Gara Rock

4.4
153 reviews
£26 to £40
British
Serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon teas and dinner daily, all year round. Chef Lewis' seasonal dishes feature ingredients from local producers and his own kitchen garden.
What 153 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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CClem
Bath
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really lovely food, with a fantastic view over the ocean and great customer service.

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NellieR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal during such difficult times. Definitely worth the drive

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JulieC
Devon
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Lovely venue with great sea views. Staff very attentive and polite. Sunday lunch was lovely although my beef was a little over cooked for my preference but still tasty. Would definitely recommend the restaurant and we will be visiting again soon.

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garaN
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, the staff were very friendly and extremely efficient.
The Hotel looked beautiful with all the Christmas decorations, such a stunning setting even on a Winters day.
The food was delicious and we will definitely be returning

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CareyB
Devon
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great lunch as always, possibly the best Scotch Egg I have ever tasted.

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LoobieK
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, fabulous view and wonderful food! Super Sunday lunch!

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yasminr
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the mussels and they were AMAZING! Highly recommend.

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ROBP
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

expensive,£6.50 for a pint etc but you pay for wonderful views!

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NICKT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and brilliant service. The food is all great quality, well prepared and presented.

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RosieP
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and delicious food. So pleased to have snuck in pre lockdown!

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EricS
Devon
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Lovely setting but as someone who deals in local produce I felt the £45/head for a Sunday Lunch was a lot higher than it should of been. That being said, the service was very good and the restaurant had a pleasant ambiance.

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Keith
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Menu varied in quality. Steak sandwich was excellent but the crab and leek quiche had no sign of either and was very disappointing.

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KevinM
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning location. Great food and service. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Very dog friendly.

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ShannonM
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, Locally sourced food and brilliant safety measures for Covid. Beautiful views and the restaurant is lovely.

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SBan
Devon
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant after a walk from
east portlesmouth, good service and great food. Highly recommend

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SimonB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food in a great setting. Relatively simple dishes really well executed. Highly recommended.

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JoanneP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really outstanding food and service. Managed to adhere to covid procedures without spoiling the ambience. Great lunchtime experience.

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Liberty1972
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This was a birthday treat for me and I wish I hadn’t bothered. Wine is absolutely extortionate. They only list the prices for 125ml which is a tiny amount .. a normal large glass of wine is 250ml. The mussels were undercooked and mushy and there was very little sauce. Did not feel Covid secure in fact was the worst restaurant we have visited. Toilets crowded and only one entrance/exit. Could not get out quickly enough. So disappointing.

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AndyM
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday lunch. Great food and very polite service. I would advise requesting a table by the window for the view.

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TimJ
Devon
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Superb location, excellent service. Lunch choices good, vibe lovely.

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Cathy
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fabulous location, good food. Service was quite slow but it was very busy and I do appreciate things are taking longer at this difficult time. Staff were delightful

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GavinD
Devon
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most delightful Sunday Lunch at Gara Rock which we booked very easily on the day. It truly lifted our spirits and was so enjoyable. Stunning views through the huge glass windows, attentive staff and delicious food could not have been better. I can't recommend it enough and will be back soon.
William

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JonathanR
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very nicely cooked traditional sunday lunch in great surroundings and staff that were appropriately attentive in the current circumstances.
I thought the meal was expensive and surprised to include a service charge and then on completing the credit card transaction ‘would i like to add a gratuity?’ Popped up
I would return to try and weekday menu but probably check prices first

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CaroleH
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

How can dreadfully be said plainly. Such a shame as we were so looking forward to our lunch.

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RyanS
Devon
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great weekend at Gara. Food was lovely and service and friendliness of the staff just right.

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AnthonyS
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great and the service was brilliant, staff were friendly and welcoming.

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really good honest food , well presented by friendly staff. Vegetarian options were delicious.

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BenJ
Devon
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good food coupled with outstanding service. Plus a superb location for a restaurant, great views through the big concave windows of the coastline and sea

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User9396
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food, very good value. Amazing view of the coast too.

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RogerG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Newly rebuilt, Gara Rock is a super property in a commanding location. We had a 4 generation family meal with Devon relatives. The architecture is modern & well suited to the location. Cosy despite the rain & wind inbetween the sunny intervals. Everyone was happy with their choices from the limited menu choice - just 3 or 4 options each for starters, mains & desserts. Nice mix of informal & smart. Lots of walkers, with their dogs sometimes, amongst the residents & others like ourselves who had driven up for a meal. Its a long way from anywhere but worthwhile

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SimonB
Devon
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have three evening meals at Gara Rock. The first was in the bar, superb fish and chips and very well looked after by Karen.
The following two evenings were in the restaurant where we were allowed to be accompanied by our dog. The food was very tasty, imaginative, well presented, served promptly despite many people dining at once and piping hot.

Looking forward to our next visit.

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HollyB
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and delicious food with a view. Looking forward to returning

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vipBexwill101
Bath
6 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely restaurant and the specials on offer delicious ! Great staff relaxed but attentive! Beautiful views if you get a seat near the window! Would recommend!

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MarcusE
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Gara Rock rates itself highly. Lunch was very average. Average Fish and Chips and the worst Club Sandwich in the world. Club Sandwich should not look like the ingredients have been in a blender. A nice view is not enough. Much better places for lunch nearby. Will not return

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LucyE
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food, amazing location and views from the restaurant. Service was very friendly, but a bit slow. We felt so relaxed. we didn't want to leave - can't wait to stay there next month :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Everything lovely but the service was terribly slow that evening even though it was a Sunday night and it was not busy (Storm Dennis weekend) Staff more keen on talking to each other than clearing tables or checking if you wanted another drink or dessert etc. It’s a shame as it’s a lovely hotel and I would recommend staying as I’m all for a relaxed atmosphere but this was possibly a bit too relaxed!

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KateD
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Amazing views and a lovely hotel, our room was great. The pool was small but all very nice. Very enjoyable stay.

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CarolineB58
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I think the food is pricey. Coley fillet at £22.95? One of the cheapest fish? Also why is anchovy toast labelled as vegetarian?

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OpenTable Diner
Devon
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Good food

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JaneT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were very excited about Trying Gara Rock for lunch as we wanted to check it out for booking a break.
However would not recommend. Great location even on a winters day the view is stunning. Decor trendy beach vibe. However no atmosphere. Food dreadful. Don't think about complaing as We were told by the waiter when we said our steak was tough that the chef said its supposed to be like that as you have to cut it a certain way !!!! Never ordered a steak with 'Special instructions on how to cut it " We Wish we hadn't said anything feel like we had been told off by the so called 'Chef ".
Paid and left , Quickly !!!
Shame as it the Location is stunning !!!

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Gara Rock is rated 4.4 stars by 153 OpenTable diners.

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