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On the Rocks

1 Abbey Crescent, Torquay TQ2 5HB, England
+44 1803 203666
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (147 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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1 - 10 of 991 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We ate here on a very warm night in July, when England had just won a football match and it seemed that everyone was celebrating. The restaurant was buzzing and extremely busy and we felt that the staff coped admirably. The menu is interesting and...More

Thank beejayblue
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great location just over the road from the seafront. Friendly staff, outside eating area undercover. Almost fine dining but without the pomp and price tag. Not cheap but good value for a great meal. Will be back again and have already recommended to our guests.

1  Thank tandtoast
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent menu choice, great location and attentive knowledgeable service. Highly recommended. Great spot to enjoy an excellent meal and watch the world go by.

1  Thank Dez-3979
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great food, reasonably priced, friendly service and good atmosphere. Only negative is the chairs are really uncomfortable.

1  Thank purplehippy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The reviews were true, this is a great little place. The fish dishes are excellent and well worth making the effort to go here! Service was friendly and polite and we had a lovely time here. Would definitely recommend this place and would go back...More

1  Thank KEAL6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited early evening with friends. On arrival greeting was pleasant, menus offered and drink order taken. The food was OK ish but over priced for what you actually get, a little less time on fancy presentation and more on the portion sizes. If you're seated...More

2  Thank John G
Reviewed 1 week ago

So want to say good things, the bits that were good were v good but definitely needs a bit more attention to detail. Staff need to be more on the ball and responsive and if there's a problem, sort it. Have seen other comments re...More

2  Thank AliBcd
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the monkfish & pasta which I really enjoyed however my husband had a steak which wasn’t cooked exactly medium rare and was very salty. We would probably go there again although it wasn’t cheap but fairly enjoyable on a beautiful day

1  Thank tina_cross
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely food overlooking the sea front, great gluten free menu but book as it gets busy. Lovely fish and great cocktails

1  Thank Karen P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well it’s been a long time coming having a meal here and everyone has great things to say about it so here goes my version. The setting is perfect, the menu is good. I had mussels which were faultless, my husband and I had ribeye...More

2  Thank Jane L
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5 September 2017|
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Response from craigandjas | Reviewed this property |
I think outside is fine not not inside.
14 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups, 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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