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The Rooster

48 Merriwa St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
+61 2 4782 1206
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“escargot” (31 reviews)
“duck” (49 reviews)
“coq au vin” (8 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
48 Merriwa St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to The Rooster to celebrate Father's Day and my Dad's surprise Birthday. The staff were very friendly, accommodating and patient. They ensured that the surprise aspect went smoothly and looked after us very well. They were very patient taking photos outside the restaurant...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I lunched here on Sunday afternoon and choose a selection of entrees rather than a main course. I was not disappointed. Delectable variety of dishes and a couple of glasses of French Pinot Noir made our afternoon. Live music accompanied our meal with views out...More

Thank pshippo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have dined here many times over the years and hoped the teething problems if the new ownership would be resolved by now. However our special evening out was a comedy of errors. Firstly we were taken to a table around the back of the...More

1  Thank Julie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was impressed by the staff. The waitress who welcomed me at the door gave me a thorough introduction to the main dishes on the menu. I followed her advice. I love the interior decor. From the medium sized chandeliers to the framed mirrors and...More

1  Thank KevinVoyage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rooster had an intimate, romantic atmosphere. The pianist was playing and when he finished they put on soft French music in the background. The service was outstanding. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful. However, the food was the standout. It was delicious. We...More

Thank Tessy14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently dined here and had a shocking experience. I honestly feel ripped off. To pay $40 for a bouillabaisse the size of your hand and that was tasteless. and $45 for the special, which was Coq au vin and was a tiny spatchcock with...More

1  Thank Phillip B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called in advance for a booking and were pleasantly surprised when we were able to get in on a Saturday night, with two young children. The service was great and the cuisine exceptional. We started with the escargot, very tasty and not too garlicky...More

1  Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Loved dining here this Saturday. The menu is quite diverse with many great things to try. Really enjoyed the pork belly and the duck breast. Wine list is also very good. Tony the restaurant manager is a great asset to the place adding the professional...More

Thank Eurotripa
Reviewed 8 September 2017

High quality food and service, had a wonderful lunch, with great views of the mountains we are locals and this was our first visit we will be returning again.

Thank sandrabest
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We went to the Rooster on a cold windy Tuesday night and was suprised by the warm welcome we recieved from the lovely Manager and French waitress from the moment we sat down. Had some delicious Escargots and pate de Porc to start which blew...More

Thank Tony R
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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 20 - USD 51
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 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 every night and Lunch on Sunday
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