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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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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were having considerable trouble finding a restaurant, not least because we had failed to make a reservation! We 'stumbled' across The Rooster and were not convinced it was for us, a solo violin was trying to attract customers, not very successfully I'm afraid, and decor was all rather dated and fin de siecle! But we were all proved to... More 

Thank 795Traveller
Glenmore Park, Australia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rooster has a vintage feel with a French tinge. We were seated near the window which had a wonderful view of the mountains. The food was delicious and prompt though very small portions and expensive. I loved the live entertainment, and great service.

Thank s0phiag123
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105 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and old fashion restaurant. All things French, just great. The atmosphere was one of old world charm, can get busy but go with the flow.

Thank Gerald B
Katoomba, Australia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We discovered the rooster 12 months ago and have eaten here several times. From brilliant it has declined to expensive and fairly average. We like their music nights and some dishes have been delicious. It has got to a point of being poor value though.

Thank Tony T
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During phone booking told we could bring BYO. Upon arrival told we had been misinformed and had to order from wine list. Fair enough, no problem. From the very limited menu 2 dishes were unavailable. Bread w olive oil and balamic vinegar arrived without the balsamic. Escargot entree then arrived with A BEE in it. Waitresss barely mumbled any apology... More 

Thank claudeiggy
Wentworth Falls, Australia
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was with a party of five people and all our main courses and desserts were just wonderful. Service was just ok very inexperienced waitress but the food made up for this, a little expensive

Thank Carole_reviewing
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here as a couple after a local recommended it and we were not disappointed. The food was exceptional and the service attentive without being invasive. We will definitely return.

Thank Axel_Omen
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are local and like to eat here semi regularly. On a recent visit food was great and service was friendly. However, apparently the chefs were keen on playing loud bass in the kitchen which gave the impression that you were eating in a nightclub. To be honest ambience in a restaurant is just as important as service and food.... More 

1 Thank ChrisR82
jamisonhouse, Owner at The Rooster, responded to this review

Dear Chris I am very sorry that music from the kitchen was played so loudly as to come through to the Dining Room this is a problem which is totally unacceptable and your letter highlights how it can ruin an evening. Please come again as our guests for a complimentary meal three course a bottle of wine. with my sincere... More 

Spijkenisse, The Netherlands
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76 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

A nice place for a relaxing lunch while exploring the Blue Mountains. At the terrace one has a great valley view. Seating is prone for some maintenance (i.e. replacement), but friendly equipped with plaids to shelter against the mountain winds. Although a pleasant spot with acceptable food, we found prices were also a bit ‘located at the top of the... More 

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hong kong
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

We stayed here and have dinner. The french cuisine is traditional and was the best we had for the whole Aus trip.

Thank super j

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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, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?