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“Very good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rockpool Bar & Grill

Rockpool Bar & Grill
Crown Complex Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia (Southbank)
03 8648 1900
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Ranked #70 of 3,915 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $196
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Southbank
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I enjoyed coming to Rockpool, we booked a table and waited at the bar for some really well made cocktails. The maitre d' was a little aloof to be honest. She did look stressed perhaps. When we finally got to our table we ordered our food and wine service was very good. The food was good but wasn't as good as the last time we were there. We waited a little for someone to take our dessert order, admittedly we were the last ones in the restaurant and the staff were busy cleaning up. All in all a good night out.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“One time only”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We really wanted to visit this one and we got in at last minute. The service staff were just wonderful - lovely and the hostess was so lovely but the witch on the till where you paid - oh my god was she rude. The food was great except for the pork belly that was too well done but the hostess was so polite about it - very expensive - wouldn't go back because at the end of the evening the last thing you want to face is a witch in glasses like her- perhaps customer service training would be good!!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Great night out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant has one of my faves - giants cheese tortellini with prawns and burnt butter sauce.
I have ordered it every time I have dined here.
The service is attentive, atmosphere is set with dim lighting and dark wood furniture, location amazing and adds to the vibe.
A little expensive for what you get.
But a great night out!
Guests of ours did say food was too salty but I didn't find this to be the case.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Still the best steak in Melbourne!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Our second visit to Rockpool and after an amazing first experience the food and service didn't dissapoint. With oysters, grilled king prawns and a beautiful aged ribeye it was simple, high quality ingredients cooked perfectly and served with grace. Still the best steakhouse style restaurant in Melbourne.

  • Visited September 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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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Top service, okay food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

The atmosphere is amazing, service was impeccable, food was just alright. I ordered the wagyu skirt and the presentation was lacking. We did get really nice candy corn with our coffee though. That was nice. They also asked if we wanted tap water, mineral or sparkling. Thoughtful!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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