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48 Merriwa St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
(02) 4782 1206
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: QUALITY TRADITIONAL FRENCH CUISINE REASONABLY PRICED, WONDERFUL LOCATION...
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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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An oasis in a desert !

After a hapless search for a decent restaurant in Katoomba last night we happened upon The Rooster today . Genuine French Ambience , good food and excellent presentation . OK not the cheapest in town but worth the detour from the town center . Recommended .

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
7777markw
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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145 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We arrived early afternoon on friday and after our french host offered to bring our stuff outstairs he then busied himself teaching the waitresses how to pronounce the daily special in english very cute. The food was what i would call technically correct. I ordered beef bourgoine and got exactly that. A rich red wine sauce with beef melting with... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We were treated to a meal here today as part of a Blue Mountain Tour and what a treat it was. The food was excellent the service was also second to none. The guys who run this establishment are French and obviously know what they need to do to make their customers happy, the food came quickly and was very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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46 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

After a hapless search for a decent restaurant in Katoomba last night we happened upon The Rooster today . Genuine French Ambience , good food and excellent presentation . OK not the cheapest in town but worth the detour from the town center . Recommended .

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76 reviews 76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We had a delightful 3 course lunch today as part of a Blue Mountain tour. We were treated by Charles, a very pleasant young man from Paris. We started with a wonderfully hot potatoes and leek soup. We chose a nice glass of French wine to go with our meal. Next we were served the fish of the day which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

We arrived and we're greeted by the matre de who introduced us to the the very French waiters who were going to look after us for the night. The food and service were great and not to be faulted. The wine selection included a mix of local and French wines. Finally, the atmosphere was complemented by live entertainment that did... More 

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Sydney
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Although we are long-time Blue Mountains residents, we had never dined at The Rooster. Last week our three daughters gave us a dinner at this restaurant as part of a stay at The Carrington to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The Rooster restaurant and guesthouse is situated on Cliff Drive, Katoomba, and enjoys a direct view out over the Jamison Valley... More 

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Blue Mountains Australia
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81 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

During the early 2000's we often went to the Rooster, somehow it fell off our radar. We decided to go there for a birthday treat last Sunday. I understand it has changed management several times and some of the reviews are not good, our experience was quite the contrary! We arrived and were warmly greeted by the French manager and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Delicious authentic food and great wine :) definitely one of the best restaurants in the blue mountains! This hearty food is perfect on a cold night 😄

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Loved the food amazing! Could be a little more time between courses, staff wasveryfriendly and there was a good choice of wines.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Pros: The atmosphere was amazing. I had the crème brûlée and it was to die for. Cons: The prices were a little outrageous. There was nothing on the entrées list that someone not particularly fond of French food would order.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 48 Merriwa St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Blue Mountains  >  Katoomba
  • Phone Number: (02) 4782 1206

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 50
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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
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

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