We fry all of our fish in gluten-free batter that is suitable for coeliacs. We don’t use beef dripping in our oil, so our fried food is also suitable for vegetarians.
So good news for the vegetarians too!
Me, Neil, my Mum, Dad and Godmother all went, I had booked a table a few days before. It is always worth booking in advance as it is a pretty popular little place
The waitress we had was lovely, she was really knowledgeable about the menu and was able to explain what I could and couldn’t have which was really nice. It really makes all the difference to a gluten free dining experience. She even pointed out the new gluten free desert and highly recommended it!
Mum, Dad and my Godmother, Margaret all went for fish and chips for the main, Dad had Salt and Pepper Prawns for a starter, Margaret had Crisp Fried Halloumi, Neil had an Italian Seafood Salad and Mum and I both had South Coast Calamari (mine, gluten free obviously).
For my main I went for Scampi, the waitress explained that it wouldn’t be traditional scampi in breadcrumbs as the breadcrumb mix wasn’t gluten free. Luckily as they batter to order, I was able to have the scampi (which is Scottish Langoustine Tails) in the same gluten free batter.
Neil went for Seafood Tacos. Neil really enjoyed his dinner, he literally hasn’t stopped talking about how nice the Taco’s were!
You also get unlimited chips. Which are some of the nicest chips I’ve eaten. When the food arrived they were really clear as to which the gluten free meals were and advised me that I wouldn’t be able to have the tartare sauce or the vinegars as they weren’t gluten free.
My food was so tasty and as much as I wanted to eat 10 buckets of the scampi and chips, I reserved myself to fit in a desert! The scampi/langoustines are phenomenal.
As I mentioned earlier, the waitress pointed out the desert at the start, its new and its gluten free – its called Chocolate Nemesis, it is described as a wonderfully rich, soft cake and comes with a scoop of clotted cream. It certainly was rich and although really nice, it was far too chocolatety for me and poor old Neil had to finish it off.
Mum and Margaret both had ice cream, the ice cream isn’t gluten free though, so I did find the desert choices a little lacking.
All in all, Rockfish is a lovely, relaxed place to eat. The food is always really tasty and the staff are always very friendly and have always been very understanding of gluten free dining.
The sun pours in the windows and at the right time of day you can watch the fisherman unload that days catch. Dad was very content to watch a crate load of spider crabs be unloaded (I am terrified of crabs and was glad I couldn’t see).
The relaxed atmosphere makes you feel like you are right on the beach and it is just a lovely place to be.
I can’t wait to visit again. Huge thanks to my Mum and Dad for this lovely birthday treat!
Have you ever visited a Rockfish restaurant? What did you have? Let me know below.