Enjoy affordable, upmarket dining at The Rocks

William Blue Dining is our own student-run restaurant, recently relocated to The Rocks at the former site of Neil Perry’s Rockpool restaurant. With a seating capacity of 60 places, it’s open to the public for lunch and dinner and gives vocational students the chance to learn upmarket food and beverage service skills in a live environment. William Blue Dining showcases the talents required of a hospitality industry professional. The daily interaction with real customers will give you a deeper understanding of the many challenges of the industry – operational, financial or even psychological. This understanding will single you out from less experienced colleagues in the workplace.


Diners enjoy:

  • A high-quality, award-winning upmarket dining experience demonstrating best-practice industry standards
  • Efficient service executed by upcoming local and international industry professionals and supervised by industry experts
  • Affordable and delicious 3-course menu prepared by chefs in training – only $46.50!

Lunch Bookings:  Seated between 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Dinner Bookings: Seated between 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Upcoming Opening Hours

OPEN 5 February – 19 December
Sunday – lunch + dinner
Monday – lunch

Ready to book? Book online now.

William Blue Dining takes part in Sydney's vibrant and colourful Vivid Festival 2016.


What to see behind the scenes? Take a look at our William Blue Dining Kitchen Tour.


Multi-Award-Winning Training Restaurant

Only $46.50 For a 3 course meal

‘Success is a journey and it starts here’ – Neil Perry

These inspiring words from one of Australia’s great chefs adorn a mirror at the entrance to William Blue Dining.

As the showcase restaurant for William Blue College of Hospitality Management, William Blue Dining is a classroom where the future stars of the Australian hospitality industry develop and demonstrate their amazing talent to the public.


Interested in studying hospitality with us?


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107 George Street The Rocks NSW 2000
(former location of the iconic Rockpool restaurant)


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+61 2 9492 3290

Thank you for choosing William Blue Dining. As this is a student run training restaurant we can take bookings of up to 6 per service period. Note, bookings of 6 or more are only booked in at 12pm for lunch or 6pm for dinner. If you require a larger booking, please email dining@williamblue.edu.au.

Lunch Bookings: We take bookings for 12pm, 12:30pm, and 1pm. As lunch service is part of a class, please be advised that all bills will be presented at 2:30pm to allow the next class to commence by 3pm.

Dinner Bookings: Dinner service is available for 6pm or 7pm. As dinner will be prepared and served by students, we appreciate your understanding that we will require all patrons to vacate the restaurant by 9.45pm.

Trimester breaks: We run 3 trimesters (12 weeks each) a year. During the trimester break, we stay open and offer a la carte menu for lunch and dinner.   We look forward to welcoming you to William Blue Dining. We hope you enjoy your meal and service.