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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, Late Night, Reservations

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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 fun and nice food

This is a great idea and the food is good quality and plentiful. the menu is limited - you choose your meat and with it you get chips and a Greek salad - that's it - no choice but you end up with a good plate of food. The chips are thin cut and crispy and the salad is plentiful.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
MamaJ1366
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Devizes, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great idea and the food is good quality and plentiful. the menu is limited - you choose your meat and with it you get chips and a Greek salad - that's it - no choice but you end up with a good plate of food. The chips are thin cut and crispy and the salad is plentiful.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Family went there with high expectations and left disappointed. Staff seemed to be leaderless. May be a one off!! Will try again next time we are over.

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I went to this great little restaurant with my wife and two of my sons. My oldest son recommended it as he used it on regular occasions. My wife and I were very impressed with the service and the fact that we could cook our steaks in accordance with our own wishes. One problem is the smoke that is caused... More 

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Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The whole concept is great and the meat is always excellent. The staff are welcoming and we visit several times a year

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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We'd tried to go to On the Rocks on a previous visit but it had no tables etc so we'd booked for this visit. Imagine at weekends and during peak "holiday" periods booking likely essential. Great concept and the meat was of good quality, it's really down to you how well or underdone your food is! The accompanying fries and... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I had been really looking forward to coming here, and had booked a table for four. Sadly the other couple dropped out, but my husband and I still wanted to go. To be honest this is not a date night/romantic restaurant. It is buzzing and busy, and a great place for a group dinner. We felt it was expensive for... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The smoke and smell of burning meat is striking as you walk in but the the meat was excellent and the Côte du Rhone was a great choice. One tip - refuse the nasty green apple schnapps over at the end (or advice to the management - get a local, decent variety).

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience at On the Rocks - it's a great idea. We thought everything was really good value and the quality was excellent. You can't complain about the food if you are cooking your own! Our only negative comment would be that as we were eating later, an 8.30 reservation, we shouldn't need to feel rushed at... More 

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Pateley Bridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A warm welcome by friendly staff get the evening off to a good start. The menu is on the wall and the food is served on piping hot granite slabs for you to cook yourself. The prices look quite expensive but in reality it's good value. A bottomless salad bowl and fries basket - they keep replenishing, mean you won't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

On the rocks is a unique dining experience, we had a fabulous evening for my birthday travelling from Oxfordshire just to dine here. It's the second time for us and both times have been great food and great fun. A restaurant with character and atmosphere and fabulous quality of food. I highly recommend.

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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, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?