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The Black Rock

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Market Place, St Ives TR26 1RZ, England
+44 1736 791911
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18:00 - 10:30
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 10:30
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank Jen C
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Claireabelle002000
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank Julian G
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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 

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Bonn
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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 

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Bfitton
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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 

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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Outstanding! The food was delicious. I had a tasty risotto. The menu is far more creative than most st ives venues. Our meal looked good and tasted good. A relaxing atmosphere and courteous and attentive service. I look forward to returning.

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Shropshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

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 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$41
Cuisine
Seafood, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 10:30
Monday
18:00 - 10:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 10:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 10:30
Thursday
18:00 - 10:30
Friday
18:00 - 10:30
Saturday
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
Description
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?