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Rockpool Bar & Grill

66 Hunter St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
+61 2 8078 1900
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Ranked #111 of 5,092 restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: City Centre
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English first
sydney
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The room is amazing, the service top notch and the food was good. Thoroughly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.

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Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Unfortunately there was a major kitchen fire at Rockpool last night (wed 2 Apr). According to media reports it will be closed for sometime due to fire and water damage. You may want to check your reservations. Newspaper confirmation - NEIL Perry was on a flight to Hong Kong when almost 200 diners and staff were evacuated from his award-winning... More

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Nice environment, steak was beautiful, mussels very bland. French waiter was rude and not friendly. Won't go back, plenty of friendlier places to go to.

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Malibu, California, United States
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199 reviews 199 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Party of nine for a celebratory dinner at Rockpool in Sydney. The menu is quite unique with interestingly prepared pasta, fish, poultry, meat and vegetable dishes. They also have a substantial wine list with great choices, including Magnum sizes. As we were a larger party, we were in a private, upstairs room and went for a nice Magnum of Australian... More

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Adelaide
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We really enjoyed ourselves. If you're after an extravagant evening then Rockpool doesn't disappoint. Wine list is very long and dominated by expensive imports. And some expensive locals. Not a huge amount on the list for under $100. Lots of seafood on the menu. We had steaks with various other things for entree. Everything is spectacular. Sides are actually quite... More

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This was my first visit to Rockpool and I was told the steaks were fantastic. I ordered a T Bone and when it came out it was so salty I could not eat it. I did try but the salt was so overpowering. In addition it was already cut off the bone and sliced up, why? I have never experienced... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We had an awesome day Saturday 22 March and needed to complete it with an even better evening. Thank goodness we chose Rockpool as we were not disappointed.. The atmosphere was bustling and busy in the main area but we booked last minute through American Express and they managed to fit us in the mezzanine floor and it was lovely... More

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Miami, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

With many restaurants in Sydney, this is a must. Excellent menu with very fresh food. The service was by far and away the best we had in Sydney. Very crowded and a reservation is a must.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten at the Rockpool bar many times. The Wagyu burger used to be excellent as were the service, the ambience and the idividual pickle serves. A bit pricey but worth it. Last night was a huge disappointment. Service - poor, food - OK, pickles - none, Price - still high but no longer acceptable. There are better pub... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Food excellent over expensive for wine and service over the top, extremely busy difficult to have a conversation found the waiter very knowledgeable but to over whelming. Lovely old building brought back to life.

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