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Rockpool Bar & Grill

#33 of 4,427 Restaurants in Sydney
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Central Business District
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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66 Hunter St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8078 1900
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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113 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hard to complain about a restaurant that is in such a beautiful dining hall, and the food is up to the challenge. Had the abalone pasta which was fantastic. Good wine list, service and it all comes together.

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Thank dazza48
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dined here last week and must say it lived up to the great reputation it has. Nothing was wrong and everthhing seemed to be quite pleasant.

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Thank seanmcklinley
Charlotte, NC, USA
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221 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first night in Sydney we dined at Rockpool. Word to the wise.. Make even your weeknight reservations at least 3 weeks in advance! Setting looks like a marvelous, cavernous old bank branch. Menu is extensive. Everything we ordered was delicious. Don't miss the passion fruit pavlova for dessert.

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Thank Carol G
Sydney, Australia
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431 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I last visited Rockpool Bar & Grill about a year ago. I'd intended to return sooner, because the meal on that occasion was one of the best I've ever enjoyed in Sydney. And this time it was as great in every way. The food was equally superlative. The wine list is still to dream about. And the service was impeccable,... More 

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Thank DerAlteBach
Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was worth the experience. Tje restaurant is set in a magnificent old office building. The service was friendly but nothing extraordinary. Our entres were delicious and the butter was to die for. Unfortunately the mains were extremely salty, when we told the waitress we were advised the chef liked his food salty but agreed it was even too salty... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a thing I could fault. It is expensive, but really is worth it. Even the side dishes are divine. We enjoyed everything about it. The waiters were attentive, but not annoying and the ambiance enhanced the whole experience. It really was the best dining experience I have had to date.

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Thank aletteB
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing art deco building in central Sydney. The best meal during my Asia trip recently. The steak, cream cauliflower, duck fat chips and mushrooms some of the best I have had anywhere. A decent wine list, had a Bordeaux recommended by sommelier at $80 as very good. Would definitely highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Simon B
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably one of the best restaurant experiences in Sydney. Their steaks are top notch and wouldn't have it anywhere else! The interior is one of a kind too. Always a good restaurant to bring friends from overseas to showcase fine Australian dining.

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Thank Ady S
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64 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Up until now I viewed expensive restaurants as being "over the top, price wise". There is a value add when.... ambiance, great service, little extra care, quality, quantity and attention to detail are taken into the "dining experience"

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Thank Jeffrey S
Sydney, Australia
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The mac and cheese side and the rhubarb and vanilla dessert were the standouts here. The steaks were lovely, but to be honest, far from the best steaks we've had. It was nice, don't get me wrong, but at its price point, we would not return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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.