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48 Merriwa St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
(02) 4782 1206
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Ranked #20 of 71 Restaurants in Katoomba
Price range: $20 - $52
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: QUALITY TRADITIONAL FRENCH CUISINE REASONABLY PRICED, WONDERFUL LOCATION AND AMBIANCE WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF THE JAMISON VALLEY. BAR, EXTENSIVE REASONABLY PRICED WINE LIST, BYO WINE OUTSIDE DINING, BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED EDWARDIAN BUILDING BUILT 1895 GUEST HOUSE WITH FOUR LUXURY GUESTROOMS, DESSERT OF THE WEEK. OFTEN LIVE DINING MUSIC ON WEEKENDS
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My wife and I almost gave this restaurant a miss after reading the bad reviews. However, we were encouraged by the many good reviews and decided to try it. You should ignore the bad reviews which were all before April 2014. This restaurant now has its act together (maybe a new chef) and the meal and the service were great.... More 

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Katoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Tonight was our 2nd wedding anniversary, and we really enjoyed taking in 3 courses looking over the jamison valley. Really relaxed atmosphere and great food. Enjoyed the escargot, and our french waiter Jawad, straight out of Paris, was happy to share the origins of the dishes with us. Thank you for a lovely evening!

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Ashfield, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We dropped in to this restaurant on a sunny day for lunch. The view from the outside tables is one of the best in the mountains, and the food was great. We had a lovely relaxed time with great service. The Salted Butter Caramel gelato was amazing!

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Sydney Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I enjoyed our dinner at the Rooster in December 2014. The fare was typical French, well executed, the service was efficient and pleasant and the premises are delightfully quirky and cosy. The restaurant in across the road from what must be one of the best mountain views in Australia so if you are coming here it is nice to arrive... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I know the french don't really do bacon & eggs for breakfast, but surely they know how to sauté mushrooms, poach an egg, and serve a decent baguette? Apparently not. I had the La Gourmand breakfast (Eggs on baguette with two sides mushroom, and bacon). It was as bad as it could possibly be. Dry, toasted, non-authentic baguette, served with... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We are very fussy diners but this place was great! The food, the wine, the view, the music, the service - all blew us away! It was recommended to us by a colleague & I'm glad she told us not to judge it by it's outside appearance. We were served by the lovely Elody who was very passionate about French... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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133 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We visited the Rooster a few years ago and we raved about everything it offered us. Today we came here again for lunch. We were greeted by this very friendly enthusiastic and friendly French waiter which was an excellent start. The view to the Blue Mountain from where we were sitting was spectacular especially in a beautiful day then we... More 

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cornwall
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19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

How I wish I had found this wonderful restaurant at the beginning of my stay, instead of on the last day. The views of the Blue Mountains are stunning, the food very French style and service was with a smile and efficient. I will definitely put this place on the agenda when I return to Australia next year!

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Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

As newcomers to the area we were excited to take our visiting guests along to The Rooster for brunch as part of our holiday experience. WORST decision I've made for a long time. I have never made a complaint on any site before, but this needs to be done! Please note that at the time, we were the only guests... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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117 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Perfect view. Perfect dishy waiter. Perfect French wine. Perfect food. Perfect French music. Just all round lovely lunch really!

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Address: 48 Merriwa St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Phone Number: (02) 4782 1206
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Blue Mountains  >  Katoomba
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20 - 52
Cuisine: French

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