There are two Rockpool’s in Sydney, the original Rockpool near the Rocks and then Rockpool Bar & Grill located in the old City Mutual Life Building. We went to the Bar & Grill as per a suggestion and I can see why. The building itself is stunning, complete with tall ceilings with marble columns, it definitely makes a statement when you walk in. The bar is lively and a great place to grab a drink before dinner.
Our meal was so satisfying from start to finish. The tuna tartare was incredible and so unique mostly due to the ingredients used. The eggplant, cumin and harissa were so genius and new to me…I loved it! I only wish there was a Rockpool near me so I could go and get that dish more often. It made an otherwise light dish taste a little meatier. Get it if you go!
Another standout dish was the side we ordered – oven roast pumpkin and sweet potato with garlic yogurt and burnt butter…YUMMMMM!!!! I’m definitely going to try and recreate this at home. The portion was huge otherwise I probably would have eaten the whole plate.
The menu is quite large and as daunting as it might be to narrow down your selections I’m under the impression (due to our order and fabulous meal) that you can’t make a bad choice here. A dish that a few people recommended that we didn’t order was the potato and cabbage gratin. Sounds interesting!
Butter lettuce, cherry tomato, avocado, and jalapeño chili salad
Yellow Fin tuna tartare, Moroccan eggplant, cumin mayonnaise, and harissa
Seared King prawns with goat cheese tortellini, burnt butter, pine nuts and raisins
Charcoal oven roast pumpkin and sweet potato with garlic yogurt and burnt butter