Rock Sugar Melbourne - South Yarra
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.
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.
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!
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
Love it here! Great place for a catch up dinner or date night :-)
Amazing food, friendly staff, would go back time and time again
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.
Food was incredible and the banquet was such good value but the cocktails are out of this world! The best I've ever had!
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!
Great night out
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 venue, lively atmosphere but still easy to have a conversation. Decent food venue and drinks menu with plenty of options. Very friendly staff!
Great food and atmosphere. And thank you for the birthday shot!
Great food as always and cocktails were amazing!!!!!
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 :)
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..
Cocktails to die for to compliment a great banquet option of food - all round brilliant dinner and drinks venue!
Amazing food!!! Went there for my birthday, they even gave me a “birthday shot” to celebrate. Great service too. I was very impressed.
Miami was a great waitress
Fixed the wobbly table and a great smile. Banana bucket was sensational
Aww Mr. Michael YOU were GREAT! Pleasure having you all in. X
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.
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.
Great spot, great food and staff treat you like family
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.
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!
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 !
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!
Service was amazing and food was Devine . Would highly recommend
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
Perfect place for a date and the cocktails and food was sooo yum!
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.
Cool Vibes, Music and Staff!!!
The rocktails and food are simply to THAI for.
A Melbourne bucket list restaurant for sure!!
Service was a little slow but food was amazing. Highly recommend the soft shell crab buns.
Lovely staff great food had an awesome time recommend banquet
Drinks fantastic awesome bartenders
I have been to Rock sugar a few times and have never been disappointed. This time we choose the $50 feed me option. The quality and variety of the food was outstanding and we definitely did not leave hungry. Already looking forward to my next visit.
Best modern Thai in Melbourne! And the cocktails are exceptional 😀
The curries weren’t curries and watered down. The food wasn’t pleasant and bland. Rice crackers too hard. We got the banquet 50 dollars each and we’re not happy with how much we spent to what we got.
Great cocktails and service.. food was a let down with the bar buns not cooked and the flavours were underwhelming.
I’m an avid diner at Rock sugar Melbourne and every time I pop in for a mid week dinner with a colleague or if it’s for a birthday dinner and drinks, I’m constantly impressed with the quality. Not only is your menu accomodating and delicious, it’s complimented by the outstanding service! Keep up the great work and a massive shout out to your GM Ally! I’ll be back soon guys
Service and food were fantastic. I will definitely be a regular.
Service was good. Catered for all dietary requirements. Cocktails were great. We did the $50 feed me, it was good but nothing was mind blowing.
I think the wine was way too expensive. The baby banquet was good value but overall our bill was quite expensive. It would also be great to offer some extra vegan options ☺️☺️