Rockpool Bar & Grill Crown Melbourne

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Steakhouse
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.
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TI
Montreal
24 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I visit Melbourne every 3 months and I always go to Rockpool at least 1 time. This restaurant is very consistent in food. The steaks are very expensive but quality is excellent. On this occasion, I had the grass fed, bone in rib eye. Cooked perfectly, however could have been hotter. I know the restaurants says, they let it sit to retain juices, but I like the meat to be warmer than room temp. Our waiter Phil was excellent! Even though we had a couple of mis-haps he handled it with professionalism and care. Had the grilled shrimp to start, and my colleague had octopus salad which was very good. Another colleague had the pasta Bolognese and that was just average. I must point out, their bread and butter (Warnambool, I asked) was outstanding!! Will definitely return as the steaks are probably best in Melbourne.....

P
Oklahoma City
16 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service. Super food and a gorgeous presentation.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing as usual. My only gripe this time is that the red bench seating is extremely uncomfortable.

KB
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

It was lovely and I had been wanting to go for a long time however the man who greeted us at the start was just plain rude. Firstly he claimed to not see our booking then he said I had booked for the previous day and then he magically found it. This took several minutes and mo smile or apologies. Then were were seated (many tables free btw) Our starters were divine and I would come back for the kingfish crudo and Italian sour no.3 alone. I was really looking forward to the steak and at $115 I thought it was going to be the best steak I had ever eaten and although the flavour was sensational, it was quite grissly and chewy. Enjoyed our meal and the ambience.

JO
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Meal with a Great Atmosphere and Great Service

A
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience3

Upon arriving, the manager mood changes once she looks at me then I felt discriminated ruining the mood for my dinner. The service also took a while until drinks and menu arrive on my table. During that period, I could see the manager talking to the waiters not sure about what but it felt like it is directed to my table. It ruins my birthday dinner there. The food is amazing but just the service that ruin my mood.

L
Singapore
2 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Food is definitely overrated. Service was very slow. Pricing is high. l can have better steak in many other places to be honest.

CW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Rockpool, the service was exceptional and our food outstanding!

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Absolutely overpriced.The food and wine were good but didn’t reach the excellency level you would expect when paying that much money. Disappointing. Excellent service though

m
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved rockpool bar and grill! Everything was amazing! Loved the different options for Aussie beef. Learned a lot about beef from eating here. Service was amazing as well!

OT
Dined on 5 November 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

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

OT
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Dined on 10 September 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
Dined on 26 August 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
Dined on 23 August 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
Dined on 20 August 2017
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

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 !!

OT
Dined on 20 August 2017
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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.

OT
Dined on 13 August 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Dined on 13 August 2017
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

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.

OT
Dined on 31 July 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Dined on 28 July 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
Dined on 23 July 2017
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

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

OT
Dined on 23 July 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

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.

OT
Dined on 22 July 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Dined on 18 July 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Dined on 17 July 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Dined on 15 July 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Dined on 14 July 2017
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

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.

OT
Dined on 12 July 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food in a fantastic romantic cosy environment. Brilliant.

OT
Dined on 11 July 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
Dined on 10 July 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

OT
Dined on 8 July 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2017
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Went here for my Birthday. Have wanted to go here for a long time. We felt rushed from the time we walked in however the service was great and very helpful. The time between our entrees being cleared and our mains being served was 2 minutes. No time to change wines or digest the entree. Mains were huge but delicious and well thought through dishes. Thank you for the chocolate dessert for my Birthday with a candle, however we had ordered dessert and coffee too so we were very full by the time we left. When we got the bill we paid in cash and left a 20% tip based on the total. When we got home I noticed they had charged us for a credit card surcharge assuming we were going to pay by card. Lucky Mr Perry got our cc surcharge as an extra. I wonder how many times that happens in a night, over a month and over the years $$$$$$$. What a bad taste it left after I was so looking forward to my Birthday dinner.

OT
Dined on 2 July 2017
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

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

OT
Dined on 1 July 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

OT
Dined on 28 June 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!!

OT
Dined on 27 June 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good service and atmosphere

OT
Dined on 26 June 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and even better service , highly recommended

OT
Dined on 26 June 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Dined on 25 June 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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