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AustralianFine Dining

Pony Dining The Rocks

Average price $75
8.5/10
756 reviews

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Restaurant menu

Average price $75 Special request

Chef Neil Nolan recommends…

oyster, eschallot dressing
$4.5
oyster, crème fraîche, salmon roe
$5.5
olives
$10

Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.5/10
based on 756 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.5/10
Service :8.7/10
Setting :8.6/10
  1. Janet B.
    Janet B.
    • one review
    10/10

    This was our first evening meal in Sydney, and I decided to just google places to eat , and came across this little gem . Small and secluded,but just perfect. It had a very warm and welcoming atmosphere, as were the staff. Food was fabulous and well presented, and I thought it very good of the staff to let you know that the sides portions were big enough to share.....and they were right !! Cocktails were good also, definitely worth a visit.

    Pony Dining The Rocks

    Thank you for choosing to dine with us and we're so happy to hear you had a wonderful time!

  2. Trudy C.
    Trudy C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Without hesitation I recommend Pony as 5+Stars! Cauliflower appetizer is to die for; all selections are creative, delicious and artistic! BRAVO TO THE ENTIRE STAFF. Only one night in Sydney and made reservations 6 months in advance in anticipation of dining again!

    Pony Dining The Rocks

    Thank you for the glowing review! We're so glad to hear that you had an enjoyable experience.

  3. Bethany J.
    Bethany J.
    • one review
    8/10

    Staff were lovely and loved the restaurant deco. A good variety on the menu but the overall food and flavour was a disappointing. Good variety of drinks too.

    Pony Dining The Rocks

    Thank you for your feedback. We truly appreciate your business. Your comments regarding our food have been raised with management. We look forward to welcoming you back to Pony Dining soon.

  4. Albert S.
    Albert S.
    • 18 reviews
    8.5/10

    Nice food and location

    Pony Dining The Rocks

    Thank you for your kind words!

  5. Daniel W.
    Daniel W.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Once again, a sensational evening. Amazing food, great service from a wonderful Team, and of course Jaz looking after us. To come back regularly from interstate & be welcomed everyone makes it an evening to look forward too. Well done Team.

    Pony Dining The Rocks

    Thank you for your continued patronage and kind words! We look forward to welcoming you back to Pony Dining soon.

  6. Paul I.
    Paul I.
    • one review
    10/10

    Eating at Pony Dining, was like eating with your family when everyone is at their best. Friendly service, hearty food and an atmosphere to die for. I will definitely be coming back.

    Pony Dining The Rocks

    Hi Paul, Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted to hear you had a fantastic experience on your recent visit. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

  7. Mary S.
    Mary S.
    • 15 reviews
    7/10

    Food good quality,service very pleasant , but slow,in Clearing plates,needed to ask for dessert and coffee.

    Pony Dining The Rocks

    Hi Mary, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are delighted to hear you enjoy our food on your last visit. Your comments regards service have been passed to our manager for reviewing. We look forward to welcoming you again soon at Pony Dining The Rocks.

  8. Serlina P.
    Serlina P.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Great hospitality and great food. Lovely presentation of my grilled salmon with soba dish. The salmon was cooked to perfection. Will return next time.

    Pony Dining The Rocks

    Thank you for the wonderful review! We look forward to welcoming you back to Pony Dining soon.

  9. Simon H.
    Simon H.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    Flawless. Both steaks were cooked to perfection. You cannot go wrong here. It is always wonderful. Thank you

    Pony Dining The Rocks

    Thank you for the wonderful review! We look forward to welcoming you back to Pony Dining soon.

  10. Mischeal F.
    Mischeal F.
    • one review
    6/10

    Overall it was a nice night with good food. The main disappointment was our seating allocation - we were celebrating our wedding anniversary and unfortunately were placed in a communal seating area. Although we asked for a more private area we were informed the people who were allocated the more private tables booked before us. Worth keeping in mind should you wish to have a romantic dinner for two.

    Pony Dining The Rocks

    Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us at Pony Dining. I'm sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your experience due to the seating allocation. We do our best to accommodate seating preferences but can not 100% guarantee them due to company policy. We appreciate your comments and hope to see you at Pony Dining again soon.

  11. Daniel W.
    Daniel W.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Another wonderful night of great food & great service and the wonderful Jaz looking after us. Well done Pony!

    Pony Dining The Rocks

    Thank you for your kind words! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Pony Dining.

  12. Daniel W.
    Daniel W.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing food and service as usual. Well done team!

    Pony Dining The Rocks

    Thank you for choosing to dine with us and I’m glad to hear that your experience was a memorable one. We look forward to welcoming you back to Pony Dining in the near future.

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 267 reviews
    8.5/10

    WE HAVE BEEN GOING TO PONY ABOUT ONCE EACH WEEK WE ARE IN SYDNEY SINCE THE OPENING IN THE ROCKS. THIS TELLS YOU HOW WE FEEL. WE OFTEN HAVE AN INTERESTING EVENING TALKING WITH VISITORS FROM THE US OR THE UK. THE LOCAL HOTEL CONCIERGE STAFF MUST HAVE A GOOD OPINION OF PONY AS VISITORS ARE DIRECTED THERE.

    Pony Dining The Rocks

    Thank you for your continued patronage and kind words! We look forward to welcoming you back to Pony Dining in the near future.

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 264 reviews
    8/10

    My partner said the restaurant had great ambience and I had to agree, it’s a great place to dine, it felt warm and non intrusive. The pumpkin cheesecake was amazing and is a dish that will stay with us for some time to come. Overall we left very happy

    Pony Dining The Rocks

    Thank you for choosing to dine with us and I’m glad to hear that your experience was a memorable one. We look forward to welcoming you back to Pony Dining in the near future.

  15. Grant M.
    Grant M.
    • one review
    8/10

    I had a dinner for my 50th Birthday. 6 people and we all really enjoyed our experience. Will definitely be back.

    Pony Dining The Rocks

    Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us at Pony Dining and I’m glad to hear that your experience with us was a memorable one.

  16. Bernadette H.
    Bernadette H.
    • 18 reviews
    7.25/10

    We received basic service this time around - we were there to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary, which was mentioned in my booking request. It was almost an hour between receiving our entree and main meal - the wine was very ordinary with what we've come to expect at Pony. Despite having dined here many times over the years, we won't be rushing back any time soon.

    Pony Dining The Rocks

    Thank you for your continued patronage and taking the time to review us. We appreciate your feedback and your comments have been raised with management for review. We hope to see you at Pony Dining again soon.

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 264 reviews
    9.5/10

    Love the a Blue eye Cod special dish yum

    Pony Dining The Rocks

    Thank you for your kind words! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Pony Dining.

  18. Kay V.
    Kay V.
    • one review
    8.75/10

    Great location. Staff were very attentive. Food fantastic

    Pony Dining The Rocks

    Thank you for your kind words! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Pony Dining.

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 253 reviews
    8.5/10

    Great service from jaz

    Pony Dining The Rocks

    Thank you for your kind words! We look forward to welcoming you back to Pony Dining soon.

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 263 reviews
    7.75/10

    Good vibe, food was up-to-standard given the price. But seems like it is under-staffed, service is a bit slow.

    Pony Dining The Rocks

    Thank you for taking the time to review us. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you at Pony Dining again soon.

More information

Opening time

Open year-round for lunch and dinner except on Christmas Day.

Closing time

Add Southern Rock Lobster (Price TBA) we will need 72 hours notice for this option. - Please note you must contact us directly at reservations@ponydining.com.au or on 02 92527797 to confirm, a price quote will be provided at this time based on market pri

How to get to the restaurant

14-15 Kendall Lane, 2000, The Rocks, Australia

About the restaurant

Style and sass at Pony...

Widely regarded as one of the pioneers of the wood fire grill in Sydney, Pony offers an honest flavour driven menu that showcases prime Australian produce, a carefully crafted boutique selection of wines and a cheeky cocktail list. At the heart of the kitchen is a signature Argentinean wood fire grill which is used to create sensational meat dishes, prepare fresh seafood and an array of shared and larger plates.

Pony Dining is located in Sydney's oldest laneway within the historic and bustling dining precinct of The Rocks. Restaurant designer Michael McCann has transformed the centuries old building into a stunning dining space that features a large open kitchen (with a pony hide clad counter), a 10 meter long dining table on the outdoor deck, an intimate lounge for pre-dinner drinks, heritage brick walls, and commissioned woven art hangings - making this space a truly unique dining destination.

Best dish: Pony Cut Rib Eye (450g)

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