A Cultural History of the Classic Moscow Mule

Classic Moscow Mule

How Vodka met Ginger Beer and introduced Americans to the famous Russian Spirit Let us introduce you to one of the original cocktail mixes (and one of our favourite classic cocktails for the summer months). It was always our dream for our Terrigal venue to blend upscale offerings with a laid-back coastal atmosphere. We are […]

Why The Joker & Thief is the perfect choice for Valentine’s Day

Valentines Day

(Plus our recommendations for the best cocktails to order on the day!) With Valentine’s Day nearly upon us, I think we can all agree that any excuse to celebrate with that special someone is well deserved. And if we do say so ourselves, The Joker & Thief offers the perfect restaurant on the Central Coast […]

Why the Joker & Thief is one of the best restaurants in Terrigal

When you’re looking for the best restaurant in Terrigal, there’s a few select choices that really come to mind, and we like to think that the Joker & Thief is one of them. It’s a venue that started as an idea in conversation over a beer with three mates. As Central Coast locals themselves, they […]

Dating and Menus

If you are on the dating scene, then chances are you are out to impress. You have finally landed a date with a certain special someone (yeah, you know who). You’ve scored a killer table at one of the Central Coast’s best restaurants (yeah, we know where).

To Dine In Or Take Away?

Australian Cuisine

We aren’t going to pretend to give you a balanced pros and cons list here. Shakespeare never thought it a question worth asking, and Bob Dylan has never sung about it; to us, there is no question. We will take a fine dining restaurant experience any day over its poor cousin monsieur take-away. However, with […]

Do You Wanna Get Back Together. Y or N?

Dear Central Coast, We wanted to talk with you. We still love you. Do you still love us? We hate the way things are between us – the distance. Let’s get back together again. We lay awake at night; wondering what you’re doing. We keep thinking about when you came into our lives and how […]

Your House is the Best Bar on the Central Coast

So it’s 2020. We’ve been burnt and drowned as a nation and now we are being confined to self isolation and – hell spawn of all terms – social distancing. What a kick to the proverbial grapes. And by that we mean, of course, the splendid fine wines, quality cocktails and brilliant beer that we […]

The Happiest of Hours – A History

And now for a lesson on that hallowed of traditions: Happy Hour.  We’ve all partaken. We’ve all over indulged. We’re all a little guilty of getting super excited at the thought of cheap drinks. It almost feels like you’re getting something for free. You swipe your card at the bar, Cheshire cat grin making your […]

Spend Australia Day in Ultimate Style

Cold Cocktail by the Beach

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 perfect escape awaits you […]

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 the grand ball. We love […]