Restaurant Reviews

Rockpool Bar & Grill: Restaurant review

Rockpool Bar & Grill delivers the glamour via its thrilling Deco-era dining room, all soaring pillars, mood lighting and lofty ceilings.


66 Hunter St
Sydney, NSW


Lunch Mon-Fri noon-3pm;
Dinner Mon-Fri 6pm-11pm, Sat 5.30pm-11pm, Sun 5.30pm-10pm


E $22-$39
M $35-$125
D $19-$26


Things are bigger at Bar & Grill. The ceiling of the superb Deco room soars off into the distance, while the kitchen teems with chefs, like a barbecue directed by DeMille, just as the floor is worked by some of the best waiters in town. The wine list is the War & Peace of serious bottles; the menu, drawn along golden-era steakhouse lines, runs to 70-plus dishes before you get to dessert – and the bills are no less substantial. Steaks are the drawcard, but seafood is handled with equal finesse, in simple grills or deft constructions like prawns and farro textured with green almond and pistachio. Pasta is reliably excellent (not least the crab-rich semolina noodles), the bar makes a mean Martini, and the battery of sides is always worth a plunge. Big-business by day, big-night-out territory after dark, Rockpool is Sydney's top-dollar playground, and revels in its role.
(02) 8078 1900
Bookings recommended
  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Private room
  • Impressive Wine List
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Corey Costelloe & Neil Perry
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.