Webbes Rockanore

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Our Old Town fish restaurant has one of the shortest ingredient journeys in Britain! About a minute across the beach from the boats! We're so pleased to be able to offer you the experience of eating a range of carefully prepared fresh fish dishes from the Hastings & Rye fleets at source. Webbes Rock a Nore is an enviable location opposite the net huts and boats of the historic and picturesque Hastings fishing quarter of The Stade. fish and seafood caught and daily in small boats, a journey of a minute across the shingle to the kitchen on arrival,
Other sample dishes include seafood platters, locally smoked fish, Potted Crab, Grilled Dover Sole with Samphire & Winkle Sauce, classic dishes like Cod in Beer Batter with Hand Cut Chips, Gratinated Native Lobster. Not forgetting prime cut steaks.

(Please Note that outside seating request cannot be guaranteed), Sorry but dogs (other than working dogs) are not permitted inside the restaurant, or within the outside seating area
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
English, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of Operation
Mon-Thurs lunch 12-2.30pm dinner 6-9pm
Friday 12-2.30pm dinner 6-9.30pm
Saturday 12-9.30pm
Sunday 12-8.30pm

‘’PLEASE NOTE: Should the Time you would like, or A Message ‘No Availability within 2.5hours be showing’, please feel free to contact the restaurant directly as there might be some availability not showing online”

(Outside seating request cannot be guaranteed), Sorry but dogs (other than working dogs) are not permitted inside the restaurant, or within the outside seating area at Webbes Rockanore
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Phone number
01424 721650
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Paul Webbe
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Additional
Outdoor dining , Wheelchair Access, Wine
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MS
London
34 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious food and generally good service. Well worth a visit.

JW
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our first visit and was an excellent experience. The food was marvellous and the staff were very attentive. Would highly recommend it to anyone who is a fish lover.

JR
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went here for mid week meal with friends. Food was delicious and service was good. The staff were welcoming and friendly. It was a quiet mid week evening so difficult to judge ambiance but I'd definitely recommend it and will be going back.

HS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

oysters perfect, small taster plates v good, myvmain plate -panache- v disappointing with tasteless overcooked fish. i was told the fish stew was good though. the Rye branch has turbot on the menu and that was good last time i went there, not on menu at rock a nore unfortunately. wine list ok- the chablis goes down well.

KO
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious, will definitely go back again. Highly recommend.

PB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Webbes with good food and service. Will definitely be coming back!

VD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food a little disappointing - menu sounded lovely but some of it didn’t quite hit the mark, sauces overpowering, balance not quite right.

GW
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food and service. Had such a great evening

DS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service at this seafront restaurant offering freshly caught local fish. It was a pleasure to eat lunch there. I enjoyed my skate wing and my friend was very happy with her potted crab. Definitely want to visit again.

H
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second visit, this time bringing friends. Our lunch was the focus of a thoroughly enjoyable day out by the sea. The freshly cooked fish was outstanding, and we liked the friendly, bustling and unpretentious atmosphere.

RE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal and service as always. Hake dish was particularly delicious.

JK
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Menu does not appear to change (there are specials which do) so would no make to many close repeat visits

TW
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

All Ok, food was very good rather than exceptional. We were asked twice whether the steak should be rare, it was medium rare, rare means rare. Black bream was lovely. Service was friendly and came across as a little inexperienced but in an endearing way. Started clearing chairs away whilst we were still eating, it was not late, 9 ish. We would go again.

S
London
10 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favourite restaurants, in the area. They cater for all dietary requirements too amazing service, and food. The fact staff recognises us is a bonus

CH
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Sadly we didn't have a good experience. We were seated by the door so it was draughty and disruptive with people in and out and waiting to be seated,. We ordered olives, taramasalata and bread sticks and then a main course and we had only just received the olives etc when a young waiter plonked down our main courses leaving us with little option but to abandon the other food and eat that. Nobody came to ask if we enjoyed our main course either. So we paid the bill and left.

K
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely superb. Really enjoyed our lunch here- the food is just outstandingly yummy! Gluten free, dairy free options not a problem. Front of house staff absolutely wonderful- nothing is too much trouble. Can not wait to go back!!

SS
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant it is the relaxed atmosphere and great service.the staff are professional and friendly and make sure you have a great experience. I will let my friends know about this little gem. Looking forward to my next visit.

GJ
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was 1st class the staff were very busy but nothing was too much trouble, excellent. Starters wre plentiful and tasty, for main course my partner had the Dover Sole and said it was "SUPERB" I had the bread crumbed plaice with beetroot poached egg and crispy prosciutto it was perfectly ok but a slightly weird mix of flavors and textures. The venue is a little tired with basic furniture sadly a little Hastingsish with toilet facilities to match. An enjoyable evening.

JP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food beautifully cooked and presented good service stand out dish plaice

VO
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great lunch. Excellent food and lovely staff. Definitely recommend

JC
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good and friendly service, fantastic food,very clean restaurant,and decent value for money.
Definitely recommend and looked forward to returning

s
Essex
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good evening with excellent food all 3 courses and plenty of choice. Service was excellent, timely and attentive. The atmosphere was good too if a little noisy for those hard of hearing!

RW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was ok but not that great. Rather tasteless and served tepid. Side vegetables were cold. Overall not worth the money

CH
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great as always, seafood platter lovely and great value.
Called taxi for us too, will always eat here when in Hastings.

JT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Living in Hastings Webbes is one of our favourite places to go. We neede space for our friend with mobility problems and staff were quick to help us to the right table.
I love seeing the food prepared in the kitchen.
Our meal was delicious as it always is and the fish is definitely the way to go. Leave space for the yummy pudfings!!

HC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn’t fault the whole experience. The staff were warm and the service excellent. The fish dishes were delicious and excellent value!

DY
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and wonderful staff absolutely brilliant, I love taking my family there.

CH
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

My husband ordered the plaice special. It was so small with just a sauce and side dish. Not worth £16,
The saffron fish I had was delicious. Not at anytime during our meal did anyone ask if everything was ok.
When we explained to the waitress (as she cleared the plates)my husband was disappointed with his meal her response was “well I don’t get to choose the fish size”! We also did not like being called ladies and gentlemen we were only a couple! The evening felt like there was lack of a person in charge.

OT
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful meal as always. Webbes never fails to provide a great experience. All meals we’ve tried are excellent. We had a lovely time.

m
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service as always. Would recommend to anyone to enjoy.

OT
London
33 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We're used to London prices, so pricing to us was fair.
Food was average.
Fish and chips = fish sat in oil and so soggy underneath, hand cut chips quite dry,not convinced they were home made, tiniest pot of mushy peas & tartar sauce was split.
3 of 5 of the party arrived on time with 2 of us 5 mins late.
Waitress, may have been a supervisor as she wasnt wearing the same as the waiting staff reaction after briefly viewing menu 'will you be ready to order today?' Unecessary since there was no time limit on the table and we d clearly just arrived.
We were asked to order drinks before we'd been shown the drinks menu. There was only 1 virgin cocktail on the drinks menu we could find. To say it's a seafood restaurant by the sea, it didnt bowl me over..would not revisit, and for what we had would go the traditional al fish and chip shop/restaurant up the road.

NB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely family meal with our six year old daughter. Top quality food and all staff were great with her.

SO
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful food and excellent service from happy, polite staff, can’t fault Webbes!

TM
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, great restaurant. Busy even on a Wednesday lunchtime.

CB
London
11 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Probably not the most wonderful surroundings but food and service surpass. Really enjoyed the whole dinner experience and all fish superbly cooked!

z
Essex
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Waitress service was good . Food was good. But the overall experience was marred by the front of house manager who was rude and abrupt upon our arrival.
Seating area outside always has rubbish on the floor.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food

KG
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming elegant restaurant. Fantastic choices on menu especially fish dishes. Service excellent and very friendly.

NB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was amazing, service not so great. We ordered 3 soft drinks which arrived in dirty glasses. I returned mine to the waitress and she just stared at the glass and asked what’s wrong with it? I then discovered the other 2 drinks were also in dirty glasses, she came storming over and again (almost angry), asked what’s wrong with them. I was made to feel uncomfortable as she had served our drinks in dirty glasses - no apology nothing. She avoided our table the rest of the time we was dining but then when the bill was dropped leaned in and whispered to my sister in law that the soft drinks had been removed from the bill and apologised. I appreciate that but she should have spoken to me - clearly not trained in dealing with issues.

No check back done on the mains - a real must for a Restaurant like this. I had to get up from the table to ask for Bread. Cutlery was being polished at the bar but that on our table wasn’t, I wiped mine myself.

This is a fab Restaurant, the staff just need some training. Handing plates to clientele instead of placing them, incapable of carrying trays correctly, serving drinks in dirty glasses, waiting staff with hair down (one attached to my husbands water bottle). The correct training and it would be a little gem.

Cannot fault the food at all, beautiful dishes and well presented.

DW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A lovely evening , the food was very good.

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