Food was sensational, just felt a little hurried, no down time between courses, and at one stage we got served our next course while we were still eating the previous one, we just felt under pressure to just scoff it and not enjoy it. And no coffee machine
Our experience at Rookie was absolutely perfect. Food was amazing, service amazing, pretty much everything was amazing. Would highly recommend rookie to anyone and everyone. We will be back again real soon.
We loved every meal we had on our FeedMe choice. First time there with my best friends from Sydney and celebrating my birthday. Loved it
This is our special occasion restaurant. The food & service are always fabulous!!
Had one of the chef choice menus, each course was delicious
I took my mother for the set mothers day menu. She loved the meal all 8 courses and has not stopped talking about it! the staff seamlessly handled my wheat and dairy allergies. Chef showed a deft hand and used first class ingredients that made it great value for a special day.
A light and pleasant space, delicious food and good service.
Very enjoyable evening. Thankyou to all chefs and wait staff. Food was excellent and portion size was just right for our needs.
Food is delicious! Unusual, but great use of flavours and fresh ingredients. It was a busy Saturday night, but we felt well looked after but the staff. Would go again anytime!
Well, what a lovely night out. Lovely food, presentation was special but not pretentious. Staff attentive and knowledgeable, friendly but left our night to us. Very special and will do it again. :)
Nathan was our waiter and his knowledge of the menu was excellent. He was very attentive throughout the evening. It was a very busy night so some other guests were seated very closely to us.
The food and service was amazing! My husband and I had a very rare date night and were not disappointed. The best meal we have had in Wollongong since moving here 10 years ago. Thank you for a wonderful night!
Food & service excellent , though prices are on the higher scale , though this is what you would expect for quality food well presented .Only dissappointment was no after dinner coffee offerred.
Lovely place to celebrate a special occasion. Delicious!
My partner and I had the $69 set menu which was delicious! The kingfish was superb as were the dumplings. I wasn't overly fussed on the rib eye. We really enjoyed our evening.
We had a lovely night at Rookie Eatery. The food was absolutely delicious and the friendly staff privided excellent service. We sat out on the balcony where it was much quieter and very private. The only let down was the decor (or lack of) and ambience. Perhaps I'm old fashioned but I still like a candle or two and the odd flower here and there. Otherwise it was great!
Very enjoyable evening.
We all had the Feed Me 2 tasting menu, which was good value and very tasty food.
Service was quick (but not too quick) and friendly (Nathan).
Wine was a little on the expensive side - cheaper bottles were 3x retail, with more expensive bottles more like 2x.
outstanding food, after initially being ignored on entering premises the staff were extremely helpful and attentive, not the best layout for quiet/intimate dining, however the food was superb
Feed me menu was our preference. The food was delicious however octopus was very chewy and the prawns tasted a bit chemical. Wine great but cheapest bottle was quite expensive. Very busy at the time so noisy. Would still go back again as it is one of the best fine dining restaurants in Wollongong.
Good value, creative and interesting menu. We enjoyed every dish; particularly loved the lamb dumplings, king fish and Wagghu beef dishes on the set menu we shared.
Prompt and attentive service, unfortunately a larger noisy group made conversation at our own table difficult but our thoughtful waitress did ask them to tone down the noise.
We would certainly return, but probably check on any group bookings. A fact of life, and something that restaurants, and diners, seem to have to grapple with.
Thank you for a great dinner.
Great food and service was first class. Fine dining without being pompous or charging ridiculous prices.
Great service, amazing food, waiters were constantly topping up our water, we had the feed me option and it was amazing. We didn’t have to wait long between the next dish and as soon as we ordered they gave us a little entree which was delicious. Presentation of the food was great. Can not wait to go back, would deffinately recommend option 3 of the feed me if you want to leave full! We had option 2 and loved it but werent full
We had been anticipating eating at Rookie for some time. The reviews we had read were all positive.
The 4 of us had the FEED me 2 menu. The fish courses were delicious. The duck seemed a little over done. The star attraction was supposed to be the Wagyu Beef but is was sinewy. I had a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale which I can buy in most local bottle shops for $4 ($24 a six-pack). I was charged $13 which I think is ridiculous. The wine, conversely, was excellent and not exorbitantly priced.
Lovely food. Pleasant and knowledgeable service.
Loved the night
Great food, quality service, all round good night. Would definite recommend
Food was very nice, however service was poor and space was tight between tables as people crammed in. I expect more from an expensive restaurant.
Took my sister, who was up from Hobart. Food was as always exceptional.
Excellent food, we had the largest set menu which was delicious. Lots of different flavour combos I haven’t tried before which was great. Plenty of food!
Saturday Family Lunch - Once again the Rookie team went above and beyond! The new menu is fantastic! We cannot wait to come back again.
I took my wife out for her birthday and we went to Rookie Eatery with high expectations. We found the room very noisy, the floor was painted white & had numerous marks on it. The waitress did her best to serve but she was pushed with the number of tables she had to serve.
The food was well below the standard for an expensive restaurant. We have no problem paying a premium price for premium food & service. Your restaurant failed badly on both accounts. The duck dish was so tough most of it was left uneaten. Most of the food was so spicy that the flavours were had to discern.
We were told that we were going to have 2 free desserts due to the poor quality of food. However we were charged for two.
If you wish to discuss this with me feel free to contact me. Warwick Hall
Awesome Food, Awesome Service. Being new to the area it was fantastic to find this gem of fine dining. Exceeding our expectations. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
A great meal. Excellent service
What a surprise Rookie was! From the outside it looks like my grandmother would live there, but once inside it's an elegant and sophisicated restaurant that feels like a hamptons style house. The food was faultless with 3 of the 4 having the meat 'Feed Me' menu and myself having the vegetarian option. My friends loved everything that they were served and commented how good every dish was. Sometimes the vegetarian option can be disappointing at a restaurant but that certainly wasn't the case at Rookie. What they did with vegetables was fantastic and the sweet potato dish was a winner with me. The service was great and even though we went early and had to clear the table by 8pm for the next sitting, we didn't feel rushed. It's not cheap here however I felt it was very good value for money. We will definitely return.
We tried the "feed me 2" menu which was six courses. The food was fantastic, the portion sizes were generous and satisfying, the service very attentive, and their peanut parfait was one of the best desserts I've ever had. We will definitely be back!
Great feed me menu. Good value for money for a tasting menu
We were in Wollongong for the weekend and wanted to taste the best Wollongong had to offer. Rookie Eatery didn't disappoint. We had Let's eat 2 and it was very generous portions of really interesting food. The wine list was also great. Service was attentive without being claustrophobic. Highly recommend it.
The food is delicious. The Feed Me Menu is a great idea as it allows you to try a number of dishes.
We are lucky enough to receive a voucher as a Christmas gift. It's a place that we had always wanted to try and the voucher prompted us to act. We were not disappointed! From the moment we arrived the service was seamless and unobtrusive. We opted for one of the "Feed Me" tasting options and were not disappointed. The food was amazing and generous portions for such quality. The Kingfish was to die for but that's doing the other courses a disservice. Can't recommend this place highly enough (and can't wait to return).
The food here is fantastic. From the first bite the taste was sensational and the standard kept up throughout the "Feed Me 2" menu - and we managed to fit in desert, excellent.
Friendly and professional service from point of arrival and throughout the night. The food was exceptional and generous (Feed Me menu). Looking forward to returning. Thank you !