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.



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.



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


IMAGE CREDIT: Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority



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



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.



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



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



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



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.




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.



    Bar Patrón

    Bar Patrón

    Rockpool Bar & Grill




    Spice Temple





    The Cut


    Saké Restaurant & Bar

    Manly Sydney

    Double Bay Sydney

    Eagle Street Pier Brisbane

    Flinders Lane Melbourne

    Hamer Hall Melbourne

    The Rocks Sydney

    Fratelli Fresh

    Fratelli Fresh Darling Harbour, NSW

    Fratelli Fresh Entertainment Quarter, NSW

    Fratelli Fresh Manly, NSW

    fratelli fresh Westfield Miranda, NSW

    Fratelli Fresh Westfield Sydney, NSW

    Fratelli Fresh Sunshine Coast, QLD

    El Camino Cantina

    El Camino Cantina Entertainment Quarter, NSW

    El Camino Cantina Manly, NSW

    El Camino Cantina Miranda, NSW

    El Camino Cantina The Rocks, NSW

    El Camino Cantina Bowen Hills, QLD

    El Camino Cantina South Bank South, QLD

    El Camino Cantina Chermside, QLD

    El Camino Cantina Robina, QLD

    El Camino Cantina Sunshine Plaza , QLD

    El Camino Cantina Fitzroy, VIC

    Munich Brauhaus

    South Wharf – Victoria

    The Rocks – New South Wales

    The Bavarian

    The Bavarian Newmarket

    Castle Hill – New South Wales

    Charlestown – New South Wales

    Chatswood – New South Wales

    Entertainment Quarter – New South Wales

    Green Hills – New South Wales

    Macarthur – New South Wales

    Manly Wharf – New South Wales

    Miranda – New South Wales

    Penrith – New South Wales

    Rouse Hill – New South Wales

    Shellharbour – New South Wales

    Tuggerah – New South Wales

    Wetherill Park – New South Wales

    Wollongong – New South Wales

    World Square – New South Wales

    York Street – New South Wales

    Belconnen – Australian Capital Territory

    Woden – Australian Capital Territory

    Tea Tree Plaza – South Australia

    Highpoint – Victoria

    Knox O-Zone – Victoria

    Broadbeach – Queensland

    Chermside – Queensland

    Coomera – Queensland

    Eagle Street Pier – Queensland

    Mackay – Queensland

    Robina – Queensland

    Rockhampton – Queensland

    Sunshine Plaza – Queensland

    The Barracks – Queensland

    Toowoomba – Queensland


    Bowen Hills – Queensland

    Kotara – New South Wales

    WingHAÜS by Bavarian

    Barangaroo, New South Wales

    Brisbane, Queensland

    Circular Quay, New South Wales