Aunty Jack's

4.6
77 reviews
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$40 and under
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  • Fun
  • Comfort Food
Aunty Jack's is Katoomba's hottest casual space for sharing plates and good times! The restaurant is fully licensed offering a great selection of local tinnies, regional wines and old-school cocktails. The kids will be kept happy with a range of milkshakes and spiders that can be upgraded to a 'big kids' version with any choice of spirit or liqueur.
The menu is inspired by classic Australian meals 'like mum used to make', as well as the Mountain's best burgers and crunchy chips!
What 77 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.7
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4.4
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ER
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came as a family to watch family play at Aunty Jacks. We'd requested a table near the stage and were not disappointed. THANK YOU. We enjoyed some great food and drinks and of course the music. A very enjoyable night for us all.

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MF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a great night out. Knowledgeable staff that gave great food and beer recommendations. Funky decor and a meal that won’t break the bank.

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DR
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We visited on a Sunday evening specifically for the live music. Fantastic country band - sound level just right. Burgers are delicious and very generous! Service was excellent and we loved the hot cider and unusual beers. Overall a wonderful atmosphere and a great night out.

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AC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant as always and very accomodating of our 3 small kids. Food was fantastic.

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NP
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Aunty Jack’s has taken a subterranean diner and made it into a funky club room with great lighting, an awesome menu of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and a delicious range of southern American-inspired meals, from finger food to proper dinners. Vegetarians are extremely well catered for and the veggie burger is one of the best I have ever had. Their “slack off Sundays” present talented musicians and the staff are super-friendly and switched on. We love Aunty Jack’s!

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SR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love Aunty Jack's. It has the eclectic mix of people that is typical of the mountains. The ambience is great and so is the music. 2 hours of free music on Sundays plus great food and excellent service in a funky 50's style cafe/bar - what more could you want?

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ST
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Loved the vibe& interaction from the owners & staff ...great food & worth a visit when in town ...

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R
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

3rd time for a slack off Sunday event seeing Rachel Brady and the Moonshine Special. Band as always was great. The staff, their service and venue are great but the limited food menu on Sunday nights is a little poor. Quality of the burgers is ok but not enough to want to pay +$20 for them.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Underground gem. Greeted at the door by friendly staff..a helpful discussion about drinks, then settled into booth. Burgers & chips came quickly..delicious.Caesar salad proved to have the perfect amount of tasty dressing although I'd prefer my egg less chopped.
Music & dancing to Raechel Brady. Fabulous!

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RF
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmospheres here have I got to 50 characters yet

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T
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Slack Off Sundays at Aunty Jack's are always loud and loads of fun whenever Rachel Brady and the Moonshine Express are playing! I have booked in and brought a different group of friends each time. Friends are WOWed and always leave satisfied and joyful from the ambiance, food, and entertainment!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great customer service and food as always. Highly recommend for a great retro feel.

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EL
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Customer service was amazing! Very friendly staff. Would definitely go back!

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RT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service, great hearty food. Tasty cocktails and good wine list. And oh my gosh so dietary friendly. Even though theres really only one dish that can be done without onions, its tasty and the staff remembered my dietary needs everytime Ive come in. No need to explain my whole dietary life story dozens of times which is a relief 😀

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BS
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Great little find in Katoomba. Delicious burgers and great cocktails

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SW
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Super friendly staff with great service. It’s great to have a funky venue for live music. This is one of the best in the Blue Mountains

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NA
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

My beef patty in my burger was red ROAR!! Waitress said it was the beetroot bleeding through the meat. Sorry it was ROAR!! and totally uncooked. No offer to replace or throw on the grill for a few minutes.
Chicken wings uncooked again with blood close to the bone.

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KS
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Well decorated pub experience in the 60's, 70's style, and include such amusements as knitting and games. Great to use different chairs and sofa's from that era too. Good ambience and waiting staff are great, cheerful and helpful. Enjoyed our two Sunday evenings with the live music. Thanks.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service. Really good atmosphere

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S
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved taking our mum there for her birthday. They had a live blues guitarist and we thoroughly enjoyed the food.

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N
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

In the middle of a heat wave Aunty Jacks was cool, the burgers great and the live music engaging and of high quality. Highly recommended!

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JF
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Aunty Jack's is a local spot that offers great classic food, fun live music acts, and amazing snacks and cocktails. It's built to resemble a kitschy living room and the staff are so friendly you'll feel right at home. The burgers are really tasty and the shakes are super delicious. Every time I come here I have to get the peach cobbler for dessert - it is simply perfection with every bite. Thoroughly recommended!

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K
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great music in funky surroundings - will be returning to check out the cosy library setting and the heritage games over coffee.
The live music was great and the bill was very reasonable.

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HB
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place. Accomodated our group of 14 and a baby at the last minute. Fab drinks, food and service. The staff made everything so easy for us.

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VB
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great time, especially the kids, the waiter was wonderful with them. Great board games to keep them occupied while the adults chatted. The food was OK, wine, beer and cocktails were great. Would recommend it as a place to drop in for a drink and snack for families and groups of friends. Thank you!

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SR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love the eclectic ambience at Aunty Jack’s plus the great free music on Sunday evenings. And the menu is great, the portion sizes generous and the retro drinks are great fun. It’s a great place to just kick back and chill, or have a dance when the music is right. And the service is fabulous too! Well done all!

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D
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

VERY slow service, children’s burger was rare. Sent it back and they still charged us for it. Had to make a special request for it to be taken off bill :(

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Aunty Jack’s is a wonderful restaurant with great staff and great food. The restaurant is clean and the decor is great. Would highly recommend!

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MD
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A lovely change for Katoomba. Great atmosphere. Owner and staff very attentive and friendly. Simple menu with a good choice of variety.

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T
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Efficient and friendly staff! Fantastic live music for Slack-Off Sunday!
The ONLY shortcoming was the coffee...flat white contained more froth than a latte and the long black was expressed too long making the coffee bitter.

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CH
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome venue. Great food and friendly staff. Highly recommended!

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JA
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Aunty Jacks is always stupendously awesome. The service is top notch, the food is great and the atmosphere is always buzzing. We love it.

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RP
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service and food as always. We always look forward to dining at Aunty Jack’s.

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always love it here. The food and service is excellent and we really enjoy the live music on Sunday nights. Would definitely recommend this place to all my friends.

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JP
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It's so kitsch and so retro. What's not to love about this place. The staff are very attentive but in no way intrusive. Great atmosphere, delicious food. The milk shakes are delicious, would go there just for a milk shake!

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MH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great atmosphere and good food at a reasonable price. We went to hear some live music and hadn't been to Aunty Jacks before so was pleasantly surprised by the great decor and food. The service was attentive and enthusiastic. All of the group commented that we'd happily return for food and/or music.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great tasting food and friendly staff. We didn’t have to wait for our food long although the restaurant was very busy

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CC
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot with quirky decor. Lovely food in the cafe style of dining. Book online so you get a booth.

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s
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great place to be with friends and family for an easy night out with live local music. Good fun!

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LH
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had a really good night at Aunty Jacks, the service was excellent, the meals were good value & tasty and the beer was very good too. Overall we would recommend this place without doubt.

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