What
Where

Fine Dining

Pony Dining The Rocks

Average price $75
8.8/10
792 reviews

Free serviceInstant booking

Make a booking on TheFork to earn Yums and enjoy exclusive loyalty discounts

Restaurant menu

Chef Neil Nolan
  • Average price $75 Special request
oyster, eschallot dressing
$4.5
oyster, crème fraîche, salmon roe
$5.5
olives
$10

User photos

We still don’t have any photos from our users

Make a booking at this restaurant and be the first to share some pictures.

Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.8/10
based on 792 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.8/10
Service :8.8/10
Setting :8.8/10
  1. Linda F.
    Linda F.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    Love coming here for a lazy weekend lunch with friends. Good food and relaxed atmosphere. The staff are friendly and provide great service. Will be back again for sure!

  2. Sonya B.
    Sonya B.
    • 14 reviews
    8/10

    We’ve been to Pony a few times in the past and always had a good experience. The entrees were amazing but we did have to send the steaks back as they were a little under for our liking.

  3. Jacqui C.
    Jacqui C.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Lovely place to celebrate my friend’s 40th birthday! Delicious options on the menu, and nice wines and cocktails too. Friendly and attentive service, was a great night out.

  4. Christine l.
    Christine l.
    • 8 reviews
    10/10

    Cauliflower was delist, spatchcock so generous n moist, overall happy, will b back.

  5. Eimear O.
    Eimear O.
    • 5 reviews
    7.5/10

    Great service, attentive and friendly. It was really quiet but good distancing options. Started were yum, mains were a little dry but tasted good.

  6. Adrian B.
    Adrian B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Is this the best restaurant of this type in Australia maybe maybe not, but it has to be close, I have dinned hear 6-8 times and I am from Melbourne the quality and consistency is outstanding if you visit, you will not be disappointed , try the king fish or kangaroo entrees then with the main don't matter they are all brilliant the steaks just brilliant the blue eye fish to die for, after all this can't tell you about desert as I never got there. Oh bye the way the service is also outstanding Lastly the price is very reasonable. Did I say its comfortable and cosy? Adrian

    Pony Dining The Rocks

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

  7. Nanette B.
    Nanette B.
    • one review
    10/10

    The food and drinks were excellent and very happy with the service - it was our server’s last day there and she went out of her way to look after us. It’s in a great spot in the middle of The Rocks. Will definitely be back soon.

    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.

  8. Mark  h.
    Mark h.
    • one review
    9/10

    We had a wonderful meal last night and thoroughly enjoyed the setting and ambience. However, whilst our waitress was extremely efficient at her job, she delivered the service with very little warmth and friendliness and didn’t seem to want to connect with us at all. The opposite could be said of another waitress/maitre d (with short blonde hair who came from Hull in England) who took our payment as she was so friendly and seemed to really appreciate our custom.

    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 appreciate your feedback regarding your waitress and have raised your comments with management. We look forward to welcoming you back to Pony Dining in the near future.

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Albert S.
    Albert S.
    • 30 reviews
    8.5/10

    Nice food and location

    Pony Dining The Rocks

    Thank you for your kind words!

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

See all reviews

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 (NSW), Australia

Directions to get there

Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Haymarket, Sydney CBD, Sydney City, The Rocks

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)

Features

Australian,

Services

Restaurants around Pony Dining The Rocks

Steak

Orient Hotel

Score:8.6

The Rocks (NSW)

$55 average price

Thai

The Rocks (NSW)

$45 average price

Italian

The Rocks (NSW)

Mexican

The Rocks (NSW)

$42 average price

MENU

Japanese

The Rocks (NSW)

$95 average price

MENU

German

The Rocks (NSW)

$45 average price

Pub Grub

The Argyle

Score:7.8

The Rocks (NSW)

$35 average price

MENU

Steak

The Rocks (NSW)

$95 average price

Italian

Caminetto

Score:8.4

The Rocks (NSW)

Australian

The Rocks (NSW)

$48 average price

Are you a restaurant owner?

Register your Restaurant

Tell us more about you and we will contact you as soon as possible

See more information

Already a Client

Log in to TheFork Manager and contact us by Chat.

Log in to TheFork Manager

Free serviceInstant booking