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The Black Rock

Market Place, St Ives TR26 1RZ, England
+44 1736 791911
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Market Place, St Ives TR26 1RZ, England
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1 - 10 of 579 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their website states that after 10 years they are no longer operating in order to spend time with family, however it only shows on the front page so if you go straight to the menus etc. you may miss the notice.

Thank fenny89
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Went for dinner on a saturday evening in October. They appear to spead out the booking to make sure they can provide a good service - which they did. All the food was excellent - especially the fish stew. Nice interior and atmosphere. Would recommend.

Thank Paul J
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Had seen the Black Rock a number of times in visits to St.Ives and now kicking myself we left it so late to visit. From the decor, to the service and the food, this was a really pleasant experience. Our waitress was well schooled which...More

1  Thank grubhound
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Food was nice. I found the waiter rather unfriendly and rude, he would only speak and make eye contact with my husband. I have never seen or experienced anything like it. Most odd. Not a place for a romantic meal.

2  Thank Theresnootherway
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent food all round. The curry was particularly good, not heavy, excellent dahl. Fish stew ..great flavour and attractive on the plate. Super atmosphere. Staff very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend and not too expensive. Wine very reasonably priced.

Thank Theresa K
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We had a meal for two there last week and can thoroughly recommend this restaurant. It's at the higher end of the price range but is worth it as the food, atmosphere and service were excellent. They have an on-line table booking system. Food was...More

Thank kenanddierdre
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

It was our first visit to Black Rock as they don’t have too many vegetarian options for my wife to choose from. Everything about the experience was very good - staff were friendly and attentive, decor and atmosphere were relaxed, the food was delicious and...More

Thank reviewbypaul
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We ate here on thursday and had a lovely meal served by excellent waiting staff and cooked by very calm looking, and highly competent chefs. The mains we had were the lamb curry and the plaice which were both beautifully prepared and presented. My wife...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We had a lovely evening, the staff where wonderful and so was the food. we would recommend it to anybody.

Thank plum88
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is a good restaurant with a limited menu. The Crab Breton is a special favourite and the duck fat chips are to die for. If you are a fussy eater, the menu may be a little limited but everything is fresh and tasty. The...More

Thank heatherogburn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$41
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:30 AM
6:00 PM - 10:30 AM
6:00 PM - 10:30 AM
6:00 PM - 10:30 AM
6:00 PM - 10:30 AM
6:00 PM - 10:30 AM
6:00 PM - 10:30 AM
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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