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The Black Rat

4.7
296 reviews
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£41 and over
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British
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The Black Rat Restaurant was converted from a pub into a quaint and quirky restaurant that is situated on Chesil Street.
A year after opening, the team acquired one of the most prestigious accolades in catering, a Michelin Star.
Our ingredients are sourced from some of the best local suppliers that can be found and we have our own forager who brings the most seasonal and fresh products available.
Located nearby is our kitchen garden where we grow some of our own herbs and vegetables, all of which helps to inspire the kitchen team to create their take on a “Modern British” menu.
The wine list boasts some 80 wines with a balance between Old and New world from our supplier Ellis Of Richmond. The list contains some iconic wines that are great with delicious food but also it has balanced and well rounded wine that can be enjoyed without food.
The atmosphere is relaxed but homely with lots to look at in all the rooms, and the service is informal but attentive.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 7pm - 9:15pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12pm - 2pm and 7pm - 9:15pm
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Phone number
01962 844465
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Oliver Moore
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Private Party Facilities
There is a private dining room upstairs for all occasions, plus a comfy lounge and well-stocked bar full of well known and specialty spirits where guests can have pre-dinner drinks whilst perusing the menu, or enjoy a digestif or coffee after their meal. The Dining room seats 9-16 and can only be booked by phone and with a pre order in advance.
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Private Party Contact
Gareth: 01962 844465
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Parking Details
There is a flat level Pay and Display car park opposite the restaurant and a Multi -Storey further down the road on the Chesil St roundabout which we recommend for day time parking
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wine

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Mon - Wed 7:00PM - 8:30PM

What 296 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Lovely food and service. Great looking restaurant. Well spaced tables. Overall excellent

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gareth (London)
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

Had the set Lunch Taster Menu which had a good choice with some unusual dishes.
Waiting staff were very friendly and knowledgeable and enquired during each course if everything was ok.
Background music just loud enough so we could hear each other speak and tables far enough apart so that we didn't have to listen to other peoples conversations.
Well worth a visit. Very enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

This is our favourite restaurant. The food is imaginative and always surprises in taste and texture. The ingredients are first class and seasonal. It has a cosy, relaxed atmosphere and the staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. Cannot praise it enough.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on 22 December 2017

More than lived up to its reputation. The menu descriptions were intriguing but the actual plates of food and taste combination proved to be outstanding.
We'll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on 18 December 2017

The atmosphere was cozy and welcoming. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Although not on the menu, they do do some delicious non alcoholic cocktails. There is an extensive wine and gin list. Food is unusual but very tasty!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on 14 December 2017

We spent a great evening celebrating my wife’s birthday enjoying creative dishes in a very relaxed restaurant. The staff had described our plates very professionally making it a very pleasant evening.

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Victoria 
5.0
Dined on 13 December 2017

Fantastic food and wine and the staff were wonderful.

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cghad (London)
5.0
Dined on 11 December 2017

excellent
eating room was a bit cold
toilets a bit small and pokey

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OpenTable Diner (Hampshire)
5.0
Dined on 10 December 2017

Absolutely love this restaurant! Fantastic food and lovely staff in a characterful environment..it’s got everything!

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Mary (Hampshire)
5.0
Dined on 1 December 2017

An excellent meal. A menu that offers a difference and great service. You never felt rushed so you could enjoy the evening fully. Having not been here for a while it will be a more regular visit for 2018.

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