Meet the Fine Dining Restaurant on NSW’s Central Coast: Cecilia’s

Cecilia's, Toowoon Bay, NSW. Image supplied

A sweeping sea breeze, paired wines and modern Australian cuisine. We may have just found one of the best restaurants on the Central Coast.

Tucked away on a nifty corner in New South Wales Toowoon Bay is a restaurant and wine bar that is equal parts friendly, modern and, surprisingly, unpretentious when it comes to fine dining.

Meet Cecilia’s, the Central Coast’s very own fine dining establishment that offers an innovative taste to your next coastal getaway.

Started by a husband-and-wife duo just as COVID-19 restrictions were put in place across New South Wales, Cecilia’s offers a deliciously modern take on fine dining without all of the pretentious bells and whistles.

Hanging on a corner on Toowoon Bay Road, the previous cafe and coffee shop now features an open kitchen, wood furnishings, and beautiful windows that’s perfect for people watching.

Beyond the friendly atmosphere, where this fine dining restaurant on New South Wales’ Central Coast stands out is, as you may have guessed it, the food.


Cecilia's, Toowoon Bay, NSW. Image supplied.

Cecilia’s, Toowoon Bay, NSW. Image supplied.

Led by chef Adam in the kitchen, here the team elegantly creates a blissful combination of modern Australian cuisine that’s flourished by a fun assortment of Asian inspired flavours. Think Pork Belly with kimchi caramel and green apple, Robata Spatchcock with lemon myrtle and pickled carrots, and Dry Aged Rib Eye decorated with pickled mustard and caramelised eshallots, to name a few.

Of course, with an abundance of fresh seafood available, Cecilia’s Seafood Tasting Plate is a must try. Perfect for couples, you’ll be able to sample smoked king fish, white anchovies, pacific oysters and fresh tiger prawns.

Allowing guests to pick and choose from their a la carte menu, we recommend putting your trust into chef Adam and his Five Course Degustation ($80 per person) that can be eloquently paired with matching wines ($120) that are sourced from a beautiful assortment of wineries in Australia and Italy.

Otherwise, if you’re needing another reason to come back, Cecilia’s weekly specials, Banquet Menu or Ube White Chocolate Brownie dessert is a perfect excuse.

Bespoke, unpretentious and friendly, Cecilia’s in Toowoon Bay is, without a doubt, one of the best fine dining restaurants on the Central Coast.

89 Toowoon Bay Rd, Toowoon Bay, NSW 2261
(02) 4333 7999

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Editor’s Note: Hunter and Bligh was gifted an experience by Destination Central Coast and Cecilia’s. All reviews are authentic and are in no way influenced by our partnership.

Written By

Rebecca Magro

I've carried a 20 kilo backpack on a three day hike for the Duke of Edinburgh Award, graduated with a degree in Communications and Media and travelled around Europe for three months. I love trying new things, exploring new places and eating until I fall into a food coma.