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The Rooster

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48 Merriwa St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
+61 2 4782 1206
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went here for our anniversary and it was just perfect the food on point the live French music playing was amazing I felt I was in France it was cosy and I loved it the service was great highly commend this french cuisine 👍🏼

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Thank Francesca G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Totally yummy. Right on the mark. Bravo bravo bravo! Excellent French cuisine - particularly great as the dishes are classic but with such a great twist. Excellent service and such a great little hotel to take you back in time... Lovely ambiance with live music!

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Thank Natalie B
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having wanted to try the Rooster for many years, I was delighted to stop in mid-week and be offered a window table with stunning valley views. The location is ideal for a lazy lunch, the food traditional French ( I had Beef Bourguignon, delicious) and the charming decor fits this Heritage site perfectly. Good range of French wines and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loveley restaurant with great ambiance. Food was excellent and very tasty. Slightly pricey for the budget conscious. Will most definitely stop in there again on my next trip.

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Katoomba, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly this is a beautiful old Victorian style dining room & perfect for a le carte dining. Secondly the food is sumptuous and excellent. One of my guests is a epicurean + top chef & he loved it. Everybody that works there seems to be French and tries very hard. We had live music with a melodic lady singer remanincent... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for something different from new Australian cuisine we had for several of nights ( not that it was bad ) . We were pointed at the Rooster by our concierge at the Lilianfels Hotel. The restaurant is in an old house with high ceilings a nice little bar area and a couple of dinning areas. We had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great food and service! One of us even said the beef he had was better than the one he recently ate at a michelin-star restaurant back home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing just beautiful would recommend anyone and everyone to go if they are visting katoomba

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been visiting for over 20 years and it just keeps getting better.....the current owners have taken the restaurant to another level. The package they offer is excellent!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$19 - $50
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic
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
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
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. 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?