Open Monday to Saturday (10.30am until 3pm, Dinner 6.30pm to 11pm)
Sunday 6.30pm until 11pm

12 Chapel Street
TR18 4AW
Call 01736 369729

Blacks Dining Room & Bar

Plastic Free PZ

A friendly bar and dining room located in the historic heart of Penzance designed to offer customers that something a little bit different. Whatever time of day Blacks is a welcoming and relaxing place for tasty food and delicious drinks. If you are in need of liquid refreshment they offer a range of drinks including proper coffee (based on the award-winning Fat Roc brand), Novus teas, non-alcoholic beverages, wine from their cellar, or treat yourself to some of the exciting and unusual beers they stock? Whether you’re looking for a hearty brunch, a light bite for lunch, a sharing platter for friends or a three-course meal, your day out wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Blacks. Blacks pride themselves on serving prime Cornish beef and fresh local seafood which comes direct from Newlyn on a daily basis.

Name: Susan Smith, owner

Actions To Date:

  • Paper Straws on demand
  • No plastic bottled drinks
  • Mug Exchange for takeaway coffees
  • Recyclable cups available
  • Beer is on a new system to reduce plastic containers
  • Use local produce to reduce packaging and lower food miles
  • Happy to do water refills
  • Golowan Refill Cup Scheme

Proposed action:

  • Thinking about selling re-useable straws
  • Continue to pressure suppliers to reduce plastic

“We’re doing a lot more than I realised! When you think about it you see what you’ve actually done, but there’s still some to do. The big one was the plastic straws. Some people bring in their own in now and we may get some in to sell to see how it goes over the summer.

“All our fruit and veg comes locally and in crates and cardboard that can be sent back and re-used. But plastic milk bottles are the big thing, it’s more expensive to get it in glass, so I’m still trying to find a way around that. I have looked into it and it’s something I want to do. We’ll just have to wait and see.”


Came here for a meal with my parents on Saturday night, having never visited before. From the offset we were more than impressed with the service, with the front of house employees being attentive and efficient. The three of us each had three courses, which were all faultless. The food and drinks arrived rapidly, and the food really was very well presented and cooked – not to mention very reasonably priced! Safe to say, we shall be returning in the future and cannot recommend the place highly enough.”

Georgia Badcock