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On the Rocks

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Bridge Road, Yarmouth PO41 0PJ, England
01983760505
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 13
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  • 6
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good first experience

Despite living nearby we have not eaten here before,as it's normally booked out every time we tried to book. On arrival we were seated quickly and ordered our drinks. Our party of 4 ordered 3 steaks and a Cajun chicken,which soon arrived and the precautions taken with the chicken were impressive as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
silverthorn53
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Freshwater, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Freshwater, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Despite living nearby we have not eaten here before,as it's normally booked out every time we tried to book. On arrival we were seated quickly and ordered our drinks. Our party of 4 ordered 3 steaks and a Cajun chicken,which soon arrived and the precautions taken with the chicken were impressive as was the quality of the steaks,a rump a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The food really is good and plentiful. You have to enjoy steak or seafood and you are not allowed to share a main course so make sure you go hungry! The table can get a bit crowded and the hot rock is right in front of you...as part of your plate which can be a bit much and definitely makes... More 

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durham, england
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We asked here because our choice turned out to be closed on Mondays and we were told there was a two hour wait for a table but as we were leaving a waitress called after us that a table was leaving earlier than expected so we went in without reading the menu fully : BIG MISTAKE. The meat was of... More 

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myfka, Owner at On the Rocks, responded to this review

You should change your Tripadvisor name to " I'm grim and I live up North, I can't read a massive blackboard outside a restaurant and I should channel my energy into something more positive than interweb trolling" lol . Hope you enjoyed your trip to the Island . xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We managed to get a last minute booking for a family of 4 as long as we were out by 8pm which worked for us. It was a novel way to cook your food just how you like it. The steaks were of a generous size with refillable sides (we didn't need to refil!). Might have been nice for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great food, great service. A really good night out, with an element of fun. Great value for money too. Well worth a visit and I'm so glad we pre-booked.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I'm really not sure about this place. As with all high-concept ideas, they sound cool but usually turn out to be low on substance. On the Rocks provides a selection of good quality meats (mostly steak) which you cook yourself on a square of volcanic stone which has been heated up to a temperature in excess of 250 degrees. Yes,... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Four of us popped in here as it`s local,lovely decor and atmosphere,the staff were very polite and efficient and the place had a general feeling of wellbeing,not very busy as it was mid afternoon in the week but enough people in to know that the food must be worth a punt..and it was,superb taste and presentation,the portions were on the... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Lovely food - cook either fish or meat on your own individual stone. Don't be put off by the poor sign, this is not a naff place at all as the signage might suggest. Very high quality fish and meat.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is the most fun place in Yarmouth. The ingredients are fantastic so cooking your own is so easy and you can have your food exactly as you like it .the staff are fun and give very good service.

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Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A great place to dine. You cook your own food on super heated granite blocks brought to your table. Host Richard Thomas buys the very best steaks and sea food so that if you have a bad meal its your fault because you cooked it! Very friendly staff and an unusual place to eat. Great fun

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bridge Road, Yarmouth PO41 0PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Yarmouth
  • Phone Number: 01983760505

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 62

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine

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