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The Rook Rooftop

#603 of 4,984 Restaurants in Sydney
$$ - $$$American, ,
56-58 York St | Level R, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8322 2008
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“truffle fries” (16 reviews)
“lobster” (44 reviews)
“burger” (53 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Australian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
56-58 York St | Level R, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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1 - 10 of 136 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I took a group of international visitors to The Rook. I was embarrassed. The service was slow and abrupt. The food barely edible. I ordered clam poultice. There were six clams but only three had anything in them. They must have emptied a whole jar...More

Thank Kayakersydney
AVCCommunityManager, General Manager at The Rook Rooftop, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kayakersydney, thank you for taking the time to leave us your comments. I am extremely disappointed in reading about your experience with the food offerings here and can assure you that this is not the standard we strive for in our venue. Can you please...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the rook 4 years ago and the lobster roll i remember was fantastic. Back then the lobster was in a soft white roll with delicate white lobster and delicious white mayo. Move forward 4 years (new owners), I went to try the...More

Thank airdrawn
AVCCommunityManager, General Manager at The Rook Rooftop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you airdrawnfro leaving us your comments. I am very disappointed in reading about your food experience here at The Rook and can assure you that this is not the standard we strive for in our venue. Can you contact me at Josh.McMahon@ausvenueco.com.au as i...More

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Went along late on a Friday night and the place was buzzing, packed with after work drinkers. Was surprised by the low key entrance, looking more like you were going up a hotel lift than to a bar. The music was the first thing that...More

1  Thank Brooke-KiwiTraveller
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Quirky non descript entrance but once the elevator doors open you are transported to a beautiful bar with a glass ceiling open to the sky. We went for an anniversary dinner and were not disappointed. Great menu and wine list.

1  Thank SealWoods
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

This place is worth seeking out. I like it when it rains as the noise on the tin roof sections is cool, but go for the awesome food. The kitchen does not close at 9pm - how terribly in-Sydney like!! This means if you can...More

Thank Ali S
AVCCommunityManager, General Manager at The Rook Rooftop, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Ali, Thank you for leaving us your comments. Its much appreciated. We are glad to see that you love our menu items and of course the Rain on the tin roof! We look forward to seeing you next time you drop by. Regards Josh and...More

Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Great place for a leisurely Gin with friends. Very friendly and informative staff.....these guys know their stuff when it comes to Gin!

Thank LtDonnyD
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Not quite a rooftop - although it is for that house, it is only the 7th floor. Poor views. But a very well-stocked bar. Prices as thwy are in Australia...

Thank Beatrice K
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Found this little bar last week for a few drinks with some international work colleagues. Whilst a rooftop bar.. there is no view. The menu is bar snack styles with fries, burgers e.t.c though limited the meals are quite nice.

Thank C0LE316
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We'd planned on drink and evening meal on a Saturday night for a birthday celebration. A very warm day we were placed at a table in the hot sun, louvers were open in some windows but it was pretty airless. The seats were almost to...More

Thank RuthHunt
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

You enter a non descript office building and head to the top floor. Starts out as a fun adventure. The food is dude food, burgers and lobster (out of lobster tonight) would be a great casual place to start a night out. Summer with the...More

Thank Rickie S
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frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Australian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56-58 York St | Level R, 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 8322 2008
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