Great venue for a date night, great food, friendly staff an all round great experience.
Was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary
Cheers to our server
Fantastic food and amazing service! If you love quality steak, you will love this place, their pasta is surprisingly perfect too. There is also the novelty of being able to choose your own steak knife for your meal. I will definitely be heading back!
It’s a very lovely restaurant and amazing service. The gruyere soufflé is a must!
We dined on a Friday night with friends. The restaurant was busy, the noise was ok, and we were able to enjoy conversation with friends. The food was absolutely outstanding, french wine was delicous. We will be back to try some other meals. Really lovely service.
The French bistro cuisine, of the restaurant, is exactly what has been missing from the Wollongong food scene.
The decor is brown leather and grey and the chairs are generous and very comfortable. The place has a lovely ambiance. We did go on a Friday lunch time and the restaurant was only half full.
Go for the cheese soufflé and the char-grilled aged steaks & fish of the day. The fries are good but the char grilled broccoli was better as were the fresh salads. The quality of food is excellent and we all agreed each dish was cooked perfectly. Being a French restaurant we decided to have
champagne as an aperitif. The champagne list is small but contains two excellent choices. We chose the delicious Devaux Champagne as it’s a rare find. They have an interesting cocktail list and the wine list features a good selection of both Australian and French wines. The staff are efficient and friendly but could be more eloquent and elegant.
Best food we’ve had! Definitely coming back!!!!!!!
This was our third visit to Debutant, we have enjoyed every visit. We took two friends with us this time and we shared the degustation menu. Amazing each course was beautifully cooked and very tasty, highlights were the soufflé and Duck courses, Th e dry aged T- bone topped it off beautifully. Add to that an interesting and not overpriced wine list featuring some excellent French reds. We all thought we were back in Paris. Thank you.
food was amazing . Wait person was brash A classy bistro needs classy wait staff. Our wait person was dressed casually in denim .. no makeup. No effort on her part.
Excellent formal dining experience, had a really nice ambience to it. The service was fantastic.
We had a wonderful evening at debutant.
My wife and I like to book an early time to miss the crowd when dinning out. At 6pm the restaurant was very quiet but as it slowly filled up the noise level stayed civilised. THANK YOU for investing in an interior that is kind to noise sensitive people ! The large rugs and drapes on the wall make a huge difference to our sensitive ears.
The staff were friendly, relaxed and clearly passionate about the food they were serving.
I could not believe good my 55 day aged rib cap smelled when it arrived at the table, slowed cooked in a Smokey oven and served with caramelised onions and bone marrow butter. This is a dish conceived at debutant and is one of the most enjoyable things I’ve eaten.
We will be back soon !
Awesome cheese soufflé !
Chateaubriand for two 💕and chippies
Amazing service and food was exceptional!
We had the cheese soufflé for entree and it was the nicest soufflé I’ve ever had! And then we shared the chateau Briand for dinner, I would recommend everyone needs to try this cut of meat at least once in their life!!!
French martini at happy hour prices was also great value!
We were very excited to dine here but can’t say we’d be back again. The food was nice but the service was nowhere near what you receive at their sister restaurant Rookie. I also did advise it was my partners 40th in the booking and nothing was mentioned which was disappointing.
When we arrived we were advised that multiple items were not available on the menu as they were sold out (it was a Friday night, I don’t understand how they weren’t prepared for the weekend rush?) and they had no cucumber for a Hendricks Gin. They also have a cocktail menu but it’s all classics, nothing creative that they designed in house which was disappointing.
We waited close to 50 minutes to receive our entrees and had to continue to chase the waiters down when we wanted another drink or our water topped up.
My main was served with an accompanying side sauce and I asked the waitress what it was and she said she didn’t know and would find out and never came back. This doesn’t happen at Rookie. The staff know their menu down to every little condiment and their attention to detail is next level.
On a positive note the food was delicious and can not be faulted. The rib eye was cooked to perfection and the snapper melted in your mouth.
Food was delicious, service was good and very responsive, I was happy with the dollar value compared to food value so will happily return. We did feel a little squished into the table with my husband having to slide across a bench seat due to the table being too close to a pillar, which is my only criticism. We will be back!!!
Main criticism is that I ordered a Wagyu steak MS5 and it was barely edible - I should have sent it back but we were a small group and I didn’t want to make things uncomfortable.
The steak was not at all like wagyu and lacked flavour and didn’t even seem to be of size. I also think given the price they could do better with the salad
Absolutely loved dining and Debutant. Restaurant had a great ambiance and food was delicious!
What a great evening! Thanks to all the crew for making our mum’s birthday and great night out. The food was exceptional and probably the best I’ve had in Wollongong for that bracket of the market. Steak was cooked really well and the portion sizing of the accompanying sides was extremely generous. Also, the duck to share was super and don’t even get me started on the mussels cooked over coals. Delicious!
Wine list was pretty good and we got some crackers. Could be a little more diverse on price point but otherwise great!
We are definitely making this our new family go to. Thanks, Debutant Crew!
Steak and frites were amazing! and $10 happy hour cocktails were good value
We had a wonderful family dinner at Debutant, the food and service was excellent!!
Dan and his whole team have created another great dining experience in Wollongong!
Enjoyed an excellent meal early on a Saturday evening.
Service was excellent.
Meals arrived quickly and all together (unlike Rockpool in Melbourne where it took 90 minutes to get our meal) .
Food was very tasty and well presented - enjoyed every skerrick!
Loved the fact that they have thought about the noise levels and keeping it down through the clever use of soft furnishings and drapes - it was wonderful to be able to have a conversation and hear each other.
Great food, I had the agnolotti as a starter and it was seriously one of the best pasta dishes I’ve ever tasted.. the rib eye steak was delicious too.. everyone on the table really enjoyed their food & service.. we’ll be back
The food was superb, well presented and delicious flavours. Service was excellent and prompt. Wonderful dinning experience.
We visited for my sons 18th birthday dinner. The food was great. The waitress was awesome. We will definitely be back next time we are in the area
Padded wall seats very uncomfortable. The blinds were kept half down and made it feel a little claustrophobic as you couldn't see outside and it was very hot in the restaurant. Food was very tasty, cheese souffle was delicious. Steak was wonderful however did not understand the bowl of lettuce that came with it? Chips are like mcdonalds fries, thick and chunky would be better. We had finished our meal and no one asked if we wanted another drink so we left, however service had been great up to this point and the food was really nice.
Outstanding restaurant, group of 10 which we all had the $100 banquet, each dish was a great standard, ample food.
Food was amazing & service outstanding. Will be back
Great food. Very interesting restaurant. Something different in Wollongong
We weren't happy about taking the wine away before we finished even though we paid a good amount of money.
The restaurant, food and service were great but the air conditioning was freezing and really affecteEd my enjoyment of my first experience at Debutant. I have been a regular patron of Rookie for many years.
Amazing steak. Exactly what I was expecting. All the sides were tasty too and the service was great. Would highly recommend
It's little bit expensive but well worth it. The steaks are so tender, sauces beautiful and the staff are very knowledgeable. I can't recommend this restaurant enough. We will definitely be going back.
We arrived early on a weeknight and had the choice of seating. The steaks and fish were great all polished off with a bottle of a good red. A very good evening was had by all.
We had a lovely celebratory dinner at Debutante. The meals were delicious and the steaks cooked to perfection. The atmosphere and service were very good. The only negative would be that we waited a VERY long time for our main courses. Our booking was for 7pm and we did not get our main courses served until after 8.30! We were pretty hungry by then so lucky the food was good and plentiful.
Great service ...well done
the bench seats are not that comfortable hope it can be altered
The food quality and choice was excellent, the service was great all polished off with a bottle of wine. Well worth the experience
Delicious meal. Cheese soufflé was exquisite, the steaks were fantastic. Friendly & attentive service & warm atmosphere. Throughly enjoyed our evening. Only drawback is that the meals were very expensive. $70 steak & $14 for broccoli 🤔 It all tastes great but still a bit pricey in my opinion.
Service was the best on the night..
You'd expect better presentation and better taste for your charges...
Will never return and recommend!!
The food was absolutely delicious and the service was fantastic. Would highly recommend Debutant.
Have the steak it’s not cheap but beautiful flavour