Black Rock Restaurant

4.5
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224 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Steak
Black rock restaurant is an easygoing dining restaurant situated across the street from the beach front in Clacton on sea. We focus on a trendy steak and grill menu.

Our menu is inspired from different countries but our speciality here at Black rock is the ‘STEAK ON THE STONE’ the concept is from the island of Madeira amongst other places. The restaurant is guest orientated and the service is relaxed, very friendly; nothing is too much and always willing to assist you in any means way.

Black rock is a great place to eat, excellent atmosphere, great tasting food and we take pride in delivering exceptional service using the highest quality of local ingredients the best cuts of steaks and a great selection of exciting cocktails.
What 224 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.3
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4.3
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Cazpot76
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adhering to COVID guidelines which was great to see. Very friendly, great service and great food. Will definitely be back

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JonP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great staff, very attentive without being fussy. Anniversary meal, nice touch with the table decs

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JasonK
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food wasn't up to the standard for the price had much better at that price,think most of the food comes out of a pact

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MarkJ
Essex
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

nice dining slightly spoilt by other diners being very noisy

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TonkaThomas
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, interesting pictures, really helpful, exceptionally good food

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chrisw
Essex
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I had a great experience the steak was slightly over cooked but the quality and taste surpassed that fault, great taste, great service, no issues with any staff they was very polite and assertive. I am planning my next visit very soon

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JamesE
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eaten here many times over the last few years never had a bad meal! Steak always perfect

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Neil
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were friendly and helpful.
Food was delicious and great value.
Portions were huge.

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SharonB
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This little restaurant is a must. 20oz steak cooked on a rock- was amazing 😉 honeycomb cheesecake delicious. Staff were attentive and efficient. From out of the area so been looking forward to this return visit and now can’t wait to revisit. Other dishes on the menu look great and reasonably priced. Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good as usual. Regularly use black rock and is always fantastic.

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joannaF
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here with our 2 children and they were very accommodating.. the steak on a stone was out of this world.. we are now booking for my 30th in November.

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JC97
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Was in there for almost 2 hours, took an hour for a starters to arrive, then another 40 mins for our mains to arrive, they forgot all of our extras and didn’t even get a sorry or anything, just questioned everything, Poor food, poor timing, overall POOR

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LeahF
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always! I had the fillet steak cooked to order and it was so tasty would definitely recommend. The waitresses were very attentive and they were so lovely and I will be returning very Soon.

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KarenB
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service very good, all staff were lovely, food was lovely. Will definitely be going again.

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AlanNic
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Quite A few things unavailable from the menu which in this climate is maybe understandable . Server was lovely . Noisy kids banging their seats unfortunately and their Parents just left it. I even blamed my poor kids at one point as the noise travelled around the room. Maybe some padding on the bottom of the booth seating too stop kids banging the backs of the seats with their feet.

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HayleyW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had a lovely experience and would definitely go again! The cocktails were amazing!!

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paulw
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

BLACK ROCK WAS VERY GOOD . DONT THING I WOULD PAY FULL PRICE …….. ONLY ONE WORRY THERE NEAR PICK UP THE PHONE WHEN CALLING THAN

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PaulL
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this was our first time at Black Rock and I would definatly recommend it,the food was fantastic with very large helpings,we had three courses and all were very good.The staff were very polite and friendly ,we will be going again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were lucky to have won a £50 voucher for Black Rock so went along on a Sunday evening to enjoy our prize. The vibe in the restaurant is great with music playing and a urban modern look and is bigger than we envisaged.
The portions are large but it would be nice to see people with smaller appetites catered for as I couldn't manage a 10oz steak. There is quite a good variety of choice even though its a steak restaurant. I had the Chicken and avocado salad which was lovely.
There weren't loads of choices for dessert but after eating such a large meal many wouldnt have room for a dessert!
The staff were all very friendly and pleasant.
Large parties of 10 or more do incur a service charge.
Its not the cheapest steak restaurant but the steaks are the best we've tasted!
Would definitely go back.

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Beaver
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was very good and we was made to feel very welcome.

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ChantalL
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff was friendly the service was good, the food was slightly better than pub food. Could have done with both meals coming to the table at the same time also my pasta dish was lukewarm would have preferred to have it hot.

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RobS
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great cocktails. All round a great place to eat. Would highly recommend.

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KellyC
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was lovely- new server was learning the ropes. Shame no staff wore any PPE!

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great meal the only down side to the place is they could really do with some air con in there. It gets extremely warm down there with all the on the stone steaks etc.

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a lovely evening, the food was amazing and the service was also good.

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00000000
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I was really looking forward to trying this restaurant, its very pricey which i would have been ok with if the steak was the quality i was expecting.
I had sirloin which was around 3mm thin and full of fat. My friend actually had the same meal i did but no fat at all, so it seems i was the unlucky 1.
If it hadnt been eat out to help out i would have been very annoyed paying ful price.

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CarolineS
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our food was delicious and faultless, including the service and staff. But the music was too loud, and unsuitable. Also the steaks on offer were huge and I didn’t want a meal that big. Please consider serving smaller steaks.

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StevenB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again I lived in kirby le soken for 5 years now and only discovered the black rock recently. Myself and my partner had 10.oz fillet on the stone it was so amazing. I cant find a fault in this restaurant. It is fantastic. But be aware you need to book...

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jennyO
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pleasant surroundings. Quite noisy when everyone talking. Not good soundproofing. Good value meal with the government discount but would not pay the full price menu as would prefer to go somewhere more comfortable to sit and eat with the higher priced meals.

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RonL
Essex
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Given the number of diners, (eat out scheme in operation) the service and quality of food was very good.

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Rhee
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Overall a good meal, nothing overly special and service was ok some really nice front house staff.

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LouiseM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food amazing as usual. Staff excellent always very helpful and polite

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Anita
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not fault this place. The steak was superb and cooking it on a hot stone gave a novelty feel to the whole experience. Staff attentive and well presented and had a nice laid back vibe. Would highly recommend, we really enjoyed our meals

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JohnE
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food lovely staff would definitely recommend

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N334
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Place is lovely and our waitress we had couldn’t be more helpful. However, when the food came my steak I couldn’t even cut with a steak knife and it was inedible. The waitress kindly took it away and said she will get me a new one, couldn’t complain about that! Then a man who seated us came back over to the table with the plate and asked what he was meant to do with it, I explained I can’t eat it and he tried to justify why it was chewy and said because I had it med/well. Then said that my new steak will be a while as the chef has to cook it from scratch! I have never had that in a restaurant before and I certainly won’t go back, if the food isn’t up to the standard your paying then you shouldn’t have to argue why your sending it back.

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HannahP
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our evening meal here! Great start to the holiday but book to avoid disappointment

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CRAIGG
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food, Amazing Cocktails , Staff Are Fantastic! Great Night As Always!!!

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perjm
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Main course was amazing absolutely perfect but the staters were mediocre and we didn’t finish them and on top of that service was slow but didn’t effect the meal in anyway.

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JadeD
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table reservation online is very helpful and quick. Staff are polite and food was cooked to perfection. Never visited a steak restaurant before so asked a staff member what steak they would recommend and with what sauce. This staff member was very helpful and our meal was amazing.

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DirkB
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Friendly staff
Good atmosphere
Can only recommend

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Black Rock Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 224 OpenTable diners.

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