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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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