Black Rock Restaurant

4.8
45 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, British, Grill
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Hours of Operation
Wed: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Thu - Sat: 12:00pm - 3:00pm and 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Sun: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
01255 222400
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Cross Street
GPS: 51.787325, 1.15362
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Parking Details
Free and convenient parking situated along the seafront, 4 hours unrestricted parking anytime and uncapped after 5pm onwards.
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Public Transit
Clacton-on-sea train station.
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Wine
What 45 People Are Saying
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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.

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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.

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CS
Essex
1 review
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.

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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.

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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

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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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AC
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service - good fun & attentive! Thank you!

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KS
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely steak meal here with lovely waiters so helpful how to cook our steak. It was the best steak we have ever had ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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SD
Essex
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal at this restaurant on the weekend. The staff were really helpful and friendly. Suggesting a wine and ensuring everything was great. When I didn't like my steak Would definitely go again when I am in the area.

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London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The wife and I came her for dinner on Saturday. I have seen this restaurant for awhile and never fancied it due to it being a basement restaurant, thinking it would be dark and claustrophobic. I was wrong! I was very surprised how light and comfortable it was. it has a very upmarket feel about it compared to other restaurants in the area.
Staff were fast and friendly and the food was very good. The steak is without doubt the best we have had in town and was more than worth the money. We will be definitely be returning.

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

Was lovely here. This was my second time and would definitely go again.

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A
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food
Service was brilliant friendly polite and attentive

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JA
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Come for a bite to eat before going to the theatre to watch a show, we were running 15 minutes late so called ahead to let them know and was no problems, decided to take on the 20oz special, very tasty and didn't need to eat for the next day! Staff also lovely.

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T
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decided to come with a work colleague after work and had been wanting to go to Black Rock for a while having heard good things, first time steak on the stone experience and loved it, I'll be better at it next time with more practice!!

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KP
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Excellent all round, the only thing that let's it down is the smoke from the steaks on the stone, extractor fans are really needed to prevent eyes stinging and clothes Smelling of cooking

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K
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came in for a bite to eat for lunch after doing a bit of shopping in town, I had sweet and sticky hot wings to start and chicken and mushroom risotto for money and both were very tasty, staff were really attentive and friendly.

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NF
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked for a special occasion meal, and the whole evening was brilliant. Lovely food great staff. A hidden gem. Its small and cosy with a modern twist.

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TJ
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top place, great steak, far better than I was expecting. Very attentive staff. Steak on the stone well worth a try.

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WM
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all round experience, our meals were outstanding, lovely little find, friendly and attentive service, we've already booked to come back with more of us for my wife's birthday.

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K
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and lovely attentive service. Will be returning.

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DC
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Overall 2 of us had enjoyable meals but the other 2 weren't happy with their choice, it wasn't as nice as expected, I can recommend the steak on a rock though and the starters were good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very prompt service, very polite and attentive staff and the food was fantastic... The steak on the stone was fun and delicious!

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ST
Essex
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

An excellent evening with very friendly service & the novelty of cooking your own steak on a lava rock. We will return to try other items on the menu.

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ST
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely place to have dinner at.
The steak tastes always very good same as for the sides dishes.
The service is pretty amazing. :)

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NY
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A lovely place to go for a treat. Good food and a nice setting.

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LL
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Overall I would say it is overpriced for what you get. The sirloin steak was lovely, cooked Just how I like it. The salad that came with the meal was minimal, just a bit of lettuce and few slices of red pepper. But £3.50 for a tiny portion of coleslaw (which was very sloppy) was way overpriced.

Also the menu was quite limited, not many choices. No option of something other than fries with our main meal. Also only 4 choices of desserts, so we all had to opt for none.

If you are a fuller figure person the chairs are little uncomfortable, a bit of a tight fit as they have metal bars at the back.

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SR
Essex
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been a few times, hidden gem this, best place in town, always top service.

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P
Essex
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Pretty good food but a little pricey well worth a visit

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OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Could not fault the food or service. My only criticism is turn up the heating. I was frozen and even my partner who is always Hot said he was cold too.

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Essex
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was my first time and I will be going back thats all i have to say

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Essex
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here, brilliant as the first time, 10z steaks very plentiful and grilled to perfection, manager come over to greet us, friendly staff and really good service, see you soon.

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Essex
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice venue, lovely food with good customer service.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The steak lovely and probably the most tender I have ever had.

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CD
Essex
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant food, excellent customer service was a brilliant night. I can not wait to return!!!! Also received a 20% voucher for my next visit, I can’t wait to bring my friends down, hidden gem 😊 5* from me!!!!

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Essex
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Range of food, prices were spot on & service was friendly, polite and professional

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Essex
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing the steak was absolutely delicious

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Essex
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovley food would recommend the black rock to family and friends

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Essex
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only disappointment was we asked for sweet potatoes fries and we never had them but we got charged. Apart from that the food was exceptional

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Essex
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely relaxing atmosphere even though it was busy. The staff were friendly and the waitress was very informative about both the menu and the compliments to the chefs. We have already recommended Black Rock to others.

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Essex
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

absolutely amazing food, fantastic staff who were very knowledgeable and attentive. great ambiance.

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