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Rockpool Bar & Grill

#39 of 4,551 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
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Thursday nights in November aren't boom nights normally. But it was good to see how busy this restaurant was last week. Why? Because they deliver a really good product with excellent service. Our special ribs were absolutely delicious. The fish received just as much appreciation as did the famous mixed mushrooms. Desserts were excellent too. Not inexpensive but definitely of... More 

Thank bigvicSydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Situated in the 1936 Emil Sodersteen designed Art Deco building, the dining room is exquisite! Tall granite pillars, marble walls and elegant windows. The menu is vast and the idea is to share dishes. The steaks hardly need a knife, the lamb cutlets equally tender and interesting choices of accompaniments. Lots of seafood on the menu - will need to... More 

Thank Trish66
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great service, great flavours and attention to detail on the service. However, some of the sides were disappointing, courgettes were floating in water. Someone ordered the last dish of what my friend wanted at the same time as us, so my friend missed out. She ended up only eating half of her second choice as it wasn't really what she... More 

Thank Rebecca M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must visit in Sydney. The Art Deco decor is beautiful and it has an open kitchen that is part of the ambiance. The menu is very good and the meat is simply excellent.

Thank Hectorortega
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited here for a Friday night dinner with my sister. We booked ahead (thankfully) and the place was humming when we arrived at 7.30pm. We were seated immediately and the service was quick, professional and attentive all night. This is a really special place- a wine book (there's no way that much wine can be called a "list") to... More 

Thank 2HMP007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your visiting port Douglas, this place has the best food. Great service and the restaurant is hidden away from the busy main Street. Kangaroo loin was amazing and the only way to eat kangaroo. Tuna and reef fish are out of this world. Definitely get the croc karage, you won't be disappointed, it taste like chicken!

Thank Michael L
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sydney restaurants are generally over-rated and way too expensive -but this place could easily be one of the best in the country -exquisite food, brilliantly prepared -minimum fuss - I'd eat here on a daily basis but then I'd just have to move into the Wentworth around the corner and the windows are too small. Great restaurant -treat yourself!

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Copthorne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Right in the very heart of Sydney, this beautiful, ex Bank, Art Deco building, houses a very upmarket and fashionable bar and restaurant. Absolutely packed on the Thursday evening we went for dinner, a real buzzy bar where we had delicious cocktails and then into the enormous restaurant for dinner, a truly awesome space! Food very good overall, the oysters... More 

Thank Keith C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were two couples having a social and business dinner. The food was very good. Frankly the wine list was over the top. Very little good value Australian wine (tough to find anything reasonable under $100). But the service was very spasmodic - food arriving and not knowing where it was going; accompaniments to main dishes going to the wrong... More 

Thank patrickjj
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My main was was very, very disappointing. $65 for a rib eye that seemed about a quarter fat and gristle. 'Sides'($15) were nice/easily the best part. Service was very good at the start but died off, I suppose when it became obvious we weren't 'big spenders (ie the wines we ordered were less than $100) but as we still spent... 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
Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 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
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?
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  • 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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