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On the Rocks

Bridge Road, Yarmouth PO41 0PJ, England
01983760505
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Ranked #2 of 20 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
Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Bala, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife Hayley is also posting a review separately. Hayley noticed an advertisement for on the rocks and wanted to go. I booked for 19:15 and we turned up early but this was no problem. We ordered a chateaubriand steak to share, we were told it had the flavour of rump but the cut of fillet. It was £42 and... More

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Bala, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My husband and I (who is also writing a separate review to this) decided to book a table at this restaurant last night whilst holidaying in the isle of wight. Well what can I say, the food was absolutely brilliant. The girls who served us couldnt do enough and they were very efficient and polite. I would recommend the chateaubriand... More

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Berkshire
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Although the meat was delicious, this was (for me) a completely unbalanced meal, in a room fogged up by the smoke of the hot coals. There was no room on the tiny table for the salad, chips, water and bottle of wine plus glasses. There is no doubt that the meat here is plentiful and certainly very nice, but as... More

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