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The Rooftop, Chippendale, AU-NSW

The Rooftop

4.3
4.3
15 Reviews
$40 and under
Australian
The Old Clare rooftop pool and bar was designed to be more than a space to forget about the day to day by looking down on the city. Being on a rooftop in the middle of the city is a great way to escape the clamour of a city by settling in above the skyline. Swimming is reserved for our guests but the rooftop bar is open to the public. We’ve got a selection of drinks, cocktails and snacks, so whether you want to sip on a negroni while contemplating the skyline or raise a humble schooner with a local, we got you.

And if you’re feeling generous and want to share it with your friends or colleagues, The Old Clare rooftop bar is a great spot to hire for your events in Sydney, whether your brand needs that little extra oomph or you just want to host a memorable gathering. For more details or if you just want to hear more of our sweet rooftop serenade, simply get in touch with our events team via events@theoldclarehotel.com.au

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2 people

7:00 pm


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Australian
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (02) 8277 8277
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Catering options include a range of food and beverage packages, sit down meals or grazing stations.
  • Private party facilities
    Rooftop is available for exclusive use! | Wedding ceremonies| Cocktail parties| Product launches| VIP events| Birthday parties| Corporate functions
  • Area
    Chippendale
  • Cross Street
    Carlton St and Kensington St
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Public Transit
    Train, bus, lightrail
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 15 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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15 Reviews
  1. CaitlinM

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love coming here- such a hidden gem :) Not too noisy, food is good, staff are friendly and drinks are excellent!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Advertised as open. No one knew what was happening. No staff on roof top...just guests. Told we could order from restaurant and take it up. Don't advertise something you aren't prepared to manage. There is NO brunch on the rooftop.

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  3. Chris

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was pretty good, staff were accomodating with separate orders and did everything at the table. Food is only share plates in the rooftop bar. The music volume did make it hard to talk, and after food and drinks came, it was hard to find the waiter again. This is a nice rooftop bar conveniently located near Central and Spice Alley so I guess you can’t go wrong.

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  4. Kels

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Wasnt the best, but it wasnt the worst, it was an ok place to hang out, with limited food options available, not much ambience either.

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  5. KPD7

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing venue, a great choice of drinks, and lovely, helpful staff. I will be going back!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was good but customer service was bad and the drink’s wasn’t worth it

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  7. BMGR

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and great cocktails. Friendly staff and prompt service.

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  8. AnitaL

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The drinks were very expensive and badly done. A very watery aperol for 19 dollars is not value for $, and a tiny non alcoholic margarita for 14 is also not a good value.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was terrific pre theatre venue. Would like to be able to table order and pay as difficult to split payment with a group. food was mainly light snack style. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

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  10. JacklynM

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend The Rooftop for drinks/dinner - formal or informal occasions. Great ambiance and the service is excellent

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  11. amberh

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place o hang out with friends. Highly recommend it :)

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  12. EdwinaH

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Great location and has real potential however one male member of staff was rude, crude and hygiene practice was questionable to say the least. We all have bad days, but he should have stayed in bed. Completely ruined our afternoon and we left after one drink.

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  13. DottieC

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The environment was great, but the food was disappointing. For example the cold cut plate had meat and hard bread sticks with nothing to dip them in. It would take very little effort to add an aoli or soft cheese. I hope they consider upscaling the food to meet the lovely poolside environment.

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  14. Elgi

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great rooftop bar with great vibes. Unfortunately, only hotel guests can use the pool and groups over 10 are tight to a hefty $120 min. spend. My function surprisingly was over 10, so had to battle quite a bit for pay-as-you-go in the end paying very close to the minimum spend overall, which was a bit stressful.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderful service staff!

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FAQs

The Rooftop is rated 4.3 stars by 15 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Google Map for The Rooftop

1 Kensington St, Chippendale, AU-NSW 2008

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Carlton St and Kensington St
  • Area
    Chippendale
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Public Transit
    Train, bus, lightrail
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (02) 8277 8277
  • Catering
    Catering options include a range of food and beverage packages, sit down meals or grazing stations.
  • Private party facilities
    Rooftop is available for exclusive use! | Wedding ceremonies| Cocktail parties| Product launches| VIP events| Birthday parties| Corporate functions
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