It’s hard not to be impressed when you walk into Rock Pool Bar & Grill, big marble columns rise up to the high ceiling an open kitchen runs down the side of the space the whole space seems large because of the ceiling height. Its is the restaurant dining area off to the side is an equally impressive bar, It’s a bar but there is full restaurant table service however they do not take bookings for the bar .
The menu comprises of a selection of tasting style plates a few mains and sides. One of the mains is newly crowned winner of “burger wars” best burger in Sydney – David Blackmore’s Wagyu Hamburger. A worthy winner in my opinion, every element of the burger is perfect and would be great on their own put them all together and you have a winner. The Wagyu is beautiful, very tasty it just melts in your mouth. Vegies are fresh and add another layer of flavour, top it off with some cheese and burger bun and there you have it.
Other items on the menu Charcoal Roast King Prawn. It’s a large prawn split in half, marinated and char grilled. The marinade is really flavoursome; you can taste the flavour that comes from the char grilling too which adds another layer to the taste. It’s a very good dish but for $10 you get one prawn only on the plate with a slice of lemon which seems a bit steep to me. The Lamb ribs nice, very tender meat that just falls of the bone. I was impressed by the salad fresh and crispy with a light dressing, simple but a perfect combination that works great together.
I like eating at the Rock Pool Bar and Grill whether it be at the bar or in the restaurant the food is always excellent and the building is very interesting, great space for a restaurant. Few negatives I find the staff can be a bit pretentious sometimes and it’s a bit pricey but overall it’s a very good place for a feed.
David Blackmore’s Full Blood Wagyu Hamburger with Bacon, Gruyere Cheese and Zuni Pickle – $24
Charcoal Roast King Prawn, Split and Marinated – $10
Fried Spiced Lamb Ribs with Lime and Chilli Salsa $12
Radicchio, Cos and Endive Saladwith Palm Sugar Vinaigrette – $9
Rockpool Bar & Grill
66 Hunter St
Sydney , 2000