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“Nice place to date”

Rockpool Bar & Grill
Ranked #64 of 5,992 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

Food is fantastic, except the price. Steak was cooked to perfection. Good for special occasions. We came at our anniversary. Wine was great and definitely is the best steak house in Melbourne. Remember to book advance for at least 1week if wants to go on weekend.
Definitely will back again.

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Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant is pretty understated outside. In fact you might not even notice there's a restaurant in the building unless you know about it already.

Inside there is a choice to eat a la carte or from the bar menu. We chose the bar menu. And so we were led into what appeared to be the A and F or Hollister of the food world. A dimly lit, loud, but quite nice bar area with tables to eat at.

The burgers are amazing, even though I found a small piece of bone in the mince of mine. We ordered fries and onion rings as sides. Both of which were absolutely covered in salt, (even more so than in the likes of McDonald's or Burger King), which made them barely edible. Maybe the fries and onion ring chef cooked in the dark of the bar area too?! We had a few drinks each. A cocktail that was around $19 - which was pretty watered down along with some standard drinks, and a soft drink which contained more ice than coke. Firstly they use the small glass bottled coke, which is the best, but then ruin it by watering it down to taste like a McDonald's coke.

Overall an expensive but great burger completely ruined by the extras. If they want to charge $24 for a burger, then around $9 for sides, everything has to be good or better - and simply it was nowhere near. Quite disappointed.

Thank christycerny
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

The place is very lively and we were given the bar area because they were full, as we set down, I was intrigued by the nice decorations that they have at the bar. We proceeded to order our food, and their staffs were very professional and friendly.

We ordered flatfish and topside steak with a roasted pumpkin! The food was done with perfection. I love the fish and the pumpkin especially!

The ambiance was really romantic!

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Thank Dgoh359
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

Shared a lovely dinner last night with good service and beautifully presented food. The choice of the bar menu or the a la carte menu gives patrons the choice to exit quickly or spend hours over your meal.
Overall a wonderful dining experience

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Thank mmhsydney
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

Reliable and excellent food and professional service - always. On a recent visit the tartare of scallops was outstanding, the John Dory beautifully cooked and the steaks superb. Staff training is obvious - which sets RBG above many of its competitors.

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