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Rockpool Bar & Grill

#33 of 4,469 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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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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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely venue, beautiful ambience, great wait-staff and........ the best food you could taste! So fresh, so no-fuss, just pure, perfectly done food! Not over-priced, great wine list and you will be assured to have a lovely time. My favourite 'go-to' restaurant whenever I want to really enjoy a meal.

Thank Suzanne Maree F
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice ambience, excellent service, top quality food. Perfect for a nice dating place if you are looking to propose. Quite classy.

Thank Abby1601
Auckland, New Zealand
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting sydney and made an in line booking to ensure we could get to enjoy the Rockpool having visited the same restaurant some years earlier when located at the rocks. The place is 'cavernous' in size, a real hustle bussel with staff in all directions. We ordered oysters to start, squid and pork belly and grilled prawns with mains ,... More 

Thank Edenescape S
Zurich, Switzerland
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478 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I googled 'best burger in Sydney' and Rockpool was recommended in a couple of articles so I headed off on my last day in the city. I arrived around 1.30 so managed to get a spot in the bar which was perfect for a solo diner. The bar is quiet dark, and has an upmarket sophisticated feel. Most of their... More 

Thank Swisswifey
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Expensive, but value for money. and the best meal we had in the CBD. Terrific steaks and lamb chops. Very professional service exactly the right level without getting in the way, delivery perfectly timed You can tell they have invested in training. If only you could have the food and service from here with the view from Cafe Sydney...

Thank PhilReading
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went here for dinner and thought it was all round excellent. The building and art deco design inside is very grand plus there is plenty of room between tables. The menu had a good selection and all of our meals were excellent as was the service. The grilled prawns to start are a must have!

Thank chinashenzhen
Canton, Georgia
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had the good fortune of a rainy Monday in Sydney because it forced us to review our indoor options. At the top of the list was Rockpool Bar & Grill, and it did not disappoint! We sat in the bar and had excellent service by Kat (Cat) and Nielson (sp?). From the hand juiced tomatoes and carrots in my... More 

Thank CantonGaBill
Hunter Valley
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283 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful venue The staff are red hot - excellent The entrees were as good as have ever had. The clams But then Steak tartare with chips....but the chips were cold The duck. OK it's supposed to be on the rare side but this one was still quacking Partridge. Cold. Sent back and replaced. Tasteless. Felt very watery The result... More 

Thank Howard D
Sydney, Australia
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is stunning, the building is an art-deco classic that provides diners with a large space, immaculately decorated. The food is generously proportioned and universally outstanding. We enjoyed a range of entrees, while for main meals, most in our party opted for steaks, all perfectly cooked, well seasoned and delicious. The sommelier was generous with his time and absolutely... More 

Thank rockydotdom
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Family group of 5 dined in the bar area ordering from the dinner menu. We all very much enjoyed our appetisers and main size meals. Melina's service was outstanding. Lovely food and staff. Can't wait to dine here again. The bar area is a tad dark, lighting wise. The restaurant area is always heavily booked in advance but you can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
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?

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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.
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