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9 George Street, Hastings TN34 3EG, England
+44 1424 719919
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located in the heart of the Historic Old Town of Hastings, Black Pearl...
Located in the heart of the Historic Old Town of Hastings, Black Pearl offers quality cuisine in a charming atmosphere. The ground floor wine bar offers an informal and vibrant atmosphere, whilst the nicely decorated & cozy first floor dining rooms offer intimate dining.Our menus change frequently to reflect seasonal variations. Every dish is made of quality fresh ingredients that compliment one another perfectly to enhance the flavours. Both our lunch and a la carte menus include local fish, shellfish & meat dishes, and a selection suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.We offer a great value for money weekday menu and cater for large groups or parties including company functions.
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Good for:
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tasty food and very friendly staff

We really enjoyed the fact that the menu wasn't extremely long, which meant that everything was cooked from fresh. The mussels were very tasty, the sea bass scrumptious and the desserts were a must!!! A nice little restaurant to dine. Lovely staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
mariaytom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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77 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We really enjoyed the fact that the menu wasn't extremely long, which meant that everything was cooked from fresh. The mussels were very tasty, the sea bass scrumptious and the desserts were a must!!! A nice little restaurant to dine. Lovely staff.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Visiting Hastings for the day, we spotted the Black Pearl on whilst wandering through the Old Town and liked the look of the menu. On entering, we were warmly welcomed by one of the staff and given our choice of the available seats. We didn't have to wait for menus to appear and drinks order to be taken. Drinks to... More 

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BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback - and so pleased that you received such excellent service, something we strive to achieve at all times. We try to appeal to everyone, we even have colouring books for the bored youngsters!!! next time you are in Hastings we hope to see you again :) More 

Hastings, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

visited the black pearl again with friends from London. We had booked the week before! The food as excellent, however, we waited 40 minutes for our drinks order to be taken and was an hour and a half before we received our starters! Some friends who had come in and ate upstairs had 3 courses and left before we had... More 

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BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

Oh Dear - I am really very sorry that your experience was not as good as it should have been - but thank you for awarding us the 5 stars anyway - it is very much appreciated. I really do not understand how we could have left you unattended for so long, we are usually on the ball!! Please next... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We had been given recommendations by friends about this restaurant and having read the recent reviews on here we had high expectations. Very pleased to say that this amazing restaurant lived up to its good name. Very friendly atmosphere, very attentive staff and food was just top class. Would you they recommend to everyone

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BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

So pleased that we lived up to our reputation and very pleased that you had a great time. Thank you for your lovely feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Visited here for my birthday meal and drinks, it was an amazing night. The food arrived promptly and was well presented and tasted delicious. The atmosphere is really relaxed and the friendly staff make you feel comfortable without being intrusive. There is a rustic feel to the surroundings, heightened by the antique floor boards and retro bar. Perfect place to... More 

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BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful feedback - so pleased your birthday celebrations went well - we look forward to seeing you all again soon More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I went to this restaurant to have meal out with a group of friends to celebrate a birthday and I couldn't be happier with how the evening went, we told the gentleman on the phone it was a birthday celebration and when we arrived our table had been decorated with banners and balloons etc which was a lovely surprise. The... More 

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BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely feedback - very pleased that you all had a great time - and we like to make a fuss of customers so if it is their birthday or any other celebration we like to go the extra mile!!.. More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I found this delightful restaurant when we visited Hastings over the weekend. Unassuming from the outside but with an inticing menu we headed inside for what was to be a wonderful evening with delicious local food, relaxed atmosphere and great staff, attentive and very helpful. We will most definitely be back again. Many thanks

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BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

Thank you Exotic Gardener for you lovely feedback. I am pleased that you and your wife enjoyed your meal and the evening. We will look forward to seeing you both again :) More 

Bracknell, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Lovely food and relaxed atmosphere. Friendly staff and a generally enjoyable evening. Small choice on the menu is only down side.

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BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comments. With regard to the menu we prefer to be able to offer freshly cooked food and so this does limit the number of dishes we are able to offer, but glad you liked it. More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

A very nice and honest Sunday roast in a cosy, warm environment. The menu might not massively long, but who needs 500 pages of haute cuisine if you can get good, tasty food at a decent price?

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BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely words - and so pleased you enjoyed our roast. We aim for our roasts to be just like home and by the sound of it that is what we manage!!! Hope to see you again soon :) More 

Hastings, East Sussex
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I have used this restaurant for two events, once for a Zombie Hen Party, not your usual but the restaurant went above and beyond to make it special, and just recently for our Works Christmas bash - 20 people and each and everyone had a great time. Great staff, who really make you feel welcome. I have also eaten here... More 

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BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for the feedback - and thank you for recommending your Company came to us - so glad they all had a nice time. Many thanks Kev :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 George Street, Hastings TN34 3EG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Hastings
  • Phone Number: +44 1424 719919

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 29
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

Located in the heart of the Historic Old Town of Hastings, Black Pearl offers quality cuisine in a charming atmosphere. The ground floor wine bar offers an informal and vibrant atmosphere, whilst the nicely decorated & cozy first floor dining rooms offer intimate dining.Our menus change frequently to reflect seasonal variations. Every dish is made of quality fresh ingredients that compliment one another perfectly to enhance the flavours. Both our lunch and a la carte menus include local fish, shellfish & meat dishes, and a selection suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.We offer a great value for money weekday menu and cater for large groups or parties including company functions.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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