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On The Hill

Town CentreEuropean, British
236 Reviews

About On The Hill

Nestled in a 16th century-old building, On The Hill is a dining experience like no other. This family-owned restaurant run by husband and wife team, Rowan and Imogen, is focused around locally-sourced ingredients, cooked to perfection in innovative ways. What we mean is, the pair consistently come up with new techniques and dishes to surprise and delight all who enter this Ruthin town centre restaurant. And boy, is it working. You’ll find a range of British dishes to suit everyone, with plenty of vegetarian, meat, seafood and gluten-free dishes gracing the menu. This cosy bistro-style restaurant is located on Upper Clwyd Street. Reserve your spot now!

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 11:45 am
11:45 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:45 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:45 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm


On The Hill
1 Upper Clwyd Street, Town Centre
Ruthin LL15 1HY

Menu Highlights



The paté

chicken liver, apple, cranberry, thyme & brandy with toasted ciabatta

Seafood crèpe

king prawns, queen scallops, smoked salmon, lobster cream, and cheddar & herb crumb ‘au gratin’

A little taste of India

red onion bhaji, crispy cauliflower filo pastry parcel, chick pea ‘masala’, minted yoghurt dressing, and char-grilled naan


‘A little taste of Italy’ (v)

porcini mushroom & Marsala wine crispy risotto cake, spinach, ricotta, tarragon & caramelised onion tortellini, sweet tomato cream, char-grilled courgette & aubergine melanzane with tomatoes, red onions & pecorino, and a rocket & pesto dressing, garlic crostini

‘Welsh pork’

slow cooked crispy belly & crispy fried pulled shoulder with char-grilled parsnip, creamed cabbage, apple relish, cider gravy, dauphinois potatoes (gfo)


Pan fried breast of chicken, smoked chicken, pancetta, mozzarella & spinach crispy fried ‘cannelloni’, tarragon sauce, green beans, carrots & courgette, skinny fries


The fish market

stuffed sole paupiette, pan fried sea bass & salmon fillet, potted king prawns & smoked haddock ‘au gratin’, crispy cod goujon, salt cod fishcake, creamed peas, beetroot tartar dressing, Provençal relish, with sauté potatoes & samphire, leeks & sugar snap peas

Duo of local pork

slow cooked crispy belly and tenderloin stuffed with apricots, caramelized onions, smoked bacon & leeks, rich jus, cauliflower cheese, green beans wrapped in smoked bacon, and fondant potato

Filo Tartlet

chestnut mushroom, spinach & gruyere cheese filo tart with char-grilled portabello mushrooms, a thyme, brandy & Dijon cream sauce, and sauté potatoes and vegetables


Chocolate tasting

chocolate profiterole with warm chocolate sauce, chocolate fudge salted caramel shortcake, chocolate roulade, and white chocolate crème caramel

The banana trio

banana sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce, banoffi cheesecake, and a caramel, banana & mascarpone cheese crispy filo pastry parcel with rum syrup & vanilla ice-cream


our ‘Tiramisu’ cheesecake with mocha ice-cream
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More about On The Hill, Ruthin

As if being housed in a 16th century building isn’t enough, Rowand and Imogen have gone above and beyond with the interior styling of On The Hill, with beautiful exposed dark wooden beams, oak floors, intimate, muted lighting and the beautiful paintings of Rowan’s great-grandfather adorning the walls, giving On The Hill a homely touch while still remaining stylish. Open for lunch and dinner, you’ll find an array of British dishes using only the best quality and local produce from around Ruthin. We told you this town centre space goes above and beyond.

As for the menu, well, On The Hill changes its menu depending on seasonal supply, and to showcase the very best of the team's culinary prowess. You’ll find dishes like king prawns, sauteed with garlic, chilli, sambuca and served with crispy calamari and risotto cooked with chicken, home-cured pancetta, leek, peas, spinach, cream and parmesan for starters. While mains include On The Hill’s take of British classics like local char-grilled steaks with all the trimmings, goat cheese Wellington, you’ll also find creative dishes like Asian-style duck or the Italian-style chicken trio. So whether you’re in for a catch up with friends, or the whole family, this Ruthin restaurant will satisfy to no end. You’ll find it on Upper Clwyd Street in the town centre, just be sure to reserve in advance to avoid disappointment.

236 On The Hill Reviews

236 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Great value
Noise levels:Very pleasant
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Ann P.4 days ago · 1 review

This was the 4th time we have been to On The Hill. This was a present from our daughter. As always, never disappointed, lovely varied menu, fresh produce served by friendly, smiling staff. Very attentive & observant to when you have completed courses or drinks. Have recommended to friends who have also been & enjoyed their experience. Looking forward to the next time. Keep up the good work. It's excellent.

Siân W.6 days ago · 1 review

Fabulous evening, wonderful food, lovely choice, good wine list! Only downside, we were a little cramped at the table as even the waiting on staff were struggling to get passed!

Graeme E.6 days ago · 1 review

If only we lived nearer toRuffin I could eat here every week. From the minute we walked in after climbing the hill we loved it. The greeting, the ambience, the drinks menu, the food menu everything was just perfect for us. I could talk for hours about the quality of the ingredients, the balance the taste on each of the starter, the mains and the dessert. We walked away saying that every part of the menu I could order and enjoy. Thank you for a wonderful evening and can’t wait to visit again even if it is 120 odd miles.

Vivienne S.7 days ago · 2 reviews

My friend was very impressed yesterday with the food & service, I knew she would be, loving On the Hill as I do. This was her first visit & she & I are all ready planning our next meal there.

Sally G.6 months ago · 1 review

Top quality food at very reasonable prices. Michelin star quality but without the fuss. Gorgeous fillet beef, with a little shin beef short crust pastry pie. Desserts that don't disappoint. Lovely Cabernet red wine to accompany. Friendly and attentive without bothering us. Wish my own home town had such a fabulous brasserie. It's no wonder On The Hill are busy, they deserve to be.

Mi D.2 months ago · 2 reviews

Having had to 'phone because we would be ten minutes late (I was delayed in a meeting) we were still welcomed over the 'phone and again when we arrived. We forewent starters, because we wanted puddings (On the Hill does quality AND quantity) and my wife had a delicious seafood crêpe and I had the pork - simply wonderful. For puddings my wife had a crème caramel and I had the pear, plum and custard crumble, being offered an extra scoop of vanilla ice-cream when I declined the pouring cream. And all this with cheery and attentive service. So good that we've booked again (and again). Well done everyone and thank you.

Philip T.7 months ago · 1 review

The restaurant was really busy on the evening of our visit yet service was excellent. We were greeted as soon as we walked in and shown to our table. All staff were extremely friendly and polite. The atmosphere is just right, busy but relaxed and informal. The menu was really varied and if you love fish as we do the menu was brilliant. Fresh fish is brought in every day, lots of meat dishes also and vege choices but most importantly all the food was delicious. Having discovered this place tucked away at the entrance to Ruthin Castle, we'll definitely be returning.

Tina E.7 months ago · 1 review

This is our fourth visit here and it never disappoints, food , service all above and beyond Very helpful with gluten free as well Superb , we will definitely be visiting again If you want a real treat you must pay On The Hill a visit

Bethan J.4 months ago · 1 review

On The Hill never disappoint. The ambiance is lovely, the staff are efficient and friendly,.the food is amazing. You are not rushed, the table is yours for the duration. There is a nice gap between courses. The price is very reasonable for the experience. Highly recommended.

Sarah B.8 months ago · 1 review

Our first visit to On the Hill and the food and service was exemplary. The black pudding starter was sublime. I loved it. Followed by the Thai Curry. Slightly disappointed that the rice had peas in it (hate peas) but the disappointment didn't last long when I tasted the heavenly chips that also came with the dish. The two courses plus entrees when we arrived just pushed the puddings out the window, but next time we'll be ready to try out the puddings. Can't wait 😊 Top job On the Hill xx

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