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Rockpool Bar & Grill gets into the swing of tennis season

Pops up at the ATP Cup in Sydney and Australian Open in Melbourne

Tennis fans getting their fix at the ATP Cup at Ken Rosewall Arena in Sydney, over ten days in the lead up to the Australian Open 2020, can dine in style at a custom-designed Rockpool Bar & Grill pop-up on site for the duration of the tournament.

 

Rockpool Bar & Grill has hopped on board of the new competition, which kick-starts the men’s 2020 tennis season, as the only full-serviced dining space at the stadium between Friday, 3 January and Monday, 13 January, from 11am to 9pm.

 

The refined and darkly glamorous, 180-seat, pop-up restaurant is synonymous with Rockpool in its design, mood and menu.

 

Sitting in between the main tennis court and the practice court, there is an outside deck for 28 guests that overlooks the practice court, giving diners a sneak peek of players in action prior to each game. An inside bar accommodates around 30 guests, standing. Reservations are available through Tennis Australia.

 

The ATP Cup currently features nine members of the Top 10 in the ATP rankings including Serbia’s Novak Djokovic and Spain’s Rafael Nadal. The competition features $22 million in prize money.

 


There will be à la carte options (below) as well as a three-course set menu ($175pp).

 

Starters & Entrees

Marinated Olives $10

Roasted Macadamias with Aleppo Pepper $10

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Fresh Goats Curd $22

Pea, Sugar Snap and Snow Pea Salad with Aged Fetta and Mint $22

Spencer Gulf Hiramasa Kingfish with Lemon, Black Sesame and Davidson Plum $32

House-Smoked Berkshire Leg Ham with Pyengana Cheddar and Pickled Onions $25

 

Mains

Chicken Pie with Harissa $29

Rockpool Cheeseburger with Zuni Pickle $29

Cape Grim Minute Steak with Café de Paris Butter $42

Eggplant Parmigiana with Shaw River Buffalo Mozzarella $32

Grilled Swordfish with Herb Butter Sauce $39

 

Sides

Cos, Radicchio and Endive Salad with Palm Sugar Vinaigrette $10

Chips with Murray River Pink Salt $8

 

Desserts & Cheese

Catherine’s Passionfruit Pavlova $21

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Fresh Raspberries and Chantilly $21

Summer Fruit Trifle $21

 

Rockpool Dining Group’s casual Italian restaurant Fratelli Fresh will have a pop-up pizzeria at the arena, serving diavola, margherita, and prosciutto and rocket pizzas ($20 each).

 

In Melbourne, Rockpool Bar & Grill will get into the swing of its third, consecutive Australian Open. Located on the Berm, adjacent to Margaret Court Arena, the Rockpool restaurant accommodates 240 guests and will be open between Monday, 20 January and Sunday, 2 February, from 11.30am to 7pm.

 

The restaurant takes its influence from Rockpool Bar & Grill Melbourne, with a palette of burnt orange tones, golden metallics and warm woods. Guests enter through a lush Australian courtyard entrance and a striking interior reception. An à la carte menu is available (below). Reservations are available through Tennis Australia or via 03 8648 1900.

 

Starters & Entrees

Marinated Olives $10

Mixed Roasted Nuts $10

Summer Pea Salad with Barrel-Aged Fetta $21

Classic Prawn Cocktail $35

Gazpacho with Spanner Crab, Almonds and Croutons $38

San Daniele Prosciutto, Hazelnuts, Nectarine and Aged Balsamic $35

Lobster, Soy Chicken and Mango Salad (Finals Only) $42

 

Mains

Fried Semolina-Dusted Calamari with Macadamia Tarator and Finger Lime $29

Grass-Fed American Cheeseburger $24

Steak Frites with Café de Paris Butter $42

Eggplant Parmigiana with Shaw River Buffalo Mozzarella $39

Yellowfin Tuna with Salmoriglio, Shaved Fennel and Lemon $52

Roasted Berkshire Pork with Smoked Tomatoes and Black Olives $55

Cape Grim Beef Fillet with Modern Béarnaise $65

David Blackmore’s Full-Blood Wagyu Sirloin (Finals Only) $125

 

Sides

Cos, Radicchio and Endive Salad with Palm Sugar Vinaigrette $12

Mac & Cheese $16

Sebago Potatoes Roasted with Garlic and Rosemary $12

Chips with Murray River Pink Salt $12

 

Desserts & Cheese

Catherine’s Passionfruit Pavlova $21

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Fresh Raspberries and Chantilly $21

Pineapple, Mango and Lime Splice $21

Cheese Selection with Condiments $25