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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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“escargot” (26 reviews)
“duck” (36 reviews)
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
48 Merriwa St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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.

1  Thank Ross l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Geoffrey W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Steve M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I went to lunch at the Rooster and were not disappointed. The food was wonderfully French and the wine list was extensive. We chose marvellous entrees and mains and shared the crepe Suzette. We matched our meal with a beautiful bottle of...More

Thank Veronica C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saturday 7:30 dinner;told couldn’t book earlier as big group booked: Arrived on time to confusion amongst staff as to who would seat us and where- After a while; had to call over staff to order a drink,orders were brought out fairly quickly as well as...More

1  Thank kathleen m
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

The service, the atmosphere, and the food are simply excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who are looking for a great time.

Thank titiner91
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous find high up here in the mountains, and we are very pleased that we booked a table. The duck, pig, soufflé and brioche pain perdu were delicious, the Beaujolais and Grand Maison Curvee de Anges were sublime. As new visitors to Katoomba,...More

Thank Marcia T
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Just had the most amazing lunch here. If you like traditional French food, try this place. Owner and chef are French. Food and wine to die for. Portion size is just right, not too big, but big enough. Wine list is brilliant. Service is also...More

Thank AussieS5Richard
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Wonderful French restaurant in Katoomba which gives you such a great French vibe.We had the degustation which was wonderful(a little bit to much duck).Great location well worth the visit.

Thank michaelhT8010MC
Reviewed 31 July 2018

I dine at The Rooster with friends on a regular basis and it is always great. The menu, romantic ambience and caring staff are thoughtful, helpful and always ready to explain the menu and specials. The live background music adds to that 'special' dining experience....More

Thank manderleys
emeraldcity012, Manager at The Rooster, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Dear Manderleys, Thankyou so much for your review of The Rooster Restaurant. We strive to create a pleasant environment for all our guests and also love having live music for your enjoyment. Regards Management

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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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$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
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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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