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Published March 14th 2011
It's been called "The finest Pub on the Central Coast". I'd go along with that description of the Terrigal Hotel
During a recent weekend away on the Central Coast I found everything I love in a watering hole. That includes great, relaxed atmosphere, a water view, amazing bistro food and my favourite icy cold beer on tap (not necessarily available at all the places I visit).
The Terrigal Hotel has a proud history in the area because of its involvement with the community, especially supporting local sporting clubs. A few years ago, the hotel underwent a big refurbishment and has become a breezy, spacious, really inviting place to be.
The food is fantastic. Perhaps it's because of the options of cooking your own steak - while chatting with the locals and meeting new people as you sear your rump - or ordering from the extensive bistro menu. I had the yearling scotch fillet for the reasonable price of $20, complete with salad and dianne sauce with mushrooms. I cooked it myself and of course it was perfect.
There are two levels to the hotel and the huge covered open deck seems to be the most popular as the bistro is located there, and the views are fantastic. However, there are also other areas to relax and unwind upstairs.