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On The Rocks

1 Abbey Crescent, Torquay, TQ2 5HB

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  •  - Devon
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Main course: £15
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 17:00 - 23:00
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 - 00:00.

Service and food were superb as always.

Richard Allen 26 December 2017
from Torquay

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A laidback seafront restaurant with stunning views over Torquay beach, On The Rocks sources the finest fish and meat for its varied menu of premium international flavours. There is also a dedicated vegetarian menu, and a terrace for al fresco dining.

The On The Rocks menu is packed with inventive recipes, beginning with starters like flame-grilled mackerel fillet with blood orange, pickled cucumber, fennel and wasabi snow, and fresh Brixham crab mac and cheese. There is a variety of fresh fish on the menu, from lemon sole to red gurnard, Elberry Cove mussels, as well as grill items like succulent burgers served with irresistible toppings like truffle mayo, mushroom and whisky, and streaky bacon.

Desserts at On The Rocks in Torquay include salted caramel panna cotta and dark chocolate fondant. A full wine list is joined with a selection of cocktails, spirits, beers and ciders.

Pairing a relaxed vibe with contemporary style and with great sea views, On The Rocks restaurant is a 12-minute walk from Torquay Rail Station.

On The Rocks

1 Abbey Crescent, Torquay, TQ2 5HB

Contact +44 1803203666

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94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (368)
  • views (226)
  • lunch (189)
  • trendy (176)
  • romantic (167)
  • al fresco (125)
  • value (84)
  • private dining (68)
  • luxury (61)
  • large parties (51)
  • child friendly (45)
  • business (42)
  • entertainment (20)
  • afternoon tea (15)
  • breakfast (12)
  • ((((( 15 January 2018 by Sharon Green from Kenilworth

    Amazing food

  • (**** 5 January 2018 by Paul Brown from Manchester

    Overall the experience at the Rocks was terrible I know that using the word terrible may seems strong but believe me it's not. The restarant was recomended by the owner of the hotel were we stayed he said that their mussels was the signiture dish and the fish dishes in genral were excellent. When we came to order our food from the waitress we asked for mussels the reply sorry we have none run out . We chose another sarter we asked for the special which was on the board Dover sole again sorry sold out . We then said we would have the cod in a chowder sauce and spring onion mash . She returned sorry we have no cod left at this point I was not happy . I said what can I have she said monk fish however I did not like what it came with. The waitress said I could have the monk fish with the chowder sauce and mash so OK that's what we will have. Two minutes later she came back and said sorry we do not have any mash or chowder sauce left however we have now got cod but you can only have it grilled with chips or new potatoes. So we had to settle for that it came it was awful the fish was dry as the rest I can't describe. The whole experience was a disaster the waitress who was called Shannon did her best but the management ect was useless and basically non exsistant. My advice to any future customers is go some where else.

  • ((((( 3 January 2018 by Paula Maplesden from Cambridge

    One of the best evenings out hubby and I have had in a long time. The food was amazing, I had the New York Pork bonbons and have to say it was a taste sensation... food heaven! Hubby had the mussels as a starter and could not stop commenting on how delicious they were. Our mains were equally impressive and the young man that served our table was polite, friendly, efficient and made our evening very welcoming.

  • ((((* 3 January 2018 by D Beker from Torquay

    Been a couple of times before: a restricted menu but always satisfied with the meals - well prepared and presented particularly fish dishes. Tables in front part very small and close together but early evening no real problem. Chocolate desert really good,

  • ((((( 1 January 2018 by Naomi Pearse from Torquay

    Loved it!

  • ((((( 26 December 2017 by Richard Allen from Torquay

    Service and food were superb as always.

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by Olivia Pope from Devon

    Very nice!!!

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by Gary Lee from Paignton

    I had a Sunday lunch in here when I first moved down in September and it was excellent. I booked a table for my birthday on 14th December the waitresses were very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. The food presentation and taste were incredibly good although my duck parfait was for me a little bit loose. All the main corses were absolutely brilliant and the creme brûlée was the best I have ever tasted in my life and as a head chef in the city of London for 30+ years that’s how good it was Well done chef!!

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by Robert Cooksley from Torquay

    Excellent food, service and ambience. A table by the window with sun streaming through and a view across Torbay. What's not to like?
    My scallops starter, steak main and crème brulee were all first class.

  • ((((( 26 November 2017 by Bee Hopcraft from Taunton

    A comfortable restaurant where you are guaranteed great food, helpful staff in a relaxed atmosphere

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