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Market Place, St Ives TR26 1RZ, England
01736 791911
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Ranked #13 of 122 Restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $41
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 am
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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English first
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 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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167 reviews 167 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We went here on the back of all the excellent reviews and were not disappointed. When you look in, it does look a bit like a cafe rather than a restaurant but do not let this put you off! The food was absolutely delicious- great choice on the menu and all locally sourced ingredients. The muscles were some of the... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We had our last meal here on our recent three day break to St Ives, which came highly recommended by the owners of the place we were staying. The food was very tasty and beautifully presented. We sat watching the very relaxed chefs doing their thing in the kitchen. The bottle of wine was lovely. The only downside - which... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Third visit and the food is always on top of its game. We always try something new and not the obvious. Trust me when I say that you won't be disappointed, and I'm a foodie.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Lovey food, though from a slightly limited menu. After dining at Porthminster Beach Cafe the previous evening, the bench had been set high. However, the service was good and the food was lovely - though Porthminster had the edge, quite possibly due to being more atmospheric and having a more extensive menu. I would return but most likely for their... More 

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Newbury , UK
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

All the ingredients for a great meal..........great food, good atmosphere, first class service and at a price point which I thought was good value. 10 / 10 Highly recommended particularly the crab claws poached in coconut milk

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Additional Information about The Black Rock

Address: Market Place, St Ives TR26 1RZ, England
Phone Number: 01736 791911
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 41

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