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Rockpool Bar & Grill

Steakhouse and Bar$$$$
Sydney City Center, Sydney
  • Fee
    "Can't go wrong with the wagyu!"(36 Tips)
    DIONE A.
    "The David Blackmore wagyu burger is tops!"(3 Tips)
    Richard F.
    "... and great food, Neil Perry's outlet lives up to its reputation as one..."(2 Tips)
    D&A Travel: A.
    "Named best restaurant in Australia 2015 by Gourmet Magazine."(2 Tips)
119 Tips and reviews
  • steak
  • good for dates
  • david blackmore
  • seafood
  • neil perry
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  • Guy F.
    Guy FlamentAugust 23
    Quite an institution in Sydney. Grilled seafood and grilled meat are both awesome.
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  • Essa S.
    The fries 🍟 only! Don't order the Wagyu steak not worth the money!!! Over rated !!!!!!!!!!!! I think TGI FRIDAYS serve better steak !!!
    Upvoted Jul 6
  • Margherita B.
    Such a cool restaurant in the heart of Sydney. If you wish the learn more about what happens in the back stage, you can book an Airbnb experience there
  • PeiWen S.
    Shoestring fries is so thin&crispy.Add the wagyu sauce to go with it.Also get the wagyu burger as the patty is thick & juicy.Good service as well.They will divide the portion to 2 if you are sharing.
  • Mads-Emil L.
    Had the wagyo steak. Was really good. Service gave good advice on servings, and was really attentive.
  • Duncan F.
    Rib eye was chewy.
  • Jason D.
    Jason DennyJanuary 4
    Fillet and heaps of sides. Definitely get the Mac and cheese.
  • Brian K.
    Brian KellyJanuary 2
    Phenomenal food! If you can't get a reservation, eat at the bar - you'll love it!
  • Ian H.
    Ian HunterDecember 22, 2016
    Wagyu burger is on point. Also, the bar has a really amazing "chandelier" as they call it.
  • Paul C.
    Paul CanterburyDecember 17, 2016
    Very good, albeit very expensive, steak!
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron ConnellyDecember 13, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    One of the best steaks in Australia and one of the few places in Sydney where you can eat a meal at the bar. Great for solo travelers looking to try the best Sydney has to offer.
  • Condé Nast Traveler
    Condé Nast TravelerOctober 27, 2016
    “Try the live South Australian clams steamed with serrano ham, white wine, and flageolet beans.” - Kylie Kwong Read more
  • Jag
    JagOctober 8, 2016
    Pricey but worth it!
  • Ann P.
    Ann PJuly 11, 2016
    Go to the bar after dinner for a post-dinner cocktail and some delicious Petit-Fours
  • Emily C.
    Emily ChenMay 1, 2016
    Wagyu burger is a must!
  • خبير مطاعم وطباخ 🌟
    ISH 8/10 || rangers valley rib eye, chirashi zushi
  • Yui K.
    Yui KumnerdpunMarch 16, 2016
    Spiced apple old fashioned is amazing.. They smoke the apple reduction. Super cool. Best wagyu Reuben of my life, and top 5 burgers (wagyu medium rare all the way)
  • Ase1707
    Ase1707March 14, 2016
    The ambiance is amazing. The food is exceptional.
  • Thomas W.
    Thomas WittFebruary 24, 2016
    Food is not cheap but great. Go for a steak.
  • OngAndrew 翁.
    OngAndrew 翁February 15, 2016
    Great foods, good for dates & special occasions + beautiful environment
  • Rob A.
    Rob AtkinsonJanuary 18, 2016
    Consistently excellent, particularly steaks. Order from the bar menu if you don't have a rez
  • Viv P.
    Viv PengDecember 27, 2015
    My fav steak place!! It's casual but the food was so good! The wagyu everyone was raving about was too fatty.. It cost $110 for a piece... But i will still go back cod most of the time food is amazing
  • George W.
    George WestcottOctober 26, 2015
    Beautiful venue, very special.
  • Victor N.
    Victor NogueiraOctober 10, 2015
    Steak tartar and salmon tartar are both amazing!!!
  • Mel M.
    Mel McOctober 3, 2015
    Love Rockpool for its wonderful service & modern twist on your fav foods. The Charcoal Roast Prawns, Wood Fire Grilled Eggplant, Sautéed Jerusalem Artichokes & Carrots and Sebago Potatoes were divine
  • Alexandra L.
    Alexandra LeiteSeptember 23, 2015
    Best martini in Sydney. Yes, one more please.
  • D&A Travel: A.
    D&A Travel: AndersAugust 20, 2015
    Named best restaurant in Australia 2015 by Gourmet Magazine.
  • Katherine B.
    Katherine BarnaAugust 19, 2015
    Wagyu burger. Full stop.
  • Jamiel D.
    Jamiel DavisJuly 6, 2015
    Had a steak here for lunch with some friends from work. My steak lacked taste and moisture. The mac and cheese was different but excellent. I even enjoyed the green bean salad.
  • Serena A.
    Serena AyersApril 8, 2015
    Great aged steaks and wonderful Rosemary potatoes
  • Kat B.
    Kat BudrysMarch 3, 2015
    Burger and a negroni. What more could you ask for!
  • Richard F.
    Richard FooFebruary 19, 2015
    Great ambience and great food, Neil Perry's outlet lives up to its reputation as one of the leading restaurants in Sydney. Alaskan Crab Avocado Salad, Lobster Thermidor, and Wagyu Steaks are good!
  • Dom W.
    Dom WongFebruary 7, 2015
    Lovely ambience in this grand old building. Have an aperitivo at the bar before hand
  • Christopher P.
    Christopher PoulosJanuary 13, 2015
    One of the very best Restaurants in Australia !
  • Veljko P.
    Veljko PavicevicJanuary 1, 2015
    Good but not great - service 4, food 3. Drink menu and wine list excellent, expected so much more from Ribeye, avocado crab to salty, paparelle - citrusy. Expected much much more
  • Ting
    TingNovember 20, 2014
    Definitely do the steak here. Grass fed dry-aged ribeye or t-bone both good. Sit at the bar if main hall is full. Less stuffy!
  • Kylie J.
    Kylie JayOctober 3, 2014
    Wine & steak & ambience. Can be a little pricey but worth it
  • Row M.
    Row M.September 28, 2014
    Service, cauliflower gratin, food
  • Simon H.
    Simon HSeptember 7, 2014
    Quality nosh
  • Madhu M.
    Madhu MSeptember 7, 2014
    Sit at the bar, it's more relaxed and has the same great food.
  • Paul F.
    Paul FarrellAugust 29, 2014
    That Wagyu burger
  • Marco Zima S.
    Marco Zima SimonellaAugust 15, 2014
    Wangyu burger!
  • Traladadie
    TraladadieJuly 15, 2014
    Wagyu burger with bacon, Gruyère cheese & Zuni pickle
  • Emily H.
    Emily HaJuly 5, 2014
    Grass fed fillet was good. But I must say the presentation is definitely too simple and lacking in creativity.
  • Sharon S.
    Sharon SheahJuly 5, 2014
    the strawberry parfait is a good choice for dessert
  • Dane
    DaneJune 27, 2014
    Good food and great building. Unfortunately, they are too focused on turning over tables and therefore making you feel rushed through dinner and/or not able to enjoy the full dining experience.
    Downvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Humphrey
    HumphreyMay 16, 2014
    Just brilliant wagyu brisket! Just do it!! Also the fat chips :) the BBQ sauce is great as well!
  • Paul F.
    Paul FMarch 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    My perfect RBG meal. Chipotle margarita to start, kingfish carpaccio, grass fed eye fillet with horseradish cream and BBQ sauce, side of creamed corn with manchego and a glass of Pinot. Perfect!
  • Doc S.
    Doc SearlsMarch 26, 2014
    Smallest martini we've seen in awhile. Appetizers small too. The wagyu burger is good, but I wouldn't rave about it. Same with the fries. Great atmosphere and decor, though.
  • evan
    evanMarch 6, 2014
    Steaks are served precut; server says so people can share and so chefs know if it's cooked properly. Rockpool, if your chefs don't know a steak is done without cutting into it, you need better chefs.
  • Fee
    FeeJanuary 10, 2014
    Truely the best burgers in town. Definately worth the price. Can't go wrong with the wagyu!
  • just m.
    just meJanuary 4, 2014
    go for grass-fed rib-eye and cos salad as a side. reserve very well in advance. beautiful food, service is questionable though
  • The A.
    The AlDecember 18, 2013
    Grass fed rib eye is pretty good. Not bad value at $60.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SkallerudDecember 9, 2013
    One of the nicest restaurants I've been to in a long time... Was a great location for our honeymoon dinner!
  • Brent C.
    Brent Chiu-WatsonNovember 18, 2013
    Best burger in Sydney.
  • Natasha M.
    Natasha MitterNovember 12, 2013
    One of the best dining experiences I have ever had. I suggest coming hungry with a bunch of friends and sharing as many of the dishes as you can. Service is excellent too.
  • Odo
    OdoOctober 26, 2013
    The bar is amazing, great food. Full Wagyu burger is delicious. Full review... Read more
  • Scott G.
    Scott GallowaySeptember 19, 2013
    Amazing. Best grain fed steak I've ever tried, plus the chips in wagyu fat and truffle oil ! Wow
  • Pet S.
    Pet SSeptember 14, 2013
    I'd be happy to wait 30 minutes for a table - if there was somewhere to wait! Bar is full of people eating & you have to stand awkwardly behind them. Feels like you're drinking in a dining room. Left.
  • Cece Z.
    Cece ZhuSeptember 11, 2013
    Definitely worth going to the bar, not the restaurant. You can order restaurant food at the bar. And there are 2000+ wine glasses hanging in the bar, which makes an impressive display.
  • Justin C.
    Justin ClarkAugust 14, 2013
    Chorizo hot dog with jalapeno sauce is very nice.
  • piersster
    pierssterJune 24, 2013
    Neil Perry's tasty Wagyu burger (on the pricey side) in a super cool relaxed bar
  • Adam C.
    Adam ClickApril 29, 2013
    Sit at the bar, indulge in the burger and an old fashioned, and admire the famed chandelier while Sinatra croons in the background.
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MarshallApril 18, 2013
    Best steak of my life!
    CONBENIENCE WITCHMarch 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Spanner Crab, Roast Cherry Tomato, Spicy Prawn Oil with Semolina Noodles is so flavorsome! And for cocktails you gotta try Johnston's Revenge--they don't call it a world class cocktail for nothing
  • Rebecca P.
    Rebecca PalmerFebruary 21, 2013
    Chorizo dog was good, as were the chips, but the onion rings were tasteless, overlooked and swimming in oil, avoid
  • Alisha Y.
    Alisha YoungFebruary 8, 2013
    A delightful nightcap. We came for drinks and dessert after dinner at Bacco. 10 out of 10 for service and abience.
  • DIONE A.
    DIONE ANGELOSJanuary 27, 2013
    The David Blackmore wagyu burger is tops!
  • Alan
    AlanJanuary 27, 2013
    If you go to Rockpool to have a burger you're a fucking idiot.
  • Evgeny M.
    Evgeny MJanuary 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Soul Reviver Juice is one of the most extraordinary things I've ever had.
  • Mooksy ♔.
    Mooksy ♔November 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    David Blackmore's wagyu!
  • Addison b.
    Addison bellOctober 31, 2012
    Its nice to visit your profile!!
  • Sophie Z.
    Sophie ZetterbergSeptember 17, 2012
    I strongly recommend the Pork Ragu with Pappardelle. Was affordable as well.
  • Ivan K.
    Ivan KayeSeptember 10, 2012
    Great Meal, Great Service... top class!
  • Matt R.
    Matt RobertsAugust 9, 2012
    Try David Blackmore's full-blood wagyu hamburger!
  • Matt G.
    Matt GierhartJuly 20, 2012
    best Wagyu burger - you can only get this at the bar though
  • Ashley
    AshleyJune 27, 2012
    Grass fed rib eye and Brussels sprouts side were amazing
  • Meredith Z.
    Meredith ZolnowskiApril 20, 2012
    They're rated the best burger in Sydney for a reason. Get the burger.
  • Nicola F.
    Nicola FarrellJanuary 18, 2012
    Go easy on the sides and the 40 dollar steak goes down pretty well
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca ScarinciDecember 1, 2011
    Steak tartare was to die for....yummy
  • Mark D.
    Mark DyerNovember 4, 2011
    Awesome atmosphere in this place with the massive marble pillars and open kitchen. Try the Potato Gratin side. Delicious.
    MR PORTEROctober 30, 2011
    Try the steak, as recommended by our Style Council's Mr Nick Smith, Editor of GQ Australia
  • Geoff K.
    Geoff KimOctober 28, 2011
    Shortlisted for best bar & best cocktail bar - TimeOut Sydney Bar Awards 2012 Read more
  • Jonny M.
    Jonny MorrisOctober 8, 2011
    The dry aged 9+ marble Wagyu 200 Sirloin is out of this world! Truly melt in your mouth beef!! I could eat 9+ of them ;)
  • Citibank A.
    Citibank AustraliaOctober 7, 2011
    In October, Sydney’s coolest bars mix it up for you – with a creative Chambord cocktail and matching canapé for just $20 as part of the CSIFF 2011.
  • Citibank A.
    Citibank AustraliaOctober 3, 2011
    A selection of superb wines will be matched to each course.
  • Meredith Z.
    Meredith ZolnowskiSeptember 27, 2011
    What everyone says about the burger is true. Its worth every penny and was actually named one of the best burgers in Sydney
  • Allison H.
    Allison HarringtonAugust 20, 2011
    The goats cheese tortellini is divine!!
  • Joy X.
    Joy XuanAugust 16, 2011
    Wagyu burger is a must-have here!
  • Hendy O.
    Hendy OngkodjojoJuly 3, 2011
    Start with king prawns / hummus salad; served with tahini and giant croutons -- simply divine! If wagyu is not an option, why not try the cape grim beef range -- not wagyu but almost as beautiful!
  • Josh S.
    Josh StuartJune 22, 2011
    Ask for a VALE/DRY. V v good beer from McLaren Vale, SA.
  • Simon B.
    Simon BloomfieldJune 6, 2011
    Go the Wagyu burger at the bar. But get there early. Read more
  • Esther A.
    Esther AssaadJune 4, 2011
    Wagyu Burger is awesome as are the chips! Also get the warm rhubarb and strawberry pudding if you've still got room for dessert!
  • Dean E.
    Dean EconomouMay 12, 2011
    Neil's version of Caesar salad is pitiful
  • Yazmin V.
    Yazmin VillarrealApril 26, 2011
    Duck ragu was delicious!
  • Mich E.
    Mich ElleApril 20, 2011
    Mushy peas with soft egg are so moreish!
  • Joseph
    JosephMarch 17, 2011
    Wagyu burger is excellent !! Also try the grilled prawn :)
  • Vickie K.
    Vickie K.March 17, 2011
    Love their steaks. Would like to try out their Wagyu beef burger soon!
  • Liana Z.
    Liana ZMarch 13, 2011
    Try the Rockpool Tonic - the best G&T ever. Tonic water made in-house.
  • Gersende d.
    Gersende de MailléDecember 28, 2014
    Nous avons pris un filet de bœuf juste délicieux!! La viande est exceptionnelle et le Caillard wine est très bon! Il faut passer par ce restaurant!!
  • Sha
    ShaJune 27, 2014
    Excellent tapas.
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