Pancakes on the Rocks Darling Harbour Review:
This will be our third writeups about Pancakes on the Rocks. This time around is from one of their busier branches in Darling Harbour’s Harbourside shopping centre. The restaurant is almost always full and on most weekends you will need to queue.
A couple of years ago when I wrote about Pancakes in Beverly Hills, there were hardly any new thing on the menu, except for the introduction of ‘sidewinder’ wedges. This time around they have a few new items on the menu.
American Style Beef Brisket – $29.95 – Tender, 100-day Grain-Fed MSA, slow-cooked American Style Barbeque Beef Brisket. Marinated and grilled in tangy barbeque sauce, served with golden sidewinder wedges and mixed lettuce.
Beef brisket is one of those deliciously devilish indulgences for us. They are usually full of fat and all of the other yummy goodies – or evil, depending on how you are looking at it. The beef brisket from Pancakes on the rocks was even scarier with their usual barbeque sauce. Let’s just say it’s not for those of you who calories-counted your meal.
Pork Ribs – $35.95 – A generous rack of pork ribs grilled in your choice of marinade barbeque, teriyaki or honey soya. Served with golden sidewinder wedges and mixed lettuce.
Pork ribs have been their mainstays for as long as I can remember. I didn’t realise that you could ask for a different sauce for the ribs. There are better pork ribs out there. However, they usually weren’t accompanied by different kinds of desserts.
Beef Ribs – $35.95 – Tender and juicy marinated and grilled in tangy barbeque sauce. Served with golden sidewinder wedges and mixed lettuce.
Similar to pork ribs, beef ribs have also been there for quite a while now. They were relatively smaller than their pork counterparts.
Pancakes with Nutella – $15.95 – Buttermilk pancakes with Nutella, topped with cream, vanilla ice cream, and roasted hazelnuts.
Pancakes with Nutella – yeah I know everyone is putting Nutella into their menu these days – is actually one of the newer ones. I love how they add a few roasted hazelnuts in what already is a very nutty affair.
The Ultimate – $15.95 – Crepes filled with cream cheese and sultanas, served with raspberry coulis and vanilla ice cream.
One of the only constants in our visit to Pancakes on The Rocks: The Ultimate. This is the main reason I always come back to the restaurant.
The final verdict for Pancakes on the Rocks – Darling Harbour
Going to Pancakes on The Rocks, you should expect the same quality of dishes throughout most of its branches.
Do you think I should go?
I’m pretty sure Sydneysider already makes up their minds about whether they like Pancakes on The Rocks or not.
Rating for Pancakes on the Rocks Darling Harbour:
7.5 / 10
Taste: 7.5 / 10
Price: $12 – $36
Place: 8.0 / 10
Shop 230, Level 1, Harbourside Shopping Centre, 2-10 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour 2000
+61 2 9280 3791