As the name indicates, this absolute waterfront restaurant is a true hidden gem on the Central Coast. It’s been serving up swish plates of food, glasses of crisp white wine and decadent desserts for more than 16 years, overseen by chef and owner Scott Fox, and managed by Melissa Fox. The pair focus the restaurant’s ethos around a relaxed Central Coast vibe, but still prepare fine-dining standard plates. Try delicate bites of Jerusalem artichoke with roast mushrooms, onion, cavolo nero, sultanas, malt barley and an earthy porcini crumb. Or the playful pumpkin ‘parmy’, which sees a slice of orange gourd coated in crunchy panko crumbs and served with smoked portobello mushrooms, a rich tomato ragù, provolone cheese and a pepita purée. Sweet tooths will want to save stomach real estate for the texturally adventurous black sesame sponge cake, served with ice cream, halva, puffed rice, blackberry curd and a gel of hibiscus meringue. 1 Tourmaline Ave, Pearl Beach 2256.