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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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  • 198
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  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    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
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We visited on the rocks in July last year. We were greeted with such warmth and the little place is so quaint and beautifully decorated. I really like the hot rock idea of cooking your steak, it's a novelty and unusual! Seeing other not so positive reviews on here about children and the hot rocks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
islandgirl818
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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273 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We visited on the rocks in July last year. We were greeted with such warmth and the little place is so quaint and beautifully decorated. I really like the hot rock idea of cooking your steak, it's a novelty and unusual! Seeing other not so positive reviews on here about children and the hot rocks, not exactly a good idea... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We didn't book as it was empty at 6pm on a Tuesday evening. However we were told they could "squeeze us in"!!! They were a bit snooty and we felt rushed.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

Absolute fantastic is the only way to describe this restaurant. From the minute we walked in the staff were friendly, happy, we were never kept waiting for anything, they were so helpful. It's a pity more restaurants couldn't train their staff to be like this. Now the food- you pick what you would like from a nice variety of meats... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Let's get this out of the way at the beginning, this isn't the cheapest place to eat..But..The quality of food was top notch, it was plentiful, and I mean plentiful, we all struggled to finish our steaks and fish and that's saying something.. the service quick and attentive and atmosphere great. Add to that a good selection of beers and... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

The restaurant was very busy but we were greeted straight away and shown to our table. The service was attentive, very personalised and genuine. Loved the steak and prawns. Unlimited fries and finally, desserts that were very well presented. This will now be a regular place for us in Yarmouth. Nice food, great staff.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is the family favourite. The highlight of our holiday is a meal here as it is such a fun, lively restaurant. You cook your meat on hot stones and get a bottomless bucket of chips and a Greek salad plus lovely fresh bread. The staff are great and the place is always buzzing. There are delicious deserts too -... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The service by the young man was brilliant and they were able to find and locate the special sweets that I needed to fulfil my cake wish! Thank you for the help and advice...

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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

We took our 2 children here tonight for a birthday meal. We all really enjoyed our food, which was fun to cook. The service was friendly and helpful. Highly recommended; also knowledgeable and accommodating if you need gluten free!!!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Was on holiday in Isle-of-Wight and drove passed this place and decided to have a meal here and did not regret! the staff were lovely and welcoming the menu was varied and to top it off free bottomless salad and chips! How they make a profit baffles me :-) We really want to go again when we are local! A... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Love the freshness of the raw meats and the scallops are just divine... Its a nice social way of dining - guests cook themselves on extremely hot stone. Friendly and helpful very young staff. Only negative, sometimes you might feel rushed to leave as guests have made reservations for later...

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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?