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Rockpool Bar & Grill

#40 of 4,572 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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66 Hunter St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8078 1900
18:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had been told that Australian beef was among the best in the world, so we figured what better way to try than at one of the most highly recommended places in Sydney. Reservations were easy to make (in our case, via the hotel we stayed at) and we had no problems getting a day-of reservation. It's a comfortable walk... More 

Thank Jason T
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Generally frequented by the business crowd in Sydney CBD. Service is excellent, menu changes every day and the sides are legendary. Wine list is probably one of the most extensive I have come across in the world. Will happily visit for business related lunches/dinners - it's a bit cold for something a bit more intimate [high ceilings, marble floors].

Thank Rolf123
Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food in a beautiful building and even better service. You will pay for the privilege but you will not go home disappointed Make sure to check out the glasses in the bar

Thank Gazuzu
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94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent restaurant - delicious fresh, well prepared and seasoned food and professional service. Must go! Best meal we had in Sydney. The lamingtons are the best I ever had!

Thank Kasia Z
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went and checked out the bar and bar snacks as we weren't otganised enough to secure a restaurant booking. Enjoyed a beer with some of the local oysters and some chips. Why I'm taking the time to review though is the gravy that came with said chips. OMG! The wagyu gravy is one of the tastiest things I have ever... More 

Thank Gregory E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I love Rockpool! Me and my partner visit Rockpool at least once a week for the delicious steak.( if it not for our strict diet we would go everyday !!!)

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived looking like hot tourists,BUT, were given excellent service dispite our appearence. The food was superb. The atmosphere wonderful

Thank Diane P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a pleasure to wine and dine this establishment. The wine list are superb, its like a bible. You will almost find any local wines here. Food are excellent too, we ate the beef sirloin wagyu which is perfect, start with squid and pork belly and parma ham... excellent dishes..

Thank Rapri22
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thursday nights in November aren't boom nights normally. But it was good to see how busy this restaurant was last week. Why? Because they deliver a really good product with excellent service. Our special ribs were absolutely delicious. The fish received just as much appreciation as did the famous mixed mushrooms. Desserts were excellent too. Not inexpensive but definitely of... More 

Thank bigvicSydney
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90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated in the 1936 Emil Sodersteen designed Art Deco building, the dining room is exquisite! Tall granite pillars, marble walls and elegant windows. The menu is vast and the idea is to share dishes. The steaks hardly need a knife, the lamb cutlets equally tender and interesting choices of accompaniments. Lots of seafood on the menu - will need to... More 

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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
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
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: 66 Hunter St, 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 8078 1900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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