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The Rockstone

€€ - €€€, American,
63 Onslow Road, Southampton SO14 0JL, England
+44 23 8063 7256
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (102 reviews)
“vegan burger” (15 reviews)
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Grill, American, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
63 Onslow Road, Southampton SO14 0JL, England
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1 - 10 of 1,009 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bar really kind and helpful, friend order from wide range of vegan food and I ordered a burger. Wow have not had a burger like this since New Jersey 1988!! Massive, well cooked and seasoned. Lush, just lush didn't think I could eat all 10oz...More

Thank gillbee16
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food. I was surprised how pubby the venue was. I was expecting it to be more restaurant like.

Thank Gmmon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to the Rockstone a few times now and would say that their food is done of the best I've tasted. They cater for niche diets fantastically well and serve very good ale and wine. A perfect 5/5.

Thank Jodi L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little spot. Burgers here are the best and have a larger range of drinks to choose from. Staff is nice and friendly.

Thank rocketbd
Dave T, General Manager at The Rockstone, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Rocketbd Thank you for your kind words about your recent visit. We really enjoy reading nice feedback from Happy Guests like yourself! Hopefully, we will see you again soon! Many Thanks Dave

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had another good meal at the Rockstone. Very busy tonight, we got to the bar and sampled the ales and keg beers. After, we moved to out table, had banter with the staff, then ordered our burgers. What can I say? Very smart, substantial and...More

Thank mark11979
Dave T, General Manager at The Rockstone, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mark Thank you for the kind words, we are glad you had a nice time on your recent visit! Perhaps when our new menu is up and running your friend might have a go at our new big burger?! Let's hope so! Hope to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. Being Vegan my sister and I went for Vegan week and had the most delicious burgers The portions are a very generous size so paying £15 for one is well worth it! They even had 4 vegan ciders And vegan Deserts...More

Thank Jasmine R
Dave T, General Manager at The Rockstone, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jasmine Thank you so much for your review, very kind words indeed!! So glad you enjoyed your trip to our Vegan Week, we've had such good feedback and to see more is awesome! We will hopefully see you again soon! Thanks Dave

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely looking pub away from the city centre. Nice outside drinking area leads to a bank of handpumps which were all on. Unusual selection of spirits available. They do have named ones but the cask ales are such goid quality and none of your usual...More

Thank cricketphil
Dave T, General Manager at The Rockstone, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Phil Thank you for your kind words about The Rockstone. We really do love our cask ales here and we are glad you are impressed with the quality, we really like to look after our beer here, and it's nice when it's noticed. Hopefully,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being a student I have to budget to be able to afford the luxuries in life - such as a roast on a Sunday. Having spent £15 I was fully expecting a roast of high quality and was left fully disappointed. The veg was quite...More

2  Thank jpdewitt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a hungover morning, a group of us headed to our usual roast dinner spot. However, after finding out that they had stopped roast dinners for the day, and upon googling we ventured to The Rockstone, which I had only ever heard good reviews about....More

3  Thank michaelcharles01
Dave T, General Manager at The Rockstone, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Michaelcharles01, and to your friend in the Similar Review Above My utmost apologies to hear about your bad experience with us, it's really not nice to hear that someone has had a bad time with us. I am glad you found us on Google...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The title of this review says it all. After my experience here I checked TripAdvisor to see if they had a bad day when I visited. I share the same opinion as my fellow Wintonians. The food is overpriced and not great. Some staff need...More

2  Thank Ludalua
Dave T, General Manager at The Rockstone, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ludalua Huge Apologies you had a bad visit to The Rockstone Am I guessing right that the Wintonians are the guys I just replied to about the Roast Dinner Burgers in the previous reviews? Pardon me if I am wrong though. Like I stated...More

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Questions & Answers
12 January 2017|
Response from Bolo H | Property representative |
Hi DobberBonnett, We are a dog friendly venue. All we ask is that dogs stay on a leash, out of the walkways, and off the furniture. Kind regards, Bolo Hooper General Manager
8 January 2017|
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Response from Bolo H | Property representative |
Hi mumofone73, We aren't quite sure why TripAdvisor lets others users incorrectly answer questions posed to businesses, so here is a proper answer: We have lots of Gluten Free options on the menu and we offer gluten free... More
2 March 2016|
Response from | Property representative |
There are baby changing facilities in both gents and ladies toilets. As a two hundred year old pub it is very small and very very busy, with lots of steps and obstacles, I wouldn't recommend any running around as you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 Onslow Road, Southampton SO14 0JL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8063 7256
  • E-mail
Craft beer, real ale and cider. 200+ spirits. Best Gourmet burgers in Southampton, Street food. Vegan and gluten free wizardry. 2 beer gardens. Monthly events & tap takeovers. 2 for £22 Burger Night every Monday and Tuesday 17.00 to 21.30. Student Wednesdays every Wednesday. Rock the Stone drink deals and alternative / rock / metal music Friday and Saturday 21.00 till late. Food is served between 12.00-21.30 Mon-Sat, 12.00-21.00 Sun. Booking is advised, especially at weekends and match days. Well behaved dogs are welcome at The Rockstone provided they are kept on a lead and off the furniture. Children and under-18s welcome 12.00-20.00 and later provided they are with an adult. Please contact us if you have any special dietary requirements or other queries as we are happy to accommodate your requests.
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