Rockpool Bar & Grill

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Overall Rating

7.6

Rockpool Bar & Grill Recommended based on its 86 reviews
Calculated using a Weighted average

Food
8.1
Ambience
8.1
Service
8.1
Value
6.1



Rockpool Bar & Grill Details



Rockpool Bar & Grill Address

Crown Complex
8 Whiteman St

Southbank VIC 3006

Map
Rockpool Bar & Grill Menu
Rockpool Bar & Grill Website




Chef

Neil Perry & Khan Danis


Prices $$$$

Average Meal Price $129 - based on one entree & main course only
$19.00-$35.00
$23.00-$180.00
$12.00-$25.00


Bookings

Bookings are preferred


Rooms & Capacity

No of Seats 150

The Highland Room
Seating Capacity 34

The Interior Highland Room
Seating Capacity 16

The Private Terrace
Seating Capacity 22

The Terrace
Seating Capacity 50

The Waiting Room
Seating Capacity 14


Hours

Lunch
Sun to Fri Noon - 3pm
Dinner
Mon to Sun 6pm - 11pm


Strict Dress Code

Smart



Classifications

Restaurants


Categories

Awards
Two Good Food Hats

Bookings Online
Restaurant Bookings

Confectionery and Dessert
Cake

Dining Atmospheres
Fine Dining

Dining Features
Good Wine List
Has Bar
Private Room


Parking

Valet Parking





Rockpool Bar & Grill Awards

2014

The Age Good Food Guide 2014 - Two Chef's Hats


2014

The Age Good Food Guide 2014 - Service Excellence Award: Vanessa Crichton


2014

Australian Gourmet Traveller 2014 - Two Stars


2013

Australian Gourmet Traveller 2013 - Two Stars


2013

The Age Good Food Guide 2013 - Two Chef's Hats


2012

The Age Good Food Guide 2012 - Professional Excellence Award: Neil Perry


2012

The Age Good Food Guide 2012 - Two Chef's Hats


2012

Australian Gourmet Traveller 2012 - Two Stars


2012

The Australian Hot 50 Restaurant Awards 2012


2011

The Age Good Food Guide 2011 - Two Chef's Hats


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Overview of Rockpool Bar & Grill

Rockpool Bar & Grill Melbourne harvested accolades for being a gourmet destination in Australia out of its passion for excellence and perfection. This philosophy resounds from the sourcing of produce to their above-par service in the hospitality industry. They provide perks to patrons such as getting expert advise on the best wine to complement your chosen dish from Sommeliers Australia's President himself who's in their employ.

A home-style run restaurant of fine-dining calibre, Rockpool Bar & Grill is also renowned for its North American-inspired steaks. They are among the few in Australia who use free-range Greenham's, Ranger's Valley, and Blackmore's Wagyu beef for their steaks. Aside from their wood-fire grilled meats, their modest menu also includes salads, pasta, seafood, and desserts of pastries, petit fours, and cheeses. The Rockpool Bar & Grill is a delightful place to dine for lunch, dinner, and supper. It is a suitable stop before heading to the theatre or to stay awhile with friends to enjoy the night.



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    User Reviews of Rockpool Bar & Grill, Southbank

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    8.3 Highly Recommended

    Food  8      Ambience  9      Service  9      Value  7     


    Amazing venue. It's really a welcoming space and the staff are excellent. Around when you need them but not too intrusive. Decided against entrees to save room for dessert. Ordered the Grain Fed Fillet Steak that was perfectly cooked & tender. Served with the most delicious Harissa (highlight of my night). Ordered sides of Onion Rings, Mac & Cheese and Endive Salad with Palm Sugar Dressing. The onion rings were the best I've ever had but so rich I could only manage 2. The Mac & Cheese was nice but salad was underwhelming. Dessert was a Mandarin Cake that was lovely & light. Overall you can't really fault Rockpool. But equally I wasn't blown away by the food either. If you want to impress on a date night or have an important business dinner it's perfect.

    Jul 04, 2013 

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    7.5 Recommended

    Food  9      Ambience  8      Service  7      Value  6     


    As you enter the restaurant, your senses warn you of impending death as the lights are noticeably dimmer compared to the pedestrian thoroughfare in Crown which gives a moody yet sensual vibe as you walk past cases of meat carcass and seafood.

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    Feb 17, 2013 

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    1 of 2 readers found the following review helpful

    5.3 Average

    Food  8      Ambience  10      Service  2      Value  1     


    My husband and I went here a few weeks ago and was excited when we first sat down as the ambience is really nice. Then it all started...

    First we ordered Rock Oysters which never came. When we mentioned it again, our server said they had forgotten but no apology. By then our entree had already arrived so we said to forget about it. My husband ordered the waygu as his main which was Perfect. My pasta crab dish was a whole another story!

    The first time it came out it had so much lemon in it, it was inedible. I sent it back and the server said the kitchen staff agreed they had put too much lemon in the dish and would make a new one. The 2nd time my pasta dish came out, I realised why they had put so much lemon in it in the first place. It was Extremely fishy! I couldn't believe this was coming from a place like Rockpool.

    I explained this to the server and asked him to have the kitchen staff try the dish. Surely there must be some kind of mistake. The server came back and said the kitchen staff says this is the way the dish is supposed to be and was very offended that I wanted to send the dish back again. Still no apologies. Seriously? By this time, my husband was almost done with his main so I decided not to order anything else.

    Our server knew I was upset about the whole experience so he offered us either a chocolate nut brittle or marshmallows as compensation. So I don't even get to pick something off the dessert menu when I didn't even get eat my main?

    Did I also mention that as soon as there was the problem with my dish, our server completely skirted around us. Avoided all eye contact so we had to flag him down every time we needed anything including drinks.

    Rockpool, I expected more.

    Jun 27, 2012 

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    0 of 1 reader found the following review helpful

    9 Highly Recommended

    Food  10      Ambience  9      Service  10      Value  7     


    I had the most marvellous dining experience here. The whole package is wonderful, exemplary service (almost too many service staff attend to you ...), respectful and very courteous staff who are flexible, discreet and totally great.

    The most exquisite food with wonderful flavours, marvellous ingredients and a very Very enjoyable ambience. That is marvellously achieved, even though the restaurant is sizeable, you don't actually notice that there are probably 100 people and a very busy kitchen around you. It's just wonderful.

    My dinner consisted of Grilled Whiting fillets, hand-cut salad (ingredients are brought to your table after they are cut, before they are tossed, so you can see their quality and variety) with mixed spiced peppers. My companion's dinner was a 300g steak with brussels sprouts. We then enjoyed chocolate profiteroles and chocolate mousse (respectively).

    As it was my birthday, the service staff also brought out a surprise cupcake for me, with a candle to blow out, which was a lovely treat. Wine list was lovely also. Totally recommended.

    Grilled Whiting fillets Ingredients for the hand cut salad, brought to the... Steak (at rear), mixed peppers (centre), tossed sa...


    Jun 10, 2012 

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    0 of 1 reader found the following review helpful

    4 Below Average

    Food  3      Ambience  3      Service  3      Value  7     


    Went for mother's day and v v disappointed. Service was amateur, food cold and tasteless, the pavlova was, however, as great as always. Used to be one of my favourites but 2 v average experiences in a couple of months and won't be back. Sorry. Melb has too many great restaurants to go back for average food and service.

    May 13, 2012 

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    1 of 2 readers found the following review helpful

    2 Not Recommended

    Food  3      Ambience  3      Service  1      Value  1     


    Appalling service. We regularly attend this restaurant and couldn't have been less satisfied by the service. We twice requested the senior staff to our table and despite acknowledging our concerns and promises of greater service, nothing improved.

    A Mothers Day lunch ruined, next time we go to a more consistent restaurant.

    May 13, 2012 

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    8.5 Highly Recommended

    Food  9      Ambience  8      Service  9      Value  8     


    This is an amazing restaurant. I am not a big red meat eater, and I cannot stop myself from booking in at this place. The menu has great variety and the staff are extremely knowledgeable especially about the wines. For those who are wary about the price, rest assured that it is worth every cent!

    May 07, 2012 

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    9.5 Highly Recommended

    Food  10      Ambience  9      Service  10      Value  9     


    I have dined here several times and the level of food and service has always been consistently high. While dining I noticed James Packer and T Woods were also enjoying a meal as James polished off his meal with ease! My steak was cooked as ordered and my chocolate dessert was fantastic.

    Dec 20, 2011 

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    7.8 Recommended

    Food  8      Ambience  9      Service  8      Value  6     


    Hubby and I had dinner at Rockpool recently, to celebrate a special occasion while on holiday in Melbourne. We had a lovely night. The steaks were superb, the wine list extensive and the service was good. Only a few negatives, it would have been nice when we ordered our sides, the potato and cabbage gratin and seasonal veges, if the waiter had told us the latter was mostly cabbage too, as we would have picked something else.

    Also, the balance in the Bearnaise sauce served with the steaks was way off, making it very acidic and not overly pleasant. Everything else though was outstanding, and the ambience great. Loved seeing the meat aging cabinet on the way in.

    Nov 13, 2011 

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    8 Recommended

    Food  9      Ambience  8      Service  9      Value  6     


    I had a great dining experience. The food is brilliant. The dessert is outstanding. The price is abit more but you get what you paid.

    Sep 14, 2011 

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