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On The Quay, St. Mary's, Isle of Scilly

On The Quay

4.5
4.5
1200 reviews
£25 and under
Seafood
‘On the Quay’ offers a stylish restaurant, bar, cafe and shop all conveniently situated at the Gateway to the IOS. Serving throughout the day a wide range of fresh, where available local, produce whilst offering some of the best views on the island.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Bistro, Steak
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01720 423525
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Richard Matthews
  • Catering
    On the Quay is delighted to offer lunch service from 12:00 - 14:30 (Friday &amp; Saturday), happy hour from 15:00 - 17:00 and evening dinner from 17:30 till late<br />Please review our menus online for further details

What 1,200 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

1,200 Reviews
  1. Spam

    Isles of Scilly

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful evening from start to finish. We started with a cocktail which arrived quickly and very much enjoyed. We all ate different things, gnocchi squid and pigeon for starters. Generous portions, piping hot, really good. Then came steak, sole and hake. Again perfect portion size, beautifully presented and incredibly tasty. Not much room for dessert, but the pannacotta was a perfect choice to slip down the sides! Delicious and light. Service was attentive and professional, the ambiance was lovely and given that it was the last service of the season the standards did not slip in any way. We look forward to dining here again next year.

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  2. Clarke

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Came twice our first meal 5 * , but Friday was not so much . Wine was great , meal was underwhelming . Had tomahawk steak for first time , tough and steak knives forgotten ! Puddings okay not outstanding . Not the usual quality we’ve had at other times.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Isles of Scilly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening with amazing food and drink thank you

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  4. richardl

    Isles of Scilly

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great that dogs are allowed. Staff were knowledgeable about wines. Maybe good to have an extra meat dish

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  5. hazels

    Isles of Scilly

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately the fish skewer was very cooked. They did discount this but ruined the meal as one of the party went without dinner The on the rock fish was great, but a very a small portion for £25, obviously cooked well as she did it herself . Overhyped

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  6. ALISONG

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and friendly staff, definitely a place to visit when on Scilly

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  7. RobertG

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, ambiance and setting. We’ve eaten there on a number of occasions and never been disappointed. We thoroughly recommend eating there.

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  8. Felton

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Venue, Food , and Service! We had seafood dishes and you couldn’t get much fresher ! 🎣 🦞 We try and visit every year and it’s awesome every time! Rich & Lauren x

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  9. SaraG

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Just a little underwhelming. Steak and jacket potato - no garnish. Just a bit of raw mushroom and onion to cook yourself The steak was very tender - but a bit much to charge extra for a sauce and also extra if you wanted the kitchen to cook it!

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  10. Jess

    Isles of Scilly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a really excellent evening at On the Quay and would highly recommend them. The staff were very friendly and attentive, the food was top quality and cooked to perfection

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  11. LornaS

    Isles of Scilly

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked a harbour view table, 5 months in advance, and were given a table on the harbour side but in between the windows and so had a wall view instead and told in no uncertain terms by a staff member that we couldn’t move to a different table. Apart from that the food was excellent (best mussels ever!!) and the staff were all extremely pleasant, efficient and hard working. Definitely recommend!

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  12. Food2801

    Hampshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a very pleasant meal, a must go to for the more discerning diner

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  13. Foxy

    Isles of Scilly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful and tasty food, lovely staff and excellent location.

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  14. JonLisby

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb bass. Great service even if the girls are paddle boarders!

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  15. AngelaF

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious fish but rather pricey. Good pudding and good selection

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  16. RussD

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, but quite expensive bearing in mind some of the portion sizes. The £15 cheeseboard is particularly small.

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  17. PhilipS

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent sole and haddock dishes, preceded by delicious crab bisque. Busy restaurant, but we never felt hurried. Did not have to wait long for the excellent food.

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  18. RuthK

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue , very convenient for anyone staying on St Mary’s. Fabulous food, the best we’ve had for a very long time. Plenty of staff including a robot waiter! Restaurant busy even though it’s the end of September. Would highly recommend.

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  19. IANM

    Isles of Scilly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful sea food yet again cooked with interesting ingredients. One of our party has loads of allergies but you went out of your way to cater for her and she had a fantastic meal

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  20. GailB

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a little gem of a restaurant! A novel experience to have a hot plate for my seafood which was delicious. We shall definitely be back!

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  21. MichelleD

    Isles of Scilly

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good. Service was ok. It was a bit chilly in the restaurant

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  22. SarahT

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Sadly, disappointed with the mains. Crab linguine was really dry. The Off the Rocks seafood was, apart from.the salmon, really overcooked.

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  23. LynneT

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely venue, great choice of food & drink, very friendly, efficient staff.

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  24. Diana

    Isles of Scilly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and ambience. Could not fault it. Would highly recommend.

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  25. JohnB

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ability to book at very short notice was brilliant, the welcome by the staff was very much appreciated and the pace of welcome, ordering, serving and checking was excellent. Being dog friendly is another bonus. This was our second visit and it certainly won’t be our last.

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  26. Muggle

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, excellent food and wonderfully dog friendly

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  27. Howard

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, friendly staff, lovely atmosphere making a thoroughly nice evening.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice welcome on arrival. Drinks order taken promptly and advised of menu options. My partner had the hake, which was very nicely presented and tasty. I chose the whole sole, which came with beautifully cooked fresh vegetables. The fish was slightly overcooked for me. Very pleasant staff

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  29. Foodie5

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and cheery service in a friendly, non stuffy environment.

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  30. JeanetteW

    Isles of Scilly

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First class service, excellent food and fantastic value for money.

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  31. JaneG

    Leicestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best place to eat on St Mary’s. It’s expensive but you get a real treat. The staff are superb, welcoming, attentive and friendly. The food is always good and creatively presented.

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  32. JanetL

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten here a few times but this meal was outstanding!

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  33. SharonO

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is in a fabulous position with a lovely ambience and friendly efficient staff also loved Bella Bot! The food was delicious.

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  34. Russell

    Cambridge

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 September 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The one positive is my food was good. When we got there we were told what wasn’t available from the menu which was fine. We both agreed to have fish and on that basis ordered a bottle of white wine. The wine was bought to the table and opened and then we were told that the dish my wife ordered wasn’t available. It was the only fish dish on the menu that she would have liked or eaten and so she was then really only left with the option of steak. So we’ve ordered a bottle of white to go with steak and got no response from the waitress when raising this issue other than an apology. It was an unfortunate turn of events but a good establishment would have done something about this. My wife ordered her steak medium. Parts of it were well done and parts of it were pink. A large chunk wasn’t edible as it was uncooked fat and gristle. At no point throughout the meal did anyone come anywhere near us and check all was okay. After the initial problem regarding the wine perhaps they decided to steer clear which isn’t the way to deal with the situation. We were charged £109 at the end of this which stings a bit as it really wasnt good value for money.

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  35. SophieL

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely dinner thanks. Looked good, tasted delicious, good table service, a welcoming restaurant, a lovely evening out.

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  36. GrahamB

    Isles of Scilly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were welcomed with a smile and a nice greeting. Food choice was excellent and we chose from the early starter menu which we found suited our needs. No hesitation is recommending On the Quay if you are staying in St Mary’s.

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  37. LedK

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Noisy but fun. I thought that my tempura broccoli was pretty poor and not as I had expected. The crab linguine was flavoursome but dry. The sole was beautifully cooked as were the vegetables and my husband enjoyed the scallop. The robot was a bit of fun too.

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  38. TonyB

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food. Great location. Must book well in advance as demand is high.

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  39. Anon

    Isles of Scilly

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We thought the food was good, even if we had to wait 35 minutes for our first course. What we were surprised about was the amount of dogs sitting in the restaurant. We counted 7 and these were just the ones we saw during our visit. They weren’t near the door, some were walked past the kitchen entrance with staff actually petting them, did they wash their hands before serving plates with food on them? The diners on the next table to us were actually feeding their dog food from their plates! Is there a limit on dog numbers as it only takes 1 dog to start barking and they would all start. I am not against dogs and have been a dog owner in the past but there is a time and place for them. Sadly we will not be returning unless the restaurant changes their policy on allowing dogs, particularly giving them an area of their own if they insist on allowing them inside. Also we would not recommend this restaurant to our friends.

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  40. CATHERINED

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a very enjoyable evening. Absolutely loved the robot waitress

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

On The Quay offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01720 423525.

On The Quay is rated 4.5 stars by 1200 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for On The Quay

The Quay, Hugh Town, St. Mary's, Isle of Scilly TR21 0HU

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Harbour Front
  • Area
    Hugh Town
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Bistro, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Watch out for supper boats from the off islands to St Marys
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Richard Matthews
  • Additional
    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Phone number
    01720 423525
  • Catering
    On the Quay is delighted to offer lunch service from 12:00 - 14:30 (Friday &amp; Saturday), happy hour from 15:00 - 17:00 and evening dinner from 17:30 till late<br />Please review our menus online for further details
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