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Monday, March 17, 2008
Pancakes on the Rocks (Sydney)
Whilst in Sydney there were a couple of places that I really wanted to try for brekfast. One place that I did get around to trying was Pancakes on the Rocks; going there for a late brekfast with Robert and Kat on our second morning.

We went to the Darling Harbour location, being told by hotel staff that the original "Rocks" store is gone (not sure if this is true?) and arrive to a quiet, fairly new establishment with comfortable leather booth seating. Menus, with pictures of each dish, arrive and we order. Robert gets the ribs, Kat orders crepes and I order a long stack of pancakes (only $8.95, as opposed to $13.40 at the Pancake Parlour).

We really enjoyed the food and went back again for brunch a couple of days later.

Here are some pictures of the tatsty things we tried.

Famous Long Stack ($8.95): 4 thick buttermilk pancakes served with your choice of whipped butter, cream or ice cream and maple syrup. Or you can have cream and ice-cream, as I did for $1 extra. These were really good pancakes. Robert tells me that the chocolate pancakes are not as good.

Strawberry Patch ($12.95): Buttermilk pancakes (or crepes) with fresh strawberries, cream, vanilla ice-cream and strawberry coullis.

Farmers Brunch ($14.95): Crepes filled with potato, bacon, egg, onion, cheese topped with a creamy cheese sauce and a mixed lettuce side salad.

Pork Ribs ($23.95): A huge rack covered in barbeque sauce, served with wedges. Robert enjoyed them, stating that the barbeque sauce was particularly excellent, and proclaimed that the wedges in Sydney were awesome.

Now I can tell you I wouldn't mind having a Pancakes on the Rocks in Melbourne. The excellent long stack with thick buttermilk pancakes I had was a damn lot better than the stingy stack I had at Pancake Parlour last week - which had thinner, flavourless pancakes and only a small scoop of cream, and Pancakes on the Rocks was much cheaper.

If you are in Sydney and want good pancakes in a nice setting then you should definitely try Pancakes on the Rocks. Established in 1975 its become something of an institution. Final words for the jukebox and video screens which were pretty cool.


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At March 24, 2008 at 8:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ice cream on pancakes? genius! sign me up.

At March 24, 2008 at 10:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you try Bill's famous ricotta hotcakes in Sydney? I guess they've become a bit of a cliche, but they are pretty amazing nonetheless.

At March 24, 2008 at 2:22 PM, Blogger Jon! said...

They were one of the other things I so wanted to try, but never got around to it. I'm going back in August for my birthday though and Bill's is definitely on my list of must try places for breakfast.

At July 10, 2008 at 6:57 PM, Blogger olivia said...

Bill's is amazing! I don't really like pancake on the rocks, although it is open for 24 hrs. I prefer our Pancake Parlor here in Melbourne. :) Btw, stumbled to your blog. It's friggin awesome!!! Keep up the good work. I only wish I'm diligent enough to write about things that I eat, although I am diligent about the things that I eat :p

At June 26, 2009 at 3:27 PM, Blogger John Clark said...

The original Rocks location has not shut down. I was there merely a week ago. I have also been to the darling harbour location and it is very similar, so don't worry about coming back up for it! :)

Loving your down to earth reviews. Keep at it!

P.S: Rockpool is one of my favorite restaurants on earth. Have you heard about the asian themed one Neil Perry is doing up here in Sydney? Wokpool? No joke.

On hunter st. Im going tomorrow night.


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