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The Rocks Restaurant

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8 Holdfast Promenade | Ground Floor, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
+61 8 8350 3188
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11:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 21:00
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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very enjoyable midweek lunch, fantastic seaside location and friendly service. We had the rack of lamb special and vegetable stir-fry from the Thai menu, both excellent. Will be back. Only slight disappointment was that we were told that the window tables were reserved but all were empty throughout our lunch. Would book a table by the window next time.

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Thank Sarah K
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Didn't have buffet because I don't like luke-warm food but ordered a la carte instead - just fried eggs (buffet only had scrambled and extra cost for fried), bacon & tomato. Meal arrived with eggs undercooked (runny white) with bacon & tomato taken from buffet (what the...?). Add a cup of tea for $5 and the meal cost more than... More 

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Thank DrunkenLizard
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

When we booked it was called Cafe Blu but when we arrived the name had been changed to The Rocks.It was still cafe style food and ambiance . A lunch special menu for $11.90 had a nice variety.The regular menu was more pricey and we didn't order from it. The food was good and serves plentiful. Service was quick and... More 

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Thank blossom kench
Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

We went to The Rocks a number of times and the food was fabulous as was the service. We hadn't been to The Rocks for some time so we were looking forward to the fine dining experience we'd had previously when we rang and booked at what was still called 'the Rocks'. Not so ! We found ourselves in cafe... More 

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Thank Louise B
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

The eggs were okay but the bacon was like chewing rubber and the coffees for room service were like going thru Maccas drive thru. Very weird for a S.A as its usually known for recycling why not just give us a Mug?

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Thank SCG72
Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

Breakfast is not 5 star but then you don't pay a 5 star price. The buffet is adequate and has more than enough choice and is very well priced. The menu items are also well priced and there is some variety. The service was friendly and the meals were served quickly. We went back again to have the buffet because... More 

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Thank KMS1205
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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135 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

I regularly go here for breakfast as it is convenient and in a nice spot overlooking Glenelg beach. I wouldn't rave about the food quality nor the service but it is not ridiculously expensive and there are worse places I could be sitting down for breakfast.

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Thank Derek M
Melbourne, Australia
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Oaks Plaza Pier for a few nights. 'The Rock' on the ground floor overlooking the beach serves breakfast for Oaks' guests. For a buffet breakfast, it costs $20 per person. For that you get the following 'hot food' - Scrambled eggs - Bacon - Grilled tomatoes - Baked beans - Toast Rest on offer are cereal,... More 

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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

Delicious eggs & bacon. Yum! Never crowded. Espresso coffee ok. Service a bit confused - many of the tables and chairs were dirty

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Thank Tom G
Arizona
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106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

I only had soup and husband had a salad so hard to really judge much of the food but what we had was delicious. Wish I had more time to try more of their food.

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Thank Pima41

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Holdfast Promenade | Ground Floor, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Glenelg
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8350 3188
Description
Something to suit all tastes while enjoying the beautiful full ocean views. Modern Australian Cuisine available 7 days for lunch and dinner with all day dining Friday through Sunday and $11.90 lunch specials on weekdays.

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