ROCKPOOL BAR AND GRILL
Sydney, NSW

Rockpool Bar & Grill is a steakhouse like no other in Sydney. The soaring art deco interior of the City Mutual Building, coupled with the old-worldly attentiveness of the wait staff and the bar stacked with 6,500 Riedel glasses will impress even the most seasoned of fine diners. The main game is meat, but the menu veers into seafood and pasta with dazzling finesse.
Opening Times
 MTWTFSS
Lunch
Dinner
Address:

66 Hunter Street
Suburb:
Sydney CBD
Contact:
Tel: +61 2 8078 1900
Cuisine:
Modern Australian, Seafood, Steakhouse
Price Range:
$$$$ ~ $$$$
$$$$ = Mains under $20
$$$$ = Mains $20 - $30
$$$$ = Mains $30 - $40
$$$$ = Mains over $40
License:
Fully Licensed (no BYO)
DETAILS
PROFILE BY BEST RESTAURANTS
Neil Perry's be-feathered cap is getting a little crowded with plumes and yet he has managed to squeeze in another monolithic triumph somewhere in the gaps. Boasting one of Sydney's most strikingly gorgeous dining rooms, Rockpool Bar and Grill is located within the depths of the 1936 Emil Sodersteen-designed art deco building; its entry, while a little intimidating, is nonetheless spectacular. Once ushered inside, the marble columns and soaring ceiling are enough to keep your face turned upwards; however, the menu will quickly vie for attention through way of your tastebuds. Sourcing ingredients from Australia's premium producers, and making a point of dry aging the beef themselves, the fare predominately focuses on wood-fire grilled meats and seafood.

The four types of beef – ranging from Wagyu rib eye to skirt cuts – provides the perfect opportunity to carve into Australia's best, and the team encourage a shared dining experience for a comparison of different cuts. The seafood selection too, offers delicious dishes such as a black lip abalone steak, charcoal oven-grilled swordfish and crispy leatherjacket fillets with "crazy water". Before you dive headfirst into mains, whet your appetite with a lobster omelette with prawn sauce, oven-roasted sardines on preserved lemon salsa or follow through with the underlying theme and tuck into Neil's steak tartare with chips. You're almost certainly going to find a delectable drop to match your meal from the (bordering on ridiculous) 3500-deep wine list, although it may put a small dent in your wallet. The connecting bar provides an idyllic setting for a post or pre-dinner drink, or a more casual dining affair.
Annabel Wise
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FUNCTION MENU
Please contact the restaurant for further information.
MAX SEATING
n/a
Award Winning / Hatted
Bar / Wine Bar
Historic Building
Private Dining Room
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Awards
SMH Good Food Guide Awards - 2015
Two Hats
Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards - 2013
Two stars
Three glasses
SMH Good Food Guide Awards - 2013
Two Hats
66 Hunter Street
Sydney CBD NSW 2000
On the corner of Hunter and Bligh Streets in the city. Close to Circular Quay and Martin Place.
CHEF RECOMMENDATIONS
Heston Blumenthal on 31/10/2014
It's not a secret, I think Neil Perry should open in UK. His food should be better known here.
Simon Leong on 31/08/2014
I recently tried some very nice wines from Smith + Shaw at Aria Restaurant so would love to visit their winery in South Australia. Failing that in the near future I can always count on Fix St James, glass at Hilton Sydney or Rockpool Bar & Grill in Sydney to find an impressive selection of Australian and international wines.
Simon Leong on 31/08/2014
For a special occasion I love the décor and ambience of Rockpool Bar & Grill in Sydney with it's high ceiling and dim lighting but I'm also drawn to Sepia with its interesting and wonderful degustation and service that's impeccable.
Robert Crichton on 27/08/2014
Great room and bar area
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