About Rockpool Bar & Grill - Crown Melbourne

Beef is the showcase at Rockpool Bar & Grill with up to 18 different cuts available from grass fed, grain fed and David Blackmore's Pure Blood Wagyu, which is all dry aged on premise. Seafood is also treated with as much reverence with a purpose built fish room housing live clams, lobster and abalone.

The restaurants wine list features an impressive selection of over 1,200 wines from Australia and Europe, and the informed and professional service team can help guide you through the extensive selections, creating a unique dining experience.

8 Whiteman St
Southbank, AU-VIC 3006
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Dining style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse

Hours of operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
$101 and over

Payment options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(03) 8648 1900

Website:
http://www.rockpool.com/rockpoolbarandgrillmelbourne/

Parking Details:
At Crown Complex and street parking available

Public Transport:
No. 55 Tram - Power St/Queensbridge St Tram Stop. No 96/109/112 - Clarendon St Tram Stop

Executive Chef:
Neil Perry. Head Chef: Zac Nicholson

Additional:
Bar Dining, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Rockpool Bar & Grill caters for a variety of group reservations up to 50 guests to suit your specific requirements.

Rockpool Bar & Grill - Crown Melbourne Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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Food

4.6

Service

4.4

Ambience

4.5

Value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on 4 November 2017

Food was nice. Sides were amazing but the steak was really quite over seasoned with salt
Service was good but felt rushed and plates cleared as soon as we put our knives down

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 29 September 2017

We Spent good money and boy it was bloody worth it???

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 9 September 2017

great atmosphere, diverse range of dishes, great selection of wines if you are after a whole bottle rather than a glass. poor selection of seating organisation - tables of 2 should not be near table of 8-10 people as its likely to create differences in environmental noises. fantastic informative waitress although the multiple waiters delivering different dishes at a time makes it slightly confusing. very thoughtful and well designed desserts.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 25 August 2017

Food was sensational. In my opinion better than Michelin Star restaurants I have been to in Europe. Service was attentive without overbearing. Our hostess, Marlene was a joy to meet. Our first time at Rockpool. Has to be our favorite local now.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 23 August 2017

The meal was a celebration with a special foodie friend and the meal etc. was perfection - the only rain that sprinkled on my parade was the table of business men seated opposite us who were swearing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 19 August 2017

Somewhat disappointed with the food, scallops were over cooked, both our rib-eye steaks were pretty ordinary. Went for a 20th Wedding anniversary ( after notifying them of such ) and expected better. When your paying $60 plus sides for a steak it should be perfect and ours was definately not. Would not recomend i'm afraid !!

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·Dined on 19 August 2017

Food was great

Table was out of way but bang right up against a mirror.

The kitchen lighting was also quite annoying when looking directly into it whilst sitting down.

Otherwise the evening was quite pleasant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 12 August 2017

Had a great night at Rockpool for my husband's birthday. It was our first time and our group were quite rowdy however the staff were so professional catering to our every need and always had a smile. Food was delicious and what we were expecting, and when we added food to our order at the last minute it came out with the rest of our order. Food wasn't dextremely expensive but great quality and you get what you pay for

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 12 August 2017

Dined many times , staff are wonderful but the food was disappointing, the kitchen got the steak cooking wrong, and the quality was average. The staff were polite about it but questioned if it was a real problem. Service was very slow , we were early diners but it was over an hour from entree to mains, but they kindly offered to give us an extra half hour to eat our mains.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on 30 July 2017

Seriously amazing restaurant. Fantastic service and the food it to die for. I cannot rate this restaurant high enough. Always look forward to visiting when in Melbourne

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 27 July 2017

I took my partner here for his birthday and made note with my booking it was a special occasion. From the moment we walked in the service was wonderful. We were seated near the window which was perfect. The staff went out of their way to make it a very enjoyable experience and even organised a candle for the occasion. I am blown away and so grateful. The food was great and staff were amazing. It was a real first class experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 22 July 2017

Service slow meat dishes too fatty and chewy oysters and prawns great

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 22 July 2017

Overall, the experience was wonderful. The steak was delicious, although a bit too much fat was let on and it was not as tender as i had hoped it would be given steak is Rockpool's signature dish.

The entrees - we had ocean trout and calamari - were exceptional. Both had excellent flavours and textures. Our sides of potato and cabbage gratin and the corn puree went well with the steak.

The chocolate and coconut mouse was the pick of the desserts, with the mandarin sorbet simple delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 21 July 2017

Sensible menu, amazing steak and delicious pavlova. Staff were attentive without hovering and the bathrooms clean and tidy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 17 July 2017

WOW WOW WOW,
What an experience we had , SOOO professional well orchestrated, a fantastic quite,relaxing environment ,
THE FOOD
man it is so good you see on t.v ( masterchef) the judges talk about balance and seasoning , well we no first hand what the mean now,
the food was so fantastic the flavour, so so good,
we woke up the next morning and thought the experience at the rockpool was a dream, we are still talking about our time there,
You have one us as a customer we will be back

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 16 July 2017

Fantastic food, fantastic layout, fantastic staff, couldn't ask for anything more, was perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 14 July 2017

Just as what you'd expect from its reputation.
Absolutely stunning in every way

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 13 July 2017

I am a regular of Spice Temple in MEL and SYD and was looking forward to Rockpool as a birthday meal for my wife.The food was fantastic.The prawns were hard to eat but delicious none the less.The restaurant was a little too dark and we had a table of noisy teenagers sat right on us which made it a little uncomfortable mid way through.The gent at greet was a little to sarcastic about taking our coats and work bag but I let it pass. The maitre Di was also a little to sarcastic. The only downer.

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·Dined on 11 July 2017

Fantastic food in a fantastic romantic cosy environment. Brilliant.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 10 July 2017

OMG.
Our son is about to start and apprenticeship to be a chef so we asked for a table near the kitchen.
We got so much more. Great conversation and information from Cam and Caroline - but also too my son got a personal guided tour through the kitchen and even a prompt to apply at Rockpool for the apprenticeship.
While nothing may come of it - my son has been dumbstruck for 48 hours so far.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 9 July 2017

My third time at the Rockpool and cannot get enough. Food speaks volume but what keeps me coming back is the fantastic service. You can see from the outset that there is much pride in ensuring the highest level of service and consistency with food. And the matched wine was perfect!
Thank you for a wonderful experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 7 July 2017

I love this restaurant, especially for lunch. Never rushed, service immaculate and food fantastic.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 1 July 2017

Service was lovely, but the main dishes, the steak was average. Entrées were tastier.

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·Dined on 30 June 2017

Wonderful and warm hospitality displayed by all the team. Fantastic food and ambience, and such a pleasure to celebrate our special occasion at your venue. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on 27 June 2017

Staff made us feel so welcome with 2 young daughters (6&8) they were so accomodating and caring. Food was amazing - spoilt for all steak now. The steak was so good it didn't need a sauce!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 26 June 2017

Very good service and atmosphere

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 25 June 2017

Amazing food and even better service , highly recommended

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 25 June 2017

The quality of food was exceptiinal. Balance of flavours was just perfect! Loved the food!

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·Dined on 24 June 2017

Little disappointed lovely restaurant first class but our food was cold when it came out potatoes very cold as a result not nice at all

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·Dined on 24 June 2017

Everything was fantastic however what spoilt it was that the first sitting which was at 6pm and as I was made aware of the 8pm limit the waiter then says we may not have time for desert keep in mind I'm about to drop close to $1000 on this dinner and I get rushed along to which i advised the waiter that the doors were not even open until 6.15pm

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Food5
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·Dined on 23 June 2017

Beautiful evening for our anniversary. Staff were lovely, especially our waitress.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 23 June 2017

well....we were recommended and advised you simply must go to the Rock Pool...
I don't mind paying $250 for two course dinner for two people with a $60 bottle of wine but I was left with a major garlic overload in my mouth.
Firstly my partners entree was forgotten...
The crab cocktail had quite a lot of shell in it. I tried picking it out but gave up and just got on with it.
The sweet potato as a side with my three fillets of whiting had portions that were almost raw and had black spots.

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·Dined on 17 June 2017

Fantastic venue, with exceptional food. The service level is sensational, and the atmosphere is relaxed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 16 June 2017

The food was delicious however we were not wowed by the service. There was no offer of assistance in choosing wine or food. At times the staff seemed awkward, almost cold at times

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food4
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Service1
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·Dined on 12 June 2017

Our service was very very poor
I can't help feeling that the staff under sufference
Location great
Good Great
Wine list awesome
Your service staff need an education on to serve
Plenty of choice at the Crown
To be complete conplanence

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Food4
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·Dined on 12 June 2017

Amazing wine menu, Great food. Ambience disappointing as they sat us amongst large groups with loud kids. 15% public holiday surcharge made it ridiculously overpriced.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 9 June 2017

Exceptional experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 8 June 2017

Thank you for a wonderful 21st Birthday Dinner Rockpool Bar and Grill!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 7 June 2017

We found the steak and both vegetable dishes overly salty, as was one of the entrees (we did mention it the waiter who said he would pass it on to the kitchen). We thought the noise level was good, as was the service.

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·Dined on 5 June 2017

lovely spot for a restaurant.

Most food and drinks very pricey, cocktails were between $20 to $40. Steaks between $50 and $100.

Don't mind paying for food if it's very nice. ONe of our two steaks were overcooked, and the vegetable side dish was so overcooked it was mushy. Waiter tried to tell us how it was cooked (sous vide).... didn't matter, overcooked is overcooked!!

Tags: Late-night Find
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