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Mouth watering tower of goodness, Wagyu Burger, Rockpool Bar and Grill

The wagyu buger at Rockpool Bar and Grill was mentioned in ‘The 50 things every Sydney food lover should try’ in the Sydney Magazine and I can see why!

W and I originally wanted to eat this burger at Rockpool Bar and Grill the first time we went (read first review here), however, there was a 20 mins wait and I wasn’t willing to wait that long. This time though, I made sure I was there early, to avoid the queues! I rocked up at 11.55am and the doors were still closed! Talk about eager! However, I was determined to get a seat!

As soon as the doors opened at midday, I was seated to our table and waited for my dear friend, W. The bar area is small and cozy, understated in its décor, unlike the main restaurant, however service was just as good!

W and I didn’t really have to peruse the menu, we knew exactly what we wanted, it is why we came back here! We both ordered the David Blackmore’s Full Blood Wagyu Hamburger with Bacon, Gruyere Cheese and Zuni Pickle. W originally wanted chips, however, we both opted for the crispy pork skin seasoned with sea salt, paprika and chili.

The crispy pork skin came, and it was not what I expected! I was expecting pork crackle, but instead, chip liked crispy pork skin which I could have probably gotten at an Indonesian grocery store. The sea salt, paprika and chili gave it a nice flavouring, however, other than that, it was nothing special.

Now, the wagyu burger that I have so longed. A tower of delicious goodness, wagyu beef patty, bacon, cheese and Zuni Pickle served on a brioche like bun which was slightly toasted. The Zuni pickle was absolutely delightful and gave it that extra ‘zing’ in the burger.

The patty was juicy, tender, succulent, creamy and absolutely mouth watering. It was still pink inside, just the way I like it.

Three words: Oh My Gawd it was just absolutely incredible! From the first bite, till the last bite, I wanted more and more, it was just AMAZING!

Stuffed, I waddled back to work.

It was great catching up with you again W!

If you haven’t been and tried this mouth watering tower of goodness, I strongly recommend you do! I have to admit though, I do prefer the bar section, and the burger compare to the restaurant!

Check out the Rockpool Bar and Grill House Rules – especially ‘Gentleman, don’t approach ladies; and if you are so lucky to have one approach you, endear her as you would your mother’ – bless!

GA’s ratings: 8 / 10

Rockpool Bar and Grill

66 Hunter Street

Sydney 2000

Ph: +61 2 8078 1900

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  1. jess
    October 15, 2010 at 1:05 am

    oh I saved that list from the magazine too. I plan to work through it eventually. I love lists!

    • October 15, 2010 at 1:07 am

      same! i am ‘slowly’ going through that list! thanks for dropping by jess 🙂

  2. October 15, 2010 at 3:41 am

    that burger looks perfect! yum i totes want a burger now mmm burger

    • October 15, 2010 at 3:48 am

      it was perfect.. i ‘could’ have done with one today but was well behaved!

  3. October 15, 2010 at 9:25 am

    I love the rules – there is a place in London which it reminds me of – Milk and Honey has similar rules!

  4. October 16, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    That Full Blood Wagyu Burger with the brioche like bun is Very Good! Used to be only $15.00 too, but even when the price has crept up by $7.0 its still an absolute bargain ! Its Wood-fire grilled too and slightly smoky !

    Actually Rockpool serves pretty good dry aged steaks (2 out of 3 times?), but it was one of their more economical cuts ~ a Dry Aged Blackmore Wagyu Leg Meat with Cafe de Paris butter which I still remember to this day !! One of the best, meatiest, marbled, with taste depthness that I’ve ever had >.< I still remember Neil Perry explaining to me his Dry Aging room and the hung meat pieces in detail… OH..

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