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The Black Rock

Market Place, St Ives TR26 1RZ, England
+44 1736 791911
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Market Place, St Ives TR26 1RZ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a lovely meal here while I was staying in St Ives. I eat early so was able to take advantage of the special price menu. The food was excellent and very fresh and the service was perfect.

Thank purplecatlover
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great service, lovely atmosphere and very good food. Fish dishes particularly good. Quality cheeseboard. Definitely recommend.

Thank Swanseagirl9
Reviewed 1 week ago

LEETER WRITTEN IN jULY-NO RESPONSE AT TIME OF REVIEW I am writing to inform you of our experience in your restaurant on Saturday night as we did not want to write an unfavourable review on Trip advisor without giving you an opportunity to address our...More

1  Thank rnovell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place - fabulous quality, good service! Four different meals, all of us were very very impressed!

Thank Graham L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried to get in this restaurant a few time, managed and was worth it. Great atmosphere, really attentive staff. Plenty of choice on the menu. I noted that there is an early bird price list (before 7pm). The choice on the early bird menu...More

Thank Marky02
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Black Rock for the second time in early September and had high hopes of a repeat fabulous experience. The food was good, but beware there is no alternative for the younger diner so if your child has plainer tastes they will be...More

Thank PusscatT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've eaten here twice this week and enjoyed both meals. The set menu choices if you order before 7pm are very good which did one evening but trying other dishes worked well when we had a later booking. The crab and mushroom starter had good...More

2  Thank TheLardons
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our table of four had inconsistent experiences: STARTERS - One of the two crab pots had very little crab. Good scallops. Nice olives. MAINS - Good steaks, although both more well done than ordered. Good Moroccan dish but a rather solid and uninspiring plate of...More

1  Thank MargaretOkehampton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every dish was interesting and tasty - starter, main and pudding. Quite an achievement. A small establishment, but clearly with chefs who know what they are doing to blend tastes. Fish was perfectly cooked, and Lamb with aubergine was delicious. The blackberry and apple crumble...More

1  Thank Singularity2008
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely friendly staff, warm atmosphere and fabulous food. Definitely worth a visit but would recommend booking in advance as it was full the night we went. My boyfriend had the courgette salad to start and the gnocchi for main. I had the fish stew. Really...More

Thank Lynsey E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$41
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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