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9 George Street, Hastings TN34 3EG, England
+44 1424 719919
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 5
    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
Pre Wedding Dinner

We booked the upstairs part of the restaurant for a party of 24 people, for a pre-wedding meal. Kev, the proprietor and his wife took the booking, and could not have been more helpful. The food was exceptional, and the waitresses and bar staff were great. The atmosphere is so friendly and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
dawn1232015
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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English first
Hastings, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We booked the upstairs part of the restaurant for a party of 24 people, for a pre-wedding meal. Kev, the proprietor and his wife took the booking, and could not have been more helpful. The food was exceptional, and the waitresses and bar staff were great. The atmosphere is so friendly and welcoming. We had the best evening, and an... More 

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BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

Thank you Dawn for you kind words - we take great pride in making sure all the 'little things' get done right!!! Hope everything else for the weekend went well More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

On off chance decided to pop in for lunch with friend, warm welcoming feeling, good attentive staff and food was delicious !! Will be returning

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BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice feedback - we look forward to seeing you again More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
399 reviews 399 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
309 helpful votes 309 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Tried this for the first time and was very pleasantly surprised. I cannot understand how some reviewers can comment on places that are classed as eateries when they haven't even eaten there! We ordered the fish platter for two - see photo - and my goodness it was a large plate. The fish was very good and the salad crunchy,... More 

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BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely comments - the fish is bought from the fishermen in the morning and is nice and fresh and I am glad you enjoyed the cocktails - we only use the best ingredients and make them freshly to order - look forward to seeing you again soon More 

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A quirky bar in the very pleasant old town. Individual, ambient and friendly staff. We dropped in for a late afternoon drink so did not try the food but the menu looks good so maybe next time.

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BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the ambiance - I am sure you will enjoy the food too!! Look forward to seeing you More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Found this little gem this weekend after not being overally impressed with the the restaurants along the road. It was quiet with only us and another table. The food was amazing and service was polite and friendly. A wonderful find and I highly recommend it.

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BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know what a great time you had. We try to make sure that everyone not only has lovely food but also a good time. Look forward to seeing you again soon More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My girldfriend and I popped in for a drink as we were walking past......the atmosphere was so warm and welcoming we ended having dinner! The food was lovely and the staff were great! Had a brilliant night, probably one of my favourite restaurants! Will definitely be returning

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BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

Thanks for a lovely review - and pleased you both had a great night - so often the impromptu ones are the best!!!! More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I have lived and worked in many parts of the world from Australia, America and the Far East and enjoyed many fine meals and I have to say dining at the Black Pearl rates close to the top of the list. From the warm welcome, efficient, friendly but unobtrusive service and the fine food catering for all tastes,catering for both... More 

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BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

Wow!! Thank you so much for your lovely compliments - so pleased you had a great experience with us - and look forward to seeing you again - Kev & the team More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Although they were rushed of their feet the service from start to finish was excellent as was their Sunday Mothers day lunch my family and I really enjoyed our meal highly recommend the Black Pearl at Hastings Old Town

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BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

We are so pleased you had a lovely day at our restaurant on Mother's Day and thank you for taking the time to put your comments on TripAdvisor - we look forward to seeing you again soon More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Having eaten at this restauarant a couple of times over the last few years we decided to book a table for Saturday eveniing for my husband and I to celebrate our birthdays On arrival we were greeted by a cheery waitress and shown to a nice window table upstairs, so we thought we were in for a very favourable evening.... More 

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BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

I am very sorry that you experienced problems with your meal at Black Pearl. I can assure you that this is not typical of us. We are very passionate and professional about the quality and standard of dining out at Black Pearl. I was most disappointed that I was unaware of the problems you had until reading your comments on... More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

First visit since change of ownership and things have improved (it was good before!). Simple menu, half a dozen starters and similar number of mains, but great choice. Chef's pate for starter was superb and the tiger prawns plump and tasty. The baked lemon and saffron chicken for main hit the spot, too. Service was friendly and attentive. Great atmosphere,... More 

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BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely feedback - and so pleased you like the new style 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?