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On the Rocks

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Bridge Road, Yarmouth PO41 0PJ, England
01983760505
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 190
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Refreshingly different.

If you've read any reviews for here you will know that you cook all your own food on a heated "rock". We didn't realise until we arrived, but gave it a go anyway. It seems that by saving on chefs costs they can provide very good portions of quality food. Nobody can complain about the way... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Bob L
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Ware, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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263 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ware, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

If you've read any reviews for here you will know that you cook all your own food on a heated "rock". We didn't realise until we arrived, but gave it a go anyway. It seems that by saving on chefs costs they can provide very good portions of quality food. Nobody can complain about the way anything is cooked, because... More 

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Fleet
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Went here with friends, family and children. Good was lovely, staff were wonderful, great fun, a must if you are planning a trip to Yarmouth. Be aware it is so popular book in advance. Worth it.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to me and I was not disappointed. Unusual idea of 'the customer doing the cooking' but I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. I had Sirlion Steak with a side order of Tiger prawns and my companion had Cajun Chicken with Tiger Prawns and we didn't stop raving about this all weekend. I would recommend this as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is the best restaurant I have ever been to. Steaks, Greek salads and fries are amazing and the desserts. Always a great experience.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Wow! What an experience. We had the tuna, fillet steak and halloumi. Unlimited bread, salad and fries. The steak was a huge cut and melted in the mouth. Friendly staff who weren't overbearing but very helpful. Next time we are in the area we will be back.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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
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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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?