From rudimentary wooden lunch receptacle for Japanese farmers in the 5th Century, to luxurious aluminium boxes containing nutritional ‘packed’ lunches for wealthy school kids post-World War I, and disposable polystyrene boxed meals sold in convenience stores, supermarkets and train stations, the prestige of the beloved bento box has varied greatly over the years but its […]Read more
The Age Good Food Guide Awards 2006 – 2017
Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards 2017
Ranked Number 20
Crown Complex, Melbourne
Sunday – Friday: 12 – 3pm, 6 – 11pm
Saturday: 6 – 11pm
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Rockpool Bar & Grill Melbourne was inspired by the great steakhouses of North America. With an uncompromising focus on excellent produce – in particular the meat program – beef sourced from only Australia’s very best producers, an outstanding wine list and sharp and enthusiastic service, this is a dining venue that offers a refined yet relaxed experience…the menu is simple and uncomplicated, the room luxurious.
“The cornerstone of good cooking is to source the finest produce.” – Neil Perry
Our beef is sourced directly from the producers and dry aged on our premises. The dry ageing process is important as it brings a better flavour to the beef than that of the more common wet aging in cryovac, which in essence is really preserving the beef. This however takes a big commitment as we have many tonnes of beef ageing at any one time. We believe that the three types of beef we have are representative of the best of their type in Australia. Blackmore’s Wagyu, Cape Grim and Minderoo all fit into the strict Rockpool philosophy of humane treatment to the cattle. There are no growth hormones used and no antibiotic feed supplements. This is a rare thing in Australia today, particularly with the standard lot fed cattle.
Awards & Reviews
Rockpool Bar & Grill Melbourne is an award winning resturant
Ranked no. 20
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