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The Black Rock

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Market Place, St Ives TR26 1RZ, England
+44 1736 791911
18:00 - 10:30
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Penderyn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After narrowing our choices down we decided on The Black Rock. Glad we did, it was lovely. Friendly staff, good menu, and most importantly excellent food. Would recommend and definitely go back.

Thank dbandthehair
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94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited this restaurant each time we stay in st ives( usually twice a year) and it has always been a highlight of our eating week. Unfortunately not this time. It was the most expensive meal of the week and the most disappointing. My husband and son both had the steak and although one was tasty and well cooked... More 

Thank pandamacheshire
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly, let's talk about restaurant etiquettes - you don't tell your guests that you need them out by a certain time. You politely suggest how you operate. I was first asked how I booked the table and I said through your website and the waitress reminded told me to be out by a certain time. Not a very good start.... More 

Thank JohnnyBGood2nite
Exeter, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a last minute booking which we got buy just walking in . I had the cready carvery duck which was cooked perfect and the chips where great. Great service but the time between courses was a bit long and the menu is a bit limited . But I would go back

Thank sean c
Windsor, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit to the Black Rock Restaurant and we will return. The mussels on the specials board were the best I have ever tasted. Great, friendly service. Book to avoid disappointment.

Thank Louise155
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for dinner. The decor is simple with contemporary art on the walls. We had mussels, scallops, rib-eye steak and cheese. It was all well presented, tasty, uncomplicated and very good. The service was friendly. Would recommend The Black Rock for a great meal out.

Thank wizzyone
Hamburg, Germany
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A relaxing, stylish restaurant with very friendly waitresses. The food was delicious and we were able to choose a combination menu of starters,main course and desert. Extensive wine list. A very pleasant experience

Thank Sail0rGuy
Hayle, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really nice little restaurant offering lovely food. I would definitely recommend the crab starter- it was divine. The sole main course was very nice and the crumble dessert delicious. I thought the menu was set at a reasonable price for the standard of the chef and the only real fault I could find was the length of time between... More 

Thank SillySuffolkGirl
Venice, Italy
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We very much enjoyed our 3 course evening meal , we all had different meals mainly fish and all were beautifully cooked and presented. Very tasty deserts and efficient staff . Will be going back .

Thank Robert P
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164 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant itself is simple in the way it looks, not overly luxurious. This made the service and food stand out even more than if it had been. We immediately felt welcome and staff were incredibly attentive and friendly throughout our meal. The portions were the perfect size and were incredibly tasty (scallops and gravalax starters, confit duck main, basil... More 

Thank Will A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$41
Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 10:30
18:00 - 10:30
18:00 - 10:30
18:00 - 10:30
18:00 - 10:30
18:00 - 10:30
18:00 - 10:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Place, St Ives TR26 1RZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 791911
Situated in the Market Place, The Black Rock comfortably sits 36 diners in stylish surroundings where renowned local artists show their work. The St Ives born chef uses knowledge of local produce to create an ecxiting menu that changes with the seasons.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?