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The Joker and Thief Terrigal
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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
Featured special offers
Spring Fling! Melbourne Cup Luncheon
A$130.00 per order
Come and enjoy our 3 course Melbourne Cup Luncheon from 12pm. With Live music, Fashion on the Field, Giveaways, Glam station, Photo Booth and Bespoke cocktail on arrival.
This is something you will not want to miss!
Burger and beer Thursdays
Love our Burgers????
Buy any Burger and house Beer for $20.
Was a lovely night the food was Devine
You gotta try the deserts very very nice
The gnocchi is the best I’ve ever tasted! Great cocktails and great food. Bit loud in the main area as I brought my dad with hearing aids he had a hard time but the back area was a lot better the next time we went so will ask for that area when I go with him. Otherwise a fantastic restaurant!
The food was amazing... Staff very friendly and great value.
We had a great night
Outstanding, brilliant, sensational. What a way to spend a Wednesday night than to go to joker and the thief and take advantage of their $25 delicious pasta and wine deal whilst looking out at the ocean. Absolutely mint 👌
I called earlier the day of my booking which was at 3:45pm as I was concerned with everything that is going on with COVID we would have a time limit on our table, which would have been fine and understandable but I just wanted to make sure. I ended up calling and explaining my concerns and agreed with the guy on the phone our booking would be extended until at least 6:30pm and we would be fine to stay until then. 5:00pm rolls around when we are ready to order food and we are told they need to table at 5:30pm, I explained what had happened to two different staff members and was made out to feel like I was and idiot and or lying as extended bookings is “impossible”. Very poor communication between staff. The COVID safe practises are extremely poor as well. There are signs everywhere around the restaurant stating everyone needs to stay seated, we had multiple, loud, obnoxious young men standing way to close to our table with multiple staff members just walking around them as they passed. The service is poor everytime I go in and I’ve only been twice. Drinks and food were definitely the stars of the experience but it doesn’t go much further than that. I’m not usually one to write reviews but since you went to the effort of sending me an email I may as well.
Delicious cocktails, great food & fast friendly service. Can’t wait to go back
The food is always beautiful, attentive service and delicious cocktails
We dined at joker and the thief for lunch on Sunday and the food and service was impeccable. The staff were friendly and the atmosphere was great. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting a day/night out
Great view, delicious food and good selection of cocktails
We moved to Terrigal 2 weeks ago and have been to The Joker 3 times. That tells you what we think of it. It's a great restaurant, the food's good the service is second to none and the atmosphere is perfect for a good night out, not too noisy but loud enough to be alive.
We love it.
Loud, no music. Staff weren't looking to create a good vibe, just sitting us down and pushing to take orders once they finally came round. Probably a different vibe pre-covid though we wouldn't recommend this spot after this experience.
Not worth the money. Food didn’t taste that good especially for the price
Great atmosphere. Delicious cocktails. Friendly and prompt service
Our experience at the joker and the thief was great staff was friendly and efficient food was fantastic wine was was great good value for money we will book again and I have told My Son about the joker and the thief and he and his friends will visit cheers
Food was delicious, cocktails were delicious, view across Terrigal Beach was so nice and the staff were so helpful and courteous. Will definitely be coming back.
Great venue, good food, perfect location and delicious cocktails!
The service was outstanding, not sure the last time we ate out and such nice service from several of the staff.. this is how dining out either having a burger or a meal should be.. cocktails were divine
Everything was fantastic, only that the waiting staff were slow to check on us. We’d have had another round of cocktails or two but simply weren’t asked frequently enough. Meal and drinks were delicious though!
All the staff were friendly & the drinks were really good!
Great atmosphere, fantastic food and quality with friendly service
Very loud but amazing service and food and most importantly cocktails thank you!
We booked at quite short notice and the team were very accommodating. Food was great as was the service
Great staff, great cocktails, great food. Pocket bar should be worried.
Took three younger kids here at their request. Kids meals were reasonably priced and sized. Food was quick and quality was good. I wil definitely return :)
The food and the service was outstanding, the place was noisy with a large gathering near us. It wasnt a concern just nocitable
Amazing vibe! Incredible cocktails and food! Will definitely go back. Very impressed.
A great view but food is quite pricey for what is served. It was very noisy & we found it somewhat unpleasant trying to chat amongst ourselves as a result.
Best place ever. Great spot
Busy night but service was excellent. Particularly keeping the drinks flowing as you have to order via wait service. Nothing worse than hanging out for a drink and having to wait.... and wait... we’ll done
Our party of 4 all enjoyed the food and there was very little room for criticism. Menu was varied enough.
The place had a definite buzz... Terrigal... a great place to be.
We had a small family birthday celebration and both generations totally enjoyed - will definitely be back.
Amazing food, service and drinks! Staff were amazing, so helpful and had great suggestions. Couldn’t fault the food or drinks, will definitely be back!
Great service staff, need some stronger people on the bar, especially that Oscar fella he’s looking pretty small
Really excellent service, the staff were very attentive! The food was lovely and came out quickly (as did the drinks). Only suggestion would be to turn the music down a bit, it was pretty hard to have a conversation. Otherwise a great experience!
Not for the over 25s - and I’m 25! Was so loud you could barely hear your partner speak. We had a late booking, and drunken partygoers made the atmosphere just awful. Screaming about. But I think it is a party screaming kind of venue. Food was quick but lacked flavour. Would not recommend the gnocchi. Drinks took about 15 mins so order when you get the chance. Decor was nice but the experience was definitely disappointing.
Great food friendly service, will be back again most certainly.
Amazing food and cocktails! My partners eye fillet steak was cooked to absolute perfection. The marinated squid had great flavour and was cooked perfectly. Service was super friendly and quick. Recommend to anyone wanting a nice night out. We will be back for sure!
Excellent service and very accommodating in these difficult Covid-times. We booked 2 tables since we were over the 10 limit and the staff took care of all of us evenly. Fantastic cocktails, great view and awesome music :)
Great cocktails, food and service. Would definitely recommend.
Food was absolutely amazing.
(I recommend the arancini balls)
Cocktails were great (I had "sex on the beach" and "espresso martini ") which were both amazing.
The only bad thing was right at the end was the bouncer at the end yelled at me and my partner for sitting to close to each other as we were taking a photo together and then he asked us to leave after spending alot of money.
Great drinks and beautiful food. The atmosphere was great, especially given the restrictions due to covid-19 very responsible with handling procedures to ensure safety of customers. Highly recommended
Cocktails and service were a highlight. Food was okay. Will definitely be back.
The Joker and Thief Terrigal is rated 4.3 stars by 147 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.