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Rockpool Bar & Grill

#134 of 5,424 Restaurants in Sydney
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66 Hunter St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8078 1900
Website
Today
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 333
    Excellent
  • 168
    Very good
  • 88
    Average
  • 39
    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
Most recent review
Great food, disappointing service

My partner and I had our anniversary dinner here last night. The food was delicious but it took forever to come. We also had to wait an hour for our dessert and no wait staff checked in on us during that time to see if we were okay... which kind of ruined the night for us. The bathrooms were... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Ashley K
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

My partner and I had our anniversary dinner here last night. The food was delicious but it took forever to come. We also had to wait an hour for our dessert and no wait staff checked in on us during that time to see if we were okay... which kind of ruined the night for us. The bathrooms were obviously... More 

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Singapore
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

some of the reviews make this place seem a little hit & miss .... For us (4) we had a great night with no complaints ....champagne and wine were great recommendations by the sommelier 9/10. We all had different dry aged steaks for mains and no complaints... Only one was able to finish a dessert and this was fine. All... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The building is lovely and there is a lot of ambience with the lighting. The good was very nice, but not amazing (comparing to price and other experiences). Good wine selection and they know what they're talking about. Overall the service was ok - I haven't said great as we waited for about 45min to order and then about 20-30min... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

My Partner took my here for a early Valentine as we've always wanted to try it being in the Industry. We were definitely not disappointed! My biggest pet peeve at any Restaurant/Café/Hotel is lack of service, Rock Pool had it in spades. We arrived a good deal earlier to our reservation and we still seated immediately. The waitress even apologised... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Wow it was like walking (six of us) into Pharoahs tomb high ceilings lots of columns and marble cold and sterile and the service reinforce that the staff were like attendants in the mausoleum no life in them, while the cocktails in the antechamber so dark you could not see the people around you where ok and the food in... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I travelled to Sydney for a quick business trip, and many of the locals stated that the best burger in town was at the Rockpool Bar in grill. I decided to try it out, and I was not disappointed. Working in the restaurant industry for nearly 20 years, I have had my fair share of food. The Burger was cooked... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

went here for a friends 30th, while some of the meals where small everyone really enjoyed their meals. entrance staff where great but took a long time for someone to take our order impressive wine list will come again despite the slight feeling of being in a hotel lobby

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Sydney
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

While the somellier and the wine were top notch . The food was boring and the ambience was equal to a hotel lobby . I have previously had an amazing meal here but this was lacking in all respects food was average and service similar .

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El Paso, Texas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Went here based on the positive reviews. Needless to say we were disappointed. Yes, the building is beautiful and the service is excellent. However, don't know what happened to the kitchen. My husband had lamb for over $50 on Australia Day. The one day they should absolutely know how to cook lamb. It was overcooked and tough. His dessert caramels... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is a top restaurant in Australia. In an old heritage building. The menu is extensive with a particularly interesting selection of "sides". The wine list is over 200 pages long and so it is a good idea to read through it in advance. Both food and wine are excellent as is the whole experience although it is wise to... 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: Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?