Karoo & Co The Old School

4.6
73 reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
Karoo & Co The Old school is located in the heritage-listed old St Ives Public School. Lovingly renovated to bring out its old school charm, makes this a perfect place to come together and enjoy the warmth of our good food and hospitality.
Using select premium ingredients our team has created a seasonal menu of wines, cocktails, and food that draws inspiration from all corners of the world,
Come on in and & enjoy what our old school charm has to offer!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 73 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HannesC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great all round, food, staff, owners and atmosphere.

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SonyaG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

There were many things on the menu unavailable, including Baileys which could have been easily rectified

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IANM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The renovated room is just too noisy, even with double doors were wide open. We booked for 6.30 and had had enough by 7.30. Noise was just too unbearable.
Last time we were inI this room, the 4 of us commented on the noise. Unfortunate as every other visit has been wonderful.
For future bookings how do we ask for main room when we have to book on line?
Ian & Lorraine Mze

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CraigB
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent restaurant to enjoy fantastic food with good company

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stephenj
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

First time here and very enjoyable. Food was very good and friendly service. A bit of a hiccup but all was sorted quickly. Recommended !!!

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vipJanP
Sydney / NSW
13 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff obviously love their jobs - Kristen, Candace and Josh are inspiring (as is Nicky, but she was off duty Friday!) Service, food and ambience are just superb - love this place!

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VinceM
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, ambience and meal with the family in St Ives.

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SueN
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food and great service
Highly recommend and will be a returning customer

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CliveD
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

you need acoustic treatment in the roof to deaden the sound

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herbiem
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

good selection of food good table service ...................

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KateI
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We enjoyed a very tasty meal with good ambience. Thank you !

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CathyG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Helpful staff in a seemingly overfull restaurant. The other section where we sat was fortunately more roomy. Having 2 sittings meant we also had to wait for our 8pm table . Food was very nice. Fungi pizza and ragu yummy.

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DeborahS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious dinner, very personable staff. A great local.

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Cyclingfan
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent pizza and and Pasta. Our table was in the corner it was really great to have a conversation without a lot of extraneous noise. Quiet but also no aware of neighbouring tables. Corkage at $12 a bottle is a bit steep but they do have wine by the glass.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience3

There was a very noisy toddler which spoilt the evening for us.

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JacquelineR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

2nd time here in a couple of weeks so must be good. Will be interesting to try breakfast sometime.

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HelenM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We go regular to your restaurant. Good and value is excellent.

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JoanneP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very much enjoyed the meal and atmosphere. Highly recommended!

JP
vipJanP
Sydney / NSW
14 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kristin and her team, Nicky, Candace Josh and others are simply the very best! Exceptional service; exceptional food; fabulous ambience. We truly love this restaurant and feel fortunate that Karoo St Ives is fairly close to home! We recommend this venue to many!

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JeffK
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a good restaurant and love the new renovations. Staff are so engaging and friendly, and food was great.
It’s our local go to ..

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PennyO
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely evening at Karoo & Co St Ives celebrating a birthday. Beautiful decor, good food and great staff!

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IanC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Always a pleasant visit- good to ser training you folks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A really great place to eat out at

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JacquelineR
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pleasantly surprised since I last went seems to have had a revamp. Enjoyed the experience 👍

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LizB
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful date night at Karoo and Co. Pizza was delicious but the show stopper was the Nutella martini!

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OliverC
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service from the team. New favourite

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LesleyD
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Karoo is a wonderful restaurant!! We celebrated our sons 18th birthday there with 9 of his friends. It was a fantastic evening. The staff were extremely accommodating and lovely to work with. Thank you once again for a great evening.

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ToniS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a table of 6 and we were looked after ver well all staff were friendly and suggested from the menu for us we will definitely be back

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McPine
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food. Excellent service. Our fave go-to place for any occasion.

Karoo & Co The Old School
Responded on 29 September 2020

Thank you Mcpine! ♥️

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Gillian
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have eaten here before and the food is always delicious. Friendly staff and good value. It’s our go to for a quick meal out.

Karoo & Co The Old School
Responded on 29 September 2020

Thank you Gillian! ♥️

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LocalFans
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We love dining at Karoo with its lively, pleasant ambiance and friendly and efficient staff. It has a delicious and varied menu. Only criticism is that the noise level is a bit loud.

Karoo & Co The Old School
Responded on 29 September 2020

Thank you localfans! ♥️

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vipJanP
Sydney / NSW
14 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of out very favourite restaurants in our neighborhood! Just love this place - casual atmosphere, excellent service, excellent food - simply the best!

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NinjaPenguin
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, good size (and tasty) portions. We’ll be back!

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zxzxzx
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

a favourite of ours, especially with the special dishes from time to time

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Nichynoo
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was friendly and polite. The venue is lovely and in a good location. Will be going back!

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JoanneP
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent dinner! Service was great and we very much enjoyed the meals. Looking forward to non Covid-19 time where you can stay longer!

Karoo & Co The Old School
Responded on 21 September 2020

Thank you for your lovely Joanne! We look forward to welcoming you back! 😊

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KerryK
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome beautifully cooked food as always and great service. Thank you

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Ladies
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A group of 6 adults, and the service, food and ambience was just perfect for our group. Karoo & Co (St Ives) I would dine there again, and comes highly recommended.

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AndreewA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Our first time at Karoo St.Ives. Lovely old school house, good location. Food was delicious and the waiter we had was very friendly, polite and organised, also we didn't wait long for all our meals. Very enjoyable evening will definitely dine here again.

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Vickalps
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Good location and food. Both locations are very good.

FAQs

Karoo & Co The Old School offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9144 6466.

Karoo & Co The Old School is rated 4.6 stars by 73 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.