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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” (35 reviews)
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
48 Merriwa St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With out doubt the greatest mealy partner and I have ever had. Caring, knowledgeable staff was the icing on the cake. Thank you so much. We will never forget our time at the Rooster.

Thank crs145
emeraldcity012, Manager at The Rooster, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou for your heart warming message for The Rooster Restaurant.We always strive to satisfy our guests needs and love hearing that you and your partner enjoyed yourselves. With regards,The Rooster team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here a few years back and it was fantastic, but it has seriously taken a slide backwards. The Bouillabaisse was muddy tasting and the seafood mushed up. The Bearnaise sauce was contained in a deep fried, pasty shell. The sauce had soaked into...More

Thank Twokidsandus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This French restaurant does my head in! The location is fabulous during the day and the ambiance is pretty good, maybe a bit too trad, but the value for money and service attitude is somewhat lacking. For example, I'm not sure what to make of...More

Thank Bronwyn S
emeraldcity012, Manager at The Rooster, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Bronwyn, thankyou so much for your recent review of The Rooster Restaurant,We look forward to welcoming you in the future.Regards Management.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely experience for our whole family with live music, homely decor and friendly atmosphere. Great healthy and quality kids meals, entree of scallops and potato and leek soup excellent, mains of veal shank and bouillabaisse good. Fantastic desserts. Wine incredibly cheap by city standards....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

I met Tony the manager and he has a wealth of knowledge about fine dining in the area and around the country. Tony has a fantastic sense of hospitality, genuine rapport with customers, and very knowledgeable about wine. Not he only knows about local wine,...More

Thank Honee A
emeraldcity012, Manager at The Rooster, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Honee,It was such a pleasure meeting you both.Thankyou for your wonderful review and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future.Regards management.

Reviewed 10 July 2018

Couldnt get a seat [again] at The Ranch. So took the girlfriend to the rooster. Not much to say other then it was great ! No setting the world on fire but never the less, I enjoyed the experience. All staff are french which adds...More

Thank maximus159
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Got in right away with the Xmas in July, which is a 5-course offering. Not sure it was particularly Xmas oriented, but it WAS truly delicious. I’m a long term repeat customer, usually once a year when I’m visiting, and to me it felt like...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

A group of friends had dinner at The Rooster and were blown away by the food and service. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening and loved the suckling pig and desserts.

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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$36
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
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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