Cuisine: Modern Australian
Price Point: Mains from Above $35

Relax and enjoy contemporary Australian cuisine at this light and bright eatery!
Inspired by the rich diversity of quality Australian produce, their menu showcases the finest local and seasonal ingredients from the south coast, as well as a range of fresh herbs from their own garden. Putting their own multicultural twist on Australian classics, enjoy a fusion of fragrant and fresh flavours from all over the world at Rookie Eatery.

From entrees of Szechuan lamb and crispy pork belly, to mains of fresh snapper or Wagyu steak, their ever-changing menu celebrates innovation in dining. There is also a vegetarian menu available, with mouthwatering dishes like the mirin-roasted eggplant, as well as a ‘Feed Me’ feast of delicious courses.

Located within a historic house on Keira Street, with a calming decor of white-wash walls, scrubbed floor boards and soft lighting, this stylish and charming restaurant is well worth a visit.

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Rookie Eatery
125 Keira Street
Wollongong 2500

Open Hours:
Wednesday 12pm - 3pm and 6pm - 10pm
Thursday 12pm - 3pm and 6pm - 10pm
Friday 12pm - 3pm and 6pm - 10pm
Saturday 12pm - 3pm and 6pm - 10pm

Phone: (02) 4228 8371
Website: www.rookieeatery.com

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Rookie Eatery
Location: Wollongong
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Mains: Above $35

Reviews

Delicious & tasty flavours .
Chefs have come up with some great dishes. Staff member was passionate about the dishes when bringing them out , which in turn made us eager to taste them. Presentation of dishes superb . We look forward to returning to taste test tge next new & exciting menu

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David Hill

special occasion for my Partner and I, couldnt have picked a better place to Celebrate it. Food was awesome, (as always), service was even better.
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Jonathan Lagman

What a lovely time we had at Rookies, we always get the best service, food is delicious and most importantly extremely consistent. We always enjoy coming to Rookies and will definitely be back.

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Lauralee Grace

Great atmosphere and even better food. Staff are brilliant and always accommodating to dietary restriction requests. Beautiful night of friends, food and wine.

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Lise McCosk

Rookie is the perfect setting for a relaxed and enjoyable dining experience. Casual yet elegant styling shines through the physical restaurant stylings as well as the delicious food. We enjoyed the set menu 2 which was a great amount of food (enough to leave room for a mouth watering dessert to share! Seriously my mouth started watering just thinking about it!)
Great wine list, awesome service - 11/10!!

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Robert Verner

Amazing food. We had 5 course set menu and desert . Would highly recommend Rookie for a special experience.

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Jonathan Lagman

Our experience at Rookie was amazing, we had the Feed Me tasting plate and it didnt disappoint. We loved it that much that we had to try the dessert too! Overall a great experience.

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Alex Muir

Rookie was once again an amazing experience! Their posts in Facebook had been taunting us all week so that we were salivating at the mere thought of ‘rookie’ - it did not disappoint! 10 out of 10 for everything and those dumplings were to die for!

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Delicious & tasty flavours .
Chefs have come up with some great dishes. Staff member was passionate about the dishes when bringing them out , which in turn made us eager to taste them. Presentation of dishes superb . We look forward to returning to taste test tge next new & exciting menu

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David Hill

special occasion for my Partner and I, couldnt have picked a better place to Celebrate it. Food was awesome, (as always), service was even better.
:)

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The food was superb and service was great as well. We have been to Rookie a few times now and the food always delivers the wow factor. We would however like to have had more time between courses, the food came out way too fast.

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Lauralee Grace

The amazing food is matched with great service, the kingfish is outstanding

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We were so impressed with this restaurant. The food is outstanding and the staff were amazing. Try the Feed Me menu, it is delicious. Great night. Thanks.

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Was really great meal with great service and atmosphere. Thanks so much

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Amazing food loved everything especially the dumplings.

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Jonathan Lagman

What a lovely time we had at Rookies, we always get the best service, food is delicious and most importantly extremely consistent. We always enjoy coming to Rookies and will definitely be back.

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Kathleen Boschiero

It is always a treat and never disappointing at Rookie Eatery. The decor, the ambience, the service and of course the food are all wonderful. It is without doubt the best restaurant in the Illawarra. We always choose the Feed Me 2 option which is six courses for $69 per person. The food is so light and fresh it is easy to eat the beautifully presented six courses and still feel comfortable. The Lychee Mojito is a delicious way to start the meal and we always find a new favourite on their wine list.

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Lauralee Grace

Always an awesome experience, the food gets better each time

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Always great service and food

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Jonathan Lagman

We had such an amazing time at Rookies. Everything was perfect, the services, food and experience was great. Would recommend and come back for sure.

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Lauralee Grace

Amazing food, always a great treat to go to Rookie

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Best food service / will be back

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Lauralee Grace

Great atmosphere and even better food. Staff are brilliant and always accommodating to dietary restriction requests. Beautiful night of friends, food and wine.

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Thoroughly enjoyed the meal as well as the decor and vibe of the restaurant. It was a lovely atmosphere with a lot of the restaurant filled. Starters and small plates were definitely the highlight although everything was delicious

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Lise McCosk

Rookie is the perfect setting for a relaxed and enjoyable dining experience. Casual yet elegant styling shines through the physical restaurant stylings as well as the delicious food. We enjoyed the set menu 2 which was a great amount of food (enough to leave room for a mouth watering dessert to share! Seriously my mouth started watering just thinking about it!)
Great wine list, awesome service - 11/10!!

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Jenny Mason

Really lovely night for our wedding anniversary. Thanks guys!!

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Gabbi Fisher

Definitely a new experience.. I loved the banquet style so I can try all the different dishes

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Robert Verner

Amazing food. We had 5 course set menu and desert . Would highly recommend Rookie for a special experience.

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Toni Byrne

Amazing experience. Not only was the food superb, but the service was also outstanding. For those who love fine dining, this restaurant is a must. All that and the First Table dining experience, what more can I say.

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Lauralee Grace

Amazing food and great service, will definitely be coming here again

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Jonathan Lagman

Our experience at Rookie was amazing, we had the Feed Me tasting plate and it didnt disappoint. We loved it that much that we had to try the dessert too! Overall a great experience.

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Alex Muir

Rookie was once again an amazing experience! Their posts in Facebook had been taunting us all week so that we were salivating at the mere thought of ‘rookie’ - it did not disappoint! 10 out of 10 for everything and those dumplings were to die for!

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Excellent food and service! Definitely will be back.

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The food and service were both impeccable. We ordered the ‘feed me’ menu which converted people who didn’t eat seafood into fish lovers! The service was professional yet relaxed and friendly. Would definitely go back again!

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Alex Muir

The food was amazing! The service impeccable! Such an awesome restaurant!

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Excellent food, the quality and presentation is at the upper end of the scale.
The service is also outstanding. Informative, engaging and pleasant. Definitely one to revisit.

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Gillian Meers

Wonderful food; fast, friendly and attentive service; lovely ambience, overall a great experience :)

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Amazing food and service can’t wait to go back!,,

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Amanda Marie

The waitress was great... she suggested we try the "feed me" menu and they didn't mind making a separate menu for the vegetarian in our group which was lovely. Food was amazing. Wonderful night out

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Jenn Lace

Spectacular flavours and the proteins were done so well! We will absolutely be back :)

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