Coastal Chic


Stylish dining at The BOX Ettalong

Since opening on Ettalong's waterfront a few years ago, The BOX on the Water has breathed new life into fine dining on the Peninsula.


Seasalt: Fine Dining with a View

There's something about restaurants in hotels. So often you think they're just for the guests. There's no reason why locals should miss out on Crowne's Seasalt

Eat & Drink

2010s: The Decade the Coast got Chic

The past decade saw a lot of changes on the Central Coast. As we’ve been saying on this website for many years, the Coast has always been beautiful but with every trendy new cafe, restaurant and bar that opens, it’s becoming increasingly chic. During the 2010s, rising Sydney house prices and a desire for a


A Tipple or Two at the Coast’s Top Bars

With an endless coastline offering some of the best views in Australia, the Central Coast offers myriad places to watch the sun go down with a bevvy in hand. Whether your sundowner of choice is an afternoon beer or a classy cocktail, we’ve got you covered with this hit list of the top twelve chic Coastie bars.


Hola, Frederico

A lively Latino restaurant has said ‘hola’ to the Coast, injecting some fun and flavour into Gosford’s sparkling waterfront. It’s all in the name – Frederico’s, which is the cheeky Latino take on Point Frederick where the restaurant is located. Frederico is the younger, fiery, fun-loving brother of Ettalong’s elegant The Box on the Water.


Patonga to Pearly Walk

It’s not unusual to feel the need to travel far and wide to immerse yourself in extraordinary natural beauty but on the beautiful Central Coast of New South Wales, all you have to do is lace up your joggers and take a short drive and you’ll be greeted by this… With stunning sea views and thriving bushland, the Patonga to


Mumbo Jumbos: Rooftop Rum & Reggae on Terrigal Beach

If Bob Marley was alive and happened to pop into the Coast, Mumbo Jumbos would be his local hangout. Combining an impressive selection of rums with infectious reggae beats and a rooftop overlooking Terrigal Beach, the new bar brings some serious swagger to the seaside suburb. Mumbo Jumbos is the brainchild of a group of


Hey Rhonda, Rhonda Italiano!

After a Roman holiday, Rhonda has reinvented herself and you won’t believe how transformative her facelift is until you see it with your own eyes. We’re talking about the much-loved Terrigal bar Rhonda’s, which has reopened after a dramatic renovation, magically morphing from a late-night neon den into a light, bright and airy family-friendly Italian


South End Social: Gosford’s Chic New Eatery

The arrival of South End Social, a cafe-slash-bar located in the brand new Department of Finance building on Mann St, has heralded a new beginning for Gosford. It’s officially on its way to becoming a hip and happening CBD. With people constantly coming and going, ordering coffees and takeaway sandwiches, tapping on laptops, munching on burgers


Avoca Surf House: A Place for Everyone to Call Home

When you walk into the beautifully renovated space that has become Avoca Surf House you could be mistaken for thinking you have teleported to Bondi’s Icebergs, a bar on the Cote D’Azur or any other chic waterfront locale anywhere in the world. With its ideal perch overlooking Avoca Beach, newly fitted floor-to-ceiling glass walls that

Homes & Holidays

Pretty Beach House: Bouddi Luxury

Cradled amongst seven acres of beautiful bushland in the heart of Bouddi National Park, is one of the nation’s most exclusive and luxurious lodgings. With a personal chef preparing exquisite modern Australian cuisine, impeccable design, spectacular views and an enriching serve of Indigenous culture, Pretty Beach House is where millionaires and models go to escape and reconnect.

Homes & Holidays

Kooindah: a Luxe Oasis in Wyong

Sometimes the most stressful part about getting away is getting there. That’s why we love a ‘staycation’. Kooindah Waters is located within 45 minutes of just about anywhere on the Coast and only 90 minutes from Sydney, meaning there is hardly any time to get sick of travelling before you’re enveloped by the pristine grounds of the luxe



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