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The Joker and Thief Terrigal

4.3
4.3
202 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian

90 Terrigal Esplanade is home to The Joker and Thief, a restaurant-bar designed by
Fabric Architecture with interiors and styling by Stewart & Highfield.

While the name is a homage to Bob Dylan, our interior is Mad Men meets INXS – Mid Century Modern with a nod to Art Deco and a luxe Rock n Roll edge. Dusty pink walls with timber panelling contrast deep hues, velvet upholstery, brass details and marble tabletops. The Joker and Thief is pure escapism. Once you reach the top of the staircase, you will enter a world of unpretentious decadence.

Located on a prominent beachside strip, Balmy ocean breezes come through the windows as cocktails flow. Our venue transforms from a bright and airy lunch spot to a moody, plush night-time restaurant bar.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar
    Thu, Fri 17:00–00:00
    Sat 12:00–00:00
    Sun 12:00–22:00
    Lunch
    Sat, Sun 12:00–17:00
    Dinner
    Thu–Sun 17:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    (02) 4384 4330

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Our menu, created by Head chef Dane Walker, centres around Modern Australian cuisine with a Mediterranean influence. Our indulgent offerings are designed to share, however if you’re dining unescorted or sharing simply isn’t your thing, our dishes can confidently stand alone.

  • Area

    Terrigal

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 202 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. G

    Glennie

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service, great location with a menu to suit all. Food was delicious.

  2. LF

    LissaF

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2021

    overall3food1service1ambience3

    Food very ordinary, we were sat in a corner with insufficient lighting and expensive for the food we ordered

  3. E

    Erin

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Delicious yummy cocktails. Food overrated and over priced. Nice atmosphere and view from the window seat.

  4. MP

    MargheritaP

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really nice spot the only negative was that it is hard to get parking.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great spot, great service, amazing margaritas! Food was delicious!

  6. C

    Cath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Staff were great, nice spot overlooking the water, but took a while for food to arrive and was very mediocre.

  7. J

    Juliet

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Nice atmosphere and menu. The entrance has a lot of stairs which my 80 year old mother struggled up, only to find there was a lift she could have used. Neither staff member at the door, where we checked in, let us know. Anyway, besides that, the evening was great.

  8. PW

    PhilW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great location with views of the beach and surrounds. Great interior style and colour palette. Moore’s gin well stocked too

  9. NG

    NathanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food (gnocchi was outrageous) and view. Great vibe.

  10. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2021

    overall1food1service4ambience2

    Really bad burgers. My sister’s tap cider was flat. Food was cold when it came out.

  11. KS

    KimS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Beautiful food and great staff .. we will be back

  12. MD

    MariaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for a delicious meal with views of the beach. Our table was by the window. We had a great breeze blowing in as we enjoyed the food, the view of the beach and watched the people go by. Staff were genuine, friendly and helpful. Food is fresh, beautifully presented and servings were generous. They didn't skimp on the alcohol either in my whiskey sour. It was a good one :-)

  13. CH

    CaitlinH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location and amazing drinks! Would return again and again

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Very noisy. One of us chose the tuna but was not told it was raw as I had asked about it’s description by the waitress. Had to send it back before eating and choose another dish.

  15. LJ

    LeonieJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    The food was great but the meals are quite small.

  16. MM

    MelissaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Chef preordered m prepared a meal that met my dietary needs and I was really appreciative.

  17. AO

    AshleeO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The ricotta gnocchi was sensational. And the cocktails delicious.

  18. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Some entrees were nice, chicken burger was poor, chips too salty, cocktails nice

  19. BR

    BiancaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The most amazing food!! The view was gorgeous as well. You have to try the ricotta pan fried gnocchi!!

  20. LH

    LeaH

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic night out , fabulous food and service. The staff are very attentive. Awesome vibe !

  21. MB

    MrBen

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and great view over the beach. Would visit again.

  22. LW

    LeanneW

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    My daughters 21st

  23. O

    Oceanviews

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated NYE at Joker and Theif.. From the food to the atmosphere, everything was perfect. The staff were outstanding.. Such a great venue. Thank you so much!!

  24. RB

    RebeccaB

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great place to dine! Food was delicious! Nice views and beautiful cocktails.

  25. LW

    LeiselW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent service, very friendly staff, really enjoyed the food and drinks

  26. ME

    MaddisonE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Loved the food and drinks! The only complaints I have is that we booked for low table as we all just have had babies and bad backs and we were put on a high table. Also it was pretty loud. Other then that we have the best time and the food was amazing!

  27. KC

    KateC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2020

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    We sat at our table for 25-30 minutes before being served. As we sat down they asked for our drink order which we haven’t even had time to decide then got completely forgotten about. We were considering just leaving and going somewhere else. They might need more staff during the silly season.

  28. DW

    DavidW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great time, the food was amazing! Service was wonderful

  29. L

    Luigi

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2020

    overall5food3service4ambience4

    Good fun night, glad we got in before the restrictions came back in

  30. AS

    AnnetteS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was well presented and delicious. I will definitely go back.

  31. LH

    LeaH

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic as usual. The staff are always very attentive.

  32. DD

    DeearneD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2020

    overall2food5service1ambience4

    Although the covid restrictions are reassuringly abided by at Joker, there is in no way enough staff for the table service! It was very difficult to get attention and place orders. The food and cocktails when we did get them were delicious!

  33. LH

    LeaH

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous as usual Great atmosphere. Especially love the live music.

  34. AM

    AmyMariekid

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had such a great time. Good vibes. Food was amazing. Cocktails were perfection!

  35. OJ

    OliverJ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2020

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    The area was very loud, chips were so salty you could eat them. Won't be going back. What a mistake going there a waste of money.

  36. S

    Swed

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2020

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    Food and cocktails were great, however service was terrible we had staff ignoring us and more interested in talking between themselves than serving. Cocktails took forever to be made and arrive.

  37. MT

    MollyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place! Food and cocktails were delicious and the atmosphere was awesome. Loved the QR code menu, so easy to use!

  38. JM

    JessM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely love joker and the thief! The food, the drinks, the staff, the vibe - it’s our new favourite go to!

  39. NT

    NarelleT

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Recommend... nice place to have dinner... good service and food

  40. M

    Mick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great place for a drink and dinner. Went as part of a couple, and shared starters and cocktails. The staff were absolutely excellent, and the food and drinks were delicious. Best place in Terrigal for a drink.

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The Joker and Thief Terrigal is rated 4.3 stars by 202 OpenTable diners.

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  • Area

    Terrigal

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar
    Thu, Fri 17:00–00:00
    Sat 12:00–00:00
    Sun 12:00–22:00
    Lunch
    Sat, Sun 12:00–17:00
    Dinner
    Thu–Sun 17:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (02) 4384 4330

  • Catering

    Our menu, created by Head chef Dane Walker, centres around Modern Australian cuisine with a Mediterranean influence. Our indulgent offerings are designed to share, however if you’re dining unescorted or sharing simply isn’t your thing, our dishes can confidently stand alone.

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