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Rockpool Bar & Grill

#167 of 4,241 Restaurants in Sydney
#186 of 4,662 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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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 380
    Excellent
  • 199
    Very good
  • 96
    Average
  • 47
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Excellent meals with excellent service

Going there because of recommendation from a close friend, we gambled since didn't make any reservation and it is on lunch hour. Greeted with warmth by the reception who got us a table immediately, served by an excellent staff who recommended several dishes. The food came out perfectly, the plating... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Panda1711
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Hong Kong, China
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The food here was so good. There was a really large selection because the menu is huge. The seafood we got was awesome. The oysters were amazing. We both ordered steaks, one grass fed filet and one iron fed filet. They were good, but not amazing. We have definitely had better. The wine list here was extremely good as well.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The Rockpool Bar & Grill dining room is spectacular - such a gorgeous and unique space. Menu is quite large but we always order steak and the wagyu fat potatoes - perfect. The entrees/sides are also fantastic, with some interesting options on the changing menu. The lemon doughnuts that are sometimes on the dessert menu are incredible. The wine list... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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12 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Going there because of recommendation from a close friend, we gambled since didn't make any reservation and it is on lunch hour. Greeted with warmth by the reception who got us a table immediately, served by an excellent staff who recommended several dishes. The food came out perfectly, the plating is nice, the taste is excellent (compliment to the cheff),... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We celebrated our Anniversary with dinner at Rockpool Bar & Grill and had a fantastic night. The wait staff were fabulous as was the food. The Wagyu Bolognese with Hand Cut Fettuccine would have to be one of the best pasta dishes I have ever had. Unfortunately no room for dessert but it was a lovely touch to bring a... More 

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Paris
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great restaurant all around, the food is great and a very aimable staff that know their jobs, a must do! I will certainly be returning here when I visit Sydney again!

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

as i love good food wine ambience and super service .this is luxury dinning .love everyminute of my dinnig experiece.from the time we were greeted sat down till we end our dinning it fantabulous.will be back .thank

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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Decor, location, scale truly impressive. Elegant and upmarket. The dining hall is spectacular. Waitress and sommelier service professional and knowledgable. Both the menu and wine lists are extensive and help is needed. But took a long while for our starters to arrive- terrific. The steaks were lived by our party but I found mine too fatty, rich and strong and... More 

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Nelson
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We booked for dinner at Rockpool before leaving NZ on a girls only shopping trip this month. This place is simply electrifying, we were seated near the kitchen and were mesmerized by activity - truly a night's entertainment and if that does not hold your attention then I am sure the wine menu will. The food was exquisite and we... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
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111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Had a brief dinner here, the location has been described already fairly well, it is just stunning. Service is great, like seldom experienced on that level! Try their classic Wagyu Burger with the handcut fries in their bar and enjoy the location. Drinks are great, their beer list is impressive. If you want to eat in the restaurant and not... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Rockpool is a very good restaurant, there is no doubt. Service performs well, the food is good, it possesses a strong wine selection and the ambiance is fine. The challenge is that it doesn't necessarily live up to the hyperbole and there are a number of restaurants in Sydney and other capitals that are equally as good, if not delivering... 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: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions
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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