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The Rooster

48 Merriwa St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
+61 2 4782 1206
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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48 Merriwa St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thought we’d try the lunch menu for a family birthday lunch , hoping for a repeat of the delicious meal in the elegant dining room that we had dined in a few years ago. The side vegetables came after the main meal at ,least...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 937terences
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was very nice. French accent hard to understand when we asked for an explanation of what the dish was. We didn't request drinks as we are not drinkers. I think they found that hard to accept. Background music was delightful. Our son plays the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Acezac4321
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful dinner, the staff are incredible and the food was amazing. Cannot compliment the restaurant enough, do yourself a favour and grab dinner here, it is 5 star. Accommodation is very French and awesome, we love this place!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank IanF1603
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful food in a lovely quirky French ambience, with friendly French waiter and chef. Excellent wine list, sensational dishes and French singer/songwriter playing all the classics: Cabrel, Aznavour, Brel et al

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cacampbell60
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

We have eaten here several times over the last 2 years and the food, wine, service and Understated live background music are consistently excellent. The highlight of our meals is usually dessert: strawberry and rhubarb dessert soufflés are a standout!!

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

6 of us enjoyed the Degustation lunch and wow what a great combination of flavors, enjoyed every serving, the staff were great and a great selection of wine

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RickLeura
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

This small French restaurant between Katoomba and Leura we would not have found except that it was recommended. Firstly, front the front of the restaurant are amazing views across the valley and I can only imagine the serenity of eating outside on a warm summer...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Smooth1e
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

What an outstanding restaurant with unbelievabley great food, wine and service. A real find and somewhere we will always go when in the Blue Mountains. Lovely chat with the owner at conclusion, wonderful lady.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Ross l
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Living locally in Katoomba, my friends and I are more than a little spoilt having such a great selection of restaurants to choose from. We have dined at The Rooster many times over the years, but not since the new owners have taken over, so...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Geoffrey W
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The Rooster gets very good ratings from the 300 + reviewers to date so I'm adding this less than complimentary review simply because I'm a regular (and constructive) TA reviewer and a Blue Mountains resident who dines out over 20 times a year in the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank Steve M
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12 February 2016|
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Response from Terry H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay I have been in hospital for 5 weeks. I found them staff including the manager to be very pleasant and helpful. the food was wonderful. Thanks form your enquiry.
12 February 2016|
Response from 683denise | Reviewed this property |
i can only say this i am a very fussy eater have eaten FRench food in france where i lived for a few years and i found meals very well prepared and tasty and service ist class at ROOSTER we also told our french... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 18 - USD 35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 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
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Quality traditional french cuisine reasonably priced, wonderful location and ambiance with spectacular views of the jamison valley. Bar, extensive reasonably priced wine list, outside dining, beautifully restored edwardian building built 1895 guest house with four luxury guestrooms, specials of the week. Open every day for Breakfast Lunch and Dinner except Wednesday and Thursday Musicians play regularly and Lunch on Sunday.
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