Creating our own Bendigo restaurant identity.
ROCKS on Rosalind is the brainchild of two great mates. After working for years together in a variety of successful and renowned establishments, Finn Vedelsby and Ben Massey have decided to bring their own flair to the Bendigo restaurant scene.
Located right in the heart of the Bendigo CBD, overlooking Bendigo’s famous Alexandra Fountain and Rosalind Park, the Bendigo restaurant is housed in the historic National Bank building which features original stone clad vaults, high ceilings and large arched windows. Inside Finn and Ben have created a fresh, modern and casual restaurant, enhancing the sophistication of the existing structure.
Finn’s many years of wine and restaurant service experience and Ben’s extraordinarily diverse cooking style come together to create a venue offering guests seriously great service, cuisine with artistic flair, bold flavors and ever-changing choices. They lead a charismatic team, who are well-informed, fun and efficient.
The food is modern and exciting, the highest quality and sourced from local and international suppliers. Ben challenges his kitchen team to provide cutting edge cuisine and the correct classics. Devoted to amazing food, quality beverages and seriously great service, the ROCKS on Rosalind team will ensure a memorable dining experience. Read more about Ben Massey and Finn Vedelsby here.
”The Rocks” venue name was chosen as a tribute to the history of the era and grand building of which the venue is housed. Gold was first found at Bendigo Creek in September 1851, and according to the Bendigo Historical Society, it is generally agreed that this gold was found at Bendigo Creek by two married women from the Mount Alexander North Run (later renamed the Ravenswood Run), Margaret Kennedy (nee McPhee) and Julia Farrell, at “The Rocks” area of Bendigo Creek at Golden Square, near where today’s Maple Street crosses the Bendigo Creek.
The heritage listed building, circa 1863 was the original smelter point and first bank for gold discovered in the Bendigo reefs; you can view this history on the historical reef map turned-wall feature in the bar, and see the bullet hole in the front window glass from past attempts at robbery.