Great Saturday lunch for a table of 8 for my birthday - delicious food and loved the interior. Incredible Sea view !
Cheese Nibbles great. Game terrine pretty tasteless. Turkey Burger and Chips excellent. Squid with Black Pudding pretty good but black pudding too thick and therefore a bit cloying. Salad dressing delicious.
The restaurant is dog friendly (we took ours) but that is no excuse for a dirty floor which looked like it ha not been swept or vacuumed for days. Chairs were dusty.
Female waitress was very cheerful and friendly bit male barman/waiter was not !!
We had a fabulous NYE evening at the Gara Rock. The menu was excellent, great live band, service brilliant, & ambiance superb, well done all!
We have been to Gara Rock before on several occasions and it has never disappointed. However our latest visit on 30th December was disappointing. The restaurant had a huge number of covers to service which they clearly couldn’t manage. We waited a long time for our drinks and when our Sunday lunches were finally served we had only one slice of lamb on our plates. We asked for more and this was later served but where have you ever been served just one slice of meat on your plate?
We enjoyed an excellent lunch, great atmosphere and wonderful views. Staff excellent.
As Arnie said, we will return!
Fantastic service, food, location and atmosphere - Gara Rock is a must visit!
Gara Rock has beautiful views, great food, a perfect day out
Very nice ambience and lovely location. The fish was great, very light batter.
Absolutely love it there! Would always recommend it.
My friend and I were very happy with our stay. The hotel is beautifully decorated and lunch was delicious. As a vegetarian it would be nice if there was maybe a little more choice but it wasn't a real issue. The staff were all delightful and helpful. We had a junior suite and there was a problem with our heating but we were moved to an identical suite. Our only issue, which I mentioned to Bess (Beth?) was that the pillows were really uncomfortable/too hard. Apparently you have oredered more pillows so that guests can have a softer one if needed. This would be a really good idea. I couldn't sleep with yours and infact we both ended up sleeping with cushions from the sofa!
One other thing, just to be picky, you didn't have any yoghurt or hollandaise sauce at breakfast which was a shame.
We also used the spa which was nice.
All in all a really lovely place and we would definitely both come back with our respective husbands. I could sit and look at the view all day.
Outstanding Sunday lunch,in a welcoming and stylish dining room,with the most breathtaking cliff and sea views .Good wine list to compliment the food,and leisurely ,and efficient service .Really relaxing surroundings,with natural décor in gentle colours to set of the stunning location .It seems to me that a great deal of thought and care has gone in to everything .I hope the hotel prospers ,and continues to engage with their customers with the same enthusiasm,because it was a please to spend time there
We enjoyed a super tasty Saturday lunch with family. A wet and windy day only enhanced the location. Food was great - a really interesting menu that suited all of us. A couple of meals were a little late in arriving, maybe forgotten (?) but no drama and arrived very quickly as soon as we questioned it.
Would highly recommend the Gara Rock for just about any occasion...
Looking forward to our next visit!
Lovely food, attentive staff, fabulous location - can’t wait to go back!
Great service and exceptional food with outstanding coastal views
Good quality food and drink of the limited options available.
Having visited the old Gara Rock Hotel many times in its previous guise many times before, we were pleasantly surprised to see that the new owners have surpassed themselves in terms of quality, ambience and service. It's now like a Soho House by the sea! We will be back as often as we can.
We had a great time at Gararock - beautiful interiors, great and helpful staff, stunning views and delicious food. For those staying in Salcombe this place is a gem of a find and a great walk along the coast for lunch. only thing that let it down for us is that we stayed at the Hotel for three nights and the menu did not change at all, there were no specials and we felt there could be more local fish on the menu seeing as we were right on the coast.
Outstanding views very comfortable lounge area
Good quality food
Friendly staff although could be more aware of guests after food is served we waited to order a second drink
Suggestion - wider selection Gin not everyone wants local
Overall an excellent venue and we will be back
We ate at Gara rock over the mid-term break. We were lucky we booked a table in advance because it was packed. We enjoyed the spectacular setting and view down the coast. I had ravioli which was a bit on the small side - would not have filled you up - but very tasty. I was lucky I had a starter as well. They did very nice oysters. I would have liked to see a fish like Hake or sea bream - something of that sort on the menu although they did fish and chips.
Once again we had a memorable time. A very friendly welcome, seated where we wanted, courses arrived when wanted, food all beautifully cooked and presented - what more can you want? Thanks to all the staff for another excellent visit.
Lovely place, excellent food and attentive helpful staff who were there when we wanted them
The service was very slow whilst the food was good the poor service let it down .
after ordering we waited 45 mins to be told that they had run out of what we wanted. My friend is vegetarian and the only option left to him was chips! The redeeming feature is that the waitress who informed us was excellent, apologetic and friendly.
Wonderful birthday lunch with the most amazing view. Excellent service and very attractive, stylish interior. Food and wine just perfect for the occasion. We are already booking a return visit!
The setting is stunning. The service very good,but the menu was very limited. And steak was only sold by the kilo for £60. No chicken duck or lamb and not sure about cheesy chips for a dinner menu. Or having to pay £4.95 for a bit of bread...But staff were excellent and setting is beautiful and new bar really works.
Food better than expected and new decor is great. Service was not good - no one came to take drinks order, one drink didn’t turn up, didn’t deliver on promise of water taxi and land rover from Salcombe