The Bootlegger Bar Katoomba
After Dinner Cheese & Dessert Menu
Multiple dates availablePlease note a booking for this time is just offering Cocktails, Dessert, Cheese or beverages.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Service was slow. They said that dessert was run out 30 minutes after we ordered it.
The service was amazing! Friendly and efficient, personal but no "hovering."
The food and drinks were incredible - delicious meats, stunning cocktails and such a wide variety I wanted to try one of everything!
We went with the meat platter for two and were not disappointed - the chicken was succulent, the brisket pink and juicy, the sausage (links) was everything it should be and the house-BBQ sauce a perfect accompaniment.
The cocktails! We tried 4 different drinks between a margarita, espresso martini, a Gin-base (Ride the Lightning) and a whiskey-base (Penicillin) and all were fabulous!
Followed by a perfect 12 year old Whiskey, barrel aged and locally distilled and the night was complete!
Will definitely be visiting again :-)
Terrific drinks and food. Good atmosphere on a public holiday Monday night. Service could be improved.
Went for dinner here, had an awesome vibe, staff super friendly and food and drinks were delicious. Definitely recommend this place, probably worth booking a table cause it does get busy.
Loved the choices on the menu and the drinks menu was pretty extensive
The bootlegger food was tasty, good service would go again
Great cocktail menu and meals. Reasonably priced. Great playlist, ambiance and energetic staff make this place worth a visit. We'll be back on our next trip up!
Fantastic restaurant with great ambience! We had a lovely family dinner (3 kids), the kids loved their generous sized meals and we really enjoyed the slow cooked brisket, pork and ribs with the best spicy margaritas eva! We had to pop back the next night and grab a few margaritas, as they were so good :) Best food we had while in the Blue Mountains.
Love this place
Very funky atmosphere, tunes in the back ground , friendly staff and great food and cocktails
I had a hard time choosing but couldn’t go past the brisket 👌
Table was tiny, think waiters forgot us and food took awhile and no waiter gave us attention to get another drink
Food was good.
The one beer was good.
Way over priced. The food was nice, but not even close to worth the money it costs
A great find in the Mountains. Service was welcoming, ambience warm and friendly, food lovely, drinks well-made. So impressed we went back the next day.
Always a great experience at Bootlegger. Great staff, especially Juergen he’s the best.
Fantastic spot. The staff are amazing, accommodating and professional. Always a must eat when we are up in Katoomba!
This place is so close to being awesome but a few fundamentals just let it down. Plus points- great atmosphere, good styling and branding, good variety on the menu and lots of vegetarian options. But ultimately we booked dinner here for the food. I ordered the slow cooked brisket burger and it arrived stone cold. The cheese they put on it didn’t even melt and the bun was stale. My partner had half a wrack of ribs and they were hot and the meat just fell of the bone. Why did I not just send it back if it was cold, because it took 42’minutes for the food to arrive. In fairness when we went to pay and they asked about the meal
I mentioned that the burger was cold and they did immediately take cost of the burger off the bill. That definitely redeemed the evening. Two other observations- the menus are paper and ours had geese marks on them, why not laminate them, easier to clean. And the dishes that the meals come in slide around the table because there is no tablecloth or placemats between it and the varnished wood tables. Really want this place to be good because the food is different to anywhere else in Katoomba
Great ambiance, friendly and helpful staff. Not sure what happened to the live music that was supposed to be there however. They left before playing a note.
Unfortunately the food was also a let-down. Requested 'medium' steak but was VERY well done. Since it took about a half an hour to receive our order, we didn't send it back. Meals were served in tin trays which are difficult to eat from. Meals are expensive and not worth the prices charged.
Good range of interesting cocktails, although most were a little pricey.
Our waiter and the other waiters and bar staff were awesome, however. Very happy and friendly and despite being clearly under pressure, they were amazing.
They need to either improve their food to match the prices or reduce the prices to match the food.
It's an inner-city laneway bar, situated in the middle of the Blue Mountains. Pleasantly surprised at the range of drinks available, and food was heavy (in a good way) and delicious. I recommend trying one of their burgers and paying for the addition of Peanut Butter. I wouldn't have thought it would work but, to my surprise, it does.
For a rather expensive restaurant my rack of ribs came out well undercooked and my husbands steak was dry and over cooked.
Staff were lovely but that doesn’t make up for the fact that I was very ill after eating here.
Food was cold and flavorless had to put a lot of salt and pepper
Thought the music didn’t quite suit the venue but the food and staff more than made up for it
Not good value for money. Ordered the share plate. Two elements were missing ("extra" brisket given, but it was dry and tastless, no notification given of this untill meal arrived). One piece of corn was still raw. Not the best experience.
A terrible customer service experience. Booked in advance and selected standard seating due to my partners back. However they put us on the bar, with terrible seating. After requesting to move, to other empty seats near the bar, they then opted to move us to a tiny table in a walkway near the entrance. It then to further complaining to other staff then to get moved back to those empty seating near the bar. Food also took some time to arrive, and was average at best.
The food was amazing and the service was great. It was a little noisy but every seat was taken so it can't be helped
Ribs came with no sauce actually the meals /meat platter came with tiniest amount of sauce I’ve ever seen , The loaded chips were cold an who charges $25 for a slice of pie.
First of all our server was amazing. She was so attentive and a delight to be around.
We were disappointed with the food though. My ribs were tough and not typical fall of the bone type I prefer. My partner had the brisket and it was good but felt it was quite small and overpriced. I loved the coleslaw and my partner finished my ribs.
The drink service was great and the atmosphere was fun. Just a little disappointed with the food.
We booked 7pm Saturday night well in advance, arrived on time and they were busy. We were seated promptly and our drinks order was taken soon after. After 30 mins our food order was taken 2 x Mains and a side order and we were then advised that our order would be a while because of 2 large bookings. We agreed to this, and changed our side to a Starter - should have walked there and then. At 8:30 our starter arrived with apologies, the offer of a free round of drinks and the promise that our mains were 5 mins away. At 9:00pm we paid for drinks and 1 starter and walked out, by this time we weren't hungry.
2 hours of our lives we will never get back!
Amazing cocktails , awesome food can’t wait to come back !
Would definitely go back! Great food and service. Awesome music.
Bootleggers is a cool and relaxed place to hang out with friends to catch up for a long chat. Hang on to your menu and chill while you try the excellent range of share plates or feed your uhunger with a burger if you just ran in the UltraTrail. Enjoy the vibe.
My wife and I have enjoyed the Bootlegger on a number of occasions and each time I walk away very happy.
The staff are always friendly and knowledgeable and the atmosphere is great.
I was looking forward to this place, however was extremely disappointed.
Service was extremely slow, food was cold. I ordered a steak and it was stone cold. My partner ordered the brisket which was also cold.
I would love to give the place a better review but quite frankly it did not meet my expectations on any level. This is advertised as the best restaurant in Katoomba - I would rate the cafe I had lunch at far more superior. It took over an hour for us to receive our starters and this was only after we asked staff for an ETA-(starters were only cheeseburger spring rolls and cornbread, so nothing difficult and these were mediocre. Our main course then arrived within minutes of the starters which really stopped us enjoying the starters. I will say brisket we had as a main was very nice. Tender and full of flavour. The other main which was the pulled pork was very average and had to much sauce for our tastes. It looked like slopes on the plate. The wait staff were nice, apologetic and professional. If you are going to go I’d suggest going early or be prepared for a long wait.
Love this place love the cocktails food so much that we bought a bootlegger shirt 😂could do with instructions for downstairs saying toilets though
Love this place, great ambiance, fantastic service, delicious smoked meats and yummy cocktails!
Great service always checking your ok and so warm on a cold night . Cocktails are amazing
Food was expensive for what it was. Cocktails and whisky are great through.
Food good if into US-style, particularly smoked wings. Servings relatively small, which guess not so US style. Very disappointed to wait 15 mins for drinks (in bottle so not exactly requiring time to make). Main took over 45 min to arrive. People sitting next to us gave up on one serve that never arrived，so guess service issue not a once off. Really not good enough.
Great as always. Worth the 45min trip every time we go.
Drinks were great, as were the cheeseburger spring rolls.
Mains weren’t great to be honest. Hubby’s ribs were tough and dry (no real sauce on them and ribs were not in anyway falling off bone).
I ordered nachos... was unable to get sour cream as they are vegan, but I could choose to add meats to vegan nachos which seemed strange.
Added pulled pork and was again disappointed that there was little flavour to pork.
This place was incredible. We had a birthday dinner with 10 people and everyone was amazed with how good both the food and service were. We could not fault anything. The bar staff were so friendly and helpful. We will be back next time we are in town.
The Bootlegger Bar Katoomba offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 4782 6368.
The Bootlegger Bar Katoomba is rated 4.3 stars by 135 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.