Rockfish Exmouth

Rockfish Exmouth

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 21:00
Mon
12:00 - 21:00
Tue
12:00 - 21:00
Wed
12:00 - 21:00
Thu
12:00 - 21:00
Fri
12:00 - 21:00
Sat
12:00 - 21:00
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Seafood, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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About
Exmouth offers the best seafood with the best view! Our seafood restaurant in Exmouth is located next to the town slipway overlooking the beautiful Exe estuary. The tide rips past the front of the dining room providing the perfect setting to enjoy freshly cooked seafood. Our chefs prepare sustainably caught, local fish simply by crisp frying, grilling or cooking over charcoal. On fine days we also have seating on the deck outside where you can enjoy drinks overlooking the water. On colder days you can warm up inside the restaurant next to the log burner and keep cosy from the sea breeze and watch the fishing boats go by.
CUISINES
Seafood, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles1,324 reviews
Excellent
740
Very good
253
Average
159
Poor
103
Terrible
69
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Sarahinsulated
Exeter28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 couples
Fab food with lovely views. Went there impromptu today as a birthday treat for my hubby and the Haddock we had was beautifully cooked, as were the chips, and the Manager Fabio was wonderful. Excellent fresh food and service. Thank you for making it a special lunch for my hubby.
Written 20 June 2024
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royparrott
London43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 couples
We went for a late lunch on June 11th. Although we had not booked we were able to wait for stable and ordered sea bass and megrim to be accompanied by a bottle of wine. The fish was to die for - beautiful. The service was excellent and very attentive. Indeed we were offered a window seat looking over the estuary that vacated before our order arrived. It was a memorable meal and location - don’t pass this place by!!
Written 19 June 2024
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HouriMD
Cardiff12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 couples
Great location to eat on the Exe estuary; good choice of fish and if you’re not a great fish lover they do small portions and there is a vegetarian alternative. Thoroughly recommend the mushy peas and curry sauce… delicious!
Written 14 June 2024
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CS64
105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 family
We were a party of three visiting Rockfish for the first time. Lunch was a wonderful experience from start to finish. We had a warm and friendly welcome on arrival. All the staff, particularly our waitress, were excellent. Our waitress explained the wide range of fish available that day and how it was cooked. We had very nice drinks (negroni, aperol spritz and a dark and stormy) while looking at the menu. Starters of cockles, 3 oysters and 3 tinned fish (tuna bonito, cuttlefish in their ink and mackerel fillets) were all delicious. The seafood tacos were extremely tasty and the megrim (Torbay sole) was beautifully cooked with lovely moist flaky meat. Oh and they were huge! Served with very nice chips and a delicious anchovy mayonnaise and jalapeño tartare. We also tried the curried mushy peas which were a revelation and fabulous for dipping the chips in. A bottle of pinot bianco for £26 was a great accompaniment to the meal. We were far too full to contemplate desserts. Came to just under £70 a head with service and for the quality of the food, service etc we didn’t begrudge a penny. Would return like a shot.
Written 12 June 2024
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MrsM931
Brighton56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
We visited Rockfish Exmouth. We have previously been to Rockfish in Torquay where we had Trout and was looking forward to returning as not a lot of restaurants serve Trout. We arrived at 12 for when it opened as unfortunately was only able to sit outside as the restaurant was fully booked. It was a nice day so it wasn’t too much of a problem however even at the time of leaving after the meal the inside was only half full. Sadly Trout wasn’t on the menu this time however the meal was still very tasty and enjoyable. I understand from some reviews that sone people feel it’s overpriced whilst I agree it’s higher than others I also appreciate that your paying for a great view and fresh ingredients caught the same day by their own boat. For us it’s a nice lunchtime holiday treat and dog friendly which is an added bonus
Written 12 June 2024
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Michael S
122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 couples
My wife and I went for dinner at Rockfish in Exmouth. Great location with a window table overlooking the Exe. Food very good. Staff very attentive and friendly. I would certainly recommend Rockfish if you are in Exmouth and want quality fish for dinner.
Written 9 June 2024
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Lozbell88
Sidcup528 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
We had our annual trip to Exmouth and went to Rockfish, we were very impressed with the service, they had a lovely selection of fresh fish. We had mains and desserts and everything was cooked perfectly. We really enjoyed our visit and highly recommend.
Written 2 June 2024
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chrisbis6764
High Wycombe11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
Great food and service. Great location with fab views. Staff dealt with a minor issue politely and professionally. Recommend and will return :)
Written 27 May 2024
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fran m
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
We holidaying down in Devon and booked Rockfish as a treat as we have eaten in your restaurants in both Weymouth and Brixham and we have also had great service. However today the service was disappointing we asked for 2nd portion of chips ( unlimited) and they just never arrived after we asked 3 times. Our 4 year old was getting more and more agitated and wanted to leave so we never got them. I got an apology from one of waitresses but it was only when I suggested could we have some money off that she did this. Really disappointed even more so when there seemed to be lots of people milling around not doing much.
Written 22 May 2024
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Garthpool
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
We had a table booked for the inside terrace which has the most stunning view of the bay. The staff were all really friendly and smiley and knowledgeable about the fish items on the menu. I had a beautiful whole plaice with new potatoes and spinach with large grilled prawns to start. Couldn’t not be happier with our last meal in town for this year and looking forward to a return trip.
Written 18 May 2024
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DikFrancis
Bewdley28 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
We have been to the Rockfish Exmouth many times, so we know what the set up is and how good the food is. But today, oh dear me. The food was still excellent, the service, none existent. We had booked for 5pm, nice and early, restaurant was quiet but had a nice atmosphere. Waitress took our drinks order. Then returned for our food order, I ordered the white bait as a starter and the Halibut for a main with the bottomless chips, my wife has celiac disease (no wheat) so ordered a side of spinach for her starter and the cod fillet as her main. No problem you would think. Well. 10 minutes later the same waited came back to ask if we wanted the spinach with the main. No, with the starter please. Then a different waited came and asked what we had ordered. Not just the starter but everything. Then the spinach arrived on its own. No white bait. We waited a minute, then asked the waitress about the white bait. Total confusion on her face, she then took the spinach away. ???? We then had yet another waitress come to the table and ask what had we ordered. Finally the starters arrived, the white bait was spot on, loved every mouthful. And my wife did enjoy her spinach. Now the wait started. We were in no rush and were quite happy to sit and chat. But you know that feeling when you notice other tables all leaving that came in after us, but again, we are in no rush. Eventually (its now 6pm) our mains arrive. And they were perfectly cooked dishes of fish. We enjoyed the food, drank the beer and wine………….. And waited and waited and waited. But again, we were happy, just chatting and watching the world go by. Some time later the table was cleared by a young girl, who really did ‘clear the table’, my wife managed to rescue the wine carafe and the two wine glasses moments before they were whisked away. More time passed, dessert menus were brought to the table. I knew by this time we may have a long wait for the dessert. So, I said to my wife, we will order dessert if they come to take our order before we finish our wine (a good glass full). I bet by now you know what happened? Well. The best is yet to come. The waitress came over to the table and said we needed to leave as they had another booking for our table. ‘But we haven’t ordered our dessert’ I said, Never mind we are happy to leave. So off goes the waitress, us thinking to get the bill, but no, she went to take orders at other tables, all I want is the bill and to pay so they can have the table. But another twist, when she came back she said we could stay longer as the next customers had cancelled. But that was it, no inquiry to see if we wanted the dessert menus back. I really think they thought we just wanted to sit and chat. After two courses and 2 1/2 hours we finally got to pay the bill. As usual the food was first class, and to be fair we had a good laugh with each other about the staff. I don’t blame the waiting staff, I blame the management. Give better training and have a manager on the floor keeping an eye on proceedings. And don’t worry Rockfish we will come back again. We love fresh fish too much.
Written 17 May 2024
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Hilary smith
We were sorry to hear that you didn’t have a great experience with us . We always appreciate feedback on how we are doing . Please could you email us and we will take it from there hilary@therockfish.co.uk Guest Experience
Written 20 May 2024
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Jennifer G
Hockley Heath89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
Excellent in every respect. Husband required very plain fish meal with no sauces, etc. served beautifully and met all dietary requirements. Attentive, courteous service. Ample room for our golden retriever. Good value for money. Wonderful sea views.
Written 14 May 2024
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Judith A
Exmouth234 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 friends
Outstanding. What an outlook! And the Rockfish team are superb: the service is so professional and friendly. Then the fish and seafood are brilliantly prepared, and the menu has interesting variations on traditional offerings. Special thanks to the Manager, Jess: and to the waiter who served us this evening, Aravindh. My advice: go. But book in advance.
Written 4 May 2024
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PeJ
Bristol13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 couples
Love this place. Great location with best view from tables at indoor terrace .Best cockles ever and tinned sardines recommended. Halibut very good. The staff are attentive- special thanks to Steve-great attitude
Written 27 April 2024
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wood2014
Cheltenham66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 couples
Lunch on the covered terrace on a perfect sunny day. Warm welcome from Stephen into a buzzy restaurant. Although very early for our booking we were quickly seated and our waitress Tilly was brilliant. Delicious dover sole cooked to perfection. Can’t wait to return .
Written 22 April 2024
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