The Old School, St Ives

205 Mona Vale Road

(corner of Mona Vale & Rosedale Road)

T: (02) 9144 6466

 Opening Hours 


Monday                                Closed

Tuesday to Sunday              7am - 2pm


Tuesday to Sunday              5pm - 10.30pm                                   

*We are now open for Breakfast & Lunch!                                 


Reservations & Enquiries

Call (02) 9144 6466 or book on TheFork!

*Dinner reservations are essential

*Online bookings, require one day notice
*Same day bookings, please call the restaurant directly for availabilities.

*We have 2 dinner reservation times:

5pm to 7.30pm which means you can book anytime between 5pm  but be out by 7.30pm /  if you book at 7.30pm you can stay till we close!


Group Bookings 

*Bookings of 12+ we have a selection of set menu options for a Thursday, Friday & Saturday night (view options here). Unfortunately we have a no BYO policy (for groups) but we have a great selection of craft beers, cocktails, wines & soft drinks to choose from.


Dinner Menu

Breakfast Menu


The Karoo Breakfast  24

two eggs, bacon, grilled tomato, mushrooms, hash browns, boerewors sausage and sourdough toast


Sweet Potato Corn Fritters  (GF, V)  19

poached egg, avocado, haloumi, pesto, lemon & fresh herbs


Eggs Benedict 19

poached eggs, wilted spinach, asparagus, home made hollandaise sauce, potato rosti, avocado, your choice of mushrooms, bacon or smoked salmon 


Brunch Bowl  (V) 19

soft poached egg, dukkah, mushrooms, quinoa, kale, smash avocado, grilled halloumi, hummus, olive oil & lemon dressing

Avo on Toast (V)  18

brown miche, avocado, roasted tomatoes, asparagus, goats cheese, poached egg & fresh herbs


Lunch Menu 

Chilli Prawn Linguine  22

sun-dried tomato, parmesan + rocket


Crispy Fish Tacos  21

3 soft flour tortillas, beer battered fish, tomato corn salsa, rocket + jalapeno mayo


Cheese Burger  19

wagyu beef patty, cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, caramelised onion, house sauce and chips

Fried Chicken Burger  19

slaw, tomato, battered chicken, pickles, cheese, chipotle and chips

Grilled Chicken Burger  18

lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, jalapeno mayo and chips


Veggie Burger  (V)  19

quinoa patty, lettuce, tomato, haloumi, beetroot hummus,

vegan aioli and chips

Bowl Of Chips   5 / 8

small or large


Omelette (V)  17.5

spinach, cheese, mushrooms, red onion, basil, goats cheese + sourdough toast


Breakfast Burger  17

lettuce, beef patty, bacon, fried egg, caramelised onion, cheese, tomato sauce & aioli

Acai Berry Bowl  (VG)  16

granola, banana, strawberries, goji berries, roasted nuts + coconut flakes


French Toast  18

brioche, bacon, mascarpone, caramelised banana, berries + maple


Waffle Stack  (V)  15

nutella, strawberries, banana, chocolate sauce + vanilla ice cream


Brekkie Wrap  15

scrambled eggs, avocado, crispy bacon, hash browns and tomato relish


Bacon & Egg Roll   12

aioli, rocket + tomato relish or BBQ sauce



Butternut Pumpkin Salad   (V)  17

mixed greens, chickpeas, avocado, cherry tomato, pine nuts, feta and herb dressing 


Grilled Chicken Wrap  15

lettuce, tomato, avocado, red onion, cheese, chipotle

Falafel Wrap (VG)  16

home-made falafels, mixed leaf, tomato, beetroot hummus, onion, vegan aioli

Roasted Lamb Wrap  17

mixed leaf, roasted lamb, sun-dried tomatoes, cheese, red onion, hummus, mint yoghurt


Vegetarian Toastie (V)  13

mixed leaf, zucchini, capsicum, eggplant, tomato, cheese + pesto mayo

Lox Bagel   16

smoked salmon, rocket, red onion, creme fraiche, avocado

BLAT Bagel  15

bacon, spinach, avocado, tomato, tomato relish

Vegan Bagel  (VG)  15

lettuce, avocado, tomato, cucumber, vegan aioli


Warm Marinated Olives  8  (V)


Crispy Polenta  17  (V)

rosemary & garlic aioli

Herb & Chilli Burratta  16

with pizza sticks

Beef Capaccio  18

truffle oil, pinenuts, aioli & rocket

Arancini Balls  18  (V)

tomato sugo, smoked mozzarella with basil pesto

Meatballs   18

add fresh focaccia +4

Calamari   19

lightly battered with garlic aioli

Spinach & Feta Twists  18  (V)

with extra virgin olive oil & oregano

Garlic Pizza 15  (V)

extra virgin olive oil, garlic & oregano 

add mozzarella cheese  + 4

Caprese Salad  17  (V)

tomato medley, buffalo mozzarella, basil & olive oil

Bruschetta 18  (V)

tomatoes, oregano, basil, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic


Meat & Cheese Board  45 (4 pax) or 27 (2 pax)

salami, biltong, prosciutto, chorizo, mixed olives & marinated vegetables, selection of cheeses & fresh focaccia 


Meatballs   14

served with linguine & parmesan 

Hawaiian Pizza   13

tomato, fior di latte, ham & pineapple    

Margherita Pizza   13  (V)

tomato, fior di latte, parmesan    

Meat Lovers   14

tomato, fior di latte, ham & karoo sausage 

Fries   10

beer battered fries with tomato sauce  



Mixed Seafood Linguine  32

prawns, squid, fish, cherry tomatoes, chili, basil & white wine

Crab Spaghettini 32

crab meat, tomato, fennel, garlic & chilli

Homemade Gnocchi   28

mushroom puree, cherry tomatoes, basil & pine nuts

Beef Cheek Ragu   29

pappardelle with basil & parmesan

Risotto  28

roast pumpkin, chicken & roasted walnuts

Vegetarian Penne (V) 28

tomato, olives, basil, broccoli, zucchini, capsicum, mushrooms & parmesan

Spaghetti La Salsa (V)  28

saffron, butter, tomato served with burrata



Focaccia (V) 12

with rosemary, olives & olive oil

Truffles Chips (V) 12

with parmesan, truffle oil & parsley

Mixed Beans (V)   12 (2 pax)

olives, olive oil, parmesan & basil pesto


Affogato  13

vanilla ice cream, shot of espresso & frangelico liqueur 

Tiramisu   14

savoiardi biscuit dipped in coffee, layered with mascarpone,

liqueur, cocoa & chocolate sauce

Karoo Dompedro 14 

vanilla ice cream & whiskey blended with your choice of kahlua,

amarula or frangelico liqueur 

Nutella Pizza  18    

mascarpone & strawberries 

add ice cream +4



Roast Butternut (GF, V)   18

mix leaf, cherry tomatoes, chickpeas, avocado, balsamic onion, feta, pine nuts & herb dressing 

add lamb +7

add chicken +6

Rocket & Pear (GF, V)   18

rocket, pear, pine nuts, parmesan & balsamic dressing


Mista (GF, V)   16

mix leaf, cherry tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, olives & red wine dressing

Panzanella (V)  21

burrata, tomatoes, spanish onion, olives, capsicum & sourdough croutons 

Mixed Slaw  (V) 19

quinoa, mixed slaw, mint & tahini dressing

add lamb +7

add chicken +6


Margherita (V)   24

buffalo mozzarella, basil & olive oil


Capricciosa   26

fior di latte, free-range ham, artichoke, mushrooms, basil & olives 


Diavola   25

fior di latte, mild salami, olives & chilli oil


Salsiccia   25

fior di latte, hot salami, italian sausage, mushrooms & olive oil


Gamberi Basilico  29

fior di latte, tiger prawns, cherry tomatoes, parmesan & basil pesto

Quattro Formaggi (V)   26 - Pizza Bianca (White Base) fior di latte, gorgonzola, parmesan, fetta, oregano, basil & olive oil


Prosciutto   26

fior di latte, prosciutto, rocket, parmesan, basil & olive oil


The Karoo   28

fior di latte, biltong, gorgonzola, rocket & home-made fig preserve


Funghi   25

fior di latte, proscuitto, mushrooms & truffle Oil


Karoo Meat Lovers   28

fior di latte, BBQ sauce, free-range ham, salami, homemade ‘boerewors’ sausage & pancetta


Supreme   28

tomato, fior di latte, free-range ham, salami, capsicum, onion, 

parsley & sun dried tomatoes   

Tandoori  25

tomato, fior di latte, tandoori chicken, cucumber, coriander &

mint yoghurt


Hawaiian   24

tomato, fior di latte, free-range ham, pineapple

Eden Garden (V)  28

basil pesto, fior di latte, mushrooms, eggplant, capsicum, 

sun dried tomatoes, olives & feta


Spanish 28

tomato, fior di latte, chorizo, prawns, jalapeno's, chipotle mayo

Cuban 28

tomato, fior di latte, pancetta, cajun tiger prawns, pineapple, sour cream & sweet chilli sauce

Roasted Lamb  28

tomato, fior di latte, roasted lamb, spinach, butternut, red onion

& feta

Spiced Lamb 28

tomato, spiced lamb mince, pinenuts, mint & tahini dressing


Truffle Delight (V)  26

potato, mushroom, truffle oil & basil pesto

Mushroom Deluxe (V) 27

fior di latte, mushroom paste, taleggio cheese, balsamic onions, mushrooms, parsley & truffle oil


chef specials available every week


gluten free bases 5
buffalo mozzarella / anchovies / salmon / prawns 5 

chicken / lamb / ham / salami / prosciutto 4
veggies  3


BYO cake - cakeage 3.5/person 

Gluten Free Pasta available on request (please let us know when you make your reservation)


Group Set Menus

Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights

For groups 12+



'The Karoo' $35/head​ - 

Pizza & Salad -

Pizza enough for the table to share (up to 3 choices) and Salad (up to 2 choices)

*GF and Vegetarian options available

'The Klein (Small) Karoo' - $45/head 

Antipasto board -

Arancini Balls, Crispy Polenta, Sliced Meat & Marinated Olives/Roasted Vegetable Bowl

Pizza -

Pizzas enough for the table to share

*we choose the pizza but we can accommodate according to taste

*GF and Vegetarian options available

& Salads for the Table

'The Groot (Great) Karoo' - $55/head

Antipasto board -

Arancini Balls, Crispy Polenta, Calamari, Feta Spinach Twists, Sliced Meat & Marinated Olives/Roasted Vegetable Bowl

Pizza & Pasta -

Pizza and Pasta enough for the table to share

*we choose the pizza and pasta, but can accommodate according to taste

*GF and Vegetarian options available

& Salads for the Table

Other information you need to know:

- You can add Nutella Pizza for dessert to any of the set menus for an extra $5 per person 

- No BYO (wine or beer) for any group bookings, we have a large selection of Handcrafted Beers, Wines and Cocktails on our menu

- Kids 14 and under $20/head


*For Group bookings of 12 or more a $15 per person deposit is required at least 48 hour prior to your event, and confirmation of numbers and your choice of set menu.

Karoo & Co Wahroonga

4/178 Fox Valley Road, Wahroonga

9489 0261

Karoo & CO the old school

205 Mona Vale Road, St Ives

9144 6466