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On the Rocks

1 Abbey Crescent, Torquay TQ2 5HB, England
+44 1803 203666
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (139 reviews)
“brisket” (12 reviews)
“lamb rump” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Abbey Crescent, Torquay TQ2 5HB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Particularly helpful staff that added to a wonderful lunch with good quality and very tasty food that catered for all pallets.

Thank niige
Reviewed 6 days ago

the staff was fantastic. lovely warm welcoming. the food was lovely but there's a catch all the veg and potatoes came as an added extra, soon adds up when the portion size are kid size

1  Thank Mike H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So I came here on a Wednesday for their midweek mussel deal. The service was faultless aswell as the delocious Prosecco and cocktails....only reason why I didn't complain on the night. The mussels (my mother and I had different sauces) both were so so so...More

1  Thank Jess S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visting Torquay for one night so had a hankering for Fish & Chips. rather than sitting outside with a newspaper bundle I wanted something slightly more civlised. Into the rustic and simple surrounds of the rocks for two portions of fish. We both had cod,...More

1  Thank Phlipfolop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had mains and dessert on a Wednesday in the off season. Mussels in coconut and sweet chili sauce. Best cooked mussels we've had in a long time, sauce was delicate but well flavoured. Good sized portion with the foccacia and chips. Battered Cod and chips....More

Thank Ro d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a very happy couple of hours here with attentive but not pushy staff and really tasty food had by all. Mussels in cider and smoked bacon were a star turn as was the salted cod loin. Barely room for pudding but glad the...More

1  Thank Bonnywitch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friends to celebrate birthdays on recommendation of how good their mussels are. On being given the menu we were informed that they had run out of mussels. This was a Saturday evening at 8pm. How can a fish restaurant run out of a...More

Thank Strictly2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my chilli squid followed by the salt cod loin. Thought the dishes were imaginative and well executed. My boyfriend enjoyed his beef ragu starter and lamb main. Felt the food represented good value for money for the quality. Would recommend to friends.

1  Thank Claire L
Reviewed 12 February 2018

We had a wonderful couple of hours in the restaurant starting with nibbles. We were not rushed at any time and the staff were excellent so decided to stay and have a meal. There were 4 of us and we all had something different and...More

1  Thank Anne C
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We had the most amazing meal at this lovely restaurant. We had a table in the window which was perfect. The staff were all really welcoming and helpful. A great menu and the most delicious food. The monkfish was amazing as was the lamb. Would...More

1  Thank Mrs_Mc_8
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5 September 2017|
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Response from Gail R | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, as didn't see any. Sorry!
15 December 2016|
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Response from Debbie M | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they would be happy to let you know if you ring them
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Abbey Crescent, Torquay TQ2 5HB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 203666
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