On The Rocks - Torquay

(697 Reviews)
1 Abbey Crescent, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5HB
British, European

Top offer

Lunchtime Offer, 2 course £20, 3 course £25 per person

This offer is available from January 9, 2020 until January 1, 2021, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.


Main course: £15
Food spend: £30

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 17:00 - 23:00
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 - 00:00.

Restaurant description

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 - Torquay 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 - Torquay restaurant is a 12-minute walk from Torquay Rail Station.

Customer reviews for On The Rocks - Torquay
(based on 697 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (21)
  • al fresco (214)
  • breakfast (16)
  • business (73)
  • child friendly (71)
  • dinner (596)
  • entertainment (31)
  • large parties (82)
  • lunch (319)
  • luxury (96)
  • private dining (102)
  • romantic (270)
  • trendy (286)
  • value (166)
  • views (375)
  • By Jane R from Paignton
    18 January 2020

    As usual, everything was excellent

  • By B from Newton Abbot
    11 January 2020

    Great customer service from all the staff involved in serving us, very friendly and charming. Food exceeded our expectations! Generous portions (huge red gurnard!) and cooked to perfection. The mussels in two of the starters were plump, sweet and tasted as if cooked to order not kept hot. Good value for money. We’ll definitely be back!

  • By Sophie C from Exeter
    5 January 2020

    Delicious meal, wonderful staff and beautiful location. Will definitely go again.

  • By Karen W from Paignton
    3 January 2020

    Service was very friendly. We had a booth which was lovely and spacious, with plenty of room for all the dishes. Food was amazing, very well presented and lots of delicious flavours which all blended fabulously together. We all had different dishes and everyone loved their choices. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and can’t wait to go back. Definitely 5 stars in our opinion.

  • By Harry J from Torquay
    29 December 2019

    Amazing food and amazing service. Can’t wait to come again. We had 3 starters because we couldn’t decide - chilli beef, squid and pork and all were delicious.

  • By John F from Pontypool
    29 December 2019

    Great quality food and superb service

  • By Kamel A from Weston-super-Mare
    27 December 2019

    It was the best fish restaurant so far in torquay

  • By Brigitte D from Torquay
    22 December 2019

    The Service was excellent. The food was OK but some of the vegetables were cold (not ok). Plates cold (not OK).

  • By Paul B from Torquay
    19 December 2019

    As per usual it was all very nice! Disappointed however, on the Creme Brûlée, it seems to be getting smaller, and in view of the £7 cost, I think it’s not good value. Preferred the days when it came in flaming - good theatre!!!

  • By Jon W from Exeter
    14 December 2019

    Had a lovely meal with my wife, two children and their gran early on Saturday evening. Despite showing up half hour earlier than serving time, they were happy for us to take our seat and have a drink. Menu is short but there’s a decent range and price is not bad for the quality and portion size. Menu for kids is even shorter, but more than enough choice for our two. Again, quality and portion size were decent for the price. Between us we had duck, steak, spiced bean burger, kid’s fish n chips and kid’s mussels. All excellent. Decent selection of drinks as well. Service was excellent and quick. Restaurant is comfortable, fairly spacious and relaxed. Only criticism would be that it got very noisy in there once the restaurant filled up. All in all, really enjoyable experience. If you’re looking for the finest of fine dining experience this may not be the best option available - and that’s not what they’re aiming for to be honest - but for the price and relaxed atmosphere you can’t really beat it. Would definitely recommend and return.

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On The Rocks - Torquay
1 Abbey Crescent, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5HB

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