Rock Sugar Melbourne - South Yarra

4.3
55 reviews
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Thai
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Fun
Inspired by the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, tropical palm trees of Phi Phi Island and the playful energy of the Full Moon Party. Rock Sugar is all about modern Thai with a twist, you won’t find pad thai here but you won’t miss it! Come dine with us anytime from Sunday to Saturday. Located in South Yarra. Lunch is available Friday and Sunday 12pm–3pm.
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1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been meaning to visit this place for a while and I am so glad that I finally have. Food menu was well planned, everything that we have tried was amazing and cocktails are incredible. Their thai curry was probably one the best ones I have tried and thats one of my favourite dishes. Sauce was just perfect. Service was very fast and helpful. Definitely adding it to my fave list of restaurants and coming back soon.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I am definitely coming back, the service was amazing, easy to book. Lovely staff! The food was so good! My boyfriend and I have wanted to go for a while and so glad we did! thank you

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F
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Drinks were great, food was very average
Disappointed with the price for what I got

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BE
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lots of fun at this place. Cocktails are delicious.

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B
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time I’ve been here and love it. The staff are always under the pump but never fail to be friendly and accommodating. The food is delicious and the cocktails are awesome. I would 100% recommend this place to anyone wanting a fun and delicious dinner 💓

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K
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Would have liked the food a bit more chilli hot but will ask for that next time...

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JB
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 1

Good luck having a fully belly for under $200 haha

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RS
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love the Feed Me option and there are some fantastic cocktails on that menu.

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TC
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great night, loved the food its got a little twist to it, the deserts were exceptional, presentation and taste was a great way to the end the night. Wine list is moderate but with a good across the board selection to choose from and appeared to be well priced without being expensive.

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AA
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great space, amazing cocktails and food, had a great time with a friend for my birthday! We're definitely planning on coming back to try the fairy floss martinis!

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NS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

We’ve expected much more. You go to a fancy place like this expecting it to be better than your local Thai take away. Well... for us it wasn’t unfortunately. Food was pretty average. Not bad but nothing special. Overall wouldn’t go back

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SW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Love it here! Great place for a catch up dinner or date night :-)

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ID
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, friendly staff, would go back time and time again

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CT
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Drinks were good, food was average, service was awful.

Drinks: come here for the cocktails. Standard prices (about $20 per one), and all cocktails were beautifully presented and came in enough variety to impress anyone.

Food: average. Wouldn't come into South Yarra for the food on it's own, but it's a nice accompaniment to the drinks.

Service: Disgusting. When we arrived (table of 11, booked weeks in advance online) we were seated on a table that would have probably comfortably held 8, so we were a little smooshed in. Then, we were given a drinks menu only, ordered drinks, and waited. We were not given a menu, and were asked to order without seeing a menu. Upon telling the waiter this, she replied 'WELL you'll be getting the banquet anyway, for tables over 8 you have to, it said it on your booking!' (it didn't). Further, when I said it didn't, my friends and I were pressured into getting the banquet anyway. We had 3 vegans in the group, of which one of them was also highly coeliac. I specifically told the waiter this before ordering, and was assured this could be catered for easily. The first food that came out for the coeliac was chicken wings - I had specifically said she was also a vegan. Easy mistake, fair enough. From then on, the vegan food came out with the label 'vegetarian' and with every piece of food the waiter didn't know if it was gluten free, vegan, or vegetarian. Further, we had to wait almost 25 minutes between bits of food, despite being almost ushered out of the place rudely by the waiters. For a table spending almost $1000, you'd think they would have some better manners. We spoke to the waiter multiple times, to which we received patronising replies that made us feel extremely unwelcome. We were given free shots at the end of the meal which I suspect was to remedy the problems that had occurred throughout the evening, but didn't really make up for it.

Would come back for cocktails and snacks, not for an overpriced meal or disgusting service.

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EO
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was incredible and the banquet was such good value but the cocktails are out of this world! The best I've ever had!

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SW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Banquet menu was amazing - great value and the food was amazing. They catered for all dietary requirements also. Ambience is lovely too, very cool vibe. And they offer yummy cocktails which is a bonus!
The only downside is the service is very slow... really lovely staff but not very attentive. Took a long time to take our orders and get our drinks.
Would definitely recommend Rock Sugar!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great night out

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NP
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

There are some entrees that are really great on the Menu, but the mains need some work. The portions for mains are really small.

Great Atmosphere!

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CG
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great venue, lively atmosphere but still easy to have a conversation. Decent food venue and drinks menu with plenty of options. Very friendly staff!

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n
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. And thank you for the birthday shot!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food as always and cocktails were amazing!!!!!

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LM
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, great staff and food was fab. Also, received a birthday shot on arrival to the great staff. Totally unexpected and was so yummy! Thanks guys :)

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Staff weren’t attentive and disengaged at times. We had a feed me set and were unaware of if it was our last serve or not (although we had enough), we weren’t asked if we wanted more drinks when food came to the table. Food was good but service just missed the mark..

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GM
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Cocktails to die for to compliment a great banquet option of food - all round brilliant dinner and drinks venue!

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H
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food!!! Went there for my birthday, they even gave me a “birthday shot” to celebrate. Great service too. I was very impressed.

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MA
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Miami was a great waitress
Fixed the wobbly table and a great smile. Banana bucket was sensational

Rock Sugar Melbourne - South Yarra
Responded on 8 March 2019

Aww Mr. Michael YOU were GREAT! Pleasure having you all in. X

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AR
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

I was excited to take my partner for his first time dining at Rock sugar, and much to my dismay; our dining experience was very average. I've been an avid diner with you guys both on weekdays and weekends and it seems like the overall experience missed the mark. Perhaps due to the fact that it was a Sunday but I had such high hopes. However, the banquet, which I've had 4 times now, wasn't as flavoursome as I recalled it to be. What also affected our experience, is during our seating for our booking, we noticed that the table was unbalanced and I requested to be moved to a vacant table yet the waitress insisted that she'd get on her knees to fix it. It was very unfortunate that we were seated next to the restaurant door and kept getting the cold draft from diners coming in and out of the establishment.
When each course was served to us, by the time it reached our table the food was room temperature and we weren't even asked about how our meals were. Don't get me wrong, I'll be back to dine here with company; it's just a shame that my usual: flavour-packed and exquisite table service, wasn't delivered the night that my partner and I dined.

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KB
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 3

The food was very over hyped and not worth the money. I've had better thai at my local take away and it cost me a fraction of the meal at Rock Sugar. Nice cocktails.

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CT
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot, great food and staff treat you like family

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H
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Was very excited to go here given the very good reviews.

The restaurant looks nice but unfortunately that is where it stops. The food was terribly bland. No salt, no flavour and no sauce. We were a large group of 9 so tried quite a few dishes. The beef cheeks were well cooked but had no seasoning and no sauce and no flavour. What made this worse was that we were recommended rice with this dish wish cost $5 for a single serve! It was the same story for the Mussaman Curry.

We wondered whether this was more a bar than a restaurant, but after trying four of the cocktails, they were just as bland as the food.

The staff were rude and seemed generally disinterested which just topped things off.

I will be actively discouraging people from going here.

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DS
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Cocktails and food was amazing. Th ebanquet was great value for money and delishious.
The service needs to be improved slightly we were waiting awhile for drinks and food order to be taken. Noise was too loud. They need acoustics on the walls/ceilings.
Overall great and Ill be back!

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TV
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great tunes , cocktails and food . We had the banquet and it was very nice . Good to try some of their popular dishes , definitely be back !

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J
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really fun place for date night. Food was amazing and the cocktail are really delicious! Loved the table setting with the long stem pink roses for Valentines day. Very cute!

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M
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was amazing and food was Devine . Would highly recommend

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E
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks, however think it was slightly over priced, our total bill was more than we thought. Outdoor area also amazing, inside area no where as good as it looked in photos but would definitely reccomend

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B
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect place for a date and the cocktails and food was sooo yum!

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F
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Everything was wonderful, but at the start of our meal we felt quite rushed as lots of plates of food were being put onto our table and we had not finished the others just yet.

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PA
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cool Vibes, Music and Staff!!!

The rocktails and food are simply to THAI for.

A Melbourne bucket list restaurant for sure!!

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CM
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Service was a little slow but food was amazing. Highly recommend the soft shell crab buns.

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T
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely staff great food had an awesome time recommend banquet
Drinks fantastic awesome bartenders
:) :)

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