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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” (27 reviews)
“duck” (32 reviews)
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
48 Merriwa St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We spent a wonderful Saturday night at The Rooster. The staff were very charming and the food was perfect. We chose a delicious French wine to accompany our duck and beef dishes. Music was provided by a duo who played and sang all night at...More

Thank Dianne C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was taken here for my first visit , with friends. Lovely location and view from the window. Great welcome by the hosts and very enjoyable meal of duck and vegetables cooked in wine and garlic sauce. It was delicious.. Too full for dessert unfortunately,...More

Thank karen m
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a lovely "Christmas in July" menu as family. The food was delicious, the service lovely, and nobody blinked an eye when the toddler couldn't sit anymore and started to wander around and explore a bit. There even was life jazz music. A very...More

Thank IzzyTheLizzy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view of the Blue Mountains from this restaurant is fantastic. The food is good French food and the night we dined here, a Celtic harpist provided the loveliest classical and contemporary accompaniment to our meal. The nearby Kurarra Guest House B&B referred us to...More

Thank Mary Anne C
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

I couldn't rate this restaurant more highly. Amazing food, great wine list and very friendly service. We went for pre-dinner drinks to enjoy the lovely view and enjoyed a 3 course dinner. The French live music contributed to a lovely romantic evening. The views are...More

Thank Victoria W
Reviewed 4 April 2018

My fiancé an and I HAD a wonderful meal which reminded us of Paris. Escargot in butter with garlic and fresh herbs, Duck Breast with fig, Crème Brûlée for desert all with a Pinot Noir de Bourgogne. We danced on the verandah to the duet...More

Thank fgoniak01
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

The best part of our night was the service but a very lovely and friendly server, who also made my crepe ala mode in front of our table :) other good points: The baguette was hot and crispy! Crepe ala mode was delicious! The downsides...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 22 March 2018

I had the Lamb special, and it was. washed it down with a French Beer, magic! Wife enjoyed her meal too, no complaints.

Thank Sean W
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at Rooster. A laidback French dining experience : cozy art Nuevo setting, awesome views, delicious meal and friendly service. We will most certainly return. Cheers

Thank nadine0111
Reviewed 3 March 2018

We enjoyed a very delicious meal at The Rooster, pleasant surroundings with a wall of Art Deco mirrors in a 1930s guest house. The pate was delicious, perfect baguette with it. My main of Monk fish was tasty and my husband enjoyed his lamb. Good...More

Thank Helen B
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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$19 - US$37
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
Business meetings, View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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