I attended a private function here and had a great time. There are a few private rooms upstairs and the ambience and service is amazing. The waiters are professional and are keen to serve, I don't think I asked for a refill of my water once. The food is spectacular and though my steak was overcooked (I asked for medium rare, but due to people swapping seats I ended up with a well done steak) it was still delicious.
THe desserts were impressive with gold leaf sitting neatly on the top of glossy chocolate, towers of fluffy meringue with cascades of smooth passionfruit syrup.
Overall, I look forward to coming again and I hope to try more of the dishes!
Rockpool is the venue for that extra special occasion or swanky client lunch as it is an expensive venue - particularly when it does not offer any harbour views. The decor is beautiful which creates a very elegant atmosphere. The menu offers a wide selection of delicacies which could leave you a little overwhelm if you don't come prepare. The sauteed prawns in garlic were delightful for entree and I would highly recommend the John Dory from the charcoal oven for main - simply superb and many compliments to the chef who has mastered this menu. Extensive wine list, fantastic service catering to every whim and overall a very beautiful place to dine out if you are not watching the budget
I went here for some friends for breakfast and was very disappointed.
Packed full of waiting staff, it was strangely impossible to get an order taken, and our drinks and food arrived after a very very long wait. The maitre d was very rude.
The brunch is a bit of a joke. Who ever wanted a bowl of scrambled eggs served with toast on a saucer, no butter and warm milk with my tea? The 'build your own' option was pretty much the most inflexible menu I ever beheld.
Don't try to get a fried egg, apparently 'it would just be chaos'.
Always such a shame when such a great location suffers from dreadful service and a lazy brunch menu.
I was impressed by the gentleman that did the job. He was bubbly, outgoing and eager to please and get the job done, how I wanted it. He worked hard to get the carpet stains out and with a lot of attention it turned out really good.
So this is the cafe where cool, trendy, hippie people hang out. Or at least that was my assessment of the queue of people waiting for a seat.
PCP occupies a warehouse-like space, with an overall modern and spacious feel. A prime spot to sit for some food porn is the table just next to the kitchen. Service is friendly (minus any attitude), with staff having a good knowledge of the menu items.
The menu offers original items. I ordered the peanut and jelly milkshake ($8), which satisfied my sweet cravings. The Crab Po Boy ($18) is soft shell crab and coleslaw sandwiched between milk buns. It was tasty, but I'm not quite won over. The side order of giant onion rings ($5) was the real winner for me - crispy batter with soft onions on the inside.
So first impressions of PCP - original concepts, good food but with a premium price tag.
A trendy cafe that has a hipster feel. As we approach we notice a long line and a girl dashing around with a clip board. We proceed to ask her how long a table will take to become available for two. "Around 20mins"... We put our name down and notice she has little descriptions next to each name.. "Greg- green jumper... Sarah- purple shoes.... Alison- leather jacket".
We finally get our table and the service is quick, a lady comes sashaying towards us, iPad in hand.
We order the fried chicken and beef check and waffles. The food comes out quickly and looks beautifully presented. It ends up tasting pretty good too! The coffee is superb...
The space is open and bright, part of the paramount film building, it has tinned f character. A very popular place for brekkie, brunch and lunch, but worth the line up! Prices are a little dear with food around $21 a dish.
Such a great restaurant. Meat meat meat and brussell sprouts. The meat dishes are the best in Sydney. The brussell sprouts are killer so make sure you order them as well. Once your stuffed retreat upstairs for one of the best cocktail bars in Surry Hills.