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The Rook

8.4/10
281 reviews

Average price $75

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $75 Special request
Meat and cheese plate
$30

Truffled salami, wagyu bresaola, soft brie, aged cheddar, pickles, olives, tomato jam, lavosh

Beetroot and macadamia salad
$19

Roasted & raw beetroot, macadamia ricotta, frisee lettuce, pangrattato

Rook caesar salad
$21

Crispy bacon, anchovies, soft boiled egg, crispy torn bread (Add chicken 5 / Add prawn 7)

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Ratings & Reviews

Very good
8.4/10
based on 281 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.2/10
Service :8.5/10
Setting :8.8/10
  1. Wendy L.
    Wendy L.
    • 8 reviews
    10/10

    Lovely cherry blossom setting! Great food and yummy cocktails! Friendly and helpful staff! Excellent customer service! A memorable night out!

  2. Justine T.
    Justine T.
    • 8 reviews
    9/10

    Good atmosphere.

  3. Marcia D.
    Marcia D.
    • 5 reviews
    6.5/10

    The decor is nice but food is mediocre. The drinks and cocktails are interesting though. Better suited for drinking rather than for a proper meal.

  4. Patricia T.
    Patricia T.
    • 9 reviews
    9/10

    This dinner was for my daughter and her closest friends to celebrate her 21st birthday. They had an amazing evening and they came back to the hotel raving about the service in particular! Thank you to the team at The Rook for making my baby girl’s evening extra special!

  5. Charmaine P.
    Charmaine P.
    • 14 reviews
    10/10

    The Cherry Blossom pop up was delightful- definitely Insta worthy. The ordering was very tech savvy - scan a QR code > link to place order online > also pay online. Food then gets delivered to your table. The food arrived quickly and was delicious.

  6. Julia R.
    Julia R.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    We had a wonderful meal at the Rooks! The new cherry blossom festival inspired menu is exciting and delicious. The restaurant is also decorated accordingly creating a very pleasant atmosphere. I had a shitake infused gin drink...if you are feeling adventurous and like mushrooms go for it!

  7. Steven M.
    Steven M.
    • 11 reviews
    9.5/10

    Delicious food - chicken burger was great!!

  8. John R.
    John R.
    • one review
    6/10

    Music was turned up too loud causing everyone to shout......

  9. Chris G.
    Chris G.
    • 5 reviews
    8/10

    Great oysters, tasty lobster rolls all washed down with Balter XPA’s! Didn’t expect the live music & thought it worked well, will definitely be back now I know where to find it!

  10. Tina T.
    Tina T.
    • 6 reviews
    8.5/10

    This is a hidden gem! Nice place to go for drinks and dinner after work. They need some more dessert options though! Could have raised their average spend

  11. Yolette L.
    Yolette L.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    The Rook was great. Service and food were excellent. Found the atmosphere to be comfortable and easy going which was quite enjoyable. Definitely go back again.

  12. Ruth G.
    Ruth G.
    • 9 reviews
    8/10

    Enjoyed a team lunch for 12 people - service was friendly and food was good especially considering was such a large order for a large group. Fun and funky bar

  13. Laura  L.
    Laura L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great place - Good atmosphere - Great food and friendly patient staff! 10/10 would come again. Our team decided to come to The Rook for a Welcome Luncheon and everyone enjoyed themselves. We ordered a variety of different food and every single person said that they would come back!

  14. Anna D.
    Anna D.
    • 9 reviews
    7/10

    I ordered the famous lobster roll. It was OK but there was no WOW factor to it. I don't think I would order it again especially for its price - $30. I was expecting more for that price. Overall, ambience is really great, perfect place for a nice meal and drinks with workmates and friends.

  15. Juls R.
    Juls R.
    • 7 reviews
    9/10

    Great atmosphere, great for a catch up with friends!

  16. Andrew W.
    Andrew W.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

    The food was delicious. We especially enjoyed the burgers. Atmosphere was lovely. However, the music did get very loud after 7:00pm and the staff refused to turn down the music.

  17. Elena N.
    Elena N.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Gorgeous rooftop space for drinks and some nibbles. Decent happy hour until 7pm which was great as most of my friends don’t get out of work till 6pm so we usually can’t make the earlier happy hours around. Excellent table service, our waitress was very very attentive, helpful and efficient. Lovely place whether you attend in bigger group (I had 10 and had booked in advance so we got a lovely long table in the back corner) or for a date or small catch up with friends.

  18. Elena N.
    Elena N.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Great place for a few drinks and some snacks or food. Lovely atmosphere and very well lit with natural lighting in summer. Decent happy hour too.

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 266 reviews
    7/10

    The music got a bit too loud and the staff was unable to turn it down.

  20. Nicole  M.
    Nicole M.
    • 3 reviews
    8.5/10

    Light and bright space, good food and friendly service. Although the staff were a little slow to notice us as we were in the corner, they were very helpful once we got their attention.

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More information

How to get to the restaurant

7/56-58 York Street, 2000, Sydney (NSW), Australia

Directions to get there

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

About the restaurant

The CBD's hottest watering hole

A rooftop hideaway located on York St, high above the hustle of Sydney’s CBD - that's The Rook.

This cosily lit establishment is always abuzz with thirsty city-goers hankering for a well deserved bev. The drinks list is fab, and the menu is plush with freshly caught lobsters, gourmet burgers and a range of bar bites.

Fast becoming the watering hole for city-dwellers and gin aficionados alike, The Rook is a bar that tries not to take itself too seriously.

Best dish: lone ranger burger with pulled spiced brisket, slaw & corn.

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