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Rockpool Bar & Grill

#155 of 4,148 Restaurants in Sydney
#170 of 4,560 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 92
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  • 46
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  • 12
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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
Great location wonderful atmosphere

great location in the heart of sydney this venue takes you back in time to when service really counted. You feel like a movie star when you walk in. Food it good and simple steaks and grills however it si very expensive. Wine list is extensive yet lacks many of the Australian classics

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
David D
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

went back for the 10th time this year... hate to say but there is slip in the food offering... steak was not perfect , salad was limp and not the usual abundant portion, pavlova was soft and very little fruit or cream ... service ws top notch and wine excellent but 25 a glass for average brand , so not... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Took my son there for dinner. The service, food, wine were as good as I expected; that is excellent! This is my Go To restaurant for treating someone on a special occasion and will continue to be. If you are a lover of great beef it cannot be beaten.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

great location in the heart of sydney this venue takes you back in time to when service really counted. You feel like a movie star when you walk in. Food it good and simple steaks and grills however it si very expensive. Wine list is extensive yet lacks many of the Australian classics

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The wine list is fantastic, the food wow try the starters, we shared 3 between us and then moved onto the mains - rib on the bone Rare perfectly cooked - if you want Rare you have to ask and demand it as its the best if you like that.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Monday is a difficult to dine out. The restaurant industry think the world stops on Monday. Fortunately Rookpool is an exception. In what can only be described as a spectacular setting, the open kitchen bistro served high quality efficiently. A business lunch requires discrete service and considered timing. Rockpool delivered on all fronts. A good experience.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Visited Rockpool with some girlfriends for a birthday treat. We were surprised to see how busy it was for a Tuesday night. The service was immaculate and the food was very nice (hand cut chips were delicious!) but expensive. I had a main size prawn and goats cheese tortellini for my meal. There were only 4 prawns and it was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Dined at rock pool towards the end of May. Was a Saturday night and had a late reservation. Felt rushed, and was treated as though we were "just another guest". A STRUGGLE to get a drink. Unorganised wait staff. Meals were absolutely tiny and left me absolutely ill all night. I had the prawn pasta - very bland, and my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Been a consistent diner in the Rockpool restaurants for 20 years. This is in a lovely old ? bank. There is not a lot to do in the design other than to accentuate the good bits of the old building. My friends had various steaks including 1 lump which must have spent all of 5 seconds on each side on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I recently went here for a Thursday evening business dinner however I have previously been here for a business lunch also. From the outset the service was exemplary - professional, warm but without being in your face. Had the charcoal squid and pork belly as a starter - delicious combination and a great way to start the meal. For main... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We just love the bar here, recently ducked in to order a bottle of champagne and some burgers with friends. Although expensive they were completely delicious and well worth a try. Champagne selection by the bottle was outrageously good. The service is another level. It has been many, many years since the cork has been offered to smell when bottle... More 

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Additional Information about Rockpool Bar & Grill

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

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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: Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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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