Top 10 Restaurants of Australia

Number 9 - Rockpool

Cuisine: Modern Australian/Contemporary
Location: Sydney, NSW

Number 9 in our list of the top ten restaurants of Australia is Neil Perry's Rockpool. Turning 21 years old this year Rockpool represents an iconic fine dining destination of Australia. With Neil Perry busy running the rest of the Rockpool Group's food empire the restaurant has fallen from recent heights where it was in the World's Top 50 Restaurant list from 2002 through to 2008 and once had 3 hat status in the SMH Good Food Guide.

Showcasing high quality Australian produce that is ethically and sustainably sourced, with a focus on seafood and beef, the menu contains many Asian influenced ingredients and textures that are combined true to Neil Perry's philosophy of “balance and harmony”. Highly professional service ensures Rockpool will continue to be a mainstay amongst Australia's best restaurants.

Sample Dégustation Menu*

  • Sterling caviar on prawn toast
  • Queensland spanner crab with heirloom tomatoes, avocado, celery and lemon verbena
  • Chirashi zushi of kingfish, bonito, prawn and squid
  • Green lip abalone, red braised thirlmere goose, chicken crisp and fine noodles with xo dressing
  • John dory and scampi with macadamia, bamboo pith, scampi broth and tofu made at the table
  • Eight treasure quail with yam and ginger fondant, tea egg and chinese pepper reduction
  • David Blackmore's wagyu scotch fillet (score 9+) with old skin stir fry, snake beans, soy milk skin and hakka nam yee sauce
  • Coconut sorbet with coconut jelly and raspberries
  • Black forest; dark and white chocolate with cherries and kirsch
  • Coffee and petit fours

*Please note the provided menu and prices are only an example and may change at anytime, please refer to the restaurant's website for up to date information