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Pancakes on the Rocks

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4 Hickson Rd | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9247 6371
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12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First day in Sydney. Friends took us there. We were warned by our Aussie friends that since they don't tip in Oz because the servers are paid minimum wage that the service isn't up to American restaurant standards. Haha, soooo true. Our waitress showed up after awhile to take our order, ages later someone else brought three of the four... More 

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Thank bminder
Bernardsville, New Jersey
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193 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered the basic pancakes with scrambled eggs and sausage. It would have been good if it was hot. It was just lukewarm at best. They charged us for an extra tab of butter we never had or ordered. Would I go back... ahh not sure.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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176 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I needed to find a spot to get a good breakfast before the bridge climb and selected this place even though the reviews were mixed... I wanted some chocolate pancakes and the pictures looked good... Service was great, but the food was just so so.. I wouldn't go back. The chocolate pancakes were way too heavy, dense, solid I mean.... More 

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Tasmanian
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123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love the variety of pancakes to choose from. It's great you have such a selection of drinks too. A little expensive but great as a treat.Pancakes were light and fluffy.

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Brisbane, Australia
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1,021 reviews
437 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not my idea of a theme to build a restaurant on - pancakes? But my children like it so I can tolerate them for breakfast

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Thank Michael S
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a substantial breakfast for the price. Pancakes were fluffy and tasty. Enjoyed the ambience and the service was excellent. The waitress serving us checked to see if everything was good. Don't see this in other restaurants.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at Pancakes on the Rocks is incredible! There are a wide range of options for a snack, for a lunch/dinner meal, or of course dessert.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The pancakes are addicting and who doesn't love them smothered in strawberries and ice cream. It is the perfect comfort food, and portions are large enough to share, so as not to carry the guilt of eating too much. Always go here when i'm in town.

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Northern Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in a building that is undergoing transformation from an eclectic mix of shops to its future life as the home of Boston Consulting Group (booooooo), Pancakes on the Rocks is a solid choice for breakfast. You can order a single pancake, which coupled with a side of sausage is just about right. Loved the sausage; not so much so... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a firm believer that you should never stray from a restaurant's specialty, if it's a hamburger place don't order the fried chicken, same goes for a restaurant with pancakes in the name. We tried the pizza here, the dough was raw and the toppings bland. The overpriced chicken caesar salad had more croutons than lettuce. We did order... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $19
Cuisine
Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Hickson Rd | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > The Rocks
  • Neighborhood: The Rocks
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9247 6371

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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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Neighborhood Profile
The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighborhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.
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