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45 Stadler Road | Bloubergstand, Cape Town Central 7441, South Africa
+ 2721 554 1988
Website
Today
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Enjoyed the afternoon

We visited this establisment yesterday and loved the view, service and the food was excellent and flavourful. Will return

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Gary H
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Witbank, South Africa
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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201 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Witbank, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We visited this establisment yesterday and loved the view, service and the food was excellent and flavourful. Will return

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wonderful view but the service and food not up to scratch. Our waiter had a big corporate table as well so he totally ignored us. Had to eventually ask other waiters for some service. He asked if we would like to taste the wine. When we said yes he ignored our request and poured full glasses. Said he couldn't bring... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

While having family from France and the UK staying with us last week, I took our guests out for breakfast at On The Rocks so that they could enjoy the beautiful views and supposedly good food. Although I've only eaten at On The Rocks once before, it was a relatively enjoyable experience and so I felt comfortable with my recommendation.... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My husband and I had a booking for 20h00 for Valentines day dinner. We were welcomed as if we were VIP guests. We did wait a bit for our food but it is understandable as it was a busy night. Our waitress apologised for the wait and was very attentive at all times. Our food was wonderful and nicely presented.... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Valentines Day - pay R400 pp on reservation - and you are restricted 2 either a 5 or 8pm seating. Arrogant I thought.. very.. but I was returning to On the Rocks after 15 years.. and this time to treat my own family. Such fond memories as a child. My word.. from the get go, I was subjected to sheer... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My husband and I decided to have Valentines dinner at On The Rocks restaurant .They had two seatings,one at 5pm and the other at 8pm,we arrived promptly at 8pm and then waited for one hour before our starter was finally served,when we inquired about bread,the waitress informed us that they normally serve bread but not tonight and then took our... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Book a table outside and watch the sun set over Robben Island before heading inside to enjoy the delicious food. The selection is above average compared to other restaurants and well prepared and presented. The major drawcard apart from the food is the exceptional view of Table Mountain and Robben Island as you literally sit on the rocks as the... More 

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East Horsley, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

This was a return visit after eight years, the area has grown dramatically. Despite a warm welcome and great view the seafood platter for two was overpriced, and quality very questionable, with overcooked broccoli, and a large piece of fish which was very average. The setting is wonderful, but this restaurant needs to up its game on the food front

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Table View, South Africa
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Stunning location first of all! All 4 meals ordered were excellent (Kingklip Mornay, Game Fish which was tuna, the Duck a l Orange and the Beef Fillet - Parma Ham wrapped Beef Fillet, pickled baby onions with cauliflower white truffle puree, and a cranberry red wine jus - simply scrumptious - low carb!! The service was excellent. We were immediately... More 

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South Africa
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch at On the Beach. Aside from the most beautiful view of Cape Town, the food was also delicious, and the service was outstanding. The wine tasting station was interesting, but tends to be pricy if you want to buy a glass of your favorite taste. They have excellent wine by the glass.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45 Stadler Road | Bloubergstand, Cape Town Central 7441, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: + 2721 554 1988

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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