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Pancakes on the Rocks

4 Hickson Road | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
61 2 9247 6371
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Ranked #374 of 5,162 restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $9 - $23
Cuisines: Australian, International, Creperie
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: City Centre
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721 reviews from our community

67% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Have fond memories of Pancakes on The Rocks from years ago so decided to return for breakfast with teen who goes here regularly with friends. The service was friendly and efficient but the food was truly awful. I could only manage a few mouthfuls of the scrambled eggs and the pancakes were inedible. Even teen did not enjoy the food... More

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Cicero, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

The pancakes were decent. They had some interesting toppings. The service was just ok - the server was inattentive and appeared to be talking to friends at another table for a majority of our visit. Nothing wrong with the place but nothing spectacular either. Full disclosure my husband were still suffering from jet leg when we had dinner here and... More

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Sydney, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Don't mind this place but don't go hungry you'd be chewing your arm off before you got seated, then the food usually comes out about 30 mins after you'd ordered and then your drinks 10mins later.

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Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

For breakfast we had the Up North (egg, sausage, two large pancakes, grilled banana and pineapple); it was delicious. We especially liked the "well" in each pancake for the butter. We decided to go back for dinner another night where we had the Mexicana and Thai Chicken crepes, both of which were flavourful and left us happy. Don't be turned... More

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Seongnam, South Korea
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

I and my wife visited the pancakes on the Rocks where we'd heard the best place for pancake. We ate the pancake with banana and chicken & bacon pizza. They were very tasty! Especially, pancake is very soft and sweaty. I think it has value for tasting. Pizza was 17.95 AUD and pancake was about 15 AUD.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

If you decided to open a restaurant wouldn't you offer the highest quality food? Well, pancakes has done just what many restaurants in Sydney tend to do. I understand why people go to these restaurants, it's because there's nothing better so they put up with poor food.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Amazing Pancakes, great location after a hike over the bridge! friendly service and free water!! be aware pancakes are what brit would call scottish pancakes if you want UK pancakes order crepes!

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I don't know why we did it. It could have been that it looked busy and busy is good, yeah? It's not our kind if place - too plasticky and get em in get em out. I should have looked on here first... But then again, at 4+ stars I would have been misled. The food was so underwhelming it... More

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

They have an extensive menu, you can have basically any style of pancake your heart desires... The only (big) downside is that it's SO popular, we had to queue for about 30 minutes and a homeless man was bothering everyone who was in the queue. It was good once we were in there, but I don't know if I'd go... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The restaurant is very hard to find unless you know exactly where it is as it is on few maps of the area (it's in the lower section of Metcalfe Arcade). The service was terrible - after 40 minutes of sitting there, the waiter finally noticed I hadn't got any food, and it seemed my order had not actually been... More

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