Sydney Dining – The Rocks Cafe on George Street

by Rosemarie John on October 4, 2012

Located on the the oldest street in Sydney, The Rocks Cafe is a lovely eatery to head to whether for breakfast, lunch, tea or dinner. It’s a cosy little place that offers a variety of dishes and drinks to choose from with both indoor and outdoor seating available.

Offering customer’s a European take on food using Australian ingredients, the restaurant is pretty hard to miss with its chiller display by the window filled with 5-inch high pies to die for. The Rocks Cafe is also a lovely option for dining if you are staying a few doors away at the Holiday Inn.

A must try is their Salmon Benedict which oozes in flavour and provides just what you need to start a day of exploration. For those who would like to try Kangaroo meat for the first time, a burger would be a great pick. Make sure to request the caramelized onions to be placed on the side as its extremely over-powering in sourish flavour.

Spanning two floors, the restaurant has modern Australian architecture coupled with a traditional bohemian feel to its interiors. Service is pretty good with friendly waiters and waitresses. Unfortunately they do have one uptight waitress who mostly manages the cashier that can put a damper on things. She comes off to be rude and completely unfriendly despite the eatery being patronized by both locals and tourists alike.

If luck is on side, you won’t have to deal with her and your foodie experience would be a delight as they do have a delicious fare to savour. Just a few minutes walk from the cafe is Circular Quay and the CBD, hence getting there is relatively easy.

Salmon Benedict, soft poached eggs on English muffin with smoked salmon, wilted spinach, baby capers & hollandaise sauce. Price – AUD23.00.

Kangaroo Burger, home-made kangaroo patty with beetroot, caramelized onion, rocket & tomato sauce served on sesame burger bun. Price – AUD21.00.

Fish of the day, crispy grilled fish with cauliflower purée and sautéed spinach. Price – AUD23.00

The chiller of pies located at the entrance.

Open daily from 8am till late, The Rocks Cafe is located at 99 George Street, The Rocks Sydney, 2000 NSW, Australia.

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Simon October 7, 2012 at 8:41 am

I haven’t been at the Rocks Café when I was in Sydney but was impressed by the number of great restaurants the city offers.
Thanks for sharing this, Rose.

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Charu October 15, 2012 at 4:23 am

Looks cool! Hope they have veggie options that are as good looking 🙂

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Rosemarie John October 15, 2012 at 5:53 am

I believe on the day I visited they had one or two vegetarian options but I’m not sure if it’s a constant affair.

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