Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney

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Modern Australian
Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney is located in the heritage-listed Art Deco City Mutual Building in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.

On Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney's menu, beef is the showcase with stock from Australia’s best beef producers. All beef is dry aged on premise. Seafood is also treated with as much reverence with a purpose built fish filleting room and five tanks housing live shellfish.

Wine is also a major focus of Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney with over 3,800 wines on offer. Designed to complement the enormous flexibility of the menu and its wine friendly nature, the award-winning wine list covers all the great wine growing regions in the world, catering for every taste, and budget.

The restaurant is located adjacent to the main dining room, the Bar features an extensive list of cocktails, wines by the glass and a dedicated menu.
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Nico
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just perfect. Thank you to all staff who looked after us.

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Vsmbo
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Consistently good food. Well cooked and presented. Although the restaurant has a reputation for steaks, it does fish extremely well. Service was a bit patchy; attentive for the first two courses and falling off after that. Venue is impressive and the ambient noise level makes it possible to have a business discussion over lunch.

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vipGregS
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this gem on a vacation to Sydney. Food and service was wonderful! Their wine list is absolutely incredible!!!

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vipsteve
Miami
71 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience2

The food was pretty decent at this restaurant. However service and attentiveness was less than desirable. I think this building was an old bank. Ceilings were extremely high and marble was everywhere which allow the noise to ricocheted off every single structure in the building.

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vipSamMakhoul
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent. Always professional. Great for day and night dining. We’ve been coming here for 15 years and never an average experience

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vipkayceeintulsa
London
424 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of our best dinners ever! Such a nice memory of beautiful Sydney and if we were there longer or ever again, would certainly come for another incredible experience. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

エイジングビーフのステーキは美味しかったけれど、なかなか呼ぼうとしてもサーブする人が来てくれなかったり、感じの良い方は日本人の入ってまだ3ヶ月…という方だけでした。
コスパはまあまあでしたが、多分もう伺わないと思います。

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WilliamR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love the atmosphere and the service at Rockpool. Unfortunately in this visit all of the food was not of the same high calibre that we have experienced in previous visits.

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filmbuff
London
21 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rockpool was exceptional, if a little expensive. Excellent food and service, with a massive, well-curated wine list. If, like me, you love delving into wine lists, I suggest that you arrive 20 minutes before your guest/s. Loved the atmosphere of the restaurant but found the acoustics of the bar made for difficulty in having a conversation. I will 100% return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

サービスが、機械的で高級店にふさわしくはない。
サーバーの、受け持ちテーブル数が多いのかもしれない。
サーバーが落ち着いて客と向かい合ってサービスできる状況ではなさそうだ。

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vipEmmanuelG
London
47 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Imposing Art Deco decor, very dark and somewhat Gotham-like.

Service was very good and accommodating of special requests.

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JeslineN
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food is very good and ambiance is nice.
However, the service of the staff is pretty bad. (I am not sure if this is deliberate as we are not Caucasian). We spend 30 min trying to get the waiter attention just to take our orders.
The waiter seem to be oblivious to us and ignore us most of the time.
The attitude ironically changed totally after one of our colleagues (who happen to be a Caucasian) join us and the service was dramatically improved. In addition, one of the manager stopped us when we asked for the directions to the bathroom. Instead of showing us the direction, he question if we dined in the restaurants.
I am very upset over this incident and this is very disappointing given the fact we had a nice dinner and such a bad attitude.
overall, i think this is a good and nice fine dining restaurant with big room of improvement on the service.

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NYC787
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Rockpool is set in an old marble lobby of an insurance firm, the food is great and Neil Perry does a great job.

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vipchipbee
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Had absolutely no service or acknowledgment after sitting for 20 minutes with a glass of water poured by the maitre d’. At least one other table around us was having the same problem. Finally, the other table got served even though they came in after us. Waiter finally approached and I complained about the very inferior service. He didn’t seem too concerned, and I didn’t foresee the situation improving with his attitude, so we left. On the way out, complained to the hostess who said nothing-just stared at us. Apologies are hard to come by at Rockpool! And so is staff training,apparently. Can’t imagine the food is much better. Try Bennelong if you have an important occasion.

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Teamkapow
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an exceptional experience! The service was outstanding and every bite was heaven!
I could not recommend Rockpool more highly and we can't wait to go back

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Rossi
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

except for the crab pasta which was a bit too salty , the rest of the dishes were very delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. One of the best meals I’ve had in Sydney! Great service and a beautiful dining room. Definitely a great place to celebrate.

SM
vipSteakMan
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Of the six steakhouses we’ve tried this month in Sydney, this is hands down the best. Talented and attentive servers and wine steward. Good food and wine. Comfortable, relaxing lighting. Beautiful architecture/interior design. All around a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review