Rockpool Dining Group

Spice Temple reopens in Sydney with new menu

July 2, 2020

Rockpool Dining Group has slowly begun a phased reopening of their many restaurants across Sydney, which has now included the famed Spice Temple. The popular ode to to Chinese flavours and all levels of heat has now started welcoming dine-in guests. RECIPE: Spice Temple’s Kung Pao Chicken Executive Chef Andy Evans’ will be serving up […]

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Munich Brauhaus debuts in South Bank with huge 900-seat bier hall (Brisbane)

May 16, 2018

Popular German dining spot Munich Brauhaus has officially made its debut in Brisbane, bringing the city a massive 900-seat, two storey beer hall located in the renovated, heritage-listed Allgas Building in Stanley Street Plaza. Positioned in the heart of South Bank, this one should easily get over well with fans of hearty schnitzels, pork knuckles, […]

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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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Fratelli Fresh is serving up pizza with a whole steamed lobster on top (Sydney)

February 22, 2018

Fratelli Fresh are upping the decadent pizza game in Sydney come next month by introducing The Lobster to their already bustling menu of special and traditional pizzas. As you can probably tell from the image above, that’s a pizza topped with rich fior di latte, garlic and parsley and a freakin’ whole steamed lobster which […]

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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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Four Pillars teams up with Rockpool Dining Group for a new small-batch gin

October 31, 2017

Anyone heading along to Rockpool Dining Group’s premium restaurants anytime soon has the opportunity to get their palates around an exclusively created gin from the great Four Pillars, created just for the renowned hospitality group in a very limited run. The small-batch gin, titled Maker Session Gin, has been released in just 30 bottles, spread […]

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Shaun Presland returns to make some changes at Sake Restaurant & Bar

October 16, 2017

When Saké Restaurant & Bar first began in The Rocks back in 2008, celebrated chef Shaun Presland was a major factor in its success. Now Saké is one of the biggest Japanese restaurant names in the country, with venues up and down the east coast and a tremendous following and things are about to take […]

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Fratelli Fresh finds new home at Entertainment Quarter (Sydney)

August 27, 2017

The Entertainment Quarter, in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, has welcomed an Italian favourite Fratelli Fresh to join the precinct. Rockpool Dining Group brings this 300-seat indoor-outdoor restaurant to life with an inviting open kitchen and, beer and wine garden. “The Entertainment Quarter is the perfect, convenient location for one of our largest Fratelli Fresh yet,” says […]

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Saké Restaurant & Bar introduce free-flow champagne lunches (Sydney)

August 20, 2017

Japanese dining powerhouse Saké Restaurant & Bar in Double Bay (nope, not the one in The Rocks) certainly knows how to connect to their locale. We’re surprised they didn’t do this one sooner to be honest, which is introduce an epic and decadent free-flow champagne package to their popular weekend lunch sessions. And it won’t […]

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Rockpool Dining Group opens Rosetta Ristorante in Sydney next week

August 8, 2017

Rockpool Dining Group have expanded on their award-winning Melbourne ristorante by finally bringing Rosetta to Sydney, adding to the city’s rich scene of sophisticated Italian dining with a massive three-level venue which features a panoramic outdoor terrace a mezzanine dining room, and a split-level bar. Set to open next week, 15th August, Rosetta Sydney will […]

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Rockpool Dining Group to host premium truffle degustations in Melbourne and Sydney this month

July 13, 2017

Rockpool Dining Group will be hosting two exclusive truffle-focused dinners to celebrate the seasonal ingredient during the middle of winter. With one hosted in Melbourne and the other in Sydney, two of the group’s most popular restaurants will offer guests comprehensive set menus designed to showcase truffles in various ways, alongside various local produce. First […]

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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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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’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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Fratelli Famous opens on Eagle Street Pier (Brisbane)

December 19, 2016

Fratelli Fresh’s fast-casual pizzeria spin-off, Fratelli Famous, has been very well received in Sydney and Melbourne this year, expanding as part of Rockpool Dining Group’s (formerly Urban Purveyor Group) ambitious plans that have seen the hospitality group grow immensely in 2016. Now it’s Brisbane’s turn to get the city’s first Fratelli Famous, and where better […]

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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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Saké’s epic dragon egg dessert gets a makeover; launches in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane

November 28, 2016

It was first introduced at Saké Double Bay but then quickly become such a popular dessert it made it onto the menu at the original Saké The Rocks. Now The Dragon Egg has found its way to four more restaurants in the popular Japanese dining portfolio, appearing at Melbourne’s Saké Flinders Lane and Saké Hamer […]

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Fratelli Fresh to open in Crows Nest (Sydney)

November 22, 2016

As the long-loved Italian brand continues to grow and evolve this year, Fratelli Fresh has announced that they will be expanding to include a new location in Crows Nest just in time for summer. The casual Italian dining concept will be opening up their eighth Australian venue early next month at 118 Willoughy Road, taking […]

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Review: Fratelli Fresh – Westfield CBD (Sydney)

November 21, 2016

Fratelli Fresh has long been an iconic brand for Sydney’s dining scene, a produce-driven Italian dining concept that was this year picked up by Urban Purveyor Group (now Rockpool Dining Group) and spread far and wide to new locations outside of the original and best known Bridge Street and Walsh Bay venues. One of the […]

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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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