Webbes Rockanore

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614 reviews
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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
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TW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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.

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CH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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K
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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!!

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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.

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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.

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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

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

Great lunch. Excellent food and lovely staff. Definitely recommend

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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

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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!

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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

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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.

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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!!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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

Excellent food

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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.

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NB
London
1 review
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.

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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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c
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wasn't impressed were the table was situated next to a busy bar. Felt claustrophobic people coming and going in and out of the bar. Apart from that everything else was good. Great food and service. I would definitely eat there again but not book online. I would advise go and book at the restaurant so you can see what table is available.

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V
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, very well presented. I would 100% be dining with Webbes Rockanore again and would definitely recommend this restaurant as a 4*.

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B
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

We visit Webbe’s a few times a year, and it’s very much value for money.
Only negative for me this visit was I selected the steamed fish selection which was great apart from the last chunk of fish which was close to raw.
To be honest the portion was generous so did not raise it with the restaurant as I was full by that point anyway.

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CT
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Haven in hastings. Comfortable environment. Nice people. Good food. We go as often as possible.

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SS
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant they make sure you have a special time.great service great food and the steak was superb.my husband had the doversole he loved the presentation and it was delicious.the staff are very attentive and nothing was too much trouble for them.looking forward to my next visit.

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DW
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All three courses were very good. I was pleased that the skin of the cod was removed. The staff were excellent and we would look forward to dining there again.

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DY
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in great surroundings in lovely location.

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BC
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect, the food was excellent. Service was perfect

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LA
Brighton
11 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great restaurant, always good food and service, always recommended

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J
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious.. Service very good too. Certainly going again!

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G
East Sussex
5 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again the restaurant and staff delivered a very enjoyable experience. The food was excellent and value for money

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r
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going here for years and yet again Webbes did not disappoint. Everything about this restaurant ticks the boxes I have no hesitation in recommending it to everyone. If you love seafood and fish then you will absolutely love this place.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Lunch with a friend here from London

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