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Rockpool Bar & Grill

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Crown Complex Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 8648 1900
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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131 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A surprise birthday dinner organised by my gorgeous wife - and what a night it was! Rockpool is a luxurious setting, from the moment you walk in past the more casual dining bar right up to our table. I also loved the setting of the wood-fired grill right inside the setting where you can have a chat with the chefs... More 

Thank ms12341
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staff and service and food met our expectations! We were walk-ins but the kindly sat us at the bar while the next table freed up. Was a wonderful experience.

Thank Table4Chef
Melbourne, Australia
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98 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a business dinner with some important customers. Service was knowledgable and attentive. Decor is always impeccable and very comfy chairs. Steaks are king but all food was excellent.

Thank Lisa and Ken M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good service and good atmosphere for dinner out. Did not need to make a booking, seated straight away close to the kitchen, but not overly noisy as we were not surrounded by diners.

Thank Alec Y
Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Extremely impressed by our young, yet very knowledgable waiter. The service was impeccable and the food was heavenly! Most extensive wine list I have ever come across - recommendations were spot on for our tastes. Having just dined at Cape Lodge in Margaret River, I didn't think the meals could be out done. I believe they just were!! It's not... More 

Thank Karina C
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From start to finish we were treated like royalty. The staff were very friendly & very informative, we had impeccable service. Would definitely recommend the Rockpool. It is expensive, but after all it is fine dining & the food cooked to perfection. Definitely well worth the experience.

Thank barbarahL5237ZO
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let's start with a positive.- The wine selection is amazing. But this place is highly pretentious. My starter was the cured ocean trout which was good but for dinner I ordered a steak, and it was awful. I could not eat it. I ended up chewing it for ages and had no choice but to spit it out. The waiter... More 

Thank Frederique W
Manila, Philippines
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner at the Rockpool was a lavish experience. Located in the Crown Entertainment Center, Southbank, Rockpool is the typical 5-star bar and restaurant place, offering a huge selection of wines and gourmet dishes. The food tasted great, overall, Some serving portions were quite a bit too much.

Thank Carie V
Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is supposed to be a "fine dining restaurant" with "numerous accolades" under the celebrity chef Neil Perry. I didn't get to visit the restaurant in Sydney, so I thought this was a must-go location when I'm in Melbourne. I didn't place a reservation either, as I had a day-tour to Mornington Peninsular in the morning and wasn't sure what... More 

Thank Meow1688
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194 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has two chef's hats from The Age Good Food Guide and rated in top 50 on TripAdvisor. The menu is heavy on beef and portions are big. While flavours were reasonable presentation was below par. My relatives order two fish dishes one grilled and one battered and they came with fish on plate. They thought the flathead and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 196
Steakhouse, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crown Complex Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
  • Neighbourhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: +61 3 8648 1900

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Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne, Australia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?