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Rookie Eatery

125 Keira St, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
+61 2 4228 8371
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“duck breast” (4 reviews)
“tasting menu” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
125 Keira St, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Really tasty cuisine, good variety to choose from. Delightful setup and a great atmosphere for family's and big groups.

Thank kshep42
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Quite possibly the best restaurant in the Illawarra! We had the Feed Me option set meal and everything was sublime! Impressive portion sizes and not one dish lacked in flavor!

Thank Bijal S
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

I have eaten here on two separate occassions and have loved the food each time! I have tried the $55 tasting menu and have ordered a la carte. Have loved everything! Love that they have a full vegetarian menu option. The service was friendly and...More

Thank ButlerA85
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

I am never ever disappointed with this restaurant- not only does the menu constantly change but the waiters/tress know every ingredient in each dish. Their support for a member of our group who has a very restrictive diet was amazingly helpful. Go with the ‘feed...More

Thank Jill B
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Go the degustatin shared menu. It was a delight to eat such delicious & fresh food. Can’t pick a favourite. Congrats to the chefs. Waitress excellent with wine & waters. Definitely would visit again.

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Dined here on a busy Saturday night and had an absolutely lovely dinner. We had the 5 courses and added dessert on at the end. The main difference with this place is you actually get decent sized serving. The four of us all walked out...More

Thank juzzy83
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

We had the 5 course degustation. It was good! Everything was yum, especially the coconut Pannacotta.

Thank Twokidsandus
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Dined at this restaurant as part of a group booking. This was my first time dining here but some of the fellow guests had visited in the past. One couple who had dined in the past and had not had the best experiences left loving...More

Thank Jennero1
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We made a last minute dinner booking on Friday night as we wanted to try something new. We were accommodated at short notice however the gratitude for this was short lived as we were seated a metre from the front door (practically in the hall...More

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Dinner at Rookie on Thursday night with 5 good friends we all enjoyed the 5 course feed me menu. Delicious selection from the main menu including king fish sashimi, slow cooked lamb with rice noodles etc.. We asked to add the betel leaf for an...More

Thank salmontrip
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Di H
13 July 2016|
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Response from Gerry P | 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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