map placeholder

On The Rocks

1 Abbey Crescent, Torquay, TQ2 5HB

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

Fantastic food as always, a restaurant everyone should go to

Steve 05 June 2019
from Somerset

View all 621 reviews

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

Make a booking

See all restaurants in Devon

See all restaurants in Torquay

Customer reviews for On The Rocks

4.6 (((() (based on 621 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
  • Food (((()
  • Value (((()
  • Ambience (((()
  • Location (((((
  • Service (((()
  • Drinks (((()

Recommended for

  • dinner (528)
  • views (331)
  • lunch (284)
  • trendy (249)
  • romantic (232)
  • al fresco (189)
  • value (137)
  • private dining (91)
  • luxury (84)
  • large parties (69)
  • child friendly (61)
  • business (59)
  • entertainment (25)
  • afternoon tea (18)
  • breakfast (15)
  • ((((( 27 May 2019 by Henry from Torquay

    It was a lovely evening. The food was really good and the service was excellent. It really nice to have a restaurant busy with lots of people enjoying their meal. The only slight disappointment was that we had to wait a long time for our main meal, but when it came up it was excellent.

  • ((*** 25 May 2019 by Lyn from Torquay

    Very disappointing meal.
    Main meal was cold, roast potatoes were warmed up. Had to wait until almost end of meal before gravy arrived

  • ((((( 22 May 2019 by Daisy from Torquay

    Lovely fish taster menu and great value for money. Really straight forward and easy to book.

  • ((((( 17 May 2019 by Rob from Torquay

    Absoloutly the best food in torbay and the surrounding areas. Exceptional staff and service as well. Great prices and again. Just the best food going.

  • ((((( 13 May 2019 by Jon from Middlewich

    On The Rocks has long been a family favourite. It’s in a great location to enjoy a view of Torbay and to watch the world go by. The standard of food is always high and the atmosphere is relaxed with attentive service.

    On our last visit, my mum thought her roasted john dory was a little underdone. Our waitress instantly had it off the table and just minutes later two new, beautiful fillets of john dory, along with fresh potatoes and green salad (both delicious) were back. Truly a superb effort from the OTR team who then did not charge for my mum’s main course. I would have happily paid given the speed and the courtesy shown.

    The rest of the meal was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. The wine list gave plenty of scope for us to match something appropriate to fish and a steak dish.

    If you’re thinking about going to On The Rocks... stop thinking about it and get on and book it!

  • ((((( 12 May 2019 by Becca from Devon

    Excellent food and service, start to finish

  • ((((* 7 May 2019 by Steve from Torquay

    Good food arrived promptly

  • ((((* 7 May 2019 by Kathy from Torquay

    It was easy to book the table. Food was really and the service was good. We asked for dessert menu as we had 40 min until the table was needed. It was almost like we wouldn’t get the menus unless we promised we would be out on time.

  • ((((* 4 May 2019 by Jayne from Torquay

    This is the 2nd time I've visited in 2 years. This was a lunchtime birthday meal for 5 people. The staff are great, the atmosphere very relaxing and the food fantastic. I had skate wing with a chicken butter sauce it was amazing the best skate I have ever tasted. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. Everything was fabulous, we will certainly frequent on the Rocks more often in future.. its a hidden gem

  • ((((( 3 May 2019 by Julie from Torquay

    Wonderful X

Nearly done! Please enter your details

  • Guests:
  • Date:
  • Time:
  • Menu:
Change Booking reference:

Your Contact Details

  • Name:
  • Email:
  • Phone:
* required
Please enter your first name
Please enter your last name
Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid phone number

Please email me the latest promotions and deals from

By completing this booking, you are accepting Bookatable’s Privacy Policy and Terms associated with it.


Booking confirmed

An email confirmation has been sent to

  • Guests:
  • Date:
  • Time:
  • Menu:
Change Booking reference:

Restaurant details

Book this restaurant again Close and return to restaurant


There was an error completing your booking.
This table is no longer available or cannot be booked at this time. Please search for a new table.

Nearby restaurants

Book this restaurant