Neil Perry

Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney to host steak dinners of rare and exclusive cuts

September 4, 2019

Sydney’s acclaimed Rockpool Bar & Grill is about to launch what is being described as Australia’s most exclusive steak tasting dinner and masterclass series. Set for the last Tuesday of every month in the restaurant’s elegant private dining room, Head Chef Corey Costelloe will lead a session of rare and exclusive cuts of beef, none […]

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Neil Perry to debut Burger Project Black Label with premium burgers in Sydney

April 12, 2018

Neil Perry and Rockpool Dining Group are taking a huge step for their beloved Burger Project with the launch of the very first Burger Project Black Label, an expression of the burger chain which is – as you can tell from the name – a much more premium version of the concept. To give you […]

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Neil Perry introduces a new family style Sunday roast menu at Rockpool Bar & Grill

March 9, 2018

As we take a seat for dinner at Rockpool Bar & Grill, Neil Perry reminisces how Sundays are set aside for family dinners and sharing a beautifully cooked roast at the table together. This nostalgia and sense of family are what have inspired the new Sunday roast menu with large format meat as the hero […]

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Here are three of the best Lunar New Year celebrations in Sydney for 2018

February 14, 2018

Lunar New Year is right around the corner, ushering in the Year of the Dog with the traditional festivities which always inspire a general celebration of Chinese culture, good fortune, longevity, wealth and happiness. As always, there will be a bunch of celebrations from some of the city’s best restaurants and precincts and to make […]

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Neil Perry has created a Vegemite burger to celebrate the Australian Open

January 17, 2018

Following a significant makeover for Burger Project venues across Australia, Neil Perry and Rockpool Dining Group are celebrating the Australian Open by partnering up with Vegemite. You know what this means: vegemite burgers; a collaboration between the renowned chef and the iconic Australia spread that may or may not be delicious – on the one […]

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Neil Perry opens Burger Project on Melbourne’s Bourke Street; introduces some changes to all stores

January 7, 2018

Neil Perry and Rockpool Dining Group are set to start the new year by adding to their growing network of Burger Project locations across Australia’s east coast. The latest from the burgeoning burger empire is a two-storey venue on Melbourne’s Bourke Street, highlighting an enormous space that can accommodate 100 diners downstairs, 30 outside and […]

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Qantas and Rockpool to help you earn Frequent Flyer points while you dine

December 4, 2017

It seems Neil Perry has merged two of his closest relationships into one epic, industry-first partnership. The renowned chef has long had a close working relationship with Qantas, which he has now fused into the ever-growing Rockpool Dining Group – of which he is Culinary Director – with a special treat for point-lovers all across […]

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You can now earn Qantas Frequent Flyer Points at Rockpool Dining Group venues

November 30, 2017

It seems Neil Perry has merged two of his closest relationships into one epic, industry-first partnership. The renowned chef has long had a close working relationship with Qantas, which he has now fused into the ever-growing Rockpool Dining Group – of which he is Culinary Director – with a special treat for point-lovers all across […]

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Review: Neil Perry’s Jade Temple is now doing premium yum cha (Sydney)

November 29, 2017

Light and bright with a great deal of character, Jade Temple is a substantial move away from Eleven Bridge for Neil Perry. The famous chef’s short-lived “fine-casual” restaurant, which replaced Rockpool last year, was all dark and moody compared to this majestic makeover helped by two beautiful cast iron Chinese guardian lions which stand guard […]

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Night Noodle Markets return as Good Food Month announce their 180-event 2017 program (Sydney)

August 20, 2017

Good Food Month have announced their return to Sydney with the detailing of over 180 events that incorporate talks, chef collaborations, experiences and events. Kicking off on October 5, the crowd-favorite Night Noodle Markets will again take place in Hyde Park with forty food stalls. Guests can expect the likes of House of Crabs, Mr […]

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Neil Perry’s new Cantonese restaurant is opening next week (Sydney)

June 27, 2017

Jade Temple, a new Cantonese restaurant from Neil Perry and Rockpool Dining Group will open in Sydney CBD as of Monday 3rd July. Operating as a sister to the chef’s famous Spice Temple, the restaurant will take over the building that once housed Rockpool Est. 1989 and, briefly, Eleven Bridge, at 11 Bridge Street. Promising […]

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Neil Perry brings his Burger Project to Edward Street (Brisbane)

June 21, 2017

Continuing the impressively rapid growth this gourmet burger chain has managed since first debuting in Sydney’s World Square, Neil Perry’s Burger Project has this week opened its second store in Brisbane. As of Tuesday 20th June, Burger Project is now serving up their popular mix of burgers, sides and desserts on the busy shopping and […]

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Review: Burger Project proves essential to Parramatta’s growing food scene (Sydney)

April 23, 2017

For the past few years there has been a major shift in how Parramatta is being used. Western Sydney’s enormous hub has been crafted to a higher standard than it has in the past, pushing away from dusty old RSLs and substandard food to give locals and visitors a hospitality scene that’s actually exciting. With […]

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Recipe: Sake Jr’s Japanese Fried Chicken with Gochujang Sauce

April 9, 2017

By day, fast-casual chain Saké Jr is a health-focused Japanese inspired smorgasbord of fresh DIY Japanese bowls and sides. With an injection to their menu from renowned chef Neil Perry, the increasingly popular chain has introduced a “Jr By Night” menu that pushes into a different kind of vibe, with a special night-only offering including […]

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Review: Neil Perry’s “Jr By Night” menu at Sake Jr. is a unique contemporary Japanese hybrid

March 23, 2017

After 4pm each day, Saké Jr transforms into Jr by Night, a unique and compelling menu created by Neil Perry that is a postcard for a casual-fast food Japanese experience. Blonde wood maneuvers into industrial, polished concrete with black power outlets spaced every few metres to let you work and recharge as the aromas of ramen broth and […]

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Neil Perry’s burger project opens in Melbourne Central this week

March 21, 2017

Continuing the swift roll out of Neil Perry’s popular Burger Project chain, the celebrated fine dining chef has officially announced a big expansion in Melbourne, giving the city it’s third outlet as the brand opens this week at Melbourne Central. The shop will be located on the ground floor of the LaTrobe Street shopping centre […]

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Neil Perry introduces new signature dishes to all Saké Restaurant & Bar menus

March 19, 2017

Following a recent trip to Japan, Neil Perry is debuting new food and drink items on the Saké menu that continue his mix of traditional Japanese food with the acclaimed restaurant’s contemporary approach, which is tweaked to suit each location across Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Perry promises the new additions “focus on tradition while still being […]

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Neil Perry’s Eleven Bridge to close in May; announces special farewell menus (Sydney)

March 15, 2017

It was big news last year when world renowned chef Neil Perry announced the closure of his beloved Rockpool Est. 1989 at 11 Bridge St, Sydney. The shock came about as a need for something closer to casual emerged, which gave way to Eleven Bridge. Now even that’s set to close this coming May, with […]

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Neil Perry brings his Burger Project to Parramatta (Sydney)

March 10, 2017

From today, March 10th, Neil Perry has opened the doors on his ninth Burger Project location, and first in Western Sydney. Their house-made burgers are housed on the ground floor of V by Crown Groups 29-storey retail and residential building on Marsden Street, customers can experience the likes of 14 hand-crafted burgers that showcase 36-month, […]

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Neil Perry adds spice to Saké Jr’s new menu in Sydney and Melbourne

February 22, 2017

Australia’s leading chef, Neil Perry has designed the dishes for Saké Jr’s new menu. Combining the latest food trends from Tokyo with his focus on ethically sourced local produce, Perry will be bringing sustainable dishes to causal diners at the brand’s locations in Sydney and Melbourne. The new dinner menus have launched at Saké Jr Collins Lane […]

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Rockpool Dining Group bring Saké Jr to St Collins Lane (Melbourne)

December 17, 2016

Rockpool Dining Group’s rapidly expanding Saké Jr has just seen a second venue open up for Melbourne, this time at St Collins Lane. The popular fast-casual spin off to Sake Restaurant & Bar debuted earlier this year as part of a larger expansion for Urban Purveyor Group (now Rockpool Dining Group following a merger with […]

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Urban Purveyor Group acquire Neil Perry’s Rockpool Group

November 10, 2016

As they approach the end of what has been a tremendous year of growth, hospitality juggernaut Urban Purveyor Group have announced a merger with Neil Perry’s Rockpool Group to create what is now known as Rockpool Dining Group. It’s a coup for the Quadrant Private Equity backed group, who have employed global hospitality veteran Thomas […]

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Burger Project, Zumbo, Messina, and more for massive new Circular Quay precinct (Sydney)

August 21, 2016

Let’s be honest, Circular Quay has needed this for a very long time. Over 25 new venues are set to hit Sydney’s most iconic waterfront destination with a new $60 million DEXUS development titled Gateway Sydney, opening up in September as the area’s huge glass-fronted dining precinct set to rejuvenate and redefine the Alfred Street […]

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Neil Perry’s fine dining institution Rockpool will close and reopen as Eleven Bridge (Sydney)

June 1, 2016

For almost three-decades Neil Perry has invented and reinvented Sydney’s dining scene with the illustrious Rockpool (currently officially known as Rockpool Est. 1989), but in a surprise announcement the Chef is closing his Bridge Street flagship for good. The news comes as quite a shock to Sydney’s dining scene, which is already planning to wave […]

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