Rockpool Bar & Grill Perth
As usual, absolutely loved the food. Service was not quite up to my previous experiences, but was still well looked after.
We were hoping for a memorable last night in Perth and chose this restaurant for a top-shelf experience. It is connected to the casino and has a very luxurious interior with a gallery of aged beef lining the entry hallway. I chose the top cut of meat -- a $125 WAGU steak plus a range of side dishes at additional cost. The meat was small 1/2" thick and much smaller than a fist - full of fat chunks - not marbling as one would hope. The waiter agreed with my assessment and offered to return for another cut. With such a disappointing top end steak, I decided to try a completely different approach and asked for a small entree size tortellini to match my wife's course. After waiting another 45 minutes, I inquired about the progress on my meal -- only to learn the waiter forgot to put in the meal. Finally, the manager came by to apologize -- an offered to cover 1 round of drinks. I left hungry, completely disappointed, for $250aud.
Enjoyed the Rockpool bar and grill again. I have been to both in Melbourne and Sydney and Perth is right up there also.
Our Italian waiter was excellent and the food lived up to our expectations.
The wine list is extensive but very expensive to. Not for the budget conscious.
Overall we had a great time.
our waitress "Ellysse" (I think that's how you spell it) was really lovely, knew the menu very well, great on recommendations and overall had a great attitude towards the evening. We went the The Rockpool as it was my partners birthday, and having never been before were very much looking forward to it. We had the marron which was great, however a shame that it was such a small portion. We loved the crudo of kingfish, tuna and and ocean trout, and the steak was great which goes without saying.
Rockpool is our favourite restaurant because the food is always amazing, service impeccable, and they cater brilliantly for food alergens.
Love their steaks - so delicious! But their other stuff is excellent too, especially their sides and sauces.
Unfortunately my wife's lamb was somewhat fattier than usual, but this may be because she asked for it to be cooked slightly rarer than usual. But still an amazing evening!
Enjoyed the food on the ultimate $50 menu. Was good value for money and very tasty. Thank you
Went for the ultimate lunch experience for good value. Spoilt by being charged for water (we were not offered tap water), one desert was disappointing and service was brusque. Won't be rushing back...
Rockpool has always excelled in all ways but this evening we were somewhat underwhelmed. Something was missing
Awesome Anniversary Dinner,
Unfortunately my partner and I did not leave Rock Pool with the 'WOW' factor at all, for a steak house the steak was nothing great and certainly not worth value for money. We had cauliflower gratin as a side and disappointing to say but the cauliflower could have been cooked for a bit longer. We did have a very nice entree (Charcoal roast squid and pork belly). I get the impression from others who have dined at Rock Pool that if you order anything but the steak you will have an amazing meal.
On first entering hubby was wished happy birthday by several staff. The staff were helpful with knowledge of drinks & food. Food was lovely. My only gripes are we had 3 different waiters over the night, hubby steak was only served with a lemon wedge, & we sat for a good 10 min after mains...no dessert menu offered...i had to mention when paying oh you dont do a happy birthday complimentary piece of cake (even though couple beside us got one for anniversary).
Rockpool is a must for fine steaks and their extensive wine list.
The atmosphere was a bit loud and sometimes too much for a fine dining restaurant.
The food itself was expectional but was marred by conversation overheard between 2 staff.
Entrees, fish main and wines we had were lovely, unfortunately the steak I had was way below expectations which was disappointing - put a blemish on a very great day / evening.
Food and Service was good, unfortunately we had a drunk table next to us that was yelling at each other most of the night. Ruined our night (along with other tables) and the fact no staff did anything questions wether we will be back.
When we placed the order for our meal the waiter returned a few moments later to advise that our selection was not available. We then reselected. This time a different person, an overly officious waitress (manager?) came over to us gruff and unapologetic and explained our second choice was also unavailable but that we had plenty of other options to choose from. No apology and delivered with the manner of a slightly irritated headmistress. This time will be our last visit to Rockpool.
Remembering the ORIGINAL Rock-pool At the Rocks,
only the name is the same.the entree was okay but the only taste
of meat was Charcoal the meat was with quite a lot of nerves and tough.
Very disappointed ( Beautiful Ambiance but too Pricy for what you get. All the Rockpool i went around Australia i never been impressed, ONLY 1 the ORIGINAL.
Kind Regards Sergio Tezzo
Wonderful experience for my partners birthday, staff were lovely, always around to help you.
If anything service was overdone earlier although I would rather it this way than the other! Once rush commenced it settled down & we didn't have 4 different wait persons. One criticism is the manner in which the bill is paid at the table & the suggestion of a tip which can be an uncomfortable moment! The lady who paid for her & her date at the next table did not tip & neither did mine. Do we really want others to see/hear this? I am a tipper, but ended up feeling annoyed with my stingy date!
Presentation was substandard
Food was over cooked.
First round of drinks was excellent. Second round got lost and when it turned up it was undrinkable.
The bread was the best part of the meal.
The food and service at Rockpool was everything we had hoped for and more. This was an exceptional experience that was worth every cent. I would go back to Rockpool in a heartbeat and recommend it to anyone looking for a memorable dining experience.
Starters were great. Unfortunately the mains were hit and miss - my partner ordered the short ribs and they were 90% fat. The dish was $65 so we were disappointed and would not recommend. We did receive a complimentary 'happy anniversary' cake which was nice.
Amazing food. Somewhat private seating
My Partner an I booked Rockpool Perth for a special dinner to celebrate a number of things. The evening was sensational. We selected the tasting menu which was four courses all of which were outstanding, we chose not to do the wine pairing and made our own selections, the advice given was excellent and such the wine was outstanding. it was an amazing evening with extraordinary service at all levels
Nice venue and ambience. Good steak but not great and an exorbitant mark up on booze. If you can use a barbecue and have a few candles , do it yourself at home with an awesome bottle of red.
exceeded my expectations. The waiter was great, explained the food and wine to accompany (had the Neil Perry tasting menu). Food and wine were great. Loved the experience.
Food great but staff & service are second to none !
Over-rated. Wonderful cocktails but the much-hyped food was disappointing. Entrees were inventive & delicious; but mains bland; and side veg unappetising mush. Decor: tastefully impressive without being overwhelming. Staff: pleasant and friendly. Sommelier: very professional. We dined late on a Sat evening, 8.30 - 10.00. Initially the waiter appeared to be trying very hard to rush us, and at the end of the meal, the dessert menu was offered very tentatively - we chose not to (be a) bother.
The food was amazing, but unfortunately, the constant berating of staff members in ear shot to us, let down the whole experience. The manager, or so I assume he was, constantly reprimanded staff throughout the evening, which put a dampener on our whole dining experience. I also felt as though we were rushed, being asked 4 or so times what I want for my mains, even when the entree had arrived, which was getting cold as the manager stood waiting for my order. I had to ask him for more time, again.
Disappointed, our 4th visit. We have always been impressed, but walked away disappointed last night. The entree of squid and pork was chewy and bland, the goat cheese tortellini with prawns was the highlight, delicious. Main course we had the lager beef, which was over powering, and salty. The beef chipotle pie was tasty but not anything special. Not enough staff, struggled to get any service due to an overworked waiter.
Birthday dinner- fantastic experience
The best part of Rockpool was the service. Whilst the food was good it was as outstanding as I expected. I was a bit disappointed at the wine list
A special occasion lunch for parent's 57 anniversary, their first experience of Rockpool however I have dined there several times and have throughly enjoyed each visit. Parents were very impressed with the quality of the food and service. They appreciated the special occasion plate at dessert time.
The staff and waiters are friendly and the food is very tasty
Mac and cheese is a favourite
Birthday dinner for a special friend, food and wine was amazing and a little special bonus with a birthday dessert and candle at the end. Great surprise 😀
Restaurant was good all round apart from the extensive mark up on wines compared to other similar restaurants with similar wine
Excellent as always
Ticked all the usual boxes! Great service, I mean faultless and the food was at the level one would expect of Rockpool.
The Sommelier helped us select a fantastic bottle of wine without being pretentious and respecting our needs, much appreciated.
The staff were very friendly and gave the right advice when it came to choosing our meals.
The wine man was very friendly and the advice given was spot on.
In all a very nice experience and the food was exceptional.
Pricey and not much selection on menu