Delicious banquet courses, from which the fresh scallion flatbread & fermented chilli, kingfish sashimi and the wagyu beef stood out. Only the grilled prawns were a little nondescript. Great service, and the place was full and buzzing as it could be under COVID19 conditions. You can't hang around if you come early though - they want the table, pronto!
As always the Service, Food & Wine choice, wonderful .
Well done Rookie
Had the set menu midweek with my wife. We both enjoyed all the courses. Service was very good with a friendly & helpful waitperson. They have a good variety of gins and we had a very nice bottle of Sauvignon Blanc with our dinner. Also, had dessert & coffee which was not part of the set menu and dessert also was delicious , Very nice place for a special dinner.
Always so great, we love this place the food and the service.
Amazing food and service. Best fine dining restaurant I have been to in Wollongong. Would recommend for a special event; birthday, anniversary etc.
Amazing food and service as always. Thanks for a lovely evening.
Our first fine dining experience in a long time and it didn't dissapoint. Attentive and highly experienced service, quiet and aesthetic atmosphere plus food thoughtfully portioned and bursting with flavour. A delightfully romantic and delicious evening. Thanks Rookie!
Love rookie, always a treat, great space and service, food.os excellent.
The best restaurant in the Illawarra! Delicious food!
Lovely dining experience. Food was spectacular and service was faultless.
I was given a gift voucher for my birthday so was unsure what to expect
Every course got better when I didnt think it could. The service was excellent, the wine we chose (of course it had to be on the menu in the first place) was excellent match to our dinner. We left feeling extremely happy and satisfied customers and we will definitely be returning.
We felt the food was over priced for what it was. I am vegetarian and while they had a vegetarian menu they couldn’t do a vegetarian set menu, they substituted one meal but most I could not eat.
Amazing food and great service, will be back soon!
Nicely priced tasting menu - servings are generous- so go hungry! Service felt a little rushed, the celebratory bottle of red we bought was not the year advertised on the menu nor were we offered the opportunity to taste before it was poured. However - a nice venue and good food. Would certainly go back for more.
Wonderful highly recommend, food great service is excellent.
I really enjoyed the Feed Me menu, my favourite dish by far was the dumplings. Ordered dessert to share. Very nice and enough for 2 if you’re not after a big dessert to yourself. Would go back but would need to be a special occasion due to the price.
We had the feast menu and loved everything. Service was also great.
The food was excellent and the service was good. The wine did seem a bit overpriced.
Excellent food, nouveau and innovative. Would recommend to anyone looking for a dining experience.
Food was delicious! Lived up to our expectations. Friendly staff and cozy setting.
Great ambience, impeccable service and ideal location. The food was a bit of a let down compared to previous visits. Nonetheless still in the top 3 in Wollongong. Highly recommended
Awesome food and fantastic service. Excellent overall and will definitely be back
Really gorgeous food, wine and service. We will definitely go back.
Fabulous. Well thought out. Everything was delightful
A great dinner experience. Food was amazing with great service.
Terrific fusion food with fresh ingredients used sensibly
Excellent vege menu too
Would recommend highly
Lovely! Fab food and service!
Great service and excellent food. Not sure why we hadn't been here before!
Service not upto the experience we were expecting. Meals were rushed out for a degustation, with plates not being collected before delivering the next dish. We had to ask for them to slow down, if we wanted to go to a Thai place that brought out everything at once we would of chosen to do that but instead were looking forward to a nice spaced out evening/experience. This is known to be a really nice dining restaurant and we've been really excited for a long time to dine here, so left dissapointed. The food whilst not bad, some dishes weren't a stand out. Not a fan of giving negative reviews and it wasn't all bad, just felt service was rushed, a little more attention to detail would go along way. Staff weren't rude, just inexperience for that level of dining? Maybe we expected too much. Presentation of food was nice. The King Fish & Duck dishes were my favourite.
We decidedto select the$75ph feed me set menu. It was a good choice. A nice blend of various tastes and foods complemented by a good red.
A good night out
Great degustation options. Even the young and skeptical members of our table enjoyed all the dishes. Kingfish was as always - amazing!
Just great we. Enjoyed everything and wil return in the near future with my friends and family I got a great birthday present as a $100 gift card
The food was outstanding. We had the Feed Me 1 menu and were completely satisfied. High quality, variety and well presented.
Consistent attentive service, pleasant atmosphere, and delicious, unique food.
Came in for my birthday dinner with friends. Food was incredible and We never waited too long for our meals. we chose the feed me package which was great as we didn’t have to choose anything, it all just came out.
Service was fantastic too and staff are informative and friendly. Will be going back again.
Meals alone are not big enough for the price. The quality is great but I would only recommend going for the feed me menu.
Vegetarian meals not sufficient enough alone.
Garden salad is literally just leaves. Not much of a salad.
I’m All for fine dining but was disappointed with meal sizes.
Loved every minute of our ‘Feed Me’ dining experience. The food was phenomenal, we’re still thinking about it 2 days later, and the staff were friendly and relaxed, making the whole experience a wonderful one! We will be coming back!
Fantastic fare on the "feed me" menu. Our waitress was amazing (and hilarious) and really looked after us as we had a night out to celebrate the end of our working year. We will be back and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Rookie to anyone dining in Wollongong.
The food was really delicious. A variety of unique flavours. Great service and excellent choice of meals in a nice cosy setting. Would highly recommend
Staff were friendly and informative. Food was unbelievable. We had a great night and will be back again!
Rookie Eatery is rated 4.6 stars by 327 OpenTable diners.
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