Rockpool Bar & Grill
Modern Australian
  • Riverside at Crown,
    8 Whiteman St,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 8648 1900,
  • Lunch Sun-Fri noon-3pm

    Dinner daily 6pm-11pm

Rockpool Bar & Grill

Neil Perry's steakhouse is a luxurious dining experience. White-jacketed waiters, cabinets of dry-ageing beef, and leather seating set the scene for families celebrating birthdays with a zero at the end, alongside bankers toasting deals involving rather more. The food is excellent, relying on first-class materials rather than cheffy flair to impress. There's a simple but sparkling trio of thick-cut crudo - kingfish, ocean trout and yellowfish tuna - dusted with shavings of horseradish for kick and a finger-lime dressing for acidity and zest. More craft is on show with linguine, tossed with spicy prawn oil, spanner crab and lemongrass. Steaks are the fundamental draw: dry-aged to varying gradations of flavour, from David Blackmore or Cape Grim, soundly cooked, and with a heavy-hitting list of wines to match. Pastry skills are shown off to excellent effect by an architectural chocolate and hazelnut millefeuille, freshened with vanilla ice-cream. A-list luxe.

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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • E $26-$39

    M $32-$119

    D $18-$25

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Zac Nicholson & Neil Perry


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