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The Rook Rooftop

#631 of 5,123 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 good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“truffle fries” (18 reviews)
“lobster” (46 reviews)
“burger” (54 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Australian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
56-58 York St | Level R, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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1 - 10 of 142 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pleasant staff, good choice of beverages, good unpretentious food. Location was excellent, very central although a little difficult to find.

Thank matthewmcrobbie
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Took a couple of friends from overseas here for burgers. Nice venue and ambience, great location. They were all impressed! We had Uncle Sam and Deep South Surf and Turf with truffle fries and onion rings. Tasty burgers and sides. Had a great night, except...we...More

Thank lilandy80
AVCCommunityManager, General Manager at The Rook Rooftop, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Lilandy, thank you for taking the time to leave us your comments. I am a little disappointed in reading about your experience and can assure you that this was not the reason. I have flagged you review and will discuss with all of the floor...More

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We booked and went to The Rook on a Saturday night. Must say we had the worst table service I have ever experienced. The waitress was very rude and it seemed as if she didn’t want to serve our table. Having a larger group we...More

Thank Fleming8877
AVCCommunityManager, General Manager at The Rook Rooftop, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Hi Flemming8877, Thanks for taking the time the time leave this feedback. As a business we strive to provide the best possible service for our customers, however on this occasion it appears we fell short on the mark. I am seriously disappointed reading your remarks...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Decided to come up to the Rook on a date night. We ordered the popcorn lobster, lobster roll with truffle fries and the mother clucker chicken burger with fries also. I had envisaged the popcorn lobster to be a fried, we got six pieces of...More

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Great value for money. We went to the gin lovers dinner on international gin day. The staff could not have been more helpful. I have passed this building hundreds of times and never knew there was a rooftop bar. It was five courses with five...More

Thank Teresa A
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Was told to check it out for a lazy casual mid afternoon snack and drink. Place was busy, which surprised us as was a little obscure and hidden. Casual atmosphere, casual cheap eats with a lobster theme. We had some lobster bites, fries and a...More

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 21 May 2018 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 24 May 2018

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 11 May 2018

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 14 May 2018

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 31 March 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Australian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
16:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
18:00 - 00:00
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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