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Rockpool Bar & Grill

#150 of 4,203 Restaurants in Sydney
#163 of 4,541 Places to Eat in Sydney
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Barbecue, Australian
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66 Hunter St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8078 1900
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 348
    Excellent
  • 182
    Very good
  • 90
    Average
  • 45
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Not as good a pull as the Melbourne one

We had such an amazing meal at their restaurant in Melbourne we thought we would try the one in Sydney. The meal just wasn't the same quality or standard which was a real shame. It was still good just not as good Also beware if you want the burger they will only serve it in the bar and not the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Flyingscalpel
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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English first
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We had such an amazing meal at their restaurant in Melbourne we thought we would try the one in Sydney. The meal just wasn't the same quality or standard which was a real shame. It was still good just not as good Also beware if you want the burger they will only serve it in the bar and not the... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We held a business round table event for 16 guests, and did this in a private room on the first floor. The service was very good, and we had a special menu with about 4 choices per course on it. The food was excellent, and much enjoyed by our guests. Finally, the event was arranged for a fixed (but minimum)... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I have eaten here on multiple occasions, and it never disappoints. First of all the restaurant sits in a beautiful building, but that is just a side bonus. The service, excels here, selection of quality produce is gorgeous, and when you put the food in your mouth, it brings a tear to your eye. The barmen know how to make... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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203 reviews 203 reviews
361 helpful votes 361 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Only undiscerning suckers can fall for this snobby trap passing itself as a fine restaurant. This is why: 1. Ambience: tables were crammed against each other. There is no privacy and if you want to talk personal or company business, go elsewhere. Management wants to maximize profit at the expense of quality and finesse. If you pay for a business... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A bit to contrived for my liking.. It feels like an upmarket Franchise, will you have french wine with that.. Food is great ,but..

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The dining room is beautiful. The menu is extensive and very fancy. The food is delicious. Very reasonable portions. Is expensive but definitely worth it. Attended the 6pm sitting and did feel a little rushed to order as we were encouraged to be out of the dining room (move to the bar) by 8pm. The staff were knowledgeable and helpful.... More 

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Senior Contributor
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Service was excellent, menu is extensive with lots of choices. Rockpool bar & grill has a nice location, ambience and excellent service. I ordered the Pork Belly and Squid entree which was delicious and had really nice flavour. My steak 'Rib Fillet' was just ok, well cooked but lacked flavour. For the price you pay i could match the quality... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

After many months of planning we had a much anticipated birthday celebration meal at Rockpool bar and grill Sydney last night. What a disappointment ! We got there early hoping to have cocktails at the bar. This was full with a loud mouthed poorly dressed group of people and so we chose to go directly to our table. We were... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We popped in to the bar for a drink and light dinner. The cocktails were nice enough but paled in comparison to the cocktails we had prior at 360 Bar & Dining. The empanadas were dry and bland, Bolognese was down right bad and the steak sandwich was alright. I've dined in the restaurants twice before and found it to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

am a regular visitor to rock pool restaurant when in sydney.on this occasion we were a party of 10 celebrating a birthday.a.converted bank,rock pool is big,airy,spacious with a busy vibe.the service is attentive.(my son is well known to the personnel).we ordered tartare- steak and tuna.oysters,calamari,bolognese,grilled vegetable,whiting fish,filet and ribeye steaks.sides included butter lettuce,chopped salad,veg entree,chips,mushrooms,salad,pumpkin,boiled greens and Brussels sprouts. all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 66 Hunter St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8078 1900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?