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All 71 Katoomba Restaurants

Rooster, The

48 Merriwa St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
(02) 4782 1206
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Ranked #28 of 71 Restaurants in Katoomba
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

We came here to celebrate both our birthdays. This was a mistake. The menus are completely in French for some reason? Even if they tell you what a dish is, you still want to read and understand the descriptions!! We were given the worst table and my chair was literally under the maître d stand. It was very drafty. I... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The restaurant has been renovated with new bar and new toilet. We had main course and dessert only. The eye fillet is delicious but the Scallops with endive is more like an entree meal. Dessert creme brulee is delicious.

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East Maitland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Came across this restaurant whilst driving around admiring the views. Great in every aspect, food, wine, service and atmosphere. The staff were very friendly and attentive. Would recommend to others travellers and would definitely return for seconds.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A third return stay under the new owners Ross and Monique both very helpful and went out of their way to accommodate us. Restaurant refurbish is commendable and in summer it will be great for breakfast and lunch. Full hot Breakfast was absolutely wonderful with the best fresh squeezed orange juice and hot coffee. We had dinner on both nights... More

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We dined at The Rooster last week. First time we have been to this restaurant so I had an open mind & I hadn't done any research. The menu selection was good, the wine list extensive (a bit expensive) but I managed to do some tasting of an opened bottle - and it was good so ordered a French Style... More

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Katoomba, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Rooster is what it is. A provincial French tabac in a lovely building with a killer view. If you are expecting fine dining or an "Aussie" version of a French restaurant you will be underwhelmed. The food is sound and the staff are hilariously French and can be very entertaining. So, if you dine with good company but without... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Had mid week lunch here. We ordered Steak and a fish dish. Meat cooked very well. Sauce offered in small container looked like it had seen better days. Crepe suzette was a disappointment not very warm with what looked like brandy poured all over it and set alight. It was really overpowering and soaked up by the pancakes. No ice... More

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Wowee! Drove past this place a few times and then finally went there for dinner. Wonderful, French atmos and lovely French waitress. I had the steak with bernaise sauce and it was "tres magnifique"! Desserts were also top class. This one's a winner. "Bon appetite!"

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We visited The Rooster with friends for the girls birthday dinner. There was once again lovely background live music. We brought a couple of bottles of bubbly with us and there was no problem in keeping them cool or serving them $9 corkage. Most of the party had escargot, unfortunately all agreed that they were quite bland. I had the... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We went for dinner with friends. The food was delicious. Service was prompt and very friendly. Would definitely go back next time we are in the blue mountains.

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