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Black Rock Restaurant, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

Black Rock Restaurant

4.9
4.9
646 reviews
£26 to £40
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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Grill, Global, International
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01255 222400
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Black Rock private parties, contact us for personalised events suited and catered towards your needs!
  • Area
    Clacton-On-Sea
  • Cross Street
    GPS: 51.787325, 1.15362
  • Parking Details
    Free and convenient parking situated along the seafront, 4 hours unrestricted parking anytime and uncapped after 4pm on wards.
  • Public Transit
    Clacton-on-sea train station.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Wine
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What 646 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Essex

    Best Overall

  • Essex

    Best Food

  • Essex

    Best Service

  • Essex

    Best Ambience

  • Essex

    Best Value

  • Essex

    Child-friendly

  • Essex

    Good for groups

  • Essex

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Essex

    Romantic

  • Essex

    Good for special occasions

646 Reviews
  1. PaulS

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Absolutely love this gem of a restaurant in Clacton. Although higher end price wise, the quality and quantity are fantastic. Always a welcoming smile and great service.

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  2. JoyP

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal with the hubby. We will certainly be back soon

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  3. DawidM

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Excellent service. Definitely going back.

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  4. AnthonyG

    Essex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always staff were great from when you walk in until you leave friendly polite and on the call Food was excellent (I have never had a bad meal there) And excellent value for money

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  5. MarkL

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an experience, lovely and friendly all around, thank you all.

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  6. SallyW

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    we love the black rock and frequently book, i had two birthdays in the past two weeks and feel dropping the free cocktail or a dessert when i have spent over £500 in two visits spoilt it . there was no singing happy birthday or anything special for the birthday boy or girl , this sat we arrived at 7-30 the time of booking and were sent to a pub as our table was still occupied, this is harsh, we should of been offered a drink at the bar . no apology when we returned and then waited a hour for our food. the food is 100% so we did not complain . as a regular i feel last saturday was the only main thing i can complain about. the prices have gone up and the little things that make the restaurant special have gone down.thank you sally walton

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  7. JulieS

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time at Black Rock, staff so lovely and attentive, best restaurant in Clacton, will be back very soon!

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  8. RichardN

    Essex

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding as usual favourite place to eat great service lovely food

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined here for my mum’s birthday. We were welcomed to a table with a Happy Birthday sign on which was a lovely little touch! The food, wine and service was absolutely amazing! One of the best meals out we’ve ever had! Highly recommend this place, everything was top notch! Never even heard of a red velvet cheesecake but all 3 of us went for it, they brought my mum’s out first with a sparkler on a board with happy birthday on it which was really appreciated! My partner was a little cold so put his jacket on, one staff member noticed and put the heating on for us, it’s the little things that all add up. A special thank you to Faith who served us, super lovely, super polite and really made the whole experience! We look forward to returning!

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  10. SimonR

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Harry was fantastic food and drink great Service was fantastic

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  11. RayS

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service, staff very friendly, will be back.

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  12. CharlotteL

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing and I think the value for money is great.

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  13. GaryP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had booked a table of four for eight thirty on new years eve, we arrived early and had a short well explained delay in which we had a drink in the near by pub and awaited a text. On our return we were seated and served straight away, the food came quick and was all freshly prepared, all the dishes were presented well an tasted great, the service was very good and polite, the prices were on point. Highly recommended.

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  14. Chezzer

    Essex

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly staff food excellent been a customer since it open cannot thought the place easy to book online

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  15. SophieH

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time coming to Black Rock, wasn't sure what to expect as we haven't trouble eating places lately due to the food or noise. We were so happy with our visit! We only had mains, which were amazing and we couldn't stop going on about how great the chips were! We waiting a short amount of time and I think our overall visit lasted about 40 mins! Wad a tad loud but for the time of day and NYE we can't complain. Service wad prompt and excellent.

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  16. LisaM

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great restaurant, will return. Food fantastic, great value. Kids meals good price, but then it was also free as before 7pm. Service great and noted it was my boys birthday.

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  17. TracieM

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best steak I've ever had, staff are so welcoming and professional every time

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  18. Charlotte

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely workers, great food, amazing service and a perfect place for a date.

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  19. DEBORAHT

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best steak around! Delicious good portion, and all staff so friendly! Great place we’ve been before and great every time

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  20. DanielW

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice food, good value. I will go again. The steak was cooked to perfection.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time at this restaurant but will definitely go again.

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  22. JulieV

    Essex

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect as always, nothing to fault what so ever, was my little boys birthday and black rock is his favourite place to eat, and it didn’t disappoint. They made the effort to make his dessert extra special for his birthday when I stupidly forgot his cake. Love this place and all the staff! Thanks guys!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to black rock for our anniversary. Great food great service as always. Would recommend this place to everyone. Thank you.

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  24. RayT

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Right on the seafront. Check opening times. Sizzling steaks are absolutely delicious. We live nearby and have visited many times since they opened and have been recommending to everyone. A&RT

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  25. MandeL

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great service as always. Lush cocktails

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  26. MalloryN

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food and atmosphere, will definitely return.

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  27. DesE

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place to eat. Food is amazing and service was good and friendly.

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  28. AndrewW

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Xmas songs being played in kitchen, but other music being played in restaurant

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  29. MichaelaT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Great service by Holly. Quality steak. Chairs were not very comfortable though. One of the best restaurants in clacton

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  30. leighflynn

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gives Miller and Carter steak house a run for the money! Excellent Steaks at a fraction of the price to Miller and Carter.

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  31. Nikki47

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is amazing The restaurant is modern & clean Staff r lovely 😊

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  32. ChloeD

    Essex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic evening at Black Rock, food was incredible and staff were amazing. Thankyou Black Rock!

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  33. Onlyvisiting

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere, our waitress Holly was great helpful and attentive without being overbearing. We all had steak on stone, steaks were melt in the mouth delicious I especially liked the blue cheese sauce yummy. Will definitely vist again when in the area & will recommend it to friends visiting Clacton. Great place.

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  34. TomW

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the best meal we had while we was away on our holiday. The staff were amazing and our waitress Ellie made our experience very enjoyable so a big thanks to everyone.

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  35. Lisa

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing meal at the Black Rock for my birthday, couldn’t fault a single thing! Chloe, Tegan and Faith went over and above to make our evening so special…thank you

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  36. Harry

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I recently came in to eat and I had a great night! The staff were welcoming and efficient. I ordered the sirloin steak on the stone and it was one of the best steaks I have ever tried. The sauces it came with were also very tasty. The cocktails were all freshly made and also very pretty. Many thanks to the black rock staff, I will certainly be back!

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  37. BobS

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, love this place, staff so friendly and welcoming and the chefs are quite clearly brillaint at what they do.

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  38. JasonC

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very understated entrance , as we were on the way in two lady’s on the way out said we hope u have brought your appetite the food in there is so good and u get lots of it, we walked down stair the place was full and buzzing, took our seats and seen the option to cook our own steak 😱 we’re from brum never heard of this before but accepted the challenge. Long story short the steak was huge and delicious ( must be the. Way it was cooked) price was reasonable staff were freindley and there was no rush to be kicked out. To say we were impressed by this hidden jem would not do the place or the staff justice. Thank you black rock for making our 20th anniversary one we will never forget and for giving us the steaks that have set the bar for all our future steaks.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you want a steak come here, it’s a must!! If you don’t like steak you can still come here, there’s something for everyone. We came to the Black Rock to celebrate my mum’s 80th birthday. The food is delicious, worth the money and reasonably priced. The portion sizes are very decent and very well presented. We was welcomed by Chloe with a Happy Birthday to my mum “nice little touch “ we were shown to our table and given just the right amount of time to peruse the menu and of course the cocktails. Grace was our server and she served us plenty. The place has a coziness that is modern with a element of rustic. The atmosphere is 👌 and the whole team work as a team. Overall I am definitely going back. Also you do need to book as they can fill up quickly. I hope this helps anyone who is looking for a great steak house or just quality food :-))

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  40. Mikey

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 11 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The meat is top grade the fillet was soft and just melted in your mouth. A very nice place

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Black Rock Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats.

Black Rock Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 646 OpenTable diners.

Black Rock Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Black Rock Restaurant

2 Marine Parade West, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO15 1RH

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    GPS: 51.787325, 1.15362
  • Area
    Clacton-On-Sea
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Grill, Global, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Free and convenient parking situated along the seafront, 4 hours unrestricted parking anytime and uncapped after 4pm on wards.
  • Public Transit
    Clacton-on-sea train station.
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Wine
  • Phone number
    01255 222400
  • Private party facilities
    Black Rock private parties, contact us for personalised events suited and catered towards your needs!
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