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The Black Rock

Market Place, St Ives TR26 1RZ, England
+44 1736 791911
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (70 reviews)
“steak” (61 reviews)
“gravlax” (9 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Market Place, St Ives TR26 1RZ, England
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1 - 10 of 531 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We loved this restaurant, tucked away in Market Place. The service was great, intimate setting, reasonably priced ....and the food was gorgeous. my husband had the lamb done two ways which he's not stopped talking about and I would definitely recommend the plaice. Definitely worth...More

Thank JGAL15
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is our second visit to The Black Rock. The food and was very good but the service was a bit slow due to its popularity. Well worth a visit with a number of favourite fish and steak dishes.

Thank mikewps2016
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had an amazing crab Breton followed by tasty mussels with chorizo and cider. Other half had lamb. Food was high quality and tasty. What was a shame was watching one waiter really engaging with half the restaurant while our's didn't really. We waited quite a...More

1  Thank Emily T
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a nice place! The food was tasty, however I was a tiny bit disappointed as my gnocchi main was a little overcooked. My partner's lamb main was delicious though, as were our crab starters and gooseberry crumble desserts! The service was a tiny...More

1  Thank Lydia C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and i normally come to Cornwall every year, and of course it felt right to visit one of our favourite restaurants in St.Ives!! The Black Rock always presents lovely looking food, and it tastes even better!! To be honest, i wasn't sure how...More

1  Thank Izzy F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a Saturday night and glad we reserved in advance as a full house. I enjoyed my Lamb Two Ways seasoned with North African flavours and appreciated the two different presentations to match food styles of this tasty dish. Service was friendly and...More

Thank lilybob24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner tonight at the Black Rock Bistro and both the food and service was excellent. We each tried the scallops on the half shell for an appetizer and they were superb. The hake was tender and delicious, though I slightly prefer the hake...More

1  Thank kuznitz2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a side street with no view, you may be forgiven for walking right past, but that would be a mistake. Great service, great food and a really great arty interior. We will definitely be back next time.

Thank Dave_Cawley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here every year for six years now but our last visit was disappointing. We had a long wait for our main coarse. The restaurant was too busy to cope. The head waiter was offhand to the point of rudeness and did not apologise...More

5  Thank Steve T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent. Central location. Ate here Monday evening & we couldn't fault the food & the service. My wife is already looking for the recipe for the crab Breton for a dinner party we've planning. Very attentive staff

Thank mike m
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Restaurant Details

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