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“Great Atmosphere”

Pony Dining The Rocks
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Ranked #103 of 5,833 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $13 - $49
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Australian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: The Rocks
Description: Widely regarded as the pioneers of the wood-fire grill in Sydney, Pony offers an honest flavour driven menu showcasing Australian produce and a carefully crafted boutique selection of wines with a cheeky cocktail list. Core to the brand is a signature Argentinean wood fire grill and a contemporary modern Australian menu featuring the finest cuts of meat, freshest seafood and an array of shared and larger plates.
Auckland
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129 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

Always love coming to Pony when we're in Sydney. The staff are excellent and the food is great. The atmosphere is always vibrant and upbeat.

Visited February 2013
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Canberra, Australia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Very good service. Creative menu. Beautiful food.”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Over night trip to Sydney in March 2013; needed a quick and easy bite at the Rocks.

This restaurant fairs well with a lot of competition in the location.

The service was quick and friendly (hunting for tips was a bit obvious).

The menu was very creative. I had the sirloin which was cooked perfectly with an absolutely delicious sauce. The small plates are like an entree to be shared. Thee people might need 3 or 4 small plates.

  • Visited March 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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269 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“So absolutely awesome”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

We have tried many times to get a table at Pony and finally we hit the jackpot. We now know why it's so popular. These guys have got it right.

It was worth the wait. This is something else. Casual dining with fantastic food. The pork belly is melt in the mouth. Everything we ate was delicious. The service was terrific, the staff are incredibly friendly and provided some good tips on menu items. The menu has something for everyone. We were surprised when we went to pay, pleasantly surprised.

On the communal tables you are spaced far enough apart so as not to encroach on each others conversations.

We will most certainly be back. Just fantastic. A great meal in a lovely venue.

  • Visited March 2013
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Ridgefield, CT
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153 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Very busy just ok place to eat”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We were told on a weekday that likely we would not need reservations at this lively restaurant but do make reservations just in case because this area tends to attract large business groups. We did not but thankfully they squeezed us in anyway. I thought that the food was just ok nothing to write home about considering all of the fuss about getting in.


Visited February 2013
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good - if you like to be close to your neighbours when eating”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Came across Pony when walking through the Rocks. The outside eating is on one long table, so you are close to others when they get busy - which appears to be a regular event. The food was tasty and the atmosphere was welcoming. A good,if expensive, experience.

  • Visited February 2013
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