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


A Slice of Heaven: The Coast’s Best Pizza

Only a few years ago, there was a limited supply of good pizza on the Coast. Pizza purists were in the grip of withdrawals, unable to find a traditional thin crust or a classic calzone to satisfy their cravings. Thankfully, things have changed and the Coastie pizza scene is now thriving. From traditional Italian at Terrigal


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


First Look: The Bon Pavilion in Pics

Celebrity chef Sean Connolly has opened his first Central Coast venue – The Bon Pavilion – in the heart of Gosford’s CBD. Connolly adds Bon to his line up of acclaimed global eateries including popular Australian restaurants such as The Morrison in Sydney and Balcony Bar in Byron. In true Connolly style, the food is simple and delicious, letting


Warm Up With New Winter Hot Spots

Like snakes and bears, Coasties have a habit of hibernating in winter. Snuggled up in winter woolies, under a blanket or in front of the fire, with a vino in hand, it can be hard to tear yourself away from the comfort of the couch. Some Central Coast restaurants even shut up shop over winter, enjoying a


Woy Woy’s Young Barons

When a couple of fresh faced locals in their early twenties opened Woy Woy’s first pasta bar in 2017, they shook up the suburb’s culinary scene and breathed new life into the waterfront suburb. But had 23-year-olds Bryce Gleeson and Dannielle Mills not been offered the space opposite Woollies on Woy Woy’s main drag, they admit


Woy Woy Fishermen’s Wharf 2.0

It took the best part of 2017 but Woy Woy Fishermen’s Wharf has reopened its over-the-water restaurant, returning a stunning seafood dining experience to the Central Coast. The new finger wharf that juts out the back of the iconic seafood establishment on Woy Woy’s waterfront is fresh, stylish, and more modern than its predecessor while


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

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Celebrate NYE in Style on the Coast

It’s the biggest night of the year and to help you end 2017 with a coastal chic bang, we’ve compiled some of the hottest and hippest things happening on the Central Coast this New Year. Seaside restaurants are putting on exquisite meals, beachfront bars are teeing up epic parties and for something a bit racey,


Bells: A Place to Kill Your Cares

Sydneysiders have long been travelling north to escape the city and get away from it all. Even in the 1900s when there were hardly any roads, city-slickers flocked to Woy Woy – known as the Venice of Australia – on the train and then onto Hardys Bay via ferry to immerse themselves in pristine nature.


Smokin’ Hot – West Street’s BBQ Smokehouse

From a spare parts shop to a smokehouse –Sounds on West has injected some serious cool into West Street. Owned by the guys behind Six String Brewing Co, Chris Benson and Ryan Harris, and Chris’ brother Bryce, the Umina restaurant opened in late 2015 after a dramatic transformation. With Six String on tap, live music, a tantalising



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