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Coasting : Coastal Life 17th Dec 2009
20 COASTAL LIFE Summer 2010 central coast tourism On the water Visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining on the Central Coast. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick snack at a beach-side take-away, a family feast at a club bistro, or a fine dining experience for two, the Central Coast has got it covered. The Central Coast restaurant of the year at the 2009 Central Coast Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence was Bells at Killcare (phone 4360 2411). An authentic regional restaurant, Bells is led by internationally renowned chef Stefano Manfredi (see Q&A story next page). Te rrigal’s national reputation as a dining capital continues to grow on the back of restaurants such as Seasalt (4384 9111) in Crowne Plaza, Te rrigal, The Chophouse Brasserie (4384 4427), Letterbox Restaurant (4385 4222), Onda Ristorante Italiano (4384 5554), The Reef Restaurant (4385 3222) and Bellyfish (4385 6838). Also among the popular top-end options are The Bay Café (4332 7135) at To owoon Bay, Pearls on the Beach (4342 4400) at Pearl Beach, and Lamiche (4384 2044) at Wa mberal. And if you’re in the mood to send your tastebuds around the world, you could feast on French cuisine at The Little Frog (4353 4444) at Wyong, adore Asian flavours at Jan’s Chinese and Malaysian Where tastebuds will be tempted out Dining AWA RDED: The dining room at Bells at Killcare, winner of the Central Coast Restaurant of the Ye ar for 2009. No matter what your taste or budget, the Central Coast has many venues to tempt you. TOP END: Wagyu porterhouse steak, as served at the Chophouse Brasserie at Te rrigal. Picture by Aaron Brown. IMPRESSIVE: Confit duck Maryland with potato, parmesan and oregano gnocchi, baby carrots, spinach and caramalised blood orange sauce, as served at Onda Ristorante Italiano, at Te rrigal. Picture by Picture by Phillip Hearne. Restaurant (4334 1333) at The Entrance, or indulge in Italian fare at Villa Sorgenti (4340 1205) at Somersby. If it’s modern Australian fare that you crave, then visit the new Randall’s On The Beach (4360 2040) on the first floor of the newly constructed Killcare Surf Club complex. The region is also home to some magnificent licensed clubs such as Central Coast Leagues Club (4325 9888) at Gosford, Mingara Recreation Club (4349 7799) at Tu mbi Umbi, Wyong Leagues Club (4392 2799) at Kanwal, Ettalong Beach Club (4343 0111) at Ettalong Beach, and Diggers @ The Entrance (4332 3399) at Long Jetty. These venues offer visitors several dining options under the one roof, and the experience is always friendly and affordable. And for a real treat, check out the Chill, Cook, Create Retreat at Te rrigal (1300 388 438) where you can enjoy boutique five-star accommodation while combining classes in exercise, food and art. Go to www.chillcookcreateretreats.com. Central Coast Wedding, Conference & Function Centre Accommodation & Dining Quality Inn The Willows Gosford 512 Pacific Highway, North Gosford Ph: 02 4328 4666 >> Fax: 02 4328 5787 >> Email: email@example.com An evening in The Willows restaurant is an experience you should not miss. Our restaurant is a popular venue on the Central Coast for those who are looking for good food, fine wine and a great atmosphere. Our award-winning “The Willows” restaurant and cocktail lounge, offers a wide range of delicious dishes, from our new mouth-watering menu. Set in the beautiful landscaped surrounds of Quality Inn The Willows, our chefs can prepare your delicious meal while you enjoy the scenery. A fully licensed cocktail lounge is also available, offering a wide range of drinks and cocktails, which can be enjoyed while dancing to our live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night from 6pm. The Willows restaurant and cocktail lounge is open for dinner 6 days a week (Monday to Saturday) from 6.00pm. Entertainment is every Friday and Saturday night from 6.00pm. The restaurant is also open daily for breakfast and lunch on We dnesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. For dinner the restaurant is open Monday-Saturday- 6 days a week 6pm-9pm For bookings please phone 02 4328 4666. c8659337-17Dec Support Local Fishermen Fresh Local Seafood Tacoma 77 Wolseley Avenue Ph: 4353 2344 Gorokan Wallarah Rd Ph: 4392 1603
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