Karoo & Co The Old School
Using select premium ingredients our team has created a seasonal menu of wines, cocktails, and food that draws inspiration from all corners of the world,
Come on in and & enjoy what our old school charm has to offer!
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Beef Cheek Ragu
slow-cooked beef cheek, pappardelle, with basil & zesty pangrattato
Garlic Pizza 11"
olive oil, garlic & oregano
Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder
roasted root vegetables, lamb jus & zesty gremolata
The slow cooked lamb shoulder was delicious. However the most memorable feature was the quality of service. Our waitress was apparently a “first nighter” & I regarded her service & most helpful attitude to have been outstandingly good. Special mention also to the duty manager. A top night & we will be back!
Lovely food and such lovely service! Always a great experience at Karoo!
Karoo & Co The Old School has a great choice of dishes on the menu. The friendly service and tasty dishes were enjoyed by all.
We love frequenting Karoo St Ives! The food is consistently excellent, the staff are genuinely friendly and helpful. Love this place!
The pizzas and substantial meals, eg lamb shoulder, are wonderful, as are the truffle fries. The interiors are gorgeous and it's great to have a decent restaurant in St Ives. However, there were a lot of mayo and beige colours in the starters (I made the mistake of ordering the mushrooms and the calamari together). The wine list could use a bit of attention as well.
I would recommend the deck for birthday parties
It has very cosy ambient
They have a nice fireplace
Loved this restaurant. Food lovely. Maybe a bit pricey. Could do with a few more “non-pizza” options. Small issue with my husband’s order. Rectified immediately with no fuss. Made meal complimentary. Service staff very friendly and helpful adding fun to the evening’s conversations. Will definitely go back.
Comes highly recommended. Great service and fresh, delicious food. Wine list offers great choices too
We are locals and regulars. We were there on Saturday night (27/2/21) and had another very enjoyable night. The food, as always, was great - we had Barramundi, Spaghetti Marinara, Lamb and Spaghetti ragout. All beautifully cooked and presented. We will be back.
We had the most fabulous night! The staff were so attentive & kind and the food and ambience was fantastic! They were also incredibly helpful in accomodating gluten-free options. Highly recommend Karoo & Co The old School
Meal sent back as not nice. They refused to change it without charging more and then wouldn't take the meal off the bill. Owner then drove down from Wahroonga to argue with us. Awful.
friendly staff, service is good, food is lovely and plenty of room at tables
I love quirky restaurants with different styles of decor. Loved this restaurant ! The octopus entree was fabulous
wonderful night, great food and our waitress was amazing
Vary good will be returning!! Food was extremely good how every noise levels can get loud when other groups aren't considerate.
Very happy with our evening out at Karoo for my Birthday celebration. The staff were attentive and very pleasant. We even had a 'doggie bag'!! The food was excellent. Thank you to all.
The food and service was very good. Also, we were not rushed which was good.
All staff we encountered were extremely friendly, polite and helpful. The food was all well timed and packed with flavour
Rather noisy but a nice meal overall. The service however is very average. I think a few tweaks and you will remedy this quickly. eg: Offer drinks while people wait for guests, explain specials if there are any, check in on the food, be more attentive and caring and coach staff to care more rather than just try to get the job done.
Thanks the staff were very good
Love the food
Great atmosphere, great service & food. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Karoo .
This is th second time we have dined here. The food and service is outstanding 👍😊
Food was salty and overpriced. Only pizzas will be the one for me yo go back.
The restaurant ambience is very good - casual yet classy and comfortable. The staff are exceptional - it's clear that they enjoy working there! We are regulars at Karoo St Ives and feel so grateful to have such a fabulous eatery so close to home!
The waitress ignored us for a few mins and when got to us didn’t say anything, I had to say we had a booking. She said she couldn’t see a booking and then said I’ll have to go make up the table for you even though we booked a week in advance. She was unapologetic and unfriendly. The food was nice but a bit overpriced for what we had. Nice ambience and coffee.
We frequently go - consistently have a good experience.
Great wine selection, best pizzas and awesome deserts. Never disappointed
Great local resturant, offer delcious food and great friendly service. Highly recommend.
Excellent food and service. All the girls were amazing!
From the minute we walked in we were extremely rushed. We were hovered over from the staff telling us we had limited time was expected to eat a3 course meal in an hour and a half we didn’t even manage to finish a pizza. We were told our time was up with food still in front of us and left eating our food out of a napkin. Extremely disappointing.
The pizzas were authentic and delicious, but the Pavlova was to die for!
Fun atmosphere & pleasant setting with attentive service
Always a family favourite for us. The food is always delicious and staff is friendly.
Simple but generous servings and done very well. Pleasant and helpful wait staff.
We had a pleasant meal for a party of 4 this week. Spacious with the covid cap on numbers and we rather like the space so that conversations on the next table are inaudible.
Had a fantastic night. Service was great, food was amazing as usual.
The food was really good especially the coffee rubbed short ribs.
Service is always great. Food simple but delicious and great ambience
Disappointing meal and service was slow.
Was happy when we’ve been before but things have gone downhill
Tasty food, friendly service, but typically pricey Sydney cost
We had a memorable meal from start to finish. Highly recommended the Lamb Shoulder and Beef Cheek Ragu Pasta.
Karoo & Co The Old School offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9144 6466.
Karoo & Co The Old School is rated 4.5 stars by 115 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 bookings at the moment.