Lobsters, burgers and liquor. If this combination speaks to you, please visit The Rook immediately. Hidden high above York Street in Sydney’s CBD, this venue may be hard to find but it’s one of Sydney’s most iconic rooftops with city views, world class drinks and delicious food.
The venue is dark and moody with beautiful timber finishes and quirky decor. Chandeliers and plants fill the room along with candles, fairy lights and a lobster neon sign. The cosy interior and atmosphere will make you forget where you are.
The Rook’s menu is full of mouthwatering sides that will feed your soul including mac and cheese balls with truffle aioli, bloody oysters and sweet potato fries. Lovers of seafood will have to decide from a few dishes including a whole lobster and a crab in a bag! Burger fanatics will be pleasantly surprised to see unique burgers such as the Angry Bird with spiced crumbed chicken, jalapeños and chipotle and The Challenge with two beef patties, bacon, American cheese, fried egg, hash brown and onion jam… And don’t disregard the desserts! Be sure to try their house made waffles with bubble gum ice cream, pop rocks and chocolate sauce.
The bar is well-stocked with quality brews and the cocktail list is worth the trip alone. Featuring a mixture of classics and regularly changing signatures like Milk & Cookies with Havana Club 3 rum, coffee, salted caramel and almond milk. Why not go Down The Rabbit Hole with Beefeater gin, blood orange liqueur, white cacao, lemon and cardamom?
You can easily hire one of The Rook’s versatile spaces or the whole venue which can fit up to 80 guests. Combining both indoor and outdoor areas, The Rook provides the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. The main dining room features a retractable roof and is perfect for both sit down dinners and cocktail style functions. Whatever the occasion, The Rook will have you covered.
Read more about The Rook’s function spaces here