Restaurant Guide

Rockpool Bar & Grill

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

Rockpool Bar & Grill, Sydney.

Photo: David Griffen
66 Hunter St Sydney, NSW


Neil Perry’s flagship fine-diner has no shortage of frills and thrills, from the dramatic Art Deco building and the luxurious Riedel glassware to the 3000-plus bottle wine list and, it must be said, the hefty bill at the end. Fads, however, are in short supply, especially when it comes to the food: the entire menu works in service of a stoutly confident theme celebrating classic cooking and exceptional ingredients. Beef, which is the headline act on the carte, is sourced from sustainable producers, aged in-house and, if the dark-crusted Cape Grim Scotch is anything to go by, cooked with a trained eye and steady hands, but there’s almost never a foot put wrong anywhere else either. Layers of complexity push an entrée of chicken soup far beyond the realm of simple comfort food, and a side dish of woodfired creamed corn with chipotle chilli butter and Manchego arrives hot and juicy. The clientele is one of the few surprises; the CBD power players are out in force, but there’s also strong representation from more casual diners who know there’s nowhere else in Sydney offering such a reliably excellent and timeless dining experience.


(02) 8099 7077



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.

Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide

2020 Top 50 Rank – #14

Wine: ★ ★ ★

Gourmet Traveller’s restaurant guide gives a yearly snapshot at the best restaurants to eat at right now. The best-rated restaurants, as judged by the reviewers’ first-hand experience, form our national Top 50. The wine star-ratings, which range from zero to three stars are made by wine editor Max Allen on the strength of the quality of the restaurant’s wine list. View our rating key here.

Rockpool Bar & Grill
66 Hunter St Sydney, NSW
Corey Costelloe & Neil Perry
Bookings recommended
Wheelchair Access
Opening Hours
Lunch Mon-Fri noon-3pm; Dinner Mon-Fri 6pm-11pm, Sat 5.30pm-11pm, Sun 6pm-10pm

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