Black Rock Restaurant

4.6
79 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Steak
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Black rock restaurant is a 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.

Special Offers

Kids eat for free

The offer is only valid when one (1) adult meal is ordered for each child meal.
The offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or promotions.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 20 June 2019

Ends: 20 December 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-18:00

What 79 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Walking in we thought the restaurant seemed lovely, nicely decorated with cool art work on the walls and good music at just the right volume level. Staff were friendly and polite however, we all had wine and when they arrive the bottles were just placed on our table, no offer to try the wine first or having your glass poured for you. 3 of us ordered fillet steak for £27 which id consider a fair price for a good piece of fillet steak, however this was not a good steak at all, mine was fatty and chewy and flat more like a rump than a fillet and all 3 were over cooked (we asked for medium rare and recieved over medium cooked with hardly any pink in the middle). When we pointed this out to the waitress and i demonstrated cutting through my tough overcooked steak i just received an "oh sorry about that" with no offer of a new steak or discount from the bill. If i had paid £15 for this steak it wouldn't have been an issue but for £27 id expect much better. Its a shame as this could be a really great steak restaurant if they worked on their pricing or just improved the quality of their steak and made sure the chef can cook the steak how the customer asks for it. On a good note the people that didnt have steak enjoyed their carbonara and the starters were good.

NS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was quick and food lovely just didn’t like the way my partners burger and chips were presented on a slate would have preferred a plate.

c
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great friendly and quick service, the food was amazing, best piece of steak we've ever eaten

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I booked a table here for my partners birthday. We both love our steak but I usually eat mine at Miller and Carter. As we were staying at a caravan close by for a few nights I had done some research online for a decent steak restaurant and was happy with previous reviews.

Upon entering, we were greeted by a member of staff who had read the table request I made at the time of booking and showed us to our table but it was dark in that corner of the restaurant with no light. Although I’d requested not to sit near the main doors, bar or toilets-I didn’t want to sit at a table with no light. I wouldn’t have even been able to see the menu.

We ended up moving to another table.

The portion sizes for the starters were generous. We chose 2 each and were quite full with these alone and ended up skipping a main meal to just having a desert each. Including drinks-the meal was just under £25.00 each plus I gave the gentleman serving us a tip.

The macaroni cheese was extremely bland and completely tasteless. It had no seasoning at all and tasted of nothing. It was awful. I also didn’t like how over cooked the pasta was. It looked like baby food in all honesty.

It’s not solid how I expected it to be and was just really horrible. I wouldn’t recommend it at all and would never ever order it again.

The steak bites were consumed by my partner. The steak was undercooked and blood was on his plate. We weren’t asked how we liked our steak which should always be done when ordering. My partner chose to eat them and not make a fuss but I declined.

The sticky wings were great. Possibly the best item ordered. The garlic bread with cheese was also good.

I specified that this was a birthday booking but I might as well have not bothered as there was no mention of it being his birthday which was disappointing. Why ask the person booking the table what the occasion is if you then don’t bother to acknowledge it?

It was an “ok” meal but I would go somewhere else next time.

CD
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service, good quality of food! Will definitely return 😊 hidden jem!

T
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant with the most delicious food! I loved that I was able to cook the steak to my preference on the stone very good experience, service was great and staff very welcoming nothing seemed to much very refreshing to see.
Already can’t wait to go back highly recommended!!

RD
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Only had a starter so can't really comment on the food. Waited an hour for two medium rare steaks then left hungry. Restaurant wasn't that busy but staff seemed more bothered about serving the birthday table behind us (who arrived after us and got their food before we left. Quite annoying as I'd booked the restaurant for MY birthday dinner.

CC
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, food was fantastic. Really enjoyable evening for date night.

AP
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Our first visit and we were not disappointed.

TR
Essex
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic a beautiful place highly recommend defiantly going again

VP
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely evening for our anniversary the staff were lovely and the food was excellent will be going back again
We recommend to anyone lovely place to eat

G
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow what a place. Food fantastic it was my wife's birthday so we had steaks that we cook ourselves at the table on a hot stone a first for us .Cloe or waitress told us how to do it the meat was so tender and full of flavour. Fantastic Cloe was fantastic thank you .Geoff/Sandy

JB
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the food. Good selection of cocktails and the staff were very attentive. Will be visiting again.

CR
Essex
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love the Black Rock, Chloe the manger is amazing!!!

RD
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rump surf and turf was tender and lovely, very friendly staff, we'll be back soon.

AF
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Received a nice friendly welcome upon arrival, waitress was new but said the right thing by going to get the answers to our question. Relaxed, friendly environment and great food. My only negative feedback would be the use of 1 hand towel in the toilet instead of individual cloths or hand dryer

VB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect meal. Staff very attentive and very willing to help. Would recommend to everybody. My friends were extremely impressed and have said they will return. Thank you Blackrock wonderful start to our evening.

OT
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Pleasant surroundings good food friendly staff.

DW
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always x staff were always there to help you x will be coming back again and again x

ED
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service and had a wonderful time all round on Mother’s Day. We can’t thank our waiter enough he was absolutely amazing and the hot Lava Rock to cook your steak on, ingenious! Will definitely recommend all our family and friends to pay you a visit.

F
Essex
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating here and will definitely be coming again. Loved how welcoming they were with my little boy.

S
Essex
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We has a lovely meal , the food , service and staff was perfect however it was cold . There is no heating so it seems so you feel cold and have to keep your coats on while eating which is a shame.

PR
Essex
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Starters where average but the main course was excellent. The wine I felt was very expensive ... nigh on £20 for a bottle of £7 Zinfandel. No draught beer only bottled beer. A. £79 bill with £35 being a bottle of wine, 2 bottles of soda water and 2 bottles of bud. Will go back as the steak was lovely.

CS
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3rd time to Black Rock and its now my favorite restaurant. Totally outstanding food tried the 20oz steak and def not disappointed

LS
Essex
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great night out, lovely staff and really enjoyed the food!

JA
Essex
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and atmosphere. Think the chardonnay is very over priced considering it is a super market one

CS
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb night out, 2nd time we've been to the restaurant and still outstanding, the meal was out of this world and would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a good night out

Y
Essex
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service & excellent food. Highly recommend

GT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food both excellent, definitely going back.

NJ
Essex
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Veg that was stated didn't arrive with main course and we had to ask for it which was then cooked separately.
Xmas menu pricey.
Good steak on stone

T
Essex
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was really impressed with my first visit to Black rock restaurant service was great staff was very welcoming and friendly, The food was amazing!! Will definitely be going back.

SM
Essex
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food at a decent price. Very attentive, efficient and friendly staff. Gets quite a smokey and blue atmosphere when the steaks on the lava rock are served up, but disperses fairly quickly. Not too good for disabled customers as there are a number of stairs down to the restaurant to negotiate. Overall, very happy with the food and service and will definitely go again.

DB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hi first visit to black rock . Greeted by two very nice girls. Made to feel very welcome.
Had a great meal with my wife. First time I had steak on a stone it was excellent .
Would go back hopefully in the near future. It was a great experience
THANKS DOUG & LINDA.

S
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service in a beautiful restaurant, I can’t recommend it highly enough, it’s a must for steak lovers.

RB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is out of this world extremely tasty and a great experience, I have now been twice and will definitely go again. I really highly recommend this place to anyone, that wants something different because having steak on the stone makes the experience great fun.

KH
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been a few times now and love the place, the staff are friendly but not in your face or over the top, the food is amazing. They are happy to help, the first time we went we wanted the onion rings really crispy, and they just got on with it, this last time they asked if we would like to move tables to a quieter part for the restaurant as they were not busy. I really really do like the place.

CS
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit to the Black rock and not disappointed, will definitely be going back again for the steak on stone, can cook it just how you like it.. Brightly lit restaurant, friendly staff and modern atmosphere. Great place to go for a meal out close to the sea front.

OT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, really professional service. If I’m honest we booked through Open table but don’t think we would’ve gone in if we had just walked past. So glad we did one of the best meals we’ve had and we’ve eaten at some really nice steakhouses. Young lad Tom who served us was really well mannered and professional the whole time. Would definitely recommend.

SM
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best steak I had. We ordered the 20 ounces steak to share and the meat was glorious. Service was very good. Only small criticism will be room gets very smokey

GC
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was looking forward to coming here. The steaks are the stars of the show and the starters were lovely, we had the wings and bruschetta, Its well worth paying the extra for the big steaks, they were beautifully cooked.

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