.We celebrated the final days of Christmas with supper at Black’s. Restaurant. A delightfully atmospheric bistro set in the heart of the historic Chapel Street area of Penzance.
We were horribly early so we spent a happy half an hour wandering the worn granite flagstones of the most historic quarter of Penzance. Ah but the delicious smells coming from every restaurant, were a tantalising part of the evening as we walked!
We finally strolled passed Black’s Restaurant
Several times in fact! We admired the chic black façade and final touches being put in place as we hovered. Eventually we were only slightly early as we gingerly opened the door!
A table beside the fire!
A welcoming young waiter showed us to our corner table for the night. And joy! We had a spot beside the fire – a perfect position for a winter evening. Consequently I could happily divide my time between people watching, admiring the clever tweaks in the décor and browsing the simple, unpretentious menu.
Our little Black Book!
We have a Little Black Book of Great places to eat locally for our B&B guests. So you understand we were working, not indulging ourselves (!) as we settled down for a final Christmas treat!
Our supper at Blacks
I can never resist Tempura Prawns and the four King prawns in crispy batter nestling in a bed of leaves accompanied by a lime salsa and sweat chilli sauce were delicious. Charles was equally pleased with his creamy prawns and mushrooms served on granary toast which he declared a “Meal in itself”
We chose from the blackboard to follow: – for Charles one of his favourite dishes – Mussels with bacon in a white wine sauce, accompanied by chunky bread. Whilst I can never resist Plaice gently cooked in lemon butter – that night’s catch of the day from Newlyn.
As restaurant critics I fear we lack capacity though! We were sated by this point but still naughtily indulged in a couple of scoops of the local Moomiad ice-cream to finish!
The ambient lighting was on the blue side, so Instagram proof for photos but I did try for you!
Penzance at night
We made the most of our visit to Penzance by arriving early enough to wander under the Christmas lights in the crisp winter air. And I must say the idea was made even better by knowing we had a super indulgent supper waiting for us at Black’s!
Chapel Street is a perfect spot for window shopping with galleries, interior and antique shops gently glowing under the Christmas lights.
Chapel Street Gallery
Window shopping or not Charles somehow managed to buy a dramatic painting for the Blue bedroom but that is another story!
and finally at Black’s…
We love eating in the local pubs but once in awhile a charming bistro calls and Black’s fitted our bill perfectly!