We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Black Pearl

9 George Street, Hastings TN34 3EG, England
01424-719919
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #78 of 237 restaurants in Hastings
Price range: $15 - $38
Cuisines: European, International
More restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

34 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
    16
    12
    2
    3
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Reading, 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 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hythe, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
34 helpful votes 34 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Hastings, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A great evening, good food and service cooked by two new chefs, one Polish the other from Hastings. They coped well on a very busy night. Only issue is access to toilets not good for the elderly

Was this review helpful? Yes
BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback - I am pleased you are enjoying the new look - we have tried to make it more informal and friendly and on this we are receiving some great feedback from lots of people who like the new feel to the place. I am sorry about the access to toilets - it is a very... More

Peterborough, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We stopped off yesterday for lunch and what a nice surprise! The young lady that served us was lovely and promptly took our food and drink orders. I ordered plaice in a lemon butter with new potatoes and my husband ordered a double burger with cheese and bacon. Good size portions, not a long wait and the food was hot.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments - we are so glad you had a good meal - and do call in next time you are in Hastings - we will certainly look after you :) More

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Best place ever, I recommend the steak. Really nice homemade chips and tasty sauce too. Was all so nice ones of us ordered it again whilst I had a yummy chocolate cake with ice cream. Was a really nice atmosphere to be in too repairing for the pirate weekend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely words - shame you missed Pirate Day - but we hope to see you all soon for a double serving of steak!!! More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great food extremely well flavoured and presented, I had apricot lamb perfectly cooked with sweet taste and we'll seasoned vegetables. Would definitely recommend to Hastings diners and visitors.

Was this review helpful? Yes
BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

I am so pleased you enjoyed your food, the lamb dish is one of best sellers. We look forward to seeing you again soon More

Travelers who viewed Black Pearl also viewed

Hastings, East Sussex
Hastings, East Sussex
 
Hastings, East Sussex
Hastings, East Sussex
 

Been to Black Pearl? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Black Pearl, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing