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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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Winmalee, Australia
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely food and fantastic service. Views of the Jamison Valley. We had.the beef shank and smoked trout salad. Both were very good. I don't know much about wine and our waiter made suggestions based on my sweet taste and even brought to samples to the table to taste. Both good choices. I would not have had a wine with the... More 

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Orange, Australia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch was great. We had 3 course lunch menu ($45). The choices for this option were more limited than the a la carte menu but still a good selection of delicious well crafted food. Service was good I'm told the view is also good but we had a rainiy misty day. Most enjoyable and highly recommended.

Thank le0nie185
Greendale, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I didn't actually eat here, but we want to recognize Monique, the owner for her kindness. After a day of hiking in the Blue Mountains, we were a little lost and very tired. Monique started to give us directions, but then decided to just take us to where we needed to be! What a Godsend she was... More 

Thank gneeaugi
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for delicious French food in a quaint ambient environment, then The Rooster is for you. The menu choices were varied but there are limited options for vegetarians. I can highly recommend the duck and for dessert the lemon tart with a side of coconut ice cream. My husband loved the grilled vegetables. The wine is on... More 

Thank Bu_Gede
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

We had a dinner at this restaurant. The staff were very friendly, helpful and attentive. Food was fantastic and the view of the Jamison Valley was fantastic.

Thank Glenda K
London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 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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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

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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112 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

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 January 1, 2017

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
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 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 

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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 - $50
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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?