Dining for all at the Rocks

The Rocks in Sydney is a very unique eclectic conglomeration of place, its not seeped in history rather it IS history but as the generations have gone on this enchanting village of Sydney city has grown with the old and now the new emerges.The trendy and the traditional work together amazingly and everyone is loving The Rocks; the tourists, locals, business people, families ... everyone has a place in The Rocks.

Dining Out at The Rocks, Sydney

 As the weather warms up the diners come out and I was very fortunate to have a little tour of whats happening food wise around The Rocks for the Spring/Summer season.   There are quick places to grab a bite, plenty of pubs to sit and have a great meal, food market stalls surround the streets on Fridays or perhaps you'd like a  tucked away little place for a tea and cake?  The Rocks has whatever you're after! 

On my tour around thanks to The Rocks I visited some amazing establishments, found some new favourites and revisited some forever loved faithfuls.  Here are my top places for the coming months that i'd love for you to check out.


The Fine Food Store The Fine Food Store  The Rocks

Address: Cnr Mill and Kendall Lane, The Rocks
More info: finefoodstore.com
Facebook: /The-Fine-Food-Store
Twitter: @thefinefoodstre
Instagram: @thefinefoodstore_rocks

The Fine Food Store was first opened in 2004 by the
owners Richard Rendell & Detlef Haupt.

It has recently been renovated inspired by Brooklyn
styled cafés

They offer 5 SENSES highest standard coffee, home-
style breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as craft beer
& wine.

Famous for their fragrant brews and delicious menu
This cool and contemporary café offers a succinct
menu of fresh and tasty offerings from braised-pork
sliders to salmon gravlax with fennel salad.

Coffee!   Go try a Cold Brew Coffee ....  you're welcome x




Pony Dining The RocksPony Dining The Rocks

Address: Cnr Argyle Street and Kendall Lane, The Rocks
More info: ponydiningtherocks.com/
Facebook: /ponydiningtherocks
Twitter: @ponydininggroup
Instagram: @ponydiningtherocks

This year, Pony will be celebrating 10 years operating in
The Rocks, with plans for a new interior refurbishment.

Head Chef is Neil Nolan who has been there since Day 1!

Modern Australian Cuisine prepared on an Argentinean
wood fire grill

Offers an honest flavour driven menu showcasing
Australian produce and a great selection of local and
imported beers and wines

The restaurant 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 

Meat! The most amazing.... delicious ..   wood fire cooked perfection.

Can't wait to go back x


Scarlett  @  The Rocks Harbour HotelScarlet  The Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney

Address: 34 Harrington Street, The Rocks
More info: harbourrocks.com.au/dining/scarlett-restaurant/
Facebook: /ScarlettRestaurant
Instagram: @scarlettrestaurant

A combination of heritage charm and the latest in
modern style, Scarlett brings together two beautiful
worlds in one unique dining venue.

The Scarlett Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and
dinner daily. Would also be nice for a cocktail party or corporate gathering.

The hotel was opened in 1989 but its history dates back to 1850! 

Certainly worth a visit, Its very intriguing. Try a cool bubbling Dirty Mojito







Pei Modern 

Pei Modern  Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

within the Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney

Address: 199 George Street, The Rocks
More info: peimodern.com.au/
Facebook: /peimodernsyd
Twitter: @peimodern
Instagram: @peimodernsyd

Pei Modern by renowned Australian chef Mark Best
delivers bistro-style dining with a menu celebrating
fresh,local seasonal produce and exploring
unconventional food pairings.

Josephine Pignolet Award recipient, Lauren Eldridge has
joined Pei Modern Sydney as Head Pastry Chef, working
with Executive Chef Mark Best and Head Chef Joachim

Fresh from the kitchen of World’s Best
Restaurant, Osteria Francescana in Italy, Lauren brings
her signature style of bright, contemporary and visually
impactful desserts.

The restaurant combines the theatre of its wood-fire
oven and grill, and open kitchen with Head Chef Joachim
Borenius at the helm, with knowledgeable, friendly
service and a prime city location.

Our table just couldn't choose of all the desserts we tried
what we loved the most!
Whatever your need is and yes these desserts are a need,
there is something you will love.

We tried:

- Wildflower honeycomb & cultured cream
- Frozen blood orange curd with sherbet & candied orange
- Sorrel sorbet, blueberries, white chocolate & yoghurt
- Salted liquorice cake & molasses ice cream
- Bitter chocolate tart & cumquat jam


If you are thinking of heading to The Rocks soon check out https://www.therocks.com



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0 # kelly 2016-10-10 13:15
Wow that looks like a great day
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0 # Hope 2016-10-10 19:00
That coffee looks like perfection! It's always surprising how many hidden finds are housed down at The Rocks as it's easy to get lost in tacky tourist stuff. You definitely need someone in the know to recommend the best food and drink spots.
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