Rookie's met and exceeded every expectation. Lovely atmosphere and ambience, background noise was absolutely minimal so we could talk with our friends so comfortably. The service was efficient and professional and the food was outstanding. It also has a limited menu, which I LOVE. I do not find it pleasurable having to troll through pages and pages of options. Every course was delicious!
Amazing service and the food was lovely. I would recommend.
Great value feed me menu and delicious food. Matched with a lovely Tassie Pinot! Wollongong’s best!
A house converted into a restaurant which gave a nice ambiance with an open feel. The staff were attentive and efficient with out being intrusive. The food was well presented, interesting and delicious. A lovely evening meal.
Amazing experience. My third visit and first for the other guests and it 100% met expectations! Exceptional food, service and overall experience!
Eating at rookie is always a treat! Great service and delicious food.
A restaurant situated in an old house which gave it a great atmosphere. The staff was efficient and friendly without wanting to be my best friend. The food was interesting and delicious.
Great food and service. A great night out all in all.
We enjoyed the banquet and it was served fast and was really delicious. Our favourite dish was surprisingly the prawn toast which wouldn't have applealed off a menu but so glad it was in the banquet as it was wonderful and we would choose it again along with the flavourful dumpling and the raw kingfish also was outstanding. Highly recommend
The food was outstanding but the waitress was extremely rude. This ruined our special occasion unfortunately
No Covid distancing and Very disappointing for our wedding anniversary. Over priced for quality of meals offered and confusing flavours that didn’t work well together.
Wife expressly asked for no chilli on dishes but was still subjected to spicy food which destroyed the rear of the night. For $95 per person the banquet was unimpressive and definitely no wow factor. Overcooked prawns and barely cooked duck. Beef was grainy.
I would not recommend.
The degustation menu was absolutely fantastic. Serving sizes amazing, and delicious food. They even brought us an extra dessert on the house. Fab experience.
Outstanding food and staff. Haven’t had a bad experience yet.
We always enjoy going to Rookie. Inspiring food and good service.
Really good. Food excellent and service on point. Price reasonable certainly value. Would not hesitate to return or recommend. In fact will gift to son for christmas.
Nice modern food served in professional manner- not too fussy-not intrusive but attentive.. nice night out- thanks
We had been told by a few people how great it is there and we were honestly not disappointed! The food and service was incredible and the venue is quaint and relaxing
We will definitely be returning!
Our experience at Rookie was 1st Class.
Relaxed atmosphere with great Food, wine & service
The restaurant manager really knows how to look after you 🙌
The staff were all fantastic. Service was great. Food and cocktails was amazing. Simple setting in an old
Food diverse and tasty. Portions were quite sufficient and balanced protein and vegetables. Will return.
This was our second visit to Rookie Eatery and a first time visit for our friends. We all greatly enjoyed our lunch requested a copy of the menu to remember some of the fabulous food/condiment/sauce combinations. Will be back.
We were literally Wowed and all you could hear in between bites was wow delicious! Amazing service! Staff were so friendly and inviting. Food was outstanding. Made my birthday weekend even more perfect thank you ;)
What a delicious dinner had! The duck in particular was amazing as was the meringue for dessert. Service was impeccable and the ambience lovely.
Everything was nice, great service but bathrooms were disgusting! Not what you’d expect
Great service. Very nice food, satisfied with the $75 per head deal.
The feed me option is amazing! Getting to taste multiple options on the menu and it changes seasonally.
The Food where do I start the oyster with the minionette dressing phenomenal. The grilled prawn was to die for. The kingfish was by far our favourite dish. Swordfish duck and wagyu all amazing could not fault any bit of the meal experience staff and or quality. Cant wait to return
Won’t be disappointed.
Try the Feed Me Menu options.
Great style of eating.
Love rookie, great food, service, ambiance and overall amazing!
Great food, great service. The best in Wollongong. Recommended.
The banquet for two was amazing. The variety and quality of food on offer was impressive. Will dine there again for sure.
Thoroughly enjoy our experience when dining at Rockies. Their vegetarian menu was as enjoyable as their normal one catering for varied palettes
I can’t stop thinking about the delicious food and what an amazing lunch we had.
My favourite restaurant in the World (I have been to a few). Can't fault the food. Can't fault the service. Cant fault the value.
Win. Win. Win.
Always enjoy coming to Rookie
It is probably our favourite restaurant in Wollongong
I refuse to be dictated to on the minimum number of characters I can use to give my views on an experience I have had. If you don't want to read a concise account, that's your loss. This was a very disappointing dining experience for us. The service was friendly if slow. The ambience was negligible. The menu was not extensive and the food of varied quality. The meat was very good, the extra roast potatoes we ordered was a complete waste of $9 as the potatoes were not fully cooked and there was no indication on the menu that this was an exceptionally spicy dish. I can't cope with very hot spicy food so never order it but my wife who loves hot spicy dishes found this inedible.
We had the banquet it was delicious.!yum can’t wait to go back
We had the $95 degustation lunch. There was a tasty diversity of food and plenty of it. I'd highly recommend Rookie Eatery.
We had heard so much about this restaurant with good reviews! however we were very disapointed :( the service was almost non-existant and the food was average to good. we also were very spacific about calling our main meal for medical reasons and we were totally ingnored and they brought it when it suited them . For the price and highend we were very dissapointed
Always love coming to Rookie, the staff are wonderful and the food is delicious.
Rookie Eatery is rated 4.7 stars by 383 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.