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“Waltzin Matilda” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rockpool Bar & Grill

Rockpool Bar & Grill
66 Hunter St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
+61 2 8078 1900
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Ranked #115 of 5,306 Restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: City Centre
Elgin, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Waltzin Matilda”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Pitched up late looking for a table,There was going to be a bit of a wait for the restaurant so elected to eat in the bar. We were not disappointed. We were looked after by Matilda and she was a credit to the restaurant, intelligent,informative and excellent with customers. The food was excellent and the building is iconic.

Visited August 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

LOVEEEEEE the food and atmosphere here. Unfortunately our waiter was a bit cocky towards my partner, however lovely towards me (don't know if that had anything to do with him being french?). I wouldn't think twice about taking family and friends there, its always a good time.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Amazing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

What am amazing building. Grand marble columns.
The champagne list so extensive and stunning.
Food cooked to perfection. Lamb was delicious and lobster that was Devine (lobster was reviewed by my dinner companions).
The staff were friendly and attentive.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney , Australia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“Still stunningly good Sydney big night out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This restaurant continues to put together an experience that for us cannot be faulted. Walking into the room creates an expectation given just how beautiful it has been restored. THe expectation is met - with the staff, the menu, the wine list, and then the meal. Four of us dined and every serve of each course was devoured. Pasta, fish, chicken - faultless. The sides of greens and mash were perfect compliments and then desserts were a treat - apple pie, rhubarb, pavlova all cleaned up quick smart. The service staff were brilliant - attentive and knowledgeable. We dined over 3 very enjoyable hours. World Class.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Faultless”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Amazing food of such high quality.
The service is also incredible. Sydney is not known for having great wait-staff but employees at Rockpool are true professionals. They really know their food and wine.
Don't miss out on the Goat's Cheese Tortellini entree. And save some room for their gorgeous desserts.

Visited October 2012
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