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RockSalt Tapas

Menai Spanish, Tapas $$$ +100
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About RockSalt Tapas

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Nestled in the Menai suburb of Sydney’s Sutherland Shire, Rocksalt Tapas & Wine Bar offers delicious food, crafty cocktails, an extensive wine list and live music, brought to you by a stellar crew that knows how it all works and makes every visit here one to remember. It’s all in the finer details: from the innovative kitchen offering delicious tapas from various cuisines, to ingenious creations whipped up by local mixologists each week, this Allison Crescent hotspot has it all. Share dinner with your beloved or a Tinder date, or go big with your mates and some well-deserved drinks on the comfy lounge – you only have to book now to see what the fuss is all about.

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 23:00
RockSalt Tapas, Allison Crescent 72-80, 2234 Sydney

Further Information

Home to the famous Golden Gaytime™ cocktail, Sydney’s Rocksalt Tapas & Wine Bar offers delicious Australian food, crafty cocktails, an extensive wine list and live music. This restaurant is owned by the Rix Family whose primary focus is to bring their customers high quality, consistency and innovation. Hosting live music with large outdoor areas as well as spacious indoor dining – Rocksalt Tapas & Wine Bar is the perfect venue for your next get together. Not just that, with the help of happy hour Fridays and Saturdays, cheap cocktails on Thursday, special Sangria jugs on Fridays and live music every Saturday, you’re going to fall in love with this happening hangout.

Featuring amazing wines from all over the world and a cocktail selection that’s packed with superb concoctions, Rocksalt Tapas & Wine Bar in Menai is the perfect setting for a romantic evening or a fun night out with friends. Whether for an Australian-style dinner or a Sunday lunch, you’ll find amazing cuisine as well as great service to boot. Offering a wide range of dishes including seafood, vegetarian specialities, meat and desserts, this restaurant on Allison Crescent has something for just about any diner. An added bonus: 80% of the menu is gluten-free. All of this, we’re sure you’ll agree, makes Rocksalt a must try in Sydney.

116 Reviews

5.1 /6 Excellent 116 Reviews
Noise: average
Quality/Price: cheap
Waiting Time: short
Atmosphere: entertaining
Service: extraordinary
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
19.08.2017 09:48

Great service, and the food was really delicious. Good serving sizes and a really nice atmosphere. I've been there a few times and would definitely go back again.

1 review so far 6
13.08.2017 16:07

The food Was delicious and everyone felt satisfied, the staff were friendly and the service was amazing! Will definitely go back again. The Gaytime cocktail was yummy too!

1 review so far 6
13.08.2017 07:56

Fantastic food and drinks. We will defiantly be back with a group of friends next time. Hands down the best crunchier cocktail I have had. Staff were lovely!

1 review so far 6
12.08.2017 09:40

Celebrated our daughter's 20th birthday there and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere, food & drinks. The staff are a credit to your establishment. We see ourselves visiting again

2 reviews so far 6
18.10.2016 08:30

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at RockSalt Tapas. We got the $32 banquet and every dish was amazing, could not fault it. The sangria was amazing!! The service was fantastic, the timing of the dishes coming out was great, and the atmosphere was fantastic! I will definitely go back there!

1 review so far 6
18.12.2016 10:16

From the moment we arrived to the time we left the staff were both friendly and attentive, and considering it was a very busy Friday night, that's pretty impressive! We ordered the Tapas Selection for 2 and unlike many places that would just give you what had been pre-selected, they asked if we were happy with the choices or would we like to change any. After we had been served the first few plates we were then asked if we were happy with the "interval" time between dishes which was nice. Food was delicious from start to finish - I thoroughly recommend Rocksalt Tapas!

1 review so far 3
11.09.2016 20:11

The waitress spilt sauce over two of the patrons in our group... Little was done to assist just some napkins, was left with sticky limbs... 3 of the coffees had coffee grinds in them.. In drinkable, this was out of 6 coffees. There was 6 in our group and we ordered 3 banquets... This turned up on two plates per course? The waitress didn't offer explanation, so we were unsure how many parts of each meal each person had each? The food in general was nice... Thought there could have been a desert with a banquet??? The sangria was way too sweet! We purchased the 5 bottle bucket, which we thought was great value... Waitress asked what beers would you like? So we said which ones... Then the amount of which ones we asked for didn't match? "Why ask if you not going to deliver them!" Our group had been before and never experienced this before.. We all agreed to give the venue another chance...

1 review so far 4
20.08.2017 09:20

We ordered from the set menu, there were 4 in our group. The place was very busy. We arrived at 6pm and left at 9:30pm. The service was good at the start but seemed to be non existent towards the end of the menu. The food was nice, i didn't like the crab Taco but 50% of our table did- so i would just consider that personal choice. The music was too loud to talk (and we where seated on a table further away), but i thought the set list was good. We had a dessert cocktail-very nice.

2 reviews so far 6
09.04.2017 13:11

Eaten here a number of times over the past year. Lunches, dinners and Sunday afternoon pop ins. Food is always wonderful and service friendly and efficient. Can get a little noisy sometimes but I guess that adds to the atmosphere. Great to have the option of a slightly different eating experience in the area.

1 review so far 6
22.06.2017 21:49

We went for lunch on a Sunday. It was the perfect place to sit and enjoy great food, great service and a really great atmosphere. The staff were friendly and really helpful and provided excellent service. The food and drinks are definitely reasonably priced and great value. Will definitely be regulars and highly recommend.

2 reviews so far 4
24.06.2017 07:14

The food was delicious but it did take a while for it to come out - we were there for just over two hours (it's important to note that they were quite busy). Our last dish was the meatballs and one of them was raw in the middle. The restaurant kindly took the meatballs off the bill and gave us a 15% discount for that. I recommend going on a busy night like Friday, maybe sometime during weeknights.

1 review so far 6
06.07.2017 08:22

We visited with a group to enjoy a mid week wind-down. We absolutely loved our night. The environment was relaxed, sophisticated and spacious. The service was fantastic; attentive without being instrusive. The food was incredible and the cocktails speak for themselves. I will not hesitate to book with you next time!!

1 review so far 6
02.10.2016 07:00

Great little gem with a good atmosphere. The tapas portions were generous and the espresso martini was excellent. We ended up ordering too much food, all of which was very good, and with cocktails, wine and beer, the bill came to $250 for 5 people, which was a pleasant surprise.

1 review so far 5
12.02.2017 17:35

The food, drinks and service were all fantastic. We unfortunately ordered too much food (Tapas) style. I think it would have been helpful if the waitress had said to wait to order more because we were unaware of portion sizes. Sad to leave food on the table. It was also very noisy with a 49th party and band.

1 review so far 3
25.07.2016 08:51

food was delicious...reasonably priced as well...cocktails were tasty and buckets of beer nicely chilled..... however ...because we had 3 of our 8 dinners with food issues, we decided to order individually.....this wan't conveyed to the kitchen by our waiter...consequently 8 people ate at different times, some 1 hour apart..... our waiter Jason was very nice, even though our table wasn't cleared with empty glasses and plates.......... ....however the lady running the restaurant was quite rude, saying don't you know what Tapas is?.....but i will try them again, maybe they were too busy.

1 review so far 6
12.06.2017 07:25

Great food and service! I would recommend this Restaurant to all of my friends and family no problem. We had organised a cake for my daughter's 30th Birthday and they were only too helpful in storing it in their freezer for our dessert later. Thank you.

1 review so far 6
09.08.2017 20:12

The food was delicious. Our server was very polite and came to our table frequently for drink and food service. He alone would bring me back. The atmosphere was great apart from a very rowdy group (function/ party) behind us. Will definitely be back

1 review so far 6
31.01.2017 07:12

We had a great meal. The food was fantastic and service was delightful. The soft shell crab tacos are a delight, we ordered two selections each from the tapas menu and had more than we could eat. The cocktails were great to.

1 review so far 5
16.03.2017 12:18

Friendly and efficient staff and the food was very tasty. It was quite busy for a Wednesday night, which proves that it is a popular venue. Only thing that stops me giving a 6 is that there was quite a lengthy wait between dishes for the tapas fixed menu.

1 review so far 3
28.05.2017 07:19

We ordered the banquet which had about 6 dishes and most dishes were tasty apart from arancini which was bland. Big downside was how long the food took to arrive, there was over half an hour wait between the first two dishes and then it took two hours to get all of our tapas dishes. As we all had babies at home we had to rush out the door after the last course and unfortunately missed out on dessert.

1 review so far 3
12.08.2017 07:30

Staff were great and very welcoming. Service was prompt and the cocktails were made well. Unfortunately we had been previously whilst under different management. This visit the food was very disappointing from a variety and quality perspective. The menu has a lot less options and seems to have risen in price. The food we received was mediocre at best including a very soggy pork belly. Sad so say we have lost one of the best restaurants in Sydney.

2 reviews so far 5
05.04.2017 10:20

Food and wine was delicious - only down side was there was a function on inside so diners were on tables outside - bit cold (as didn't dress accordingly as wasn't told of this and very hard to talk as function was loud with live music

1 review so far 6
27.02.2017 15:26

This restaurant was absolutely amazing! The paella was excellent, the staff and service were great, and overall the restaurant just had a really nice atmosphere. Rocksalt Tapas is a local gem and we will definitely be returning soon!

1 review so far 5
21.01.2017 08:07

Staff were fantastic and could not have been any more helpful. Food was very good but for us we would have preferred it to come out a little slower. It was a bit noisy which made it hard to talk to people across the table.

2 reviews so far 5
25.04.2016 10:59

The meal and service was great and loved atmosphere of restaurant. Only suggestion is to offer coffees on the menu. I have been twice with different groups of people and each time we would have liked to have a coffee to finish off our meal.

1 review so far 3
26.04.2017 08:26

The set menu was nothing but ordinary. I went there with a group in December and the for was amazing. We were able to chose out own menu and didnt have to stick to a set menu. The wait staff were slow at attending to the table and the food service was very slow. Yes they were busy, but there should have been enough staff on to cover the amount of tables booked.

2 reviews so far 4
13.06.2016 20:19

This was our second visit. Menu was different and not quite as good as first. Busy restaurant and only 2 waiting staff who were very nice and were doing their best to keep up. In reality could have done with one more as they were stretched. Nice touch with live music on Sunday pm

1 review so far 6
17.12.2016 11:02

This restaurant has a great vibe, they didn't have the live music the night we dined there but was still a good atmosphere. Tapas was delicious and service great. Good choice for a local night out.

1 review so far 6
16.05.2017 14:30

We were a bit hesitant about the set menu for Mother's Day but all agreed at the end that it was excellent and gave us the opportunity to try things we wouldn't have otherwise tried

1 review so far 5
05.02.2017 13:43

Everything was great except the live music was too loud for talking and we were seated quite far away from the musician as well. The food was excellent and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Thanks rocksalt, good job as always.

1 review so far 6
25.09.2016 16:09

Warm and inviting atmosphere in a cool and stylish interior. The wait staff were very accommodating, friendly and attentive. Excellent choice if you want relaxed dining with a good selection of quality and delicious tapas.

2 reviews so far 5
09.01.2017 17:44

Some wonderful Tapas plates reasonably priced. Good wine list and yummy cocktails. Friendly service is OK. Can be a little loud but usually has good atmosphere. I particularly like a relaxing Sunday afternoon with the live music. A real local plus.

1 review so far 5
20.08.2017 08:38

Great buzzing atmosphere, staff were very attentive and fast. It was very full so might be why food took a while and then came out all together. Only thing I would say is tapas portions were very small for the $$.

1 review so far 6
13.10.2016 09:33

The service was friendly and the food and atmosphere was great. They were very accommodating and the banquet was a great option - there was enough food for everyone. Thanks for a great night

1 review so far 6
13.10.2016 12:36

Absolutely love Rocksalt Tapas, Amanda and her staff are always friendly, meals are perfect and cocktails are 10/10, atmosphere is relaxed, rustic, classic and comfortable. We frequent often for all those very reasons.

1 review so far 6
16.06.2016 07:04

Amazing!! Great food and service Is now a regular restaurant for us, friendly service and a large selection of nice wines and cocktails. Good place to catch up just for a drink too

1 review so far 5
29.08.2016 08:23

Our only complaint would be that it was a bit cool where we sat. The people next to us complained that they were too hot and so the heater was moved away but that then left us too cold.

1 review so far 6
18.07.2017 12:33

Just the coziest restaurant with great food and beautiful staff. Ellie is just great - hardworking and customer focus. Young Ben is the best host. The food is fresh and tasty.

1 review so far 6
15.06.2017 09:10

Excellent Food with a great variety. The chefs selection menu complimented each dish perfectly and the meal just flowed. Was great value for money. I would highly recommend the dining experience.

2 reviews so far 6
15.02.2017 21:24

We had a great Valentine's dinner with a set menu that was well selected and all dishes were fantastic - highly recommend this place and has a great ambience as well.

1 review so far 6
06.01.2017 11:47

Beautiful food and quick service. Great decor and atmosphere. Busy little restaurant on a Wednesday night which is always very telling given that other restaurants in surrounding area were virtually empty

1 review so far 5
05.06.2017 09:03

great atmosphere, nice service, great food , fair price. We came on Saturday night and we also really enjoy the live music on that weekend. We will definitely come back for another round of tapas and drink.

1 review so far 4
04.08.2016 07:04

Most food was fantastic, only let down was ribs. The sauce and coleslaw with the ribs was delicious but the meat was cooked on a high temp so the meat was tough, dry and had lost of chewy bits. Definitely worth going but avoid the ribs

2 reviews so far 5
22.05.2016 08:43

Great food and plenty of it if you have the banquet. Very friendly staff and service was excellent. Love the atmosphere of the restaurant but can get a little noisy. Overall fantastic value for money.

1 review so far 6
14.03.2017 12:53

What an excellent evening. Fabulous food and cocktails, very attentive and helpful staff. S great night had by all. Loved the poor man's mojito served in the enamel mug!

1 review so far 6
27.06.2017 09:32

Very inviting atmosphere,just right lighting.timing of meals pretty much spot on , no hasseling to buy more drinks like other venues.cant wait to go back the food was delicious.

1 review so far 6
17.04.2017 10:31

Great food, drinks and atmosphere. Staff are always attentive and helpful. Everything is served promptly with minimal wait time even if they are very busy. Will definitely be back.

1 review so far 6
07.12.2016 09:32

Great food great atmosphere great service. We ordered the banquet and the food came out with the right amount of time between each dish. We had a great night

2 reviews so far 6
15.05.2017 07:23

Great food terrific service , nothing was too much trouble . Very busy being Mother's Day but the night went smoothly and the golden gaytime cocktail was amazing

1 review so far 6
09.07.2017 14:05

Meals were lovely and the girl singer was very good. Staff friendly and even though it was very busy our meals didn't take too long too come out