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The Rooster

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48 Merriwa St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
+61 2 4782 1206
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Toowoomba, Australia
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We tried The Rooster after a recommendation by our hotel concierge. We were so glad we came. The atmosphere in the restaurant was beautiful and they had a beautiful pianist/singer. We arrived just on dusk and there was an amazing view of the mountains. The Rooster au vin was delicious and the risotto was different, but very nice. Dinner was... More 

Thank Squasheee
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is unreal from the views to the food it is perfect! I have been a few times now and it has been incredible every time! I wouldn't let the $$$$ scare you for my girlfriend and I to have an entree and main each I was only set back $90 and for the quality I would have happily... More 

Thank Chriscsmith
California (USA)
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60 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! this restaurant was recommended to us by the B&B we stayed at~ Every dish we ordered was mouthwatering~ We wanted to lick our plates.... that good! We shared our meal, this way we can get the best of each entree~ Highly, highly recommend for dinner. Lovely dinning, romantic and the service was incredible. Our host/server was 'Charlie', He came... More 

Thank Stephanie04
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

French Food with that little bit extra. Beautiful food very friendly service and amazing views. Could not fault.

Thank Tegan v
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the rooster on several occasion and have always had a lovely meal. The staff are all French and can be hard to understand but are always friendly and have a smile on their face. The food is expensive for the serving size, but is very tasty. If you want a big feed I wouldn't go here... More 

Thank Samantha K
Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this establishment twice on our stay in the Blue Mountains. Like French food -- so it is a must for us to go and enjoy not only the food but the views. Spectacularly situated on the Cliff Drive.

Thank chidgey1
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food, the menu , the wine selection, the environment, I just can't find anything wrong. We meet the chef and that added to the experience. Simply faultless. Do yourself a favour and visit this restaurant while in the area.

Thank 1trip2
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Upon arrival to an amazing view. We entered the resteraunt to a warm and friendly greeting. Staff where excellent and all meals where explained perfectly as I did the degustation wine pairing was nice. Food was beautiful and staff made you fell welcome and happy at all times.

Thank Ace694
Leicester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A local shopkeeper recommended Roosters for lunch. Everything was fabulous . Service top quality but above all the food was exceptional. I spend a lot of time and money on restaurant food. The steak I had for lunch was in the top 3 I have ever eaten. I am 60. The strawberry and rhubarb souffle was exquisite and cooked to... More 

Thank champion2016
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to be referred by a friend to stay in the B&B which is part of the restaurant The food for all three courses really covered a broad range of colours, textures and flavours The hit of the night was desert. The soufflé was light flavourful and intense

Thank Oscartr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $49
French, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
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. Musicians play 6 nights per week and on long weekends

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?