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The Black Rock

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Market Place, St Ives TR26 1RZ, England
+44 1736 791911
18:00 - 10:30
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London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed dinner here last night. The staff were cheerful and efficient. The young man who served us couldn't have been more helpful. The menu was interesting and varied with a good range of dishes. The beetroot risotto with Ragstone goats cheese filo parcel was a delicious starter. The leek and cheddar tart was a good main course. The... More 

Thank Izzzzzy
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is our second visit to Black Rock and we weren't disappointed. Good food and good service. The crab Breton is excellent and the dessert wines compliment the dishes well. This restaurant, tucked away from the seafront, is well worth finding.

Thank heatherogburn
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Outstanding food, beautifully presented, great atmosphere and menu with lots of local choice! Would recommend booking!

Thank Holly M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

The food was probably the best I've ever had. The customer service was great too. The women that was our waitress was very welcoming and helpful with our 10 month old baby. Highly recommend this place. When I visit St Ives again I will most definitely be visiting again.

Thank Jen C
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Wine was delicious, starters good, mains and dessert lovely. Initially I had mussels for main and they were incredibly gritty. Although this was disappointing, my main was replaced with an alternative very quickly and it was delicious. Generally the atmosphere, food and wine here are good, but I feel it's a little over priced for what it offers.

Thank Claireabelle002000
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Visited with colleagues following a business meeting. The food was excellent and very fresh. Would definitely visit again

Thank Julian G
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We went here on our last evening of the holidays and what a good choice! The waitress was very helpful and lovely - spending time chatting with us at the end. The food was superb and the chef should be commended. All the meals were well presented. The menu is fairly small but we would have happily chosen them all... More 

Thank Dinks47
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65 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Relatively small restaurant with a limited, but good menu. I had the Crab Breton followed by the lamb, my husband had the pear and mozzarella followed by the steak. Good to see fresh, seasonal veg, and plenty to go round. The steak was a little underdone, and lacked garnish, but the lamb was perfect, melt in the mouth and we... More 

Thank holdenute
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Great restaurant and the best place we have eaten in St Ives. Lovely waitress, great with our 3 kids 10, 9 and 4. Lovely prosecco cocktail to start with, delicious scallops and squid starters. Our very fussy daughter wolfed down the steak and chips. We had lobster, lamb, risotto. Scrummy veg and lovely wine. Finished off with bread and butter... More 

Thank Bfitton
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Dining with friends from out of town and we were all impressed with the food and service. Normally when friends visit us in St Ives it easy to go for a restaurant with harbour or sea views so this gem of a place is not quite in the top 3 choices but at this time of year when it is... 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
US$15 - US$41
Seafood, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 10:30
18:00 - 10:30
18:00 - 10:30
18:00 - 10:30
18:00 - 10:30
18:00 - 10:30
18:00 - 10:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Place, St Ives TR26 1RZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?