Debutant

4.6
251 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.

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What 251 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was quick and friendly. The food is fabulous.

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DavidP
London
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food great service a really great lunch

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StuartW
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. A little noisy though…. and who would take kids.

AW
AnnW
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A table of 4 decided on the Banquet and there were no complaints about any of it.

MV
MichaelV
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

If you want a top quality perfectly cooked steak or deliciously done duck, this is the place to go.

MD
MoniqueD
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. Good wine. Steak amazing.

JM
JohnM
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and the service amazing ... wonderful restaurant

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ANGELA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The girls were all over service and fantastic meal was delish. I understand meat should be med to rare but was a touch to rare for me

WM
WendyM
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

An excellent dining experience, the food was totally delicious
Very knowledgeable and courteous staff. Would definitely recommend Debutant to family and friends

GM
GongMum
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Overpriced, poorly cooked, ridiculously salty food. Mediocre ambience. Was looking forward to going but came away very disappointed.

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CarolM
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak tartare for entre was delicious. The duck breast with mushrooms was sensational with lovely crisp skin, tender perfectly cooked meat and lots of different and lovely mushrooms. I would have loved it even more if the wait staff had recommended some paris mash for the lovely, plentiful and rich sauce. The zucchini, peas and broadbeans was a delicious and tasty side along with the complimentary salad.

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FrankieD
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, wine was great and the service was perfect.
Would definitely drive from Canberra to come back and there again.

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Shay
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experience at Debutant. Food and service was amazing. It wasn't a cheap experience but perfect for special occasions.

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Niven
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Whilst the meat and indeed all food was beautifully cooked, the absence of included accompaniments with the meat ( ie vegetables) detracted from the dining experience. I believe it shouldn’t be necessary to purchase additional sides, they should be part of the dish.

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Julius
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overprized and low quality food. We had Duck for $135. The duck was dry.

CT
ChristineT
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. However the frites were extremely salty. Overall a great restaurant.

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4Tee
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered the 70+ day aged rib eye. It was cooked to perfection. Choice of knife was a nice touch. The mushroom side was to die for.

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MarR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant very very good food Liked the fact a green salad automatically came with mains.

JH
JohnH
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We shared a table for Four, all were very happy with their meals, Coffin Bay Oysters were plump ,duck main was large and the aged steak was tender. Overall one of the best restaurants in Wollongong.

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CharlotteR
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful service and outstanding food - a great experience overall.

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Rach
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Decadent dining experience that was thoroughly enjoyed and the staff and maître d’ were warm and attentive, the entree & main meals were Beautifully presented and delicious

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Renae
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

When I asked my mum what she wanted for Mother's Day dinner, she asserted 'steak'. So I found the fanciest steak place in town. There are also seafood options for those that don't appreciate the red meats as much.

JL
JimL
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, fantastic meals. Everything we were hoping for!

OT
OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic time!

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Jack
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant we did the banquet we could not fault it at all!

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BradM
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meals were all outstanding. I had a superb scallop tart for entree with lovely crisp pastry and a delicious scallop mousse and whole scallop filling. I shared the steak tartare with gaufrette with my daughter and we thoroughly enjoyed both. We then had a rib eye steak for mains with salad and frites, plus the most amazing zucchini and broad bean side. All outstanding.

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was lovely, we sat near the bathrooms and it felt a little chaotic with people brushing past.

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Lucy
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing, service on point and food delicious. Thanks so
Much

AE
AdamE
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing everything. Beautiful anniversary dinner.

JM
JayneM
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Food was good but let down by the rushed service. Elements of rudeness.

RP
RickP
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food cooked to perfection, timely, pleasant service = can't go wrong!

PM
PatriciaM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was brilliant, loved the aged beef and the cocktails

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Hanna
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing steak and a great experience overall. Highly recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible!

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JayK
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner the steaks were absolutely exceptional. The service was excellent and the host explained the menu very clearly. One of the best steaks I have had from any restaurant in the country. A must visit when in Wollongong

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Jackie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed the Grande Banquet - highly recommended

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Macca
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a delicious meal on Saturday night. Staff were terrific definitely would recommend a visit. We will return.

PJ
PJEhjk
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, simple lovely flavours. Good service

KL
KristinaL
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food outstanding as always though noticed since we last dined in December, the presentation of staff, ie denim mini skirts and sketches sneakers, we found very unprofessional in such a fine dining venue, the service was also lacking compared to previous dining experiences.
We hope this improves for our next experience as we have recommended to several good friends also which agree with us on the service staff.
Thank you

EL
EmilyL
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak we've ever had. The first time we've eaten food with a French influence and it's not to our taste but all the food is exceptional quality and the steak is just is unbelievable. Staff were as good as the steak.
Definitely worth a visit especially for those with a sophisticated palette.

FAQs

Debutant is rated 4.6 stars by 251 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.