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11 November, 2012

Pancakes on the Rocks, The Rocks Sydney ($$)

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Address: 4 Hickson Road, The Rocks

Tel: (02) 9247 6371

Website: http://www.pancakesontherocks.com.au/

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On Friday night I organised for some of my school and exchange friends to go out. We began with happy hour (5-7pm) drinks at the Establishment and were originally going to have dinner there as well. However, as it was overcrowded and we couldn’t find a table we decided to head to Pancakes on the Rocks.

This proved to be a good choice as the 8 of us were quickly seated.

We ordered the following:

  • Chicken & Bacon Pizza, $17.95

MDS and I shared this pizza along with the Strawberry Patch pancakes. I really enjoyed it as there was plenty of chicken and bacon and the base was the perfect thickness. It was a decent sized pizza and everyone knows pizza is the perfect food for sharing!

  • 3 x Devil’s Delight Pancakes, $13.95

Three people ordered the Devil’s Delight (chocolate overload) pancakes. While it looks delicious and sounds like a chocolate lover’s heaven, they commented that it was a little dry.

I have had this item before and also tried some of MC’s Devil’s Delight. I agree that they were dry and I also noticed that they were much drier than the Strawberry Patch pancakes that MDS and I ordered, possibly due to the addition of chocolate powder or cocoa to the batter?

  • Tabriz Savoury Crepe, $14.95

One friend ordered the savoury crepe which was a ground beef and mushrooms in a red wine and tomato -based sauce. I am not usually a fan of savoury crepes and didn’t try this so I can’t comment, but here is a picture of what it looked like:

  • Brandied Apricots Pancakes, $10.95

After the Tabriz crepes he was still hungry and ordered this pancake dish. It looked very very sweet but apricots are an interesting topping for pancakes and I’m sure the ice cream and apricot combination was great!

  • Fisherman’s Catch, $21.95

Always a winner the Fisherman’s Catch was crispy and golden!

  • Aussie Sunrise Breakfast, $12.95

The Swiss and Czech girls who shared this dish said they really enjoyed it and the caramelised banana was supposed to be delicious. A very reasonably priced dish for so much food!

  • Strawberry Patch Pancakes, $12.95

MDS and I also shared these pancakes. They were moist and tasty and we ate it all! Definitely recommend this!


Cheap meals with good portion sizes, a variety of food options, a nice atmosphere and a convenient location.


Overall I would rate my dining experience (out of 10):

    • Service- 5
    • Food- 7
    • Ambience- 7
    • Value – 8

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3 thoughts on : Pancakes on the Rocks, The Rocks Sydney ($$)

  • November 11, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Quite a feast! I completely agree with a service of 5: I’ve been there plenty of times (from dinner rush hour to 3am “midnight snack”) and never got a great service unfortunately. I also find their pancakes to be quite thick and dry most of the times, not as fluffy and most as I would expect them to be (but that’s only my personal taste). Their crepes are amazing though! & I really like the jukebox 😀

  • November 12, 2012 at 2:04 am

    Hi Sylvia!
    Yeah I guess it is really busy for them which can affect the quality of service but the food is so cheap there anyway you can’t expect amazing service!
    We found buttermilk pancakes to be less dry compared to the chocolate ones!
    And yes the Jukebox is so cool!

  • November 12, 2012 at 5:13 am

    I used to come here for the ribs and pancakes. It’s been so long since I’ve done so. Sadly the service was poor then and still is now. I’m not even sure why! The place does offer a pretty decent feed. Love the fact that the one at the rocks is 24 hours :)

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