Black Rock Restaurant

4.4
249 Reviews
£26 to £40
Steak
A quirky and sophisticated dining experience in Clacton-on-Sea's only steakhouse. Steak on the Stone is a hit with our guests and we are pleased to have accepted 3-consecutive years of diners' choice awards in service and food!

A highly acclaimed, trendy independent steakhouse in Clacton-on-Sea, perfect for date nights, business meetings, family outings and so much more.
What 249 people are saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and friendly service as usual.

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Chezzer
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service given food always good and the staff give a excellent professional service highly recommended

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LauraR
London
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely modern setting. Food was incredible & staff were lovely. They made a real fuss of my husband for his birthday : ) thanks so much & I hughly recommend.

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AngeloV
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best steak i have had by far. shame its so far away from me.. lol.. well done, we have
a campervan and the steak is main reason for visiting Clacton. keep it up

Angelo Vacchio

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JillS
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal as always food and staff are great would highly recommend

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Robert
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic friendly customer service. Quality of the steak was unbeatable. Would highly recommend.

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MelanieB
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely restaurant,great staff polite and welcoming.food was delicious..best restaurant I’m clacton

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CheriT
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious 🤤 one of our favourite places to eat and one of the best places to eat in clacton

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MicheleG
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here, food and service is always 100%!!

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SuzanneN
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Black Rock is exceptional, as are the staff, this is our favourite place to eat, we would highly recommend Black Rock.

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AnnonName
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I took my son, who is a type 1 diabetic. The staff were really accommodating, and couldn't do more to help. Really friendly and happy to answer questions etc.

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HelenW
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I have had in a very long time! Also great service

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IvanCT
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit... definitely not the last. The food was absolutely delicious. Very generous portions that made they exceptional value. Lovely waitress who was friendly and polite. Bit of a hidden treasure that deserves more custom. Definitely recommended.

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PaulG
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hot plate cooking steak at the table is a great experience ...

We will be returning thats for sure.

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Kayg
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing , staff were nothing but attentive and polite

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PaulineO
Essex
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal, the starter fried prawns wasn’t very good, they took it of the bill, the main meal was nice,our waitress was lovely

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KatherineH
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Felt the food was overpriced for what we got. Had trouble getting waitresses attention as they seem to be standing around a lot.

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RachelA
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic service. Will be visiting again.

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AshlieG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was impeccable 100% will be returning and recommending to family and friends

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deanc
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was lovely. Drinks were dear though. It got a bit smokey when the steak on the stone came out

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MiaB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Staff were lovely and overall a very nice vibe. I imagine it’s quieter on the weekdays. Food arrived quickly an fresh too

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SvetlanaA
Essex
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m not first time in the this restaurant. Food it’s very nice. Staff very helpful. I’m very happy.

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JakeH
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Was sat very close to the next table, not social distanced, and in front of the entrance, so was in a draft the whole evening.
Starter was lovely, myself and my partner shared the prawns and calamari. Enjoyable.
Main we had the ribs and did not enjoy them, the sauce was over powering and couldn't taste anything else, coleslaw was amazing though.
Desert was nice, shared the chocolate fudge cake and honeycome cheesecake.
Overall wasn't impressed, but was pleasant.

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SamyT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice place which me and my partner thoughly enjoyed. Courses were brought out with enough time between but not too much. Atmosphere and music were both great. Shame its so far away from us.

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Cazpot76
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
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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GeorgeA
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was perfect and the staff were attentive and friendly, we would strongly recommend this restaurant.

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JonP
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
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 September 19, 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 September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

nice dining slightly spoilt by other diners being very noisy

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TonkaThomas
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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chrisw
1 review
Dined on September 18, 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 September 5, 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 September 5, 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 September 5, 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 September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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joannaF
1 review
Dined on September 3, 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 September 2, 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 September 2, 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 September 2, 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 September 1, 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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Black Rock Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 249 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.