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Black Pearl

9 George Street, Hastings TN34 3EG, England
01424-719919
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Ranked #78 of 240 Restaurants in Hastings
Price range: $15 - $37
Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: European, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Hastings, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I have eaten here on two occasions now....once with a large group (when the restaurant was very busy) and once with my husband (when the restaurant was quieter). On both occasions the service was very friendly and the food was wonderful. As mentioned in other comments the house wine is very good and the cocktails are lovely. A friendly and... More

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BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

Thank you Claire for you lovely words, we look forward to seeing you again :) More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had a meal here on the 5th September for my birthday, well what can I say, they went all out to make sure we had a fantastic evening! The food was beautiful, portion sizes huge and service second to none! A lovely little family run business which in turn creates a lovely family atmosphere! All in all a lovely... More

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BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such lovely feedback. So glad you enjoyed your birthday meal and thank you for the lovely compliment on the atmosphere - we try very hard to make everyone feel welcome More

Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We found the food here good value for money and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. I had the mussels and it was just perfect. We sat outside so we also enjoyed people watching as we enjoyed our meal. A good choice of meals and puddings.

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BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments - the staff are always pleased when their hard work is recognised More

Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Will be checking scores on the doors when eating out. The restaurant needs a bit of a makeover, the sevice was reasonable. The food was wasn't good at all,under cooked and with a strange odour. Be aware check score on the doors whenever you eat out

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BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal. You have not mentioned when you came in or what you ate - we always check with our customers that they are happy with their meal and I was not made aware of anyone who had complained, as we would have made sure that any problems were dealt... More

United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Me,my husband and our two children decided to try this place for lunch as having walked up and down the Old town a few times thought this restaurant had the best menu. We were greeted by a friendly young woman who got us all seated very quickly. The lunch menu has a lot of good choices all at a reasonable... More

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BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

I am pleased you enjoyed your meal - and the Cocktails!!!!!! I am pleased to hear you thought the menu had some good choices, we have worked very hard since we took over to produce a good all round menu that caters for those wanting a quick snack to a main meal. Look forward to seeing you again!! More

Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was always one of my favourite places in the old town, for its fantastic service, food, and ambiance, oh and it's cheeseboard and cocktails! Have been back a few times since its change in management, and there are still many positives, the the food is still great, I feel its lost its finesse a little bit, which is what... More

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BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I am glad you are still enjoying the food but sorry that the change in atmosphere does not completely suit you, but pleased you are still coming in!!! It is my aim to try and make it a more relaxed place to come and dine, but to still get the same great food. My apologies... More

Hythe, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We visited the black pearl for lunch during the summer holidays. The lunch menu was great (the haloumi salad was lush) the service friendly and efficient, looking forward to returning.

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BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your time with us. Look forward to seeing you again More

Canterbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Went in on the insistence of my children who loved the pirate theme and the skeleton in the gibbet. Was surprised, given the kitschy decor, to have very delicious fish and chips, with homemade tartare sauce. My mum's scallops were also rated "delicious". Super friendly service and fun, piratey atmosphere. Aaaarrgggghh!! Can highly recommend!

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BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

Shiver me timbers!!! So glad you and your children enjoyed their meal - when they are happy so are the parents!!!! Hopefully we will see you again - do call in at Halloween and there will be even more skeletons in the gibbet, the children will be delighted More

Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The food is good and the plates are very generous The staff is really nice We highly recommand this place

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BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your meal and thank you very much for the compliments - it means a lot to staff who all work very hard to see that they are appreciated - hope to see you again More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had a table booked for dinner but never got round to eating it. We ordered wine and looked over the menu, being in Hastings fresh fish was something that needed to be eaten...they ran out of the fish. They offered to try and make something else but we decided on a few other dishes from the menu, which again... More

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BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

I am very sorry we were unable to provide you with the meal you would have liked. We buy our fish daily from the fisherman on the beach and serve it fresh each day. We are therefore limited to being able to buy what has been caught that day. We also had an extremely busy lunchtime, busier than usual, and... More

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