Intro

ROCKPOOL HISTORY

Key Milestones of Rockpool Dining Group
Leading up to owning and operating more than
50 restaurants, featuring 15 award-winning and innovative best-in-class brands, and employing
more than 3,000 people.

1976

1976

Flagship Restaurant Löwenbräu Keller Opens
Opened the iconic Löwenbräu Keller at The Rocks, Sydney – an authentic Bavarian restaurant that remains the flagship of UPG today.

1982

1982

Purchase of The Argyle Tavern
The Argyle Tavern was bought and developed.

 

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1986

1986

Blue Water Grill
In October 1986, Neil opened the Blue Water Grill at Bondi Beach and took the site to an overnight success.

1989

1989

Rockpool Sydney Opens – Rockpool Group Founded
Neil Perry and Trish Richards opened Rockpool in February 1989, with the intention of establishing one of Australia’s finest restaurants. After six months, it was voted Sydney’s best new restaurant in the
Good Food Guide.

2000

2000

Urban Beverage Imports in Born
Urban Beverage Imports was founded and
will grow to become the largest importer
of German biers in Australia

2005

2005

Bavarian Bier Cafe Opens in Sydney
and The Argyle Rebrands
The Bavarian Bier Cafe opens in a premier location
in Sydney’s CBD York Street. The Argyle Tavern in redeveloped into The Argyle

2006

2006

Rockpool Bar & Grill Melbourne Opens
Rockpool Bar & Grill in Melbourne opened in October
2006 following the huge success and multiple
accolades accomplished by Rockpool in Sydney

2009

2009

Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney and Spice Temple Open
Following the success of Rockpool Bar & Grill in
Melbourne, the Sydney venue is opened in addition
to a new modern Chinese restaurant Spice Temple,
located beneath Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney.

The First Ever Sake Opens in The Rocks Sydney
The first Sake opens in The Rocks, later to become
a dining institution in Sydney.

2010

 

2010

Spice Temple Melbourne and Rockpool Bar & Grill Perth
October 2010 saw the opening of Spice Temple in
Melbourne, with Rockpool Bar & Grill Perth opening
in January 2011.

The Cut in Sydney Opens and
Expansion into Queensland
The Cut premium steak house opens in The Rocks
and UPG expands into QLD with Sake and The
Bavarian Bier Cafe opening in Brisbane.

Restaurant

    Locations

    Jade Temple

    Sydney

    Rockpool Bar & Grill

    Melbourne

    Perth

    Sydney

    Spice Temple

    Sydney

    Melbourne

    Rosetta

    Sydney

    Melbourne

    The Cut

    Sydney

    Saké Restaurant & Bar

    The Rocks Sydney

    Eagle Street Pier Brisbane

    Double Bay Sydney

    Hamer Hall Melbourne

    Flinders Lane Melbourne

    Fratelli Fresh

    Entertainment Quarter

    Crows Nest

    Westfield Sydney

    Alfred Place

    Walsh Bay Sydney

    Potts Point Sydney

    Macquarie St Sydney

    Bridge St Sydney

    Alexandria Sydney

    El Camino Cantina

    Sydney

    Munich Brauhaus

    The Rocks Sydney

    South Wharf Melbourne

    Bavarian Bier Café

    York St Sydney

    Parramatta Sydney

    Miranda Sydney

    Entertainment Quarter Sydney

    Eagle Street Pier Brisbane

    Chatswood Sydney

    Broadbeach QLD

    Bondi Beach Sydney

    The Bavarian

    Chermside

    World Square Sydney

    Westfield Penrith

    Manly Sydney

    Ananas

    Circular Quay Sydney