Rocker is by Darren Robertson (Three Blue Ducks) and Cameron Northway’s (Sweet & Chilli) North Bondi.
The idea here is to be the place to go for locals at any time of the day, for any occasion. In the morning that means coffee (from Single O), pastries (some done in-house, others from Brasserie and Messy Spoon) and a short breakfast menu.
At night try Negronis on tap, house-made pastas and a rotating, Australian-focused wine list. Every day there’s a vegetarian special, a whole fish and oysters. There’s also a rotating quartet of pastas, a steak, charcuterie, a few appetisers and a separate menu of bar snacks.
The style has an industrial edge softened with greenery, timber and leather. The space is divided into two parts, a light-timber dining room with sea-blue table tops and curtains at night, and a cafe/bar space with a long table in the centre, bar seating on one side and a series of small wall-mounted stone tables on the other.