On The Quay

4.3
278 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 278 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.4
ambience
4.0
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, fantastic service. Best meal on scilly so far.

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JeremyA
Isles of Scilly
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed with how efficient and friendly the staff were, the food was delicious and reasonably priced, would thoroughly recommend.

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Macbeth
Isles of Scilly
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was very good and we really enjoyed the visit .The staff were very positive, attentive and helpful .I would certainly welcome the chance to return but the restaurant is fully booked .We would like to return for a pudding as we could not fit one in .

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FionaH
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely views
Lunch time menu- so tapas type food

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AlexA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic location and the small plate lunch menu is amazing

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly and efficient staff. Very good service and we had a very enjoyable evening.

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andhil
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time we had been here and we will certainly re-visit when we can. Can’t fault anything, food was wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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CatherineF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were delighted with the whole experience, lovely food, skilfully cooked and presented with superb friendly service. We ate here once before when On The Quay first opened and were very disappointed. 150% improvement - we’ll be back!

MC
MelanieC
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second time we ate at On the Quay in week and the whole experience was fantastic. Amazing food and excellent attentive staff. By far the best place to eat on the islands. Well done On the Quay

JR
JulieR
Essex
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, friendly attentive staff.
Delicious food.

JL
JaneL
Berkshire
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!
Good service!
Well worth a visit !

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PennyK
Isles of Scilly
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food. Langoustines and potted prawns for starters then the sharing whole fish for two - a delicious grey mullet with chips and salad. Perfectly cooked and accompanied by a very tasty organic white Rioja.

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Northantsmarsbar
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Shame no local beers despite still being a main item on the drinks menu and so they should have been crossed off. Requested chips only with the fish of the day but plate arrived smothered in veg. Great friendly staff and loved the overall setup.

JM
JohnM
Isles of Scilly
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall a good experience.
Food a little expensive for portion size.
Didn’t feel rushed and had the table for the whole night.

MW
MargueriteW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Megrim main course awful...completely tasteless...and vegetables iwth it stringy...spoilt the evening

JR
JeannineR
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best place we have eaten during our week in the Scillies. An excellent meal. Good food served with flair! Thank you

MC
MelanieC
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food cooked to a very high standard, great atmosphere and friendly staff.

SB
SelenaB
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic meal. They really have got this very right it’s absolutely lovely.

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NeilK
Angus
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant, lovely ambiance with extensive menu & great quality of food. Staff were so friendly & attentive. We’ll be back.
Neil & Traci Kidd

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BarbaraD
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food combinations, lots of interesting things without being pretentious.

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Jewels
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had fabulous service and food, great value for money and a thoroughly enjoyable evening at the Quay.

JT
JennyT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, good food in pleasant surroundings.

DD
DevonDeanes
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great location on the quay at St Mary’s. Lovely terrace overlooking the harbour (though we didn’t use it as weather not goo enough). Great choice of food - we had lobster/prawn platter with extras thrown in - delicious. Would go again and recommend.

MH
MarkH
London
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner, chef very accommodating to dietary requirements. Great service and buzzy feel. We ate here 3 times this week. All the food was great.

LJ
LucyJ
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Especially the dessert cocktails! Staff great too.

GA
GaryA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined out each night of our 7 day break on St Mary's, On The Quay was our favourite!

KK
KKay
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Well worth the money. Very friendly staff! ☺️

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Mands
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro style, very tasty, spacious and friendly, efficient service

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SueO
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were great, lovely meal, good covid precautions

FW
FionaW
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, atmosphere attentive staff overall a great experience

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Ruth
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and lovely setting with spectacular views. Staff were very accommodating to our two young children.

PW
PatriciaW
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit, we really enjoyed it, staff very attentive. Food portions, plentiful. Would recommend and would have booked again if we could have got in.

JB
JetteB
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice meal , good service , no complaints.

SM
SarahM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal. Friendly staff. Maybe see if you can reserve half a lobster as ran out quite early

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LizB
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Well cooked simple food. Large portions. Fish dishes need larger napkins and a central plate for bones. Good wine. A very satisfactory meal overall.

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SusanA
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed our meal of lobster. Staff most pleasant and attentive. Will be returning next Monday, hopefully with a window table

JL
JohnL
Bristol
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and enjoyed it immensely. Fish was perfect and wine (Picpoul) was excellent. Nice to have a Bath Ales beer too.

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EssexRose
Hampshire
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - seafood risotto and lobster were delicious. Very good atmosphere. The kitchen is open to the restaurant so some tables have a good view of the busy kitchen. Very attentive and welcoming serving staff. A great night out.

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SallyS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food choices and the meals were really tasty and good quality. The restaurant is interestingly decorated with some lovely paintings and art and has a really good atmosphere. The staff were very friendly and efficient. We have dined here before and would recommend. We will be back.

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CarlR
London
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Table by the kitchen was interesting. Might not be for everybody. Food was well cooked and presented. Perhaps add something simpler for those bringing teenage children. Not cheap but a level higher than I’ve seen on the islands until now.

FAQs

On The Quay is rated 4.3 stars by 278 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.