Eat and Drink

Eat out on the Central Coast of NSW or stay home and make delicious recipes by some of our amazing chefs.

The BOX on the Water

The BOX on the Water

It’s almost a shame that The BOX on the Water has such an amazing view. With stark, simple lines, lots of glass and marine ply, and replica Hans Wegner wishbone chairs to hug you at your table, this is a stunning little restaurant. But that view ...... Read More...

Block ‘n Tackle Brewery Kincumber

If the best kind of businesses come about through personal passion, then the Coast’s newest brewery is surely headed for great things. Michael Pepper (Pep) and Al Jones have a passion for all grain brewing, and Greg Tobin and Brett Brown have a pass... Read More...
Vinatge Fair - Fairhaven Services - Fair Craven'

Vintage Fair the Collective – Fare Cravin’

I’d be willing to bet that you’ve driven past the Fairhaven site in Point Clare numerous times, oblivious to the delights at the end of the long driveway. For years Fairhaven Services has been providing support for locals with disabilities. They sti... Read More...

Herbal Summer Sips

Summer, with it’s long, lazy evenings, is the perfect time to put something a little different in your glass. It’s also a great time to take advantage of fresh herbs and fruit. Here are three  drinks that use a herbal honey syrup and fruit, for somet... Read More...

Safran Restaurant & Bar Ettalong

  Dining at Safran is something of an education. Most Turkish food we’re familiar with is “fast food” like köfte, döner and gözleme, or renowned Turkish sweets like baklava and turkish delight. You’re in for so much more at Safran ... Turkish ... Read More...

Chef’s Take Over Woy Woy Fishermen’s Wharf

For 40 years Woy Woy Fishermen’s Wharf has been providing the Coast with great quality local, and sustainable, seafood. In more recent years the wharf has also become one of our most popular dining options, under the management of third generation... Read More...
Hatters Tea House Ettalong

Hatters Tea House Ettalong

Those who know Hatters Tea House in Ettalong invariably all say the same thing: “oh, I LOVE Hatters!” It’s a delightful little place set behind a characterful shopfront and containing an elegant mix of vintage furniture and various other interesti... Read More...
Ela Mesa Greek Restaurant Woy-Woy

Ela Mesa Greek Restaurant Woy Woy

Ela Mesa, meaning “welcome in”, is the culmination with a long love affair with Greek cuisine. Polyvios (Paul) Papadopoulos spent many years running restaurants and nightclubs in Europe, including his native Greek Islands. When Paul moved to the Coa... Read More...
The Hungry Traveller

The Hungry Traveller

Kombi Love “flippin’ burgers and makin’ shakes” At first glance, it looks like a fairly ordinary 1976 Volkswagen Kombi cruising the Central Coast … But this is no commonplace van. The Hungry Traveller is a funky new ‘food van’ run by Coast-born H... Read More...

Spring cooking with Dannielle Mills

Asparagus is wonderful at the moment and we have some delicious citrus for a little longer before it makes way for summer fruits. Blood orange is a dramatic fruit that is at home in sweet and savoury dishes. Asparagus is perfect for lighter meals as ... Read More...

The Secret Bunker Restaurant in Charmhaven

If we told you that on the highway, behind a real estate agent and cafe, you would find one of the Coast’s newest, and in our opinion, best fine dining restaurants ... Would you believe us? In the nature of secrets, knowledge of this new resta... Read More...
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