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Midnight in Melbourne style

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Recipes by David Thompson

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GT's party hamper

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Aerin Lauder’s Morocco

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A hotel dedicated to gin is opening in London

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Dan Hong's salt and pepper calamari with lime aioli

The executive chef shares his salt and pepper squid recipe, including his secret for a crisp, light batter.

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

A toe-curlingly good lobster omelette with an impeccably balanced prawn sauce. An aged Cape Grim T-bone, exactingly cooked over wood. Sautéed pine mushrooms teamed with slow-cooked egg, gnocchetti and Fontina. No matter whether they're from paddock, sea or garden, the quality ingredients at Neil Perry's casino seafood and steakhouse are treated with utmost respect in the cavernous restaurant's open kitchen. The lengthy menu (more than 20 choices of main course) may be a nightmare for the decision-phobic and could never be called cheap, but there's consolation to be had in that even among the extensive list of sides, such as potato and cabbage gratin or grilled broccoli with anchovy butter, there's seldom a misstep. Add a lengthy, impressive, benchmark-studded wine list and calm, professional service, and you have at Rockpool Bar & Grill one of Melbourne's safest pairs of restaurant hands.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • E $22-$45

    M $25-$75

    D $16-$23

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



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