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Rooster, The

48 Merriwa St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
(02) 4782 1206
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Ranked #24 of 74 restaurants in Katoomba
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
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

After so many recommendations from friends we visited here for dinner. For entree had snails and soufflé both very plain. Snails tiny in size. For mains we had beef bourg and lamb cutlets - portions tiny especially the lamb. Beef flavoursome but average. Desert lemon meringue tart which was very sweet and crepe suzette terrible as the sauce poured over... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Saturday night at The Rooster is fun and very French! -We enjoyed fabulous cocktails in the bar before sitting down in the restaurant - the restaurant is beautifully furnished - amazing art deco light fittings, mirrors, pictures etc and friendly young French waiters. There is French music playing in the background - & you do feel like you could be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We went to the rooster last saturday night. We were a group of 6 french people. The dinner was AMAZING!!!! Every meal was perfectly french. We had for entrees the Souffle, Milles feuilles de chevre frais, lamb kidneys, les escargots and la grande assiette de charcuterie. ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! For Mains we had an eye fillet, the duck, the boeuf bourguignon,... More

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Sydney
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Perfect French cooking, beautifully timed lovely wait staff worth a trip to Katoomba fro Sydney for lunch!

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NSW
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Where to start....our group had pre-ordered (at the request of management to avoid delays!!!!). An hour and a half after taking our seats there was no sign of any food and very little sign of any service at all. Bread had to be requested. Two hours...and still no sign of a main course. The food when it finally arrived was,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I have been visiting the Rooster annually for the past 15 years and has been my favourite restaurant in the Blue Mountains. On our visit this past Saturday night we discovered a change of management and chef, well all I can say is bland, bland, bland. The entree of cheese soufflé was ok but not a patch... More

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