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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 15
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  • 6
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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
evening meal

An unusual restaurant where as the name suggests all the food is cooked on hot stones. The restaurant was full and yet the staff were very attentive. The food was excellent and we had a lovely meal

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
GuyWarrington
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London, United Kingdom
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Qu had heard great things about this restaurant so thought we would give it a try, yes a great novelty cooking your own on rocks but hubby's steak was grissle, nothing else. Loud rock music belted out the whole time we were there and we felt it lacked character. Lady looking after us said no one had ever complained of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An unusual restaurant where as the name suggests all the food is cooked on hot stones. The restaurant was full and yet the staff were very attentive. The food was excellent and we had a lovely meal

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1 Thank GuyWarrington
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164 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Okay, so perhaps it wasn't cooked to perfection because I had to cook it myself but the novelty of hot rock cooking at the table was fun for all and the meat provided was first class. Prices are slightly on the high side but good value when you consider portion size and quality of food. A friendly and popular restaurant... More 

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Thank MarkDip
london
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Every time I visit Yarmouth I've been coming to One the Rocks for the last 4 years now and every time they just get it right. It's a simple concept but to do it so well every time takes such commitment and dedication. Thank you very much Richard and team! From Sarah and Nigel Gardiner

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Thank nigel4444
Freshwater, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Went for a friends birthday so there was quite a crowd. Serving staff still managed to keep the shoe string fries and Greek salad coming. During the winter you can bring your own wine which was nice. I had the scallops, everyone around me had the château Briand. I am in no way an expert at cooking scallops but even... More 

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1 Thank KristaBratton
England
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

On The Rocks is a fantastic place to eat, and is really good value for money. We ordered a chateaubriand which was one of the best steaks I've ever had, they have bottomless sides of fries and a fantastic mixed salad. Totally yummy. I visit the IOW on a regular basis, so I will look forward to visiting this great... More 

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Thank tricky79
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We booked a table for 3 but they got it wrong and thought it was 6 left us waiting and then continued to place us on a large table and in an hour rudely asked us to move not to another table even though they were free but to move out left us standing finishing our wine. Customer service did... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Very interesting place to visit food and service spot on would recommend to everyone we know who visits the island

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3 Thank Ken L
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

The best restaurant in Yarmouth by some distance. Top quality steaks with great service and a lovely atmosphere. Keep up the good work - gets better every year.

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1 Thank Brookebond134
London, England, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

I am a foodie & I love steak. We went here as a family of 4 (2 adults & 2 kids) & as our son (9) also lives steak, we ordered a chateaubriand (27 ounces or 765g) for £44 and a large prawn skewer for our daughter (6) to share. I said to my wife after our meal that this... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: British, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?