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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, Dessert, Late Night, 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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    Very good
  • 21
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  • 4
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  • 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
A unique format in St Ives

If you like a small but well formed menu this is the place for you. The dishes are expertly cooked . Be prepared for a wait for everything to be cooked from fresh and remember to book at table, the wait is worth it. Need more like this in St Ives please !

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
HowardGuess
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

If you like a small but well formed menu this is the place for you. The dishes are expertly cooked . Be prepared for a wait for everything to be cooked from fresh and remember to book at table, the wait is worth it. Need more like this in St Ives please !

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London, England, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

An unassuming and stylish restaurant, the food and service are faultless. In true St Ives style, you are greeted with a smile surrounded by Leach pottery and warm colours that get the palette going. The menu is pleasingly compact, reassuring and tempting. Wait for it...the food arrives and you are blown away by the elegant presentation, the simplicity of nasturtiums... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is already high on the review listing, so I had to make a reservation. The front of house was excellent, very efficient but took the time to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome. The menu catered for all tastes and this was backed up by the quality, I have eaten in most of the local restaurants but this... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Have been several times to this restaurant. Every time it has exceeded expectations, the service is relaxed but efficient, the food sublime. It just ticks all the boxes, easily the best steak in town. Well worth the extra few pounds. Keep up the good work. :)

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Starcross, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

In St Ives for the weekend of May 16th and we were delighted to find this gem of a restaurant. The service was spot on and the choice of menu items and specials was also on the ball. I went for the crab claws on the special menu and the fish stew for mains. Dessert for me was the local... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I highly recommend this stylish gem which offers excellent food, wine and service. We couldn't fault anything and loved the art and ceramics.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

We ate here on first day at St Ives. Food and service very good BUT VERY EXPENSIVE for what we ate! We found other better Restaurants nearby serving same quality if not better variety of menu. Having said this we did enjoy our evening here. It's also standard decor Resturant, nothing special.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Service was friendly and welcoming. Food was good. I had crabs claws for my starter which were delicious. I then had the fish stew which was gorgeous. The Rib Eye steak was cooked to perfection and as you will see from my review of the Seagrass the chips at the Black Rock were crisp and tasty not soggy! Desserts were... More 

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Derbyshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Great atmosphere and excellent food Fantastic choice and so well prepared Service a little slow, but worth the wait as the restaurant was so busy

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Somerset
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We booked a table of 4 for dinner. We were greeted by Elaine, who we cannot speak highly enough of. She was welcoming polite and everything you look for in a waitress. All 3 courses were Divine and when we are back in the area we will return

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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: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?