Sunday, October 23, 2011

Rockpool Bar and Grill, Sydney

I have finally step foot on one of Neil Perry's famous restaurants, Rockpool Bar and Grill. The interior of the restaurant was so grand, all their walls and columns were marbled. As soon as you stepped in, the deco of it all would make you stop, pause a little and admire the surroundings and feel that you are about to dine in a mansion.

The grand inter of the Rockpool Bar and Grill
The David Blackmore's Dry Aged Full Blood Wagyu steak is one of Neil Perry's signature dish so it was compulsory that I had to order it. The atmosphere was calm and collected, and their service was barely hard to fault. 

Pabsolo and Green mint ice cream - $9 each
Wagyu Bolognese with Hand Cut
Fettuccine - $25.00
The dish itself was really well seasoned and you could taste the tomatoes in the bolognese sauce but it wasn't too dominant to the point you couldn't taste anything else. The Fettuccine was well made however it was probably a little bit on the hard side.

David Blackmore's Dry Aged Full Blood Wagyu (From 9+ Marble Score Animals) - 200 grams - $115
NOTE: Serving shown is halved as it was shared
Free Range Chicken, Char Grilled Corn,
Pumpkin, Roasted Garlic and Bread Salad - $45.00
Complementary Béarnaise sauce
Fat Hand Cut Chips - $12.00
Kipfler Potatoes Sautéed with Wagyu Fat and
Rosemary - $12.00
Once you slice that wagyu steak and place it into your mouth, you will understand the feeling of when people say 'it melts in your mouth' because it is so tender to the point you feel like it is literally melting in your mouth. It is recommended that people have it no more than medium-rare because it wont taste anything. It was so well seasoned that I don't think you needed any mustard or sauces to go with it. It was definitely worth it's price. 

The servings for the free range chicken was quite generous because it definitely looked like it could serve for more than just 1 person. The sweetness from the pumpkin and the corn worked so well with the tenderness of the chicken. It was not at all dry.

The Ciampini – Chestnut Meringue and Ice Cream Sandwich - $16.00
The layout of the Ciampini was smart; the meringue base was sweet however the chocolate ice cream and the layer of chocolate was light. The dash of cream helped blend all the levels of sweetness together so that the sweetness from the meringue didn't overpower the whole dessert.

I would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone. It is a pricey restaurant however you can easily justify the price with the quality of the ingredients and the skills of Neil Perry and his staff.

Rockpool Bar and Grill 

- 66 Hunter Street, Sydney

Gotta go eat!!


  1. omg at $24 for a VEGE OMELETTE at BRUNCH, it damn well better be massive!

  2. oops, posted that on the wrong post. It should have been under the cafe ish post

  3. The Vege Omelette price was incorrect, it was actually $16 but their soft shell crab omlette was $24. That sounds a bit better but their omlette servings were massive!