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Rockpool Bar & Grill

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Crown Complex Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 8648 1900
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Adelaide, Australia
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From start to finish we were treated like royalty. The staff were very friendly & very informative, we had impeccable service. Would definitely recommend the Rockpool. It is expensive, but after all it is fine dining & the food cooked to perfection. Definitely well worth the experience.

Thank barbarahL5237ZO
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Let's start with a positive.- The wine selection is amazing. But this place is highly pretentious. My starter was the cured ocean trout which was good but for dinner I ordered a steak, and it was awful. I could not eat it. I ended up chewing it for ages and had no choice but to spit it out. The waiter... More 

Thank Frederique W
Manila, Philippines
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Dinner at the Rockpool was a lavish experience. Located in the Crown Entertainment Center, Southbank, Rockpool is the typical 5-star bar and restaurant place, offering a huge selection of wines and gourmet dishes. The food tasted great, overall, Some serving portions were quite a bit too much.

Thank Carie V
Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is supposed to be a "fine dining restaurant" with "numerous accolades" under the celebrity chef Neil Perry. I didn't get to visit the restaurant in Sydney, so I thought this was a must-go location when I'm in Melbourne. I didn't place a reservation either, as I had a day-tour to Mornington Peninsular in the morning and wasn't sure what... More 

Thank Meow1688
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191 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It has two chef's hats from The Age Good Food Guide and rated in top 50 on TripAdvisor. The menu is heavy on beef and portions are big. While flavours were reasonable presentation was below par. My relatives order two fish dishes one grilled and one battered and they came with fish on plate. They thought the flathead and the... More 

Thank Davidlye70
Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Walked in a got a table by the bar, which turned out to be really quite private in an otherwise really crowded dining room. The raw tastes of the sea and charcuterie board for entre was spectacular. We all took the dry aged rib for main, and found it excellent - the béarnaise was something else. An expertly put together... More 

Thank Snoozer1968
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50 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

No complaints about the dining experience but a little painful on the pockets. Restaurant was pleasant and quiet during lunch. I hear it gets busy and noisy during dinner. Service was good. Food was even better. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Thank helenngbl
Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent, beautifully served with many fish dishes, way beef (for which Rockpool is famous) and delicious desserts. Rockpool is expensive but worth the money. The restaurant is quiet and lighting subdued, service is great and you'll have a lovely experience!

Thank fishley2016
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't forget the word: gastronomic... = $$$$ But it was definitely an amazing meal. The meat there is unreal. I certainly hope you will ask for it rare or medium rare.... Otherwise, don't come to eat meat here!

Thank Audrey2013_13
Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want a romantic classy night out with some seriously mouth watering food then this is the place to go! I could not fault my experience at Rockpool. Note, is it an expensive venue but worth every cent.

Thank holsmc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Steakhouse, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crown Complex Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
  • Neighbourhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: +61 3 8648 1900

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Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne, Australia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?