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Rocksbys Fish and Chip Restaurant

Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth PO5 3PG, England
+44 23 9282 6676
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth PO5 3PG, England
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

Visited Rocksby's with my 84 year old mother Wednesday 10th October 2018 and we both stood at the counter inside and had to ask for a menu as there were none on the tables or outside the café. The lady handed us a menu and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank deborah t
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Been a few times now and will continue when they open the new restaurant...Starters, mains and dessert. are all top notch... been in some top class restaurants all over Europe.. this is amongst my favourites! The local trout dishes are delish x

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 24856927Macca
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

It is quite rare for me to be able to order gluten free fish & chips ( as well as dairy free too). We popped in here for a coffee with my brother and elderly parents. I really didn’t expect to be able to eat...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank CarolB248
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Great location right on the sea front. Really lovely atmosphere and comfortable seating, lots of room for Pram’s too. We had breakfast, the crumpets with ham, eggs and hollandaise was superb as was the full English. Good quality and fresh. Also good coffee. Excellent friendly...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kalee36
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Came across this little place and was really pleased..lovely and clean.. staff nice..food really good and a nice atmosphere.. caters for all ages

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank aquage
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We arrived here after a very long journey. The staff were friendly and welcoming and the menu so much more than fish and chips alone - though they were really good. The Moules were excellent, sea bass perfectly cooked and delicious, and pesto dip was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Dogberry1258
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This place is a busy little cafe that does what the new pier fish and chip restaurant is failing on and produces excellent fish and chips in a caring atmosphere, excellent service with quality food.

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Ridgie767
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Staying at the Seacrest on South Parade so a short stroll to this cafe which we had walked by on a number of occasions but noticed they were doing dinners and popped in to learn that the all day cafe moves on to do Fish...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Ken P
Reviewed 27 August 2018

What a gem! Freshly prepared food for great ingredients at a great price. All this in a relaxed environment with friendly service. Not fine dining - just great food! In short a better product, at a better price, and in a better environment than the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Richard G
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Delighted to find that Rocksbys is now open later on Friday and Saturday. Have to visit here every time we come to Southsea. Nowhere better for fish and chips, beautiful view over the sea, good service, reasonable prices. What's not to like?!

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Lynne A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth PO5 3PG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9282 6676
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