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The Black Rock

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Market Place, St Ives TR26 1RZ, England
01736 791911
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6:00 pm - 10:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Situated in the Market Place, The Black Rock comfortably sits 36 diners in...
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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 205
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    Very good
  • 20
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  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasteful

The attention to detail was evident from the service to the food. Good ambience, excellent flavours.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
MartinFrayn
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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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313 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The attention to detail was evident from the service to the food. Good ambience, excellent flavours.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Just enjoyed a delicious meal here. Really could not fault the fresh, locally-sourced, beautifully-presented food, friendly smiley service and quirky, interesting interior. Will definitely be back.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Special treat for us we booked this for my partners birthday. I was slightly worried as this was their opening night , but we were not disappointed at all , we had a great night. To say this was their opening night the place was packed and I am not surprised. The food was amazing with a great menu with... More 

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plymouth
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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We visited Black Rock on their opening night for the season, never having been there before. Whilst the menu is compact, there is a good selection of options and there was a special starter avialable. The staff were very helpful and the restaurant is clean and fresh. We enjoyed the meal, except the chef was very heavy handed with garlic... More 

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

St Ives is known for its high quality cuisine and Black Rock, tucked away on the corner of Market Square is the jewel in the crown. Delicious seasonal food and friendly service - what sets the restaurant apart is the Head Chef and owner's attention to detail and hisinspired approach to cooking. We were delighted to have homemade bread offered... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We stayed in St.Ives for two nights at the end of September 2014. We selected and pre-booked this restaurant by phone about a week in advance because our hotel manager recommended that we would only find a table in their recommended restaurants by pre-booking. It was well worth the effort, as our meal at the Black Rock was exceptional. Althgough... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I eat out regularly and enjoy many good meals but it is not every day that I am able to describe a meal as being memorable. My dinner at The Black Rock certainly fell into that category and I am sorry that I only had one night to spend in St Ives! Crab Gratin to start was packed with flavour... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Had a lovely meal at the Black Rock and would definitely recommend. The staff are exceptionally polite and helpful without being OTT "in your face". The menu is extensive, lots of creative fish options, which you would expect in St. Ives. Nice atmosphere, good food, you won't be disappointed!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Picked this restaurant out to celebrate my birthday and we were not disappointed. The crab gratin and seafood curry were divine. Great atmosphere and reasonable prices. Would definitely recommend it.

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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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173 reviews 173 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Looking at the restaurant actually puts you off a little; especially when the lights are out. However, do not be. This is an excellent restaurant serving lovely flavoursome food at a very good price. The menu varies and is quite restricted as is the wine list. However the food and the wine were excellent. I loved the viognier. We received... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Market Place, St Ives TR26 1RZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: 01736 791911

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 41

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:30 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:30 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:30 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 am

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