ROCKPOOL BAR & GRILL
66 HUNTER ST, SYDNEY 8078 1900; ROCKPOOL.COM.AU
It might be the best steakhouse in Australia (it is), but there’s much more to the jewel in the Rockpool Dining Group crown. There are few, if any, restaurants in Australia with a more opulent fit-out.This heritage-listed former bank boasts magnificent emerald marble pillars, glass chandeliers and a mezzanine to oversee the handsome dining room.
It may be a magnet for the business wolves brokering deals over big reds and red meats, but Neil Perry and head chef Corey Costelloe’s menu is a rollcall of the best-in-class Australian produce cooked with care, and kept as simple as possible.
■ Must-eat dish Coorong yellow-eye mullet
■ Cuisine Contemporary steakhouse
■ Chefs Neil Perry & Corey Costelloe
■ Price $$$$
■ Bookings Yes
■ Open Lunch Mon-Fri; dinner daily
■ Instagram @therockpoolfiles