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45 Stadler Road | Bloubergstand, Cape Town Central 7441, South Africa
+ 2721 554 1988
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Great venue for a sunset dinner

Excellent seafood and great views of the Atlantic ocean as the sun sets. Brought the family here for dinner on our second but last night whilst on a recent holiday in Blouberg. The seafood selection was great, with the prawns being the stand out choice for me. Well prepared and excellent value for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
Craig25Kenyon
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Reading, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere, excellent food, delightful and very professional service. What a gem! The glass view of the oceanfront, the quiet music...it all made an evening of fine dining! The fillet steak was perfect as well as the seared tuna.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

As a regular visitor to restaurants in the Bloubergstrand area due to the variety on offer a return visit to On The Rocks was due. The views must be one of the best on offer and the food usually quite good. Unfortunately it seems that the service or rather lack of it ( hostess and waiters ) are still lacking....the... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Excellent seafood and great views of the Atlantic ocean as the sun sets. Brought the family here for dinner on our second but last night whilst on a recent holiday in Blouberg. The seafood selection was great, with the prawns being the stand out choice for me. Well prepared and excellent value for money. Staff were friendly and gave us... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Not having been to on the rocks for many years, we were delighted not only with the sublime view but also the food, which was extremely tasty, and service which was very helpful but not pushy! Thank you Daniel. We will definitely come back to this delightful gem on the Coast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

lovely service and food. View of the ocean and the mountain! Warm fire place and fabulous vibe! Will definitely be back

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Visiting this restaurant after many years was great. The food is excellent, service quick and the view fantastic. I will recommend this highly.

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Taxal, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

A roaring fireplace, good food and great wine = wonderful meal. While not the most exciting of service, the food's good. Great mixed platter for two in fact. We went at night so didn't manange to take advantage of what is by repute a wonderful setting. Maybe next time? This restaurant is quite a way from Cape Town central so... More 

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Cape Town
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The experience was fine, but nothing exciting and I probably wouldn't go back again anytime soon. Service was lovely from the moment we arrive - this I couldn't fault, the view was superb - right on the sea and we had a table beside the window, and the temperature in the restaurant was comfortable. I had the impression this was... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Love the spot but in all the years I have been going there it was pleasant. Great food and good service.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We enjoyed a tuna steak out on the deck area this afternoon. Unfortunately, even before arriving back in Cape Town, disaster struck and we both ended up with a violent attack of food poisoning. Something must have gone pretty wrong in the food supply chain or in the kitchen. Such a pity as this is one of our favourite places... More 

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Additional Information about On The Rocks

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

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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: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?