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Rockpool Bar & Grill

#33 of 4,360 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
Australian, Gluten Free
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66 Hunter St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8078 1900
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had an excellent time at the Rockpool Bar and Grill on a Wednesday. Arrived early but were shown straight to our table. Wait staff were informative on menu and wine choices. Steaks were expertly cooked and the taste was good as I have experienced for specialist high class steak restaurant. Will be back next time to try the famous Wagu... More 

Thank Kiwi1098
Mexico City, Mexico
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Rockpool for dinner at Melbournes casino! If you like meat its a great restaurant to go! It was deliciouse! Great service and great ambience and food! I recommend you make a reservation because it was completly full!! Great place for an elegant dinner

Thank Lucero788
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner with a colleague in my visit to Sydney. Great vibe for a Monday night and almost packed. The food was great (try the brisket dish, highly recommended). Good wine selection. The service was good. Overall experience was very good and I think I'd visit again :)

Thank Ash K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the worst meal we had in 2 weeks in Australia, possibly including the rural truck stop in Queensland. We had to laugh when, after I said to my husband that we had had a better meal on the plane over, we saw that the Qantas business class menu is "Rockpool inspired." Tastes better on the plane. The restaurant... More 

Thank nsdc2015
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food but with the exception of one waitress the service was patchy. The restaurant itself was buzzy and it was still a good night out. However it is pricey and being long established should run smoother.

Thank John S
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rockpool B&G has become my go-to place for special occasions, most definitely my favourite restaurant in Sydney. The steaks are to die for, I have not come across a better-cooked piece of meat anywhere, ever. I almost feel sad for the people who spend $40-odd on a mediocre steak at an average restaurant where they can get something a million... More 

Thank EB3110
Toronto, Canada
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525 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 520 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently I had the good fortune of dining at some of Sydney's better restaurants. Fortunately, my last meal was at Rockpool Bar and Grill. (They have another restaurant called Rockpool est. 1989 that is closing until August 8, 2016 for a few weeks for a re-brand to 11 Bridges. This is a different place.) After a really unsatisfactory and wallet... More 

Thank mbc421
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was perhaps my 15th visit to Rockpool Bar and Grill. I am a fan. The main room is very grand and with its busy open kitchen it creates a perfect atmosphere to settle in for a memorable meal. The staff is efficient and friendly. On my most recent visit I took my 13 year old son and he was... More 

Thank Peter H
Chicago, Illinois
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is hard to get a table at so I decided to sit at the bar. Service was very attentive and the bartenders are quite nice and know the menu very well. The reason I am giving it a 3 star is because the ceviche I ordered for appetizer was drenched in olive oil and came out with a... More 

Thank zoobearz
Newcastle, Australia
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately, this restaurant and bar will be closing July 20th 2016. Get in before it re opens as 11 Bridge on 8th August 2016. The bar is delightful and serves some food. The restaurant is amazing and service unmatched. Another Neil Perry!

Thank Cathy D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Australian, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Hunter St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8078 1900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.