushroom. They also rotate a regular cocktail, tapas, pizza, and dessert special where the kitchen experiments with different flavours.
Where: 6/17 Church St

Il Toscano Pasta Bar

This authentic pasta bar is a must-visit for any Italian-loving foodie. Located in a hole-in-the-wall shop front on Campbell Cres, you’ll feel like you’re in the winding streets of a Tuscan village entering the small kiosk-style bar. Your carbs are definitely worth loading with their tasty, rich, and authentic handmade pasta such as the beef and pork ragu or creamy pecorino cheese and black pepper.
Where: 1 Campbell Cres

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Island Time Espresso Bar

Get onto ‘island time’ with their all-day cafe menu of exotic and tropical-inspired creations with an Australian coastal twist. Choose from fresh healthy options in the Island Bowl list (acai, parfait, bircher muesli), jump on a brekkie classic (think BLT, B&Es), or hit the lunch menu of tacos, burgers, and poke bowls. There’s something for every hunger no matter the time here!
Where: 104 Terrigal Esp

L’isle de France 

A French dining experience on the Central Coast for the travel-loving foodie. With fairy lights sprinkled across the outdoor deck, this romantic restaurant experience offers a menu of French classics including escargot, cheese souffle, lobster tail, and confit duck leg.
Where: 1 Ena St

Lost Souls Bar

With the grand opening set for Friday, 15th of December, 2023 – get yourself in and experience this truly unique arcade bar.
Where: 56 Terrigal Esp

Luna Café Terrigal

The perfect spot in Terrigal to enjoy fresh brekkie, lunch, and even afternoon sundowners.
Where: 2/112 Terrigal Esp


Terrigal ignites as MAEW MAEW emerges – an Asian restaurant, cocktail bar, and live DJ hotspot all in one.
Where: 90 Terrigal Esp

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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, with a menu curated by rising culinary talent, Joshua Mason.
Where: Pine Tree Ln

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Mumbo Jumbos 

Go for a bare-foot-and-laid-back long lunch in this Caribbean Rum Shack above Terrigal beach. Think tropical cocktails, reggae rhythms, and a Jamaican-flavoured menu. Graze on street corn, chicken wings, or popcorn prawns, share a plate of jerk tacos, or go the whole shebang with a Bahamian Meat and Seafood board.
Where: 92 Terrigal Esp

Once Again Asian Eatery

Discover this modern Asian restaurant featuring authentic Asian cuisine and exotic cocktails.
Where: 10 Kurrawyba Ave

Rhonda’s Bar and Restaurant

A full Italian pizza and pasta dining menu downstairs with a rooftop wood-fired pizza and antipasti space on weekends. A good spot for groups and date nights alike!
Where: 3/5 Kurrawyba Ave

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Sydney’s famous artisanal bakery comes to Terrigal with its renowned sourdough bread, handcrafted pastries, and baked goods. Sonoma also stocks handmade pies, sausage rolls, and quiches for lunch.
Where: Shop 2/15 Church St

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Come here for a modern, upscale restaurant experience upstairs overlooking Terrigal Beach. With tasty meals and a varied wine list, this is a nice spot for casual a la carte dining.
Where: 112 Terrigal Esp

Terrigal Beach House

A vibrant pub atmosphere right in the heart of Terrigal is perfect for your Sunday sesh or a good pub meal with a view. All bases are covered with salads, seafood, steaks, pub classics, and pizzas.
Where: Crowne Plaza, Pine Tree Ln

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Terrigal Hotel 

This historic local pub outside the bustle of Terrigal centre offers a classic bistro menu with daily specials. Live entertainment from Friday to Sunday.
Where: 176 Terrigal Dr

Terrigal Taps

Whilst it’s all about the beer here, Terrigal Taps also offers a tasty tapas menu featuring all the best pairings to go with your beer of choice including chicken wings, croquettes, and pork belly bites.
Where: 50-52 Terrigal Esp

Terrigal Pavilion

Whilst we eagerly await the grand opening of Terrigal Pavilion, you can taste test what’s to come with the venue’s pop-up – The Kiosk.
Where: The Haven, Terrigal Esp


Elevate your beachside dining experience at Terry’s! Check out North American style food in their casual eatery.
Where: 78 Terrigal Esp

Thaiger Temple 

The place to go for quality Thai food, you can expect all your favourite dishes and a full vegan menu. Stir fry, soups, noodles, and curries - Thaiger has the lot and it’s super tasty! Owned by the Samingkaw family who has over 25 years of experience in the Thai restaurant business.
Where: Shop 1/100-102 Terrigal Esp

The Cowrie 

Perched high above Terrigal, request a table on the balcony for an extra special fine dining experience. Tailor your meal to your hunger with 2, 3, or 4 courses (with optional wine pairing). Delicate flavours, premium ingredients, and a dedicated plant-based menu make The Cowrie a foodie’s dream.
Where: 109 Scenic Hwy

Yellowtail Restaurant

Yellowtail brings a stellar fine dining experience based around the best seasonal local produce. With influences from the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and across Asia, you’ll find dishes such as Tuna Tartare and Grimaud duck breast.
Where: Shop 3/1 Campbell Cres

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