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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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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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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  • 254
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  • 92
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Dinner at The Black Rock

Perfect as always just disappointed this time risotto was not on the menu as it is the best I've ever tasted. The crab claws were delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Claire K
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Perfect as always just disappointed this time risotto was not on the menu as it is the best I've ever tasted. The crab claws were delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had as lovely meal here and the waitress was very nice and friendly. There was not a maassivcvve choice , but enough an alll fresh. To me that is more important than a massive choice of pre prepared/ frozen foods just to cover as many people as possible. Go and enjoy it yourself

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Barnsley, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

As can be seen from previous reviews I've made of this restaurant they have all been excellent. This year however something didn't feel right. The waiter was fantastic, very chatty, very accommodating. The restaurant as usual clean, tidy, expertly laid out. The food, well it must be the food. Starter was crab claws, sour dough bread and olives, all fantastic!... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

A lovely restaurant just off the busy Fore Street in St Ives. Slightly on the pricey side but what you get is worth every penny. I had the bruschetta to start which was very tasty and then the gnocchi to follow, with a cheese board to finish. The Gnocchi was very light and had a great depth of flavour. The... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great service and nice relaxed place. Food reasonable and tasty. Wine selection good. Only down side steak very slightly chewy and one of the cheeses on the board not to my liking. The summary though has to be - good restaurant

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Had a very nice evening meal, service was warm and friendly and the food was excellent. I was a little unsure about taking children but they sorted them out with a lovely meal which they woofed down. Highly recommended!

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Had a fantastic dinner at the Black Rock, all of it was amazing and we would go back at the drop of a hat!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

You could tell the food was of interest to Michelin, the crab gratin and chocolate mousse dessert were simply incredible and main course was wonderful. I had the ribeye steak and it was everything you'd hope for. High quality food didn't mean small portions though and it was generous in all courses. The service was informal and friendly.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were four people, two veggies. One very nice crab gratin, some mussels, a mushroom "sandwich": all excellent. The two non-veggies had the biggest and best steak we had ever had, a little charred on the outside, pink and yummy on the inside. The veggies had gnocchi which they enjoyed. Desserts: not a wide selection but good. A well-chosen cheese... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We have eaten all over St Ives this week on holiday including the Alba restaurant and many that are higher up the list on Trip Advisor. However we thought without a doubt this was the best meal we have had all week. The food was just wonderful. Our crab starters were so good we ate them slowly to make them... 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: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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?