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“Easter Saturday at Rockpool on George”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Eleven Bridge

Eleven Bridge
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Ranked #22 of 5,839 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $52 - $124
Cuisines: Australian, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Description: With an emphasis on this country’s finest and most sustainable produce, Executive Chef Phil Wood’s seasonally inspired a la carte menu offers a diverse selection of modern Australian dishes, interspersed with celebrated classics from the Rockpool Group’s rich culinary history. Eleven Bridge celebrates the mastery and art of the finest cooking. In the kitchen, the skill of our chefs is paramount as we highlight the nature of individual ingredients and traditional cooking methods: a roasted lobster split and shared; a whole partridge steamed in bread; native abalone pan fried and doused in brown butter and herbs at the table. This is cooking that celebrates the perfect imperfection that can only come from cooking by touch, from resting a piece of meat or seafood that is cooked by flames or charcoal. Eleven Bridge is a celebration of the conviviality of food, where the art of great service is heralded alongside great cooking. Our front-of-house team, lead by Silvio Brentan, brings the theatre of the kitchen into the dining room: carving, tossing and serving dishes table side. Combined with Head Sommelier Yuki Hirose’s award winning wine list and one of this country’s most knowledgeable wine teams, the service at Eleven Bridge is designed to highlight that it is the sum of all the parts that make up a great restaurant. A statement on its iconic location in the heart of Sydney, almost 28 years since its original incarnation as Rockpool in 1989, Eleven Bridge remains the Rockpool Group’s flagship restaurant. Eleven Bridge is a member of the French-based Relais & Chateux, an organisation recognised for its dedication to maintaining the highest international standards for hospitality and culinary excellence.
Belconnen
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“Easter Saturday at Rockpool on George”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

This was one of the finest dining experiences we’ve had together or apart. The restaurant’s ambiance is perfect. Bron noted the lack of art work which didn’t seem out of place for the elegant simplicity of the surrounds. The wait staff were very helpful and informative without being intrusive on our evening. They were great at anticipating our needs, e.g., for topping up water and clearing away crockery. Bron was really impressed with the sliver tablecloth brush :-)

The evening is definitely worth the money we paid given the location, the excellent service to customer ratio, the ability to watch the chefs in action and most importantly the quality and complexity of the food. In the menu frontispiece Neil Perry ensures he attributes correctly the source of all his produce. I think this is a mark of quality.

One of the things that really struck us was the intelligent way in which the service was arranged. For example, the seating times for each table seemed to be calculated to ensure each group of guests were not sitting on adjacent tables. This gave us a sense of a space and tranquility. We could have a conversation without the need to be guarded or to whisper.

My one regret was that I was at the peak of my #ManFlu which means I don’t think I really enjoyed the subtlety of all that was on offer. It simply means we need to come here again.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Gary L
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“Rockpool Rocks!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

This is the spot if you have to celebrate! Great design, very good service, excellent foot, and same with the prices!
However special restaurants for special reasons. Great menus.big variety of wines.the meat is at it's best. Long time I had such soft veal.good local Australian wines! We had good friends so that was the right location to enjoy. Dessert was also delicious .we had a great evening in a very good restaurant. Reservation recommended !

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Puffinman
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Hong Kong
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“Excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

Great restaurant if you're looking for a fine dining experience. The food was excellent - loved the chef's fusion style. It's not cheap, but it was worth splurging on a dining adventure - once in a while!

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Perth, Australia
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“One of our best fine dinning experiences”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

We went there to celebrate our wedding anniversary and had an amazing degustation menu with matching wine. All staff was exceptional, attentive and very professional. The sommelier chose the matching wines and gave us the chance to explore wine we usually don’t drink and know much about. But of course the most important part for a restaurant was the food and we were blown away by the different flavors and truly enjoyed every bite. My favorite was the cuttlefish with Gaian poultry duck prosciutto, but all dishes and the deserts were divine.
We liked that the dishes were special and unusual, because when I go to a fine dining restaurant then I want dishes I that I would not be able to cook or not have the time or ingredients.
Unfortunately, we live to far away to come back soon.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank ReginaCH
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Sydney, Australia
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“A Wonderful Anniversary”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

We visited Rockpool on George for our wedding anniversary. The food was wonderful. My wife decided to be adventurous and picked the pig's head which wasn't to her taste - and they replaced it with another dish! There was no reason to do that, but they insisted that they wanted us to enjoy the Rockpool experience - and we did! The service was friendly and really helpful and the wine/food matching worked really well. It isn't cheap but, for a special occasion, who cares?

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Gaz_Aus
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