Saturday, November 13, 2010

Rockpool Bar & Grill - Sydney's Best Burger?

Rockpool Bar & Grill
66 Hunter St
Sydney, Australia
Tel: 612 8078 1900

Onion Rings with House-Made Ketchup

"The best Asian burger is Ramly but if you're looking for the best burger in Sydney, you'll find it at Rockpool Bar & Grill!"

Ok, those weren't the exact words of R but the message was delivered. Burgers aren't the most feminine thing to eat (imagine: dirty fingers and having to open your mouth wide to fit all layers of the burger) but I love a good and mean burger. My definition of a good burger includes having a meaty, juicy and tasty patty and a good bun. Cheese in the burger is a must and I'm always a happy camper when the works such as bacon, a fried egg, pickles or beetroot slices are piled on.

 David Blackmore's Full Blood Wagyu Hamburger with Bacon, Gruyere Cheese & Zuni Pickle

R kids a lot but he definitely wasn't doing that when he said that the Rockpool Bar & Grill's famed David Blackmore's Full Blood Wagyu Hamburger was the best in town because it was top notch. The wagyu patty was cooked perfectly to a medium rare and it was extremely juicy. Along with the star that is the quality of meat used, Rockpool takes the effort to make their own brioche bun for the burger. The bacon, gruyere cheese and pickle complemented and completed the burger nicely. I would definitely return for this anytime.

The onion rings make another perfect reason for me to return to Rockpool Bar. The onions were sweet and the batter was tasty and crispy. If the burger hadn't filled me up so much, I probably could have eaten through the whole bowl by myself. This was possibly one of the best onion rings I've had.

Desserts were excellent as well especially the Strawberry & Rhubard Pudding. I couldn't be bothered with pictures as the lighting in the Bar was really bad. Plus, R and I couldn't wait to dig into the desserts when they arrived. Don't give them a miss cos they're worth saving your stomachs for!

I know I said that I'm supposed to have my head buried in my books right now but I just couldn't resist a short post when I was looking through my photo library. Looking at food in the middle of the night and before bedtime isn't exactly the best thing in my opinion. Now that I'm done with this post, I better head back to what I am supposed to be doing. See you all in a bit.


  1. Best burger in the world is Ramly not only in Asia, ok. heh. But other than that everything else is spot on! Good Job!

  2. Looks like I need to get some Ramly when I go back to check out what the fuss is all about. Haven't had one in ages!

  3. Since I cannot get to Sydney tonight, I am going make this for dinner.

  4. MMMMM good and you had to do this to me 30 minutes before lunch