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On The Rocks

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44 Worcester Road, Bromsgrove b61 7ae, England
01527 882412
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Family run restaurant offering you the chance to cook 'on the rocks' ie on...
Family run restaurant offering you the chance to cook 'on the rocks' ie on volcanic rock, at your table. Healthy, fun, interactive dining. All steaks are 21 day matured, locally sourced Fish is excellent and fresh. All dishes are freshly prepared inhouse and our cheesecake is already the talk of the town!!
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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I've been meaning to try this place since I moved to the area and finally gotten around to it! Good quality food you can cook yourself at the table, on hot volcanic rocks, which is good fun! I have to be honest though - as much as I enjoyed it I can cook an almost identical meal at home for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
DavidSimpson1962
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

As the title says, our evening here started really well. Waitress was very cheery, led us to or table and explained how everything worked. Starter of pâté was lovely. Main course of steak cooked on the 'rock' was nice, if a tad overpriced (£16 for a small sirloin steak). Plates were cleared away promptly....and then nothing. No wait staff to... More 

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CaroE9, Owner at On The Rocks, responded to this review

Thank you for the review but I'm very sorry you didn't receive our 'normal' excellent service. Our waitresses take great pleasure and pride in their work and it is extremely unusual for customers to be left wanting for anything. Obviously, we usually leave customers to digest their main course for a while before asking if they would like to see... More 

West Midlands, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I've been meaning to try this place since I moved to the area and finally gotten around to it! Good quality food you can cook yourself at the table, on hot volcanic rocks, which is good fun! I have to be honest though - as much as I enjoyed it I can cook an almost identical meal at home for... More 

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I have had 'cook at the table' experiences elsewhere but this one lacked the flair of other occasions. In fact, apart from the hot rocks it's all a tad ordinary while the price tag and the surroundings to not sit well together. I must say that the staff and owners were friendly & efficient and the ingredients were fresh, though... More 

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Staff & Owners friendly and efficient, ingredients fresh............definitely not 'disappointingly average' in my experience. Our menu is small, deliberately so...........99% of customers appreciate and understand this. I always feel very suspicious of lengthy menu's in small restaurants. Price is subjective. Customers who order 3 courses and a bottle of wine, average spend per person is £28-£30.00 per head. Caroline More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

On The Rocks is one of those places where you cook your own meat on hot ‘volcanic’ stones at the table. We thought it was fun, but I can quite understand why others wouldn’t like the concept. It isn’t cheap, but the meat and fish were decent and the service friendly and prompt. We actually ate from a set 2-3... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

What a super find! Will certainly be back. The concept is fantastic and the quality of the steaks superb. Excellent value for money. It is small enough to be intimate and personal. The owners are delightful. Cannot recommend it highly enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Had an amazing evening, two of us had the sirloin steak, my nan had the fillet and my mum had the fish skewers. All I can say is WOW from the presentation of the food, to the way the food tastes its was absolutely fantastic the meat just melted in your mouth and the salad and veg were cooker to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Went here for a party had the 12ounce rump with a nice blue cheese sauce meal was lovely but i thought was very dear for the amount you actually got especially seeing u had to cook it yourself i know that was tbe idea but after visiting i prefer my steak to be cooked for me in future to much... More 

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CaroE9, Owner at On The Rocks, responded to this review

We're pleased that you had a lovely meal; sorry you thought it could be cheaper. 12oz 28 day aged Rump with hand cut, triple cooked chip,s fresh vegetables or salad is only £16.95. Considering this and the service we offer, most of our customers consider this good value. Again, 99% of our customers love the concept and enjoy the fact... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

First time I've been here but will be back! Between us we had the surf and turf and a sirloin. Both were wonderful and the concept of cooking it yourself to the exact temperature you want is a cool idea. The prawns were wonderful and the steak comes portioned into smaller pieces than a full steam to allow you to... More 

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CaroE9, Owner at On The Rocks, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We really appreciate all our fabulous staff, they are all amazing! Glad you enjoyed your evening with us and we look forward to seeing you back again soon. (children under 12 are not offered the hot rocks) Caroline & Harry More 

Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I've been here a couple of times with my family and absolutely loved it! Great price and great food, would definitely recommend!

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CaroE9, Owner at On The Rocks, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, we love our regulars! See you all again soon Caroline & Harry More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Myself and my Husband dined here recently and were very pleased with our meals. When we first arrived the restaurant was empty (bearing in mind it was early on a Wednesday evening) so we had the restaurant to ourselves, it was a bit quiet but it was fine. Another group arrived a bit later on. I have heard this place... More 

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CaroE9, Owner at On The Rocks, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it. Yes, it is always a good idea to book ahead for Friday and Saturday! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon Caroline & Harry More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 44 Worcester Road, Bromsgrove b61 7ae, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Worcestershire  >  Bromsgrove
  • Phone Number: 01527 882412

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 30
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, British, Healthy

Description

Family run restaurant offering you the chance to cook 'on the rocks' ie on volcanic rock, at your table. Healthy, fun, interactive dining. All steaks are 21 day matured, locally sourced Fish is excellent and fresh. All dishes are freshly prepared inhouse and our cheesecake is already the talk of the town!!
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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