Yes, Rock Yard Vietnamese Restaurant is the one that David Burton raved about in late 2012 and gave a whopping 4 stars to in his review. Need we say more. Authentic Vietnamese done how it should be.
Details for Rock Yard Restaurant
- Takeaways: Yes
- Parking: Free On-Street, Pay & Display
- Attire: Smart casual
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Delivers: Yes
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- BYO/Corkage: BYO, Corkage Charge
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Gluten-free
- Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner
- Seating For: 70
Reviews for Rock Yard Restaurant
5th July 2013 4 star
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Very tasty with fast service. We ordered the deep fried spring rolls and the calamari with ginger dip small plates. Both were delicious and were larger portions than expected.
Big plates were pho bo beef noodle soup and baby chicken aka quail. The beef in the noodle soup was perfect with a nice helping of herbs and bean sprouts. He had the quail which was well cooked and tender. Could def taste the butter.
Nice and well priced. Would visit again.
10th March 2014 5 star
We went to Rockyard Restaurant on Saturday night for part of my best friends hen’s night with a group of 12 of us. When I rang up to book earlier on in the week, I told them that it was a hen’s night and asked if they might be able to do anything special for our hen. When we got there the table was really nicely decorated and at the end our waitress came out with vodka jelly deserts which were really nicely presented. This was all way and above anything I expected and it just added that extra something to our dinner. Along with the decorations, the food was really nice and the service was absolutely fantastic. I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anybody.
10th December 2013 5 star
We went to Rockyard Restaurant on Saturday night with a group of 7. The food was great and reasonably priced. Decent servings also. The staff were fantastic and did their best to ensure were had a fabulous night!
7th October 2013 2 star
I felt cheated leaving the restaurant. Maybe the food was good in 2012 but 2013 is a completely different story. Calamari were ok, lemon grass chicken was terrible (small dish, cheap cuts of meat on huge lettuce leaves), “king prawns” were not “king” at all, small and tasteless prawns with weird salad, not sure if they had anything to do with Vietnamese cuisine. Spring rolls were good.
I will never go back! Sorry. Only one positive – good service.
21st September 2013 3 star
My partner and I went to the Rock Yard on Friday night, were pleased to be able to get a table at short notice and took a couple of bottles of wine (one red, one white) along.
The corkage is not listed on the menu, or even mentioned but though we used only two glasses between us and drank less than one bottle, we were charged $14 corkage!!!
We ordered the terakihi and the Vietnamese summer rolls as a starter. The fish was delicious, unfortunately though fresh and light, the summer rolls were very bland, containing far too much glass noodle while the prawns tasted of nothing at all.
For mains we had the Vietnamese beef salad and the salt and pepper prawns (described as pan-fried).
The beef salad was OK, I enjoyed it, my partner felt the beef was overpowered by the lime in the dressing.
The prawns were not so OK;
a) They were battered and deep-fried
b) they tasted like donuts – sweet cinnamon dusted donuts
c) they did NOT taste like prawns, in fact even after removing all the batter, I couldn’t detect any prawn flavour.
The prawns in both dishes weren’t actually over-cooked, they weren’t chewy or dry, but we think they had been pre-cooked then refreshed in cold water and but left soaking too long.
Heartily disappointed at any rate.
The decor is strange: there are empty crates, a shopping trolley and a dead bamboo plant at the entrance. There’s a fishpond of sorts which looks like it has been forgotten about with dirty water in the bottom.
All in all, not what we expected from the food though the wait staff were lovely.
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