Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney

4.5
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Modern Australian
Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney is Australia’s most beautiful dining room. Situated in the sensational City Mutual Building, a 1936 Emil Sodersteen-designed American style art deco skyscraper, the dining style is simple and uncomplicated – perfectly wood fire grilled meats and seafood from Australia’s very best producers – a perfect match to what is Australia’s greatest wine list.

With an emphasis on excellent produce and a precise and attentive service style, the adjoining bar is the perfect spot for pre or post lunch and dinner drinks, or a more relaxed dining experience.
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4.5
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4.5
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WR
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love the atmosphere and the service at Rockpool. Unfortunately in this visit all of the food was not of the same high calibre that we have experienced in previous visits.

f
London
21 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rockpool was exceptional, if a little expensive. Excellent food and service, with a massive, well-curated wine list. If, like me, you love delving into wine lists, I suggest that you arrive 20 minutes before your guest/s. Loved the atmosphere of the restaurant but found the acoustics of the bar made for difficulty in having a conversation. I will 100% return.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

サービスが、機械的で高級店にふさわしくはない。
サーバーの、受け持ちテーブル数が多いのかもしれない。
サーバーが落ち着いて客と向かい合ってサービスできる状況ではなさそうだ。

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EG
London
47 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Imposing Art Deco decor, very dark and somewhat Gotham-like.

Service was very good and accommodating of special requests.

JN
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food is very good and ambiance is nice.
However, the service of the staff is pretty bad. (I am not sure if this is deliberate as we are not Caucasian). We spend 30 min trying to get the waiter attention just to take our orders.
The waiter seem to be oblivious to us and ignore us most of the time.
The attitude ironically changed totally after one of our colleagues (who happen to be a Caucasian) join us and the service was dramatically improved. In addition, one of the manager stopped us when we asked for the directions to the bathroom. Instead of showing us the direction, he question if we dined in the restaurants.
I am very upset over this incident and this is very disappointing given the fact we had a nice dinner and such a bad attitude.
overall, i think this is a good and nice fine dining restaurant with big room of improvement on the service.

NY
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Rockpool is set in an old marble lobby of an insurance firm, the food is great and Neil Perry does a great job.

c
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Had absolutely no service or acknowledgment after sitting for 20 minutes with a glass of water poured by the maitre d’. At least one other table around us was having the same problem. Finally, the other table got served even though they came in after us. Waiter finally approached and I complained about the very inferior service. He didn’t seem too concerned, and I didn’t foresee the situation improving with his attitude, so we left. On the way out, complained to the hostess who said nothing-just stared at us. Apologies are hard to come by at Rockpool! And so is staff training,apparently. Can’t imagine the food is much better. Try Bennelong if you have an important occasion.

T
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an exceptional experience! The service was outstanding and every bite was heaven!
I could not recommend Rockpool more highly and we can't wait to go back

R
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

except for the crab pasta which was a bit too salty , the rest of the dishes were very delicious.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. One of the best meals I’ve had in Sydney! Great service and a beautiful dining room. Definitely a great place to celebrate.

SM
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Of the six steakhouses we’ve tried this month in Sydney, this is hands down the best. Talented and attentive servers and wine steward. Good food and wine. Comfortable, relaxing lighting. Beautiful architecture/interior design. All around a great experience.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service was wonderful. It was a great experience for my brother and I.

L
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It’s the typical high end steak house. The steak was wonderful. Otherwise, high prices and nothing extraordinary. It took 20 minutes to flag someone down to get our check at the end.

PE
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server and som helped us navigate the vast menu and helped us make decisions on our amazing meal

OT
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I won’t go into the several service disappointments, but the food was excellent—at least for the dishes that we ordered and they delivered.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The staff were all very courteous and knowledgeable of the offerings.
The food was delicious however a tad too salty for my taste.

w
Washington DC
157 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The meal and service were great.
However, the dining room was way too warm and improperly air conditioned making the overall experience less enjoyable than it should have been.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall it was delightful other than the register not working at the end of the meal so we had to wait for a bill... but otherwise it was really good with attentive staff and a delicious meal

BH
Savannah
49 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Rockpool Bar and Grille. The steak was very good but not the best that we have eaten, and it is one of the most expensive dinners we have ever enjoyed! The restaurant is gorgeous and the service is outstanding which added to a delightful evening. I would expect tender most tasty meat from this restaurant, and we were all disappointed in the steak!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary. The service was fantastic and the staff were so efficient. The food was superb.
There is no restaurant that compares to Rockpool.

Thank you so very much

PL
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i had some VIPs out from the UK and some Film people to host in Sydney, perfect , food was great
awesome night

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super bon restaurant pour gouter du Wagyu beef avec un très joli cadre

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AN
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing night !! Great service great food and amazing atmosphere ! Had the best steak I have ever had ! Highly recommend !

B
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Bread was stale. No caviar, waygu, onion rings in stock. Service was good