As its name suggests, the Central Coast is home to a lot of Coast.
There’s about 80 kilometres of coastline between Patonga in the south and Budgewoi in the north.
So it’s the perfect place to enjoy the fruits of the sea.
In recent years, a bunch of new seafood restaurants have opened, casting the net wider for foodies wanting to enjoy a fresh catch with a view.
Here are a couple of our fave places to enjoy seafood by the sea.
Woy Woy Fishermen’s Wharf was the Coast’s original seafood restaurant and more than 40 years down the track, it’s still one of the best.
The recently renovated restaurant doesn’t just offer incredible views of Brisbane Water, it’s built over the water making for a memorable seafood dining experience.
The iconic seafood establishment has a long, proud fishmonger heritage, so you can be assured of a fresh catch that has been sourced sustainably.
In a nod to the area’s fishing and aquaculture past and the venue’s sustainable seafood ethos, you’ll find a giant traditional fish trap from East Arnhem Land hanging from the ceiling.
The menu covers off everything from fish’n’chips and salt and pepper squid to local oysters and spicy pippies.
Topping it all off is the chance to watch a raft of ducks or a pelican paddle by while you’re devouring the freshest seafood on the Peninsula.
At Terrigal’s contemporary seafood restaurant Yellowtail, diners are treated to local, seasonal produce created with exotic flavours.
Nestled in a small venue on Campbell Crescent, just down the road from Terrigal Beach, this unassuming restaurant is churning out some classy and creative seafood dishes.
Chef Scott Price prides himself on two things – making each dish sing with worldly flavours and sourcing food locally with the aim of offering the freshest possible produce.
From the John Dory with almond romesco to the snapper with potato dashi, expect a little bit of spice and flavour from the Mediterranean to Asia.
It’s an intimate, close knit experience with only around 30 seats in the small space.