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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, Dessert, Dinner, 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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  • 235
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  • 88
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 5
    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
Tasty meal, glad we booked

We had a meal in the pleasant, modern surroundings. I enjoyed the steak which was perfectly cooked with home made chips. Others in the party had fish followed by chocolate dessert. Nice local beers & ciders available. I would recommend booking as those that dropped-in could not be guaranteed a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
MemmaM
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Stirling, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The food was ok, good in fact - but our experience was not up-to expectations. Staffing was poor(ish) not really trained to a standard and not enough of them. So we had an OK meal but not a super one...

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We had a meal in the pleasant, modern surroundings. I enjoyed the steak which was perfectly cooked with home made chips. Others in the party had fish followed by chocolate dessert. Nice local beers & ciders available. I would recommend booking as those that dropped-in could not be guaranteed a table.

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

No doubt about the Chefs credentials the food is exceptional so if its good food you want then this is for you. However,if your looking for buzz and atmosphere its lacking here . I suspect the layout does not help albeit comfortable. Difficult to say what gives a restaurant atmosphere bit it is missing, all in all I would say... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a fine dining restaurant and that is exactly what we got. The interior is a little strange not quite chique and not quite minimalist but the food is to die for. We visited last year and this year we where not disapointed. Highly recommended as a fine dining experience.

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

arrived 15 minutes early to be told were not open ,so come back at 6,00 so we did 6,00 on the dot to see someone else sitting down ,,oh she,s only just arrived we were told as her starter turns up,our small portions of food arrived and were very nice,then my miniature main course came and we then waited for... More 

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Braunton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Good quality food and well cooked we both really enjoyed our meals, didn't book but managed to get in. Friendly and polite service.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Booked here for dinner with an hours notice. We were lucky to get a table as everyone who turned up during the course of our meal was turned away. The food was excellent and well presented. The interior of the restaurant is nicely decorated and clearly some effort has gone into creating a fine dining experience. My only sight criticism... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Visited this excellent resteraunts recently the food the atmosphere and the service were all first class we would highly recommend it. Brilliant.

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Burnham-on-sea
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We visited on a Saturday evening with our two children (14 and 9) for our wedding anniversary. We had a lovely relaxed evening and the food was fab. We would highly recommend the Clab claws, Scallops and the steak was absolutely divine.

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Longfield, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Went there without a booking, but they could fit us in OK. We had a bread & olives starter,followed by their fish stew which was excellent. Restricted Wine list, and the rest of the menu looked only average.

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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?