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“Great Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rockpool Bar & Grill, Perth

Rockpool Bar & Grill, Perth
Burrswood Resort Complex | Great Eastern Highway, Perth, Western Australia, Australia (Perth CBD)
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Ranked #84 of 1,459 restaurants in Perth
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Perth CBD
Perth
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

To celebrate my husband's birthday, we decided to splurge and go to Rockpool. We loved every minute of it. The staff were friendly, professional and attentive & the food fantastic.
We didn't order an entree as had already indulged in cocktails in La Vie at Crown Casino, so went for the Fillet & Rib Eye with two side dishes. The steaks were cooked perfectly & so tender. There is absolutely nothing else served with them, so you do need to order sides.
The sides were large servings - could have got away with 1 dish. However, they were excellent - especially the Potato & Cabbage Gratin - delicious!
The ambience of Rockpool is innovative and lovely. My only feeling is that the tables of two are too close together. We could hear the conversation at the table next to us all evening.
Sure, Rockpool is not cheap (especially their wines), but for a special occasion, you simply cannot beat it.
Would love to be able to eat there once a week.

  • Visited October 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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Perth
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best food and good wine list”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Rockpool is one of the best restaurants in Perth. The food is always well presented and full of flavours, the steak good to perfection. The wine list is like a book you always find somethink from a good wine from France to a descend wine from Margret river. Will go back for another good meal.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Australia
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“The big tease”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The candle lit entry to Rockpool set the scene for what was sure to be an exquisite experience of fine dining. The staff were friendly & professional and seated our party of 11 promptly in a semi private area, the use of mesh dividers and the acoustic muffling materials makes this restaurant very quiet even when full. The staff were very attentive early in the evening, this dissipated towards the latter part of the evening once the mains had been served.
The entrees & mains that were ordered ranged from excellent (steaks) to bland and boring (fish). The meals were small & the side dishes were expensive but tasty.
I feel that Rockpool has a lot of 'window dressing' that you pay handsomely for and if you peel that away, there are better restaurants in Perth at half the price. I would not be inclined to dine there again.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Rockpool is very expensive but if your out to impress, this is the restaurant for you. The steaks are to die for and the staff are incredible. We went for dinner and found the food fantastic. I had a steak and we had 3 side dishes. The servings were large and 2 side dishes would have been enough, and I have a large appetite. Wine list is extensive and a full bar is available. A great night out. Too expensive for a regular meal out but great for special occasions .

  • Visited October 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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“food was great, service lacking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Once again, front of house has let another fine restaurant down. Veggos at the table were served favour ten to twenty minutes before non veggos. This was at a function, but that is no excuse. The food was very nice and the facility lovely.

Visited July 2013
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