Debutant

4.7
197 Reviews
$41 to $100
Steak
We are Wollongong's premier French bistro with a strong emphasis on dry aged beef and high quality ingredients.
You could call us your local "steak frites" joint.
We are very proud to cook our steaks exclusively over charcoal something new to the area.
Located in the CBD area of Wollongong our exclusive residence has been fitted out with comfort and luxury as a priority.
What 197 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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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BelindaM
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious meals and quiet to hold a conversation. Oy downfall is that the wine is a little overpriced.

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RebeccaR
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG you have to try this place. We were blown away. The cheese soufflé is a must! The bread is to die for and the duck (best choice for non steak buyers)
Lovely wait staff, fresh tasty food and overall 10/10! Cannot wait to return.

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Drea
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic evening with great food and the service was on point. Highly recommend and won’t be the last time we book.

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Sharon
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steak we have ever eaten! Service was brilliant!

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RyanO
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Wine list is a little "dan murphies" for my taste. Desert menu didn't blow me away.

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WilkshireW
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting this restaurant. Came across on social media. Was absolutely beautiful food. The service was amazing and we left sooo full. Excellent size meals for such a fine dining restaurant. Will definitely be visiting again !

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EmilyC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service. Will definitely be back.

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Lucky
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great! Everything was catered to exactly as needed. Could not be more impressed.

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StuartB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. The food was beautiful and well presented. Staff were super friendly and went out of their way to make you feel welcomed. Prices were reasonable, and wine list provided plenty of choices. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone, especially if you're holidaying in the area. It's always hard to pick a place when you're not from the area, and can't ask locals, however Debutant was a great choice

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Anon
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great French restaurant in Wollongong! Definitely worth visiting.

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TimothyD
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit to Debutant on a recommendation from a friend. The place had a comfortable feeling to it and the staff were very friendly and informative to any questions we had.
All the food we tried was amazing, from the Cheese Soufflé to the Wagyu Steak and Paris Mash, we left that night feeling thoroughly content and full and can't wait to visit Debutant again.

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DavidB
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not fault this restaurant. Good food, great service and calm atmosphere. On the expensive side but well worth the price.

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BrittanyN
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is incredible
The staff are lovely
We’ve turned into regulars it’s our favourite place to treat ourselves in Wollongong

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JamesH
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great venue, good service. Will be going back as often as I can.

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massivebastard
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great if you fancy an excellent steak frites, good wine list and an ambience where you can hear yourself think and talk. Negronis very fine too ;)

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DonnaK
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing! Staff were very friendly. Would definitely go again.

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AnneM
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food, ambience and service. We will be back 🙏

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BradleyW
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic first dining experience at Debutant, steak was amazing and the best I’ve had in a long time, service was very good as well. Will definitely be back thank you

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KaylaM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food, highly recommended. Best steak in Wollongong.

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SusanA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always have a great meal. Staff always very attentive. Was particularly noisy and difficult to have a conversation.

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Nick
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, beautifully cooked and presented. This is definitely one of Wollongong's best restaurants.

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent
Service was excellent
Will go back soon

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MIchael
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was fantastic, the steak is brilliant, arguably best in Wollongong.

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Karen
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend this restaurant for couples dining or adults. Great food and friendly service.

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JohnA
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The two-hour sitting time does not let you enjoy the experience as much as normal. Nevertheless it was very good and I would recommend the restaurant. Already have.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Delicious steaks, entrees & deserts. Fries were too salty and mushrooms not great flavour, I will try the mash side next time.
Had advised in booking that it was our 20th wedding anniversary but no mention made by staff. Service was diligent but a little clumsy. Good wines. Will definitely return. We also dined on a Wednesday night and it was very busy!

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent. The restaurant is in the building that was used by a previous restaurant with only a few changes to the decor. The mains were a little pricey, but worth it. The steak was aged, very tender and cooked perfectly. The entrees were very reasonably priced and generous in size. Drinks were also reasonably priced. Overall a very good experience, I will dine there again.

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ElisaF
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our experience at Debutante, the menu offered a variety of options from beef, fish and duck. The standard and quality of the food was very high. The service was very good and staff very friendly. Would visit again.

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Bianca
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food, what flavour! Can't wait to go back soon.

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SueF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Food portions extremely small & greatly overpriced. However, the service was excellent & the noise level was minimal.

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IlonaV
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am not sure which to compliment the most. The service with a smile, even though they wore masks, the delicious food, the atmosphere, so I will compliment all aspects of Debutante. Thank you for a fabulous night.

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IsabellaK
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Definitely recommend dining here. Steaks are amazing, as are the oysters

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VictoriaH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious very tasty.
Simple however top
Quality I would definitely recommend the venue.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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CarloC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

An overall very good first time experience. Food and service were excellent. Waiting times were good. However, wines were somewhat expensive per glass considering the amount given.

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was delicious and fresh and served in a timely manner.

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DanielleC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and service but it is very expensive

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TraceyJ
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Disappointing . Staff lacked knowledge and did not seem to be be able to keep up with customer numbers. Food was very uninspiring for the prices charged. relatively noisy and we felt like we were in a bistro, not a fine dining restaurant.

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MandyM
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Will definitely return. Our waitress was excellent. A bit loud and would probably like a bit more than just salad with the steak but in saying that the steak, prawns and dessert were delicious.

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AlannaH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We do miss the attentiveness of Siobhan, but the restaurant was busy and we understand. Food outstanding as ever. This was the first time we'd tried the steak! To die for. Thank you as ever! We will be back of course!

FAQs

Debutant is rated 4.7 stars by 197 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.