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9 George Street, Hastings TN34 3EG, England
+44 1424 719919
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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
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 2
    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
Lovely

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Kaywaiting
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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

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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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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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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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
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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 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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BlackPearlRestaurant, Owner at Black Pearl, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback - we try to keep the menu manageable enough for us to be able to cook food fresh to order More 

Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 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
34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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 

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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 - 28
  • 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?