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Rookie Eatery

125 Keira St, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
+61 2 4228 8371
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (12 reviews)
“duck” (11 reviews)
“wagyu” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
125 Keira St, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place came highly rated. Reviews where also glowing below. Our food was not good. not balanced with spices at all. Nearly all dishes over done with herbs! these dishes got a 0!. (Except last 2 meat dishes duck and steak) they where good. I...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Hazel99aus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a feed me menu and every dish kept getting better. The food was outstanding. Very, very happy with every aspect of the meal and service. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JMac111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. So glad to find this in the Gong. Innovative flavours, beautiful presentation and super service. We’ll be back.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Catherine O
Reviewed 11 December 2018

The Meal was fantastic, the feed me menu is great as you get to taste more than one dish. The service was good, they were busy but we were still served in a timely manner. The atmosphere was great too rustic and comfortable

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ashdiane86
Reviewed 10 December 2018

I have been lucky enough to regularly come to Rookie since they opened and the food and service are great and have just kept improving.. The feed me menus are great, you can choose from 3 different menus or a la crate. There is also...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Luciana77R
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

Ordered the ‘Feed Me’ menu $85 per head. An array of entree’s and mains if you can’t decide on one thing. Great portion sizes. Flavour of every dish was outstanding and they just kept coming one after the other. Hiramassa Kingfish in lime, coconut and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tonyscarecrow
Reviewed 7 December 2018

Came for a business lunch. There was 3 types of degustation style menus (depending on how hungry you are) + obviously the normal full menu. We went with the no2 set menu and it was excellent food and great value (I think it was $69...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank snowlife76
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

It's a pleasure to eat here, every time we've visited the friendly service and fine dining have been exceptional. One of the best restaurants in Wollongong.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mick F
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

Housed in an unprepossessing cottage this restaurant is terrific. The chef was apparently the “rookie” at some top restaurant and he has certainly learnt his trade. As has the head waiter. The food is as good as you get in top Sydney places, which is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ennuu
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Ordered a tasting menu. The first course included lamb spring rolls - while they felt lukewarm on the outside, the filling was nuclear hot. Burned my cheek and gum so badly - I am still having difficulty eating and cleaning my teeth! Complained to the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PaulT6170
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Di H
13 July 2016|
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Response from 981gerryp | Reviewed this property |
You can bring your own wine on I think two mid week nights, maybe Wed/ Thurs, check with resturant on nights , it is well worth the visit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 Keira St, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Wollongong
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4228 8371
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