On The Rocks - Torquay

(714 Reviews)
1 Abbey Crescent, Torquay, South West England, TQ2 5HB
British, European
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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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for On The Rocks - Torquay
(based on 714 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (22)
  • al fresco (217)
  • breakfast (16)
  • business (74)
  • child friendly (73)
  • dinner (608)
  • entertainment (31)
  • large parties (82)
  • lunch (330)
  • luxury (99)
  • private dining (105)
  • romantic (274)
  • trendy (289)
  • value (168)
  • views (380)
  • By Anne-marie S from Torquay
    8 March 2020

    I took my boyfriend here for our Sunday lunch, and it was absolutely fantastic. Even he said that it was his favourite Sunday lunch that he had had. It was a most enjoyable experience and we would definitely be back. The only thing that let it down was the bathroom, we are both disabled with limited mobility and after he went he told me not to go, as it was up some stairs. However, we had such an enjoyable experience that we will be going again really soon. Thanks for such an enjoyable experience. Xx

  • By Susan F from Brixham
    8 March 2020

    Enjoyed a lovely lunch good food and friendly helpful service.Am a fairly regular customer and the standard of food is consistently good.

  • By Paul B from Cullompton
    8 March 2020

    Lovely Sunday Roast Beef, really enjoyable and tasty. Thoroughly recommend this establishment.

  • By John C from Torquay Devon
    7 March 2020

    The food was good and the experience was really nice

  • By Ian W from Reading
    6 March 2020

    This was our second visit to On The Rocks, last visit was in November '19. Exceptional food both times. They have a really varied menu so there is something special for everybody. My smoked pollock starter was out of this world, the lobster bisque it came in was just superb. And the pork belly main was I'm sure the best pork belly I've ever eaten out. Not the usual fatty, greasy lump here, I can tell you! Well done to the chef and staff at On The Rocks, we will be back!!

  • By Christine H from Bristol
    1 March 2020

    Lovely Sunday roast. Beef perfectly cooked, delicious cauliflower cheese and veg,tasty gravy, perfect roast potatoes. Great service.

  • By Kylie W from Paignton
    23 February 2020

    fantastic food, atmosphere and service - Will definitely be back soon.

  • By Rebecca B from Somerset
    20 February 2020

    Outstanding, 8 very happy guests

  • By Paul M from Cardiff
    12 February 2020

    Excellent food and service I particularly enjoyed the local mussels in cider and smoked bacon.

  • By Phil W from Dorchester
    8 February 2020

    Only quibble is I wish I had ordered fish of the day, which was sole, which my wife ordered. It was sublime. The tempura veg, crispy squid, red mullet etc. was just plain very good. Decent wine list and friendly host. This was my second visit and it will be a "go to" destination on any and every future visit.

Restaurant Location Map
On The Rocks - Torquay
1 Abbey Crescent, Torquay, South West England, TQ2 5HB

Available offers

  • Lunchtime Offer, 2 course £20, 3 course £25 per person
  • Sunday lunch, 2 course £20, 3 course £25 per person

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