Rockpool Bar & Grill

Rockpool Bar & Grill is a steakhouse by the Rockpool group.  I actually wanted to dine at the Rockpool a couple of blocks down but I accidentally made reservations here.  Yes, I know.  Major face palm. 

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Per the Gourmet Traveler, both the original Rockpool and Rockpool Bar & Grill is considered Sydney’s best restaurants.  Therefore, it wasn’t that big of a face palm.  It was more of walking into a see-through screen door and not knowing it was closed.  I arrived during lunch time and it was packed with corporate folks in their suits and ties.  Of course, I got weird looks cause I was in shorts, sneakers and an Eazy-E t-shirt.   Wherever I go in the world, I have to represent California and be completely obnoxious with my antics.

Rockpool Bar & Grill
The decor

Anyway, the main dining hall is gorgeous.  The ceiling was high and it had 6 pillars around the dining hall.  There was another private dining area in the 2nd floor.  However, I dined at the bar area because I didn’t want to wait for the main dining room.   My stomach was cursing at me in my native language and telling me to go screw myself.  The bar area wasn’t as spectacular as the main room but it did it’s job like cheap alcohol.

Now, the food.  I had the following:

  1. David Blackmore Dry Aged Full Blood Wagyu –  It had a marbling score of 9 and more, which means it’s the best steak Australia could offer at that time.  I saw Blackmore breed a high quality Australian Wagyu (Aizakura H178) with marbling that rivals the best of Japanese Kobe beef (i.e., BMS 10 or more).  Anyway, the Australian Wagyu isn’t the best the world could offer.  The top beef starts with Japanese then Australian then American.  I went with the Sirloin cut and it was a pretty good steak.  The buttery texture was there but it wasn’t as rich as an A5 Japanese Wagyu.  It was definitely better than the American Kobe Style people are accustom to mistaken as authentic Japanese Kobe.   That’s like mistaking Rick Ross for a real gangster.
    Rockpool Bar & Grill
    David Blackmore Dry Aged Full Blood Wagyu
  2. Fried Eggs – The tw sunny side eggs topped with crispy and fried shallots.  The fried shallots were a nice touch to the eggs and it definitely made it better for my taste buds.  However, I don’t think the waitress enjoyed our breaths though.  I hoping they would serve it in an IV instead of a plate, so I could just inject it straight to my veins.  However, they didn’t deem that sanitary.
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    Fried Eggs
  3. Hand Cut Fat Chips – Chips is also known as French Fries in the States.  It was a good amount of starch for any starch loving foodie or fatty.  It was crispy on the outside but soft on the inside.  The steak cut fries were golden like Donald Trump’s terrible tan.  I don’t get why Donald Trump fired Gary Busey but hasn’t fired his tanning specialist.  One of the great questions of this modern age.
    Rockpool Bar & Grill
    Hand Cut Fat Chips

Rockpool Bar & Grill was a good dining experience.  It’s another restaurant to add to my list of restaurants.  I would definitely recommend Rockpool Bar & Grill for any steak and starch loving ambitious foodie who’s quest in life is to get a food coma.  If you’re going to have a cheat meal, might as well make it a fat juicy steak with some deep fried french fries and eggs.

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  • 8/10
    Service - 8/10
  • 7.5/10
    Presentation - 7.5/10
  • 8/10
    Flavors - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Decor - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Ambiance - 7/10


Rockpool Bar & Grill is a steakhouse by the Rockpool group. I would definitely recommend them for any steak and starch loving ambitious foodie who’s quest in life is to get a food coma.

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