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Rooster, The

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48 Merriwa St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
+61 2 4782 1206
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 12
    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
A piece of Paris in Katoomba

I love The Rooster. It's a little piece of Paris in Katoomba. We go there often and sit out the front with our puppy and look at the world class view. The staff here are exceptional. Warm and friendly but at the same time incredibly professional. At lunch time they do delicious baguettes with a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Robyn J
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Katoomba, Australia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The ambience was relax and perfectly set in a nice old house. The staff were very attentive. The French cuisine was excellent, the flavours were complex and very pleasing to the palette. You can byo a fine bottle of wine. Lastly, make sure you come with good appetite.

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Katoomba, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I love The Rooster. It's a little piece of Paris in Katoomba. We go there often and sit out the front with our puppy and look at the world class view. The staff here are exceptional. Warm and friendly but at the same time incredibly professional. At lunch time they do delicious baguettes with a variety of fillings, all of... More 

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Gillingham, UK
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Charming restaurant with classic French food and lovely atmosphere. We had the seven course degustation menu here last Monday, with accompanying wines. We very much enjoyed our meal and the wines were delicious. Our very pleasant waitress was efficient - except at the end where she forgot to bring the dessert wines until after we had finished our cheese and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We were very impressed with the food, service, décor, relaxed ambience, price and view at this delightful restaurant in Katoomba where we gathered with our extended family to celebrate a birthday. We had the 3 course set lunch menu and were amazed at the quantity and quality of the food. It is fully licensed but you can BYO with a... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We dropped in for an early cocktail and asked for a negroni which is a well known cocktail consisting if 3 parts Campari, vermouth and gin. Top $ 5 star restaurant never paid more $20 for a negroni. Well our French hosts kindly charged us $47 for one cocktail as they charged by the shot so Bombay gin at a... More 

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SYDNEY
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We decided to get married when we dined at this restaurant 27 yrs ago. On a whim we went past to see if it was still there. With a very inviting decor we enjoyed a lovely dinner of beef bourguignon and a chicken dish. Both were very good. Atmosphere chic, but understated. The service is laissez faire (country)french style but... More 

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nj
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230 reviews 230 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Very reasonably priced and excellent French food. We enjoyed the food and service immensely. If you are in the area and want a great meal, I can highly recommend the Beef Bourguigon and Charcuterie.

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Newcastle, Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We recently experienced a degustation dinner with friends at this wonderful restaurant. The whole evening was superb. The food was amazing and the staff friendly, professional and very French. Ten courses over several hours served with lovely wines, in beautiful surroundings, will be a wonderful memory for us all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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Bedford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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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: +61 2 4782 1206

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 51
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, 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
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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