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Rockpool Bar & Grill

#47 of 4,596 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
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66 Hunter St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8078 1900
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went here with my fiance for dinner and one thing I will advise: THE PORTIONS ARE BIG! We were very surprised, thinking its Rockpool so the portions will be quite small so naturally we over ordered and couldn't finish. The clams - absolutely delicious. We got duck and T-Bone, they were okay, the t-bone was quite burnt so would... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We paid a little over AUD 400 for two appetizers, two entrees, one martini, and a bottle of wine (under $100). My husband raved about the sushi appetizer he had, but was disappointed in the tuna entree (nothing special). I had a salad and the small wagyu filet mignon. I have to say that I have never had a filet... More 

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Thank Kathryn L
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62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Best wagyu burger around, steaks pretty good too, very busy place, we stayed in the bar area . Stunning building inside, great atmosphere, a must if you want a great place to eat in Sydney. It's very dark in there, adds to the ambience I guess, staff very attentive.

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Thank Juliekass
Zhaoqing, China
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

lovely interiour with dim lights relaxing and chill atomsphere. The main dishes are very nice and a good portion. They have a big selection on drinks. I suggest try their own brand Rockpool larger and wine. Very nice. Staff are welcoming and helpful about the menu to people like who cannot understand foreign words of the dishes. Their starters were... More 

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Thank Derikasan
Sydney, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had the 60 month 48 day dry aged steak 350 gram. DON'T. Thinnest least tasty piece of meat I have ever had.

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New York City, New York
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62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff is overly snobbish and arrogant to a point of being rude. Meal was just average, with the sides being the most disappointing feature. At those prices take your money elsewhere.

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Thank JimmyShu-lin
North Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunday 7.30pm for dinner To be honest I had expected more in terms of quality of food but I was a little disappointed. From the moment we walked in, the decor exuded an atmosphere of fine dining and quality service. We were seated near the windows directly facing the kitchen which was a nice table. Unfortunately (and not Rockpool's fault)... More 

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Thank WendyC8882015
Northern Virginia
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581 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For starters, Rockpool is in what used to be an insurance company building, and the scene reeks of money. Bring plenty of that yourself - you'll need it. Lunch for two ran $300. Granted, the beef was Wagyu (and fabulous!), and we had wines by the glass, but still, $300 is a bit over the top. The highlight was the... More 

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Forster, NSW, Australia
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment you enter this beautiful heritage restaurant until you leave, feeling replete, it is a wonderful experience. Well trained, knowledgeable staff. Unobtrusive but efficient. The best steak, perfectly cooked, can't wait to return.

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Thank Aussie-Marg
Fairfax County, Virginia
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103 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unimaginative, boring food. The Wagyu beef is an item that can stand on it's own (just don't screw it up) but it arrived with nothing else, and was very pricy. The John Dory was horrid. Tasteless, and on a plate with not even a sprig of parsley. Small portions and high prices disappoint. The venue was spectacular, but it couldn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8078 1900

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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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