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The Black Rock

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Market Place, St Ives TR26 1RZ, England
01736 791911
6:00 pm - 10:30 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 am
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58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our first visit for some time, but it won't be out last. As is the fashion, the restaurant is minimally decorated but welcoming nonetheless. The staff were attentive and friendly without being overbearing. The seafood was excellent - cured ling was a new one on me and was a revelation. Scallops Provençale style couldn't have been better and mains of... More 

Thank ShropshireClive
Exeter, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Black Rock offer good priced early dining - the first time we had a lightly battered squid for starters, then mussels with duck fat chips, and an amazing tower of lamb with some very different vegetables - chard, brocoli, beetroot cake and roasted spuds. The veg were really fresh and we understand that the chef grows his own - recommended!... More 

Thank edhitch
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friday evening meal for my wife and I after a tough coast path walk. Left it late to book, but managed to get a table for 8:30pm. The service was spot on - the right balance of friendly and professional. Something as simple as having a fresh napkin placed on my lap as they'd noticed mine had fallen on the... More 

Thank Stu W
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The crab Breton was fantastic, so much so that my fiancee who has the squid had such bad food envy she wanted to go back again for lunch the next day, we also shared 4 scallops Provençal which were amazing. We had the mussels and lamb for main which were totally delicious with a lovely bottle of red. The service... More 

Thank Supertedbaker
Monmouth, United Kingdom
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with friends on an early July evening. Good choice from set menu, excellent service and surroundings, and (not least) delicious food. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Daisy270
Wisbech, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were visiting St Ives for our Anniversary and came here on the Tuesday. The place itself has a warm, cosy atmosphere. The staff were very pleasant. The food was beautiful. For starters we had the risotto dish which was amazing and for the main dish my husband had the lamb and I had the gnocchi. One... More 

Thank rickettrock
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food may well be good, but the service is not. It's difficult to pin-point an 'attitude', but we did not feel welcome, and there was a lack of care and understanding from the front of house when matters didn't go smoothly. Service Could Be Improved.

Thank Touristhotspots
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at The Black Rock in late September during our first visit to St Ives. We were early for our table but were seated and had a drink while we read the menu. There was a good selection of daily specials including mussels, braised lamb and steak. We can recommend the scallops to start, followed by crab-stuffed plaice and... More 

Thank CMcN66
Croydon, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here one weekday evening in early September while on a short break in St Ives. It is a small family run restaurant that, like so many other local restaurants, makes a point of using fresh local ingredients. Advised that all the good restaurants get fully booked quickly we had made our reservation for an early evening table several... More 

Thank 309Chris
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and son-in-law really wanted to go here for her birthday dinner, whilst we stayed in St Ives, so we went and were very lucky to get a seat...I would advise to book if you want to go. The restaurant is a beautiful place to eat. The 2 ladies serving were very friendly and helpful. The food was really... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $41
Seafood, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:30 am
6:00 pm - 10:30 am
6:00 pm - 10:30 am
6:00 pm - 10:30 am
6:00 pm - 10:30 am
6:00 pm - 10:30 am
6:00 pm - 10:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Place, St Ives TR26 1RZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: 01736 791911
Situated in the Market Place, The Black Rock comfortably sits 36 diners in stylish surroundings where renowned local artists show their work. The St Ives born chef uses knowledge of local produce to create an ecxiting menu that changes with the seasons.

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