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On the Rocks

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Bridge Road, Yarmouth PO41 0PJ, England
01983760505
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 185
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Super steak

Great atmosphere. Super food. Great steaks cooked at table on " HOT" slate plates. Very nice salads. Good quality food and service. Value for money.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
dajo1219214
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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259 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere. Super food. Great steaks cooked at table on " HOT" slate plates. Very nice salads. Good quality food and service. Value for money.

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Lymington, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I meant to go the foresters as usual but they seem to have closed down , so we went back to the rocks . Not been here for a while and was surprised what quality produce are waitress's re used .

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Totland Bay
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We always look forward to having a meal here. The staff are friendly, the service is excellent, the food is delicious - the meat is of the best quality. Thought out touches like bread and dipping oil and a jug of water and glasses on the table as soon as you sit down are appreciated. In the winter you can... More 

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Iwerne Minster, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The joy of this place is that you cut bits from your steak and cook them yourself to however you want on the hot rock. My fillet steak was delicious and every bite was cooked exactly how I liked it!! The meat was top quality with no fat. Creme brulee was incredible, not too rich, well presented with fruit too.... More 

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England
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The meat and fish are outstanding, melt in your mouth quality. There is steak,chicken, fish and lamb which is cooked on hot stones at the table, if you have never experienced it this is quite a fun experience. If you are looking for a romantic, attention to detail and to be waited on hand and foot, then this is not... More 

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Shurlock Row, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We revisited Yarmouth last weekend, where we used to live until about 10 years ago. On the Rocks was the new name for an old restaurant we knew in the past, but it is completely different and a great place. On a cold night, we had a warm welcome and ordered a fillet steak and a tuna Steak. Both were... More 

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

Dear Luemoo Thankyou very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review about On The Rocks . So glad you love what we do here and really look forward to seeing you next time you're in Yarmouth. Kind Regards Richard and all the staff 😊😊 More 

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Been here a few times now and I always feel like a few of the staff can't wait for us to leave. They seem very rushed, unorganised and underdressed. The idea of cooking your dinner on a volcanic rock seems great but we paid £24 for two chicken breasts that we had to cook ourselves? We got unlimited chips, salad... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I have been to on the rocks on a number of different occasions, i have never been dissapointed with any meal. The steaks are the best i have ever had, unlimited chips and salad combined with friendly helpful staff makes this a must do when visiting yarmouth.

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

Dear Paul H Really pleased you love OTR. Thanks for the fab review. Hope you come and see us again soon . We all really do appreciate positive feedback like this . You're very kind. All the very best Richard and all at OTR More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Arrived at time confirmed by restaurant staff two days previously, 6.45, only to be told we would have to hurry as they had another booking for 8.00. There were 7 of us and this was supposed to be a birthday surprise for my husband, so not a small group. Worse still the staff tried to blame us for the error... More 

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

Dear Roger O I am very sorry that your husband's birthday was spoilt on Saturday . I can assure you that when Mrs Olga (apologies for the spelling if incorrect) booked the table with me on the previous Tuesday, she was informed that you were very welcome to have a table as long as we could have it back because... More 

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Having booked a table for a birthday celebration/family gathering we turned up to find a piece of paper saying that the table had been booked for us but for more than half an hour earlier. This was despite a phone call from on the rocks where they confirmed the later time with us. This didn't really matter, apart from the... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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