Sydney is one of the rapidly urbanizing places in the world, yet The Rocks near the picturesque Harbour Bridge boasts of a historic environment of buildings and public places from the 18th to early 20th centuries. It is here that the first establishment of ‘Pancakes On The Rocks’ was born and now with its branches in other parts of the city and even in Gold Coast, it is probably one of the most popular pancake eateries in Australia.
4 Hickson Road The Rocks NSW2000 Australia
24/7 Open 24 hours every day of the week
Though there is ample seating at 185 covers, I guess the popularity of the restaurant mandates queuing up and a wait of about 5 to 10 minutes.
Little dark and with benches and wooden tables, the decor is casual and seems to blend with the surrounding area of The Rocks, with convict houses and the 18th century buildings.
I found the service prompt and friendly. The server was quick to help us with the menu, suggesting the local and all-time favorites.
Pancakes On The Rocks specializes in buttermilk pancakes, but its menu includes breakfast, salads and starters, savory crepes and pancakes, pizzas, seafood, ribs and grills, and dessert pancakes.
Since the place is renowned for its pancakes, it was pancakes for us! The first savory one we tried was Pancake ‘N’ Sausage (AUD 14.95). Two buttermilk soft, plump pancakes were served with whipped butter (yes, butter, not cream), two sausages, a fried egg, and a grilled tomato, with maple syrup on the side. The pancakes were super soft and the sausages were perfectly done, but I guess it’s easy to get this right. The next one we tried was the popular Monte Cristo (AUD 15.95), which was a crepe stuffed with chicken, bacon, and cheese on a bed of lettuce. It was served with sour cream and shallots and was absolutely out of the world – intoxicating carby-meaty happiness! The sweet pancakes we ordered were the blueberry pancakes – Blueberry Heaven (AUD 12.95), which were soft buttermilk pancakes and were served with fresh blueberry compote, vanilla ice-cream, and maple syrup. It looked very appealing to the eye and tasted great too. A befitting finale to the meal was Devil’s Delight (AUD 14.95) – the special … It was a moist chocolate pancake served with fresh strawberries and chocolate ice-cream and drenched with chocolate sauce. It was simply sinful and disappeared in a jiffy despite our appetites already satiated. Not too sweet and perfectly balanced, it was the perfect ending to a memorable meal. Pancakes On The Rocks offers a delicious experience for any food lover and the food looks as good as it tastes.Published On: Friday, June 19th, 2015