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On the Rocks

Bridge Road, Yarmouth PO41 0PJ, England
01983760505
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Ranked #2 of 21 restaurants in Yarmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $62
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Lymington
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

As soon as you enter this buzzy and busy restaurant you are tempted by the array of mouthwatering steaks and seafood. The young team are professional and charming. Yummy bread and dips, jugs of iced water provided without hesitation. The choice then - succulent steaks or seafood selection, go for the surf and turf and have both, you won't be... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were a party of six and had a really great meal here, the staff were all very friendly and really helped to make the experience an enjoyable one. All the food was terrific and the Salt Marsh Lamb that I had was delicious. Nothing seemed like too much trouble for the staff and the service was great, my son... More

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

When we all arrived we were seated quickly and drinks order taken They had lovely rustic bread and balsamic/v.oil dip on the table. The place was busy and plenty of staff all taking orders. Our table of 13 chose the meat and fish that was going on the hot rock. We had plentiful greek salads and bowls of frites on... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

On the Rocks has to be one of my favourite restaurants on the island, the quality of the meat and fish is fantastic, served with lovely rustic bread, salad and all you can eat chips it is a total experience. The staff are friendly and welcoming. I absolutely recommend on the rocks to anyone visiting the island!

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Just of the centre of Yarmouth, On the Rocks is different to any other restaurant in the area. Primarily a restaurant for meat eaters, On the Rocks sources its produce locally and you choose your choice of meat from the chilled display. it is then served to you along with very hot ceramic flat stone to cook it on which... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Bright airy restaurant where you cook your meat (steak, lamb, fish) on hot stones. We went there with friends and children. Despite booking late in the day, they were flexible with the seating and managed to accommodate us at short notice. Food was excellent, staff were friendly, attentive and flexible. Will be back, but must remember to book!

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Newport, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Just moved to Freshwater and decided to celebrate our first week with a meal out! My partner booked this place as a surprise, after hearing great reviews...and we were not disappointed!! We had a bottle of champagne and ordered the chateaubriand...chilled champagne glasses and top quality meat. The girl that served us was called Fran and she was an incredible... More

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Henlow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This restaurant was very expensive for what you got. The 'theme' really is you cook your own food on a hot stone. I can appreciate that this could be great for the right clientele but it is absolutely not safe for children. We had a 4 year old and a 6 year old with us, our 4 year old was... More

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

While on the Island we decided to book in advance, sight unseen at this restaurant. We were not disappointed. A superb place to eat. The lava rock concept is not new but it is an excellent way to be certain that your meat or fish or seafood is exactly as you like it. The fillet was excellent and the scallops... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Came here on a Sunday night after having completed a cycling sportive on the island with some friends. Greeted by a sign that recommended booking in advance (no surprise as I can see why it's so popular), but we chanced our luck, popped our heads inside, and asked if they had a table for us. A really friendly girl told... More

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