Dinner on the Rocks
There are some restaurants that rely solely on their name to market themselves and some that require back-up from the reputation of their chef or owner. In the case of Rockpool, one of Sydney’s more established fusion eateries at 14 years old, the names Neil Perry and Rockpool are equally well-known and synonymous with good food.
The refurbishment has seen few changes in terms of quality. The restaurant, located on The Rocks, began as a fine-dining restaurant serving high quality Australian produce with an Asian influence, predominantly serving seafood. The style of cooking has remained along the same lines over the years however, the dishes have certainly become more sophisticated with time.
The restaurant continues to win awards and maintain its high standing, which Perry and business partner Trish Richards believe is attributed to their motto: ‘the cornerstone of good cooking is to source the finest produce’ and that they ‘set out to do everything to the best of our ability today, then try even harder tomorrow’.
Current menu favourites are: Stir-fried Lobster and Kangaroo Island Chicken with Shiitake Mushroom, Water Chestnuts, Hand-cut Noodles and Red Curry Sauce; Southern Rock Lobster Tagine with Stuffed Quince and Cous Cous; and Poached Cape Gooseberries with Ricotta Fritters and Ice Cream.