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The Rook Rooftop

#657 of 4,970 Restaurants in Sydney
€€ - €€€American, ,
56-58 York St | Level R, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8322 2008
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“truffle fries” (19 reviews)
“lobster” (48 reviews)
“burger” (55 reviews)
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American, Bar, Australian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
56-58 York St | Level R, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group were at The Rook last night and we all enjoyed our food - and drinks. The wait staff were friendly and funny and it was a pretty good experience. The only thing that was a big black mark were the stinky toilets!!! The...More

Thank Annette B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I asked for a cool sounding gin cocktail with jalapeños and lime and was disappointed by being given a champagne glass with a bitter tasting concoction with no taste of spice whatsoever. So I just asked the bar guy if could have some sweetener and...More

Thank kirsten l
stateofgracemelbourn, General Manager at The Rook Rooftop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Kristen, It sounds like this cocktail you chose didn’t quite meet your expectations and for that we do apologise. It appears there was a miscommunication between us here. The cocktail itself is complex sour concoction and not to everyone’s taste, with the jalapeño component...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It’s indeed in the rooftop but tou have no nice view and that’s one of the main attractions when we are looking for a rooftop. We had a couple of cocktails and the quality wasn’t what we expected.. overall we won’t be returning to this...More

Thank Karnac2000
AVCCommunityManager, General Manager at The Rook Rooftop, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Karnac2000, As a venue we take our customers feedback very seriously. Any chance we see to improve ourselves, we 100% jump on board. We’d love to hear more about your experience here at The Rook and would really appreciate if you sent me an...More

Reviewed 1 November 2018

Not entirely sure how i felt about this place - The staff alternated between too attentive, and then not attentive enough at times. - One of the cocktails was delicious, the other cocktail was so bad that I wondered whether anyone had actually tasted it...More

Thank 560jamesk
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

As a private function space it was great. Here with family, food was really good, service nice and friendly, a bit pricey though.

Thank Wendy P
Reviewed 24 October 2018

As they had lobster and we were craving that, we went there. The place was just blasting with noise, and the lobster wasn't that fine either. A pity. You want lobster, you don't want it cooked just so-so. This means it's priced in the "fine...More

Thank harrie_v
Reviewed 27 August 2018

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

Thank matthewmcrobbie
Reviewed 18 August 2018 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 liland10
AVCCommunityManager, General Manager at The Rook Rooftop, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

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 Kelkelstew
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Australian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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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