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Breakfast date

Eating Dates for Breakfast

At The Joker and Thief we freaking love breakfast. You might just think of us as the latest cocktail bar in Terrigal but truth be told we are people of the morning times and we believe it’s time to bring dating back to the most important meal of the day. 

Cold Cocktail by the Beach

Spend Australia Day in Ultimate Style

What’s your idea of the perfect Australia Day celebration? Is it a backyard barbeque with friends, a day on the beach or a bit of relaxation and luxury? If your idea is to spend the afternoon overlooking the pristine coastline of Terrigal in cool and airy comfort, sipping Champagne, then

The Slightly Strange Origin Of The Cocktail

Here at The Joker and the Thief, we take a lot of joy in making a perfectly balanced cocktail. Everything from sourcing the highest quality ingredients, to getting the saltiness, sourness, the body and the bitterness dancing well together, to the perfect temperature and finally getting them dressed, ready for

Australian Cuisine

What do you mean, Australian Cuisine?

Let’s do a quick rundown of what we would call Australian Cuisine… Ok, so there’s bush tucker, weet-bix for the morning, a meat pie or sausage roll with some rich red tomato sauce to buy at your local takeaway shop; you’ll likely find some fairy bread or a lamington (thanks

Man & Woman on date

Dinner Rolls and Gender Roles

Here at The Joker and Thief, we are no strangers to watching the love games around the dining table. As a mainstay for flirty first dates, we see the long looks and the awkward eyes and shifty jitters. And there is no greater slow-motion train wreck greater to watch than