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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 good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“scallops” (12 reviews)
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Restaurant Hours
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
125 Keira St, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided we would try Rookie on the recommendation of a couple of people and were not disappointed. We ordered the Feed Me 2 option, @$65 as head, which consisted of 3 entrees and 2 mains to share between the two of us. Service was...More

Thank Troy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for the "Feed Me 1" menu which is a Dégustation. Wow ...that's pretty much it. Whilst the venue in itself is unpretentiously relaxing, the efficiency and service second to none. The knowledge staff had for each of the various courses and wine confirms just...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Visited last week and had the “Feed me” menu and it exceeded my expectations. My friend is vegan and I am not and the staff were so accomodating. As we were having seperate meals, I was able to have more than the standard serving leaving...More

1  Thank Amanda L
Reviewed 31 August 2018

I found Rookie warmly reviewed on TripAdvisor and had my first meal there a couple of months ago, recently I returned with more family and friends and was also not disappointed. The quality of the service and the meals was fantastic, both visits replicated the...More

Thank carmenannwood
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing food, great selection, friendly service-could not fault it. Menu was delicious and different. Many options.

Thank Loz2015
Reviewed 23 August 2018

I attended a small function at Rookies to celebrate a birthday. I have been there several times and never been disappointing. Once again a great meal. The tasters option was excellent, fresh and varied. The only issue I have is that the place when full...More

Thank Dodger52
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

A long leisurely lunch with friends. There were 8 of us and we selected one of the Feed Me set menus/banquet, number 3 with four courses. Pork belly with a scallop topper, lamb, snapper with cauliflower purée and chicken topped with home made kipfler potato...More

Thank Johanne W
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
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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, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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