Rockpool Bar & Grill Crown Melbourne
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.
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.....
Great service. Super food and a gorgeous presentation.
Everything was amazing as usual. My only gripe this time is that the red bench seating is extremely uncomfortable.
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.
Great Meal with a Great Atmosphere and Great Service
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.
Food is definitely overrated. Service was very slow. Pricing is high. l can have better steak in many other places to be honest.
We love Rockpool, the service was exceptional and our food outstanding!
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
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!
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
We Spent good money and boy it was bloody worth it???
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.
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.
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.
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 !!
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Service slow meat dishes too fatty and chewy oysters and prawns great
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.
Sensible menu, amazing steak and delicious pavlova. Staff were attentive without hovering and the bathrooms clean and tidy.
WOW WOW WOW,
What an experience we had , SOOO professional well orchestrated, a fantastic quite,relaxing environment ,
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
Fantastic food, fantastic layout, fantastic staff, couldn't ask for anything more, was perfect.
Just as what you'd expect from its reputation.
Absolutely stunning in every way
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.
Fantastic food in a fantastic romantic cosy environment. Brilliant.
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.
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.
I love this restaurant, especially for lunch. Never rushed, service immaculate and food fantastic.
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.
Service was lovely, but the main dishes, the steak was average. Entrées were tastier.
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!
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!!
Very good service and atmosphere
Amazing food and even better service , highly recommended
The quality of food was exceptiinal. Balance of flavours was just perfect! Loved the food!
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