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“Good food, bit pricey”

Rockpool Bar & Grill
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Ranked #54 of 5,839 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Australian
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Good food, bit pricey”
Reviewed 12 February 2012

Sat in bar area for lunch. We first sat at bar and the bartender did not even aknowledge us as he kept talking to 3 men who were not drinking anything. Went to a bar table then. Finally a girl asked to assist us. My husband who is from Chicago had to try the Chorizo Dog- he enjoyed the jalepeno relish and condiments as standard. Served alacart for $18. I ordered the wagyu hamburger which was delicious with sweet tomatoes, special local type of pickles and sweet onions on for $24. We shared sweet onion rings with homemade ketchup - last few sat in too much oil to eat in the bowl. Skip the Rockpool cocktails! For $18 you get half a champagne glass of a cocktail rimmed with sugar that tastes so-so. At least the glass could have been filled for that price. Service was slow, but people were pleasant.

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Expensive Business Lunch”
Reviewed 10 February 2012

Three other companions gave high compliments to the sampler of four types of raw seafood. Crispy fish with crazy water was simply a mild tomato concasse that unfortunately made the tempura style battering go soggy.. Scotch steak was flavorful.. Lamb was fine. Overall, I have no need to return. The restaurant is well appointed and it was strange to see folks in t-shirts, shorts and trainers when most guests were in business dress.

  • Visited February 2012
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Brisbane
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Love that burger!”
Reviewed 9 February 2012

After reading advice on tripadvisor, we ate in the bar. Had some gorgeous cocktails, several appetisers - delicious, and shared the wagyu burger and onion rings - fantastic! That burger is worth every cent of the $24, and it really was enough to share. Service was friendly and professional.
One negative (and call me a snob) but what's with all the bogans? Thongs, shorts, dodgy t-shirts etc. We're in a beautiful restaurant in a major city....how about some dress standards Mr. Perry?
Definitely worth a visit.

Visited January 2012
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Thank Louie67
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Newcastle, Australia
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“Great Steaks, but service had a dissapointing farewell..”
Reviewed 6 February 2012

Steaks were cooked beautifully, the wine list made for some wonderful dinner discussion, wine suggestions pushed the boundaries of our palate but stayed somewhat within budget, the service while attentive throughout dinner unfortunately once our credit card had hit the table the service hit a stand still as well, after seeing an obvious high spender depart just moments before us with 6 wait staff to help them with coats, the door and see them off, we left without a single person lifting their heads to say good night....

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank Mads81
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Sydney, Australia
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“Exquisite!!!”
Reviewed 6 February 2012

Perfect ambiance, excellent menu, impeccable service, scrumptious food. Definitely a favourite!!!!

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Thank Milly S
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