Things to do in Penzance this Christmas – come and see the Humphry Davy Birthday Lantern Parade!
Saturday 16th of December will be a day of celebrations and festivities in Penzance. Not only will there be a great Christmas market in town, but the exciting lantern procession is worth seeing. It will start at the top of Causewayhead at 16:30 and work down through to the Humphry Davy Statue. From there it will come to Chapel Street – and where better to watch the fun than from Blacks of Chapel Street.
Thanks to the closing of Chapel Street to traffic there will be plenty of opportunities to walk and explore what this delightful part of town has to offer. There are some great galleries and shops for Christmas gifts and we are open for mulled wine and hot mince pies. Not only that, we will have some seating outside in Chapel Street where you can grab some great food and watch what is happening.
So come on down to Blacks of Chapel Street and check out our Winter lunchtime menu.
If you are interested in learning more about who Humphry Davy was, then follow this link.
Time to Celebrate Montol 2017
The great thing about this time of year is the chance to take part in a variety of festivities and parties. One of our favourites, simply for the sheer fun of it all, is Penzance’s Montol. Put simply, a reinvention of a traditional Cornish mid-winter customs and practices.
In 2017, Blacks of Chapel Street is delighted to have been asked to help sponsor towards the event. We would like to invite you to join us at the bar and dining room in Chapel Street to watch the afternoon and evening unfold.
First up is the Sundown Procession from the top of Causewayhead which will lead to a gathering for ‘Fire and Song’ in Chapel Street.
The choosing of the Lord of Misrule will happen just above Blacks of Chapel Street, outside the Union Hotel.
Then the main procession will commence at 1800 from Chapel Street with the evening culminating with the late night procession and ‘Chalking of the Mock’ outside the Admiral Benbow at about 10 pm.
So keep yourself energised and warm by visiting Blacks of Chapel Street. We have plenty of mulled cider/wine, hot teas & coffees, mince-pies and our full range of food and drinks available. Check our drinks menu here
Come and mingle and watch a delightful evening’s entertainment in Penzance.
If you are interested in the history of Montol and are looking for a good external reference site, consider the following here
The Facebook page for Montol is located here
Come and Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Blacks of Chapel Street
We’re really excited! For the end of 2017 Blacks of Chapel Street will be staging a memorable evening this coming New Year’s Eve. There will be plenty of great food and drinks on offer, and to help end the year with a great flourish we will be joined by the brilliant Martin Bowie Trio. So if you are looking for a place to celebrate the coming New Year in Penzance, book a table at Blacks.
Our menu for the night has been carefully worked on to provide a decent selection of fresh food – fish, steaks and vegetarian options are designed to provide something for everyone. You can see the menu by following the link here
The drinks selection will feature some festive and seasonal cocktails alongside our range of Prosecco and Champagne to help start 2018 off in style.
So come on down to Blacks of Chapel Street in Penzance and book a table – or follow the links on our website to send a message or make a reservation direct.
Christmas Lights Switch On
Today, Saturday 25th of November is the Christmas Lights switch on in Penzance. A great day to see the streets turned over to pedestrians and people free to walk around town and explore the shops and take part in the start of the festivities.
Chapel Street is, believe it or not, also closed to traffic (although we have had an interesting morning watching some who think that if they drive the wrong way up the one-way system nobody will notice…). This has allowed Blacks to place tables and chairs outside, with a lovely big heater and blankets to help take away the winter chill (authentic!). But even better is the great choice of food and drinks on offer.
All this lunchtime and through the afternoon there is a winter warming menu with some delicious food to chose from. If you are looking for a hot jumbo bagel with a range of tasty fillings, or maybe a bowl of heart-warming soup, then we have plenty of choices.
Alongside the regular selection of Voyager coffees and Novus teas, we have put together a couple of hot alcoholic drinks – a mulled cider and a mulled wine. These have been quality checked this morning and are just great for keeping the spirits up on this cold winter’s day.
So if you are in Penzance this afternoon for the big Christmas lights switch on, make sure you come down Chapel Street as part of your explorations.
Open tonight as well for the regular evening menu, including daily fish specials – we won’t be expecting you to sit outside as Chapel Street will be allowing cars to use it again, but the real fire will be lit inside and you will be assured of a warm welcome by all the team at Blacks.
Coming to Blacks of Chapel Street on Friday 17th November 2017 at 7:30pm
Book your table now for a real treat of dishes lovingly created by Nick as a showcase for the cuisine of his homeland.
Live Music at Blacks
Blacks of Chapel Street will be the venue for some great music on Easter Sunday from 9 pm. After a great earlier trial event, we are really excited to have the company of Justin, Ged, Mal and their friends to present their mix of celtic, gypsy jazz and acoustic folk genres – their eclectic programme has something for everyone!
So why not make an evening of it? Our restaurant is open from 6.30pm – book a table now and enjoy our delicious new menu before the music starts… Links to book direct can be found from the menu on our website.
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Great News! More Chances to Eat & Drink at Blacks of Chapel Street
New Opening Hours
From Sunday 9th April we will be open in the evenings for our selection of tasty dinners and decent drinks from around the world. The new opening hours mean that you have more chances to visit and enjoy the friendly atmosphere at Blacks of Chapel Street.
The opening hours are as follows:
Monday to Saturday – open from 10:30 for teas and coffees, the kitchen opens for food service from 11:00. Closed for a short break at 15:00 and then reopen for dinner service from 18:30 until late…
Sunday – open from 18:30 until late for dinner service.
You can reserve a table direct from this website – just follow the menu links above.
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Mother’s Day 2017
Blacks of Chapel Street will be open for Lunch and Evening food on Mother’s Day.
In addition to our regular tasty menu of local fresh food, we will be putting on a delicious Sunday Roast of either Beef or Pork served with all the trimmings – braised cabbage, mustard leeks, sage glazed carrots, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and of course, plenty of gravy!
So no gimmicks here, just good honest food – why not book online now from this website or give us a call.
We look forward to welcoming you on Sunday…
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Have you been wondering what’s going on underneath the covers at 12-13 Chapel Street? Not only is there a new roof being installed but the whole of the front of the property is undergoing a makeover in time for Spring.
All will be revealed in a couple of weeks, but in the meantime, our lovely landlady, Sarah, has taken some images of the work up on the roof which you might find of interest…
Part of the new roof above Blacks of Chapel Street
Give your a Mother a treat on Mother’s Day
Are you figuring out how to give your mum a treat on Mother’s Day in 2017? On Sunday the 26th of March, Blacks of Chapel Street will be open from lunchtime and again in the evening. Serving food and drinks from our new Spring Menu.
So, if you are looking for a restaurant in Penzance to take your mother, consider Blacks of Chapel Street.
You can now book direct from our website or, if you prefer, why not come in and see us. We are always happy to discuss your requirements to help make the day one that your mum will treasure.