Rocks on Rosalind

4.1
288 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Tasting Menu
ROCKS on Rosalind is situated at 12 View Street, within the historic National Bank walls over looking Rosalind Park and the Alexandra Fountain.

ROCKS on Rosalind provides you with a range of social choices ? modern dining, casual bar culture, or an intimate escape.

Our staff will entice you to relax within the sophisticated decor which enhances the original bank building. The menu is innovative, evolving and provocative, matching the sophisticated wine and beverage selection.
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M
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great customer service and knowledge! Our waiter was amazing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Rocks is convenient to the gallery and useful for day visitors to exhibitions. But the daytime atmosphere in the restaurant is dark and almost gloomy. Food was good to very good and portions a good size for lunch.

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

Great food and service, my wife and I where there celebrating her 50th birthday and the guys were awesome.
I have read other reviews and I can’t see why they complained because everyone else there on the night seemed to be having a great night as well.

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KC
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 2

Average. No atmosphere during the day. Meal was terrible. My friend and I both felt uneasy after eating the main meal.

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JB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service was excellent and generally our food was very good . Main courses were very good but 2 of the 4 sweets were ok - not fabulous.

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TL
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Food was underwhelming in taste and presentation. Steak with a slab of potato, no colour, no texture and almost no flavour. Fish was similarly boring. Equivalent of a mid range cafe at restaurant prices. Wine choices pretty limited. Not worth it.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great and our waiter was outstanding. He was very attentive, gave us great suggestions and had a great sense of humour. Thanks for the great experience:)

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J
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always enjoy visiting Rocks, Cal is the BEST waiter!!!

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LT
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time here food was great service very good although it was a Monday and not busy at all.
I had the lamb rump beautifully cooked and hubby had the Wagyu rump also well cooked. Would definitely recommend and try again ourselves

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AT
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great food with an well thought through range of menu options in terms of size of dishes and variety of choice - enthusiastic service with much humour thrown in. The lighting could be better.

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PH
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

very nice food and friendly service, easy to walk from the hotel.

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EP
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Jaed cox provided amazing service will be going back

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KB
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

We were extremely disappointed with our dining experience. I had been in contact with the restaurant regarding my dietary requirements due to a medical condition prior to the day of our booking; providing a list of foods I can’t eat due to allergies via a phone call. The restaurant then followed up the following day requesting a list of foods I could eat so they could “prepare a 3 course meal for me”. I was so excited but ended up extremely disappointed. On the night they did not prepare me anything specific to meet my dietary requirements, all they did was cross off from the menu what they thought I couldn’t eat. This resulted in no entree or dessert and only a basic main which still did meet my requirements. I thought a chef would’ve been able to prepare a lovely meal for me but they did not. I could’ve made a more appetising meal myself. I left with a physiological reaction, hungry and bitterly disappointed. Would definitely not recommend this restaurant if you have dietary requirements. Why go to the trouble if requesting a list of safe foods and say that they will prepare me something specific if they had no intention of doing so? So much for a lovely night to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

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FG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Barramundi was excellent, the crispy skin complimented the freshness of the fish

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RK
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Last time we ate there it was dismal - would not have returned if it was not for a gift voucher. Food this time was
Very good, excellent wine list and very friendly service.

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T
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Selected from the smaller plates and in between dishes for 2 people to share. All were delicious.

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

Loved the food here, we had the degustation menu where the chef made the choices and it was excellent! We will be going back again, and the staff were lovely 😊

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E
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Restaurant looked quite nice but very disappointed with menu. Four items unavailable or run out on the night. Wine was overpriced.

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GH
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very quiet downstairs considering we had loud guests but personal area muffled most of the noise. Feed me menu was a great way to try some food we may not have otherwise tried. And it kept arriving until we were chocka's. Excellent staff ensured we never went thirsty. Well done ROR . We'll be back! 👍

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HR
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The lunch menu was great. Also very nice waiter attended to us. Would definitely come back again

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RL
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food, great friendly staff & the service was outstanding

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j
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent wait staff, meals arrived promptly. Food was delicious. Especially the steak and the seafood yellow curry. We sat in the old bank vault. My only criticism, it was a warm evening and there appeared to be no cooling in this area slightly uncomfortable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

The food was good but I was disappointed at the fact noodles that I would feed my kids on the banquet not my cup of tea.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food good atmosphere great wine will go back

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SS
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Despite nice flavors, my pork belly was very dry and steak from mains was so over cooked I should have sent it back. Great beer slections with the barman clearly educated in his feild. Cost is too high considering the food served. I had a table of six costing $650. Similar comments from others at table altough I am told the fish was perfect.

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s
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great experience. Padding on chairs would help. The sweet and sour calamari was amazing.

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N
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

I have always had a great experience at Rocks but it was a bit disappointing this time. Whilst the service was good and the wait staff excellent, we were being served by multiple staff and so there was some confusion as to what we had already ordered. My crab pasta was lacking crab - which could have been because 4 people on our table ordered it and I got the last portion from the pan! Plus the thai seafood curry had gone up in price and down in seafood content.
I hope it was just an off-day for them and not the new norm.

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

We had a fantastic Valentine’s Day, the service was outstanding and they even added a candle to the table like I had requested

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Valentines

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CB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Drinks good, food was average. 2 years ago it was much better. $ for food wasn’t worth it.

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

Stunning food and drink in a wonderful atmosphere, but then the staff go and make it 10 times better with their friendly and inviting approach

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SC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Angel hair pasta was an over cooked mash. When I complained the chef had the arrogance to send the waiter back with the same dish stating that this is how the dish is served. I have eaten at this restaurant 4 times and have always enjoyed it but this time it was not up to scratch. I would however like to thank our waiter who went out of his way to please us.

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AD
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

We were disappointed this was our second visit and the quality and variety of the food was not as good as our first visit
We had the $65.00 degustation
We also had to pay 20% Sunday surcharge
We were not advised prior that this would occur
We will not be coming back or recommend the restaurant

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RB
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

The waiter was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable.

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S
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Food was hit and miss. First 3 dishes were excellent but went down from there. Was surprised that macroni and cheese was part of the $65 course . On a positive note, Excellent service. Would try something different next time.

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MJ
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food beautiful - couldn't fault.
Staff friendly but service slow - water glasses often empty and took a long time to receive main meal.
Side dishes overpriced for what we received.

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MG
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

Very disapointed. Was my partner’s 50th birthday. Food was good but menu said LARGE serv clearly yellow curry seafood was not a large serv. Air con was not on?

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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

On entry, not greeted. Staff were to busy socialising among themselves. We found our own drinks menu. No one had a clue about our booking. We were sat at an non dressed table with new menu placed in front of us with no explanation. We ordered french champagne and when asked about our drink, the words used ‘how are the LP’s going?, awesome Dudes’ with an animated thumbs up.
The meals were tasty enough to redeem the uneducated service. With such terrible service given I questioned the waitress. New owners. Therefore I wish the new team all the best as the food is promising and matched back with a front of house system it could be a pleasant dining experience.

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RM
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was absolutely perfect. The staff were incredible & extremely knowledgeable about the produce they were serving which was absolutely delicious. The cocktails were fun & also fabulous & will definitely be coming back here again

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C
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As is expected Rocks on Rosalind provided another epic food experience. Great 5 course degustation with local wines. Beautifully presented plates, lovely service and full attention to our comfort and needs.

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