The Rocks Food & Wine Famil
The World Loves Sydney (Leo and Christine) was invited to an exclusive famil to experience some of The Rocks finest establishments. The Rocks is unlike anywhere else in Sydney. It has a unique pace and mood, one that allows you to relax and take your time. Like a craft, our first village has been handed down over the years, with each generation finding and nurturing their own interpretation. It’s much more than its beautiful architecture and vibrant culture. It’s a place with heart and soul, shaped by people from the past and embraced by people of today. It’s a place that has been built by hand. It’s eclectic, charming and brimming with stories waiting to be told.
The Fine Food Store
On the Cnr Mill and Kendall Lane, The 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, homestyle 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.
Light and airy feel with open spaces and plants. Settle in for a session.
Cold drip coffee!
Pony Lounge & Dining
Modern Australian Cuisine prepared on an Argentinean wood fire grill is compelling dining. Before the restaurant designer Michael McCann transformed the historic building into the unique dining space it is today, the venue was a former bond warehouse.
Pony 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.
Stunning JR Signature Sirloin featuring wood fire grilled South American Salsa, black cabbage.
Roasted Heirloom Beets – burrata, olive crumb, hazelnut, crispy beets so refreshing and seasonal!
This year, Pony will be celebrating 10 years operating in The Rocks, with plans for a new interior refurbishment.
Scarlett at the Harbour Rocks Hotel
We've stayed at this bespoke hotel and love it. A combination of heritage charm and the latest in modern style, Scarlett brings together two beautiful worlds in one unique dining venue. Harbour Rocks Hotel is part of the MGallery collection of hotels and features a killer library in the lobby and fabulous suites with views. Scarlett Restaurant is intimate and boutique. Stop for a drink in Eric's Bar then make your way down the stairs to Scarlett Restaurant.
Scarlett’s Dirty Mojito – Muddled lime and sugar with Stolen spiced rum, topped up with soda. We love a dirty mojito!
Soft leather seating and history filled stonework make Scarlett Restaurant especially extraordinary. The Scarlett Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
Confit shallot and smoked salmon tart is delicious.
How amazing were these Golden Eggs at Harbour Rocks Hotel!
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. It's iconic on the Australian culinary landscape. We imbibed this Bitter chocolate tart with cumquat jam (above) for a standout dessert dish.
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 Borenius. It was awesome for us to meet her! 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, at 199 George Street within five-star Four Seasons Hotel Sydney.
Amazing dish of Sorrel sorbet, blueberries, white chocolate and yohgurt. Art on a plate and stunning flavours.
Another new dessert is the Frozen blood orange curd, sherbet and candied orange. Lauren Eldridge masterpiece.
Yet another sensation is the Liquorice cake and molasses ice cream which fires up into a flambe.
Also offering their service for private dinners, cocktail parties or intimate weddings. Get on it!