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.
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.
Come and warm up at Blacks of Chapel Street
We’re not really expecting a White Christmas at Blacks of Chapel Street even though the wonderful Snow Elves story-telling team bring their own snow showers! But whatever ‘Storm Barbara’ may bring our way we are open today and tomorrow to serve you a delicious selection of warming drinks and energy boosting cakes to keep you going until Christmas Day.
So if you are in town looking for that last minute gift or the brandy butter sauce that you forgot for the pudding, why not pop into Blacks and chill out in the warmth with a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie?
Look forward to welcoming you soon…
Winter Opening Hours
A quick update on our Winter opening hours – by popular demand we are open for food and drinks this evening – Sunday 11th of December from 6pm – so if you are looking for a small, friendly bar and dining room to sit in and enjoy a glass of mulled wine by the fire then come on down, we’ll be delighted to see you.
What to think about? Who’s going to get knocked out of Strictly next? What holiday should I plan for the new year? When will the US Election ever end? How will the BBC survive without the Great British Bakeoff? Oh, yeah, how am I supposed to organise a Christmas Party this year?!
Whatever you are thinking about, don’t worry about organising the Christmas Party – we’re here to help you with that. Blacks of Chapel Street is available for groups small or large and we have an even better menu than last year – designed by our new head chef and his team with the brief of ‘make it tasty and appealing to everyone…’ What’s more it comes in at 2 courses for £18.50 or 3 courses for £23.50 inclusive of a glass of festive cheer – available for both Lunch and Dinner.
Here’s the menu for 2016
Starter Choice –
Roasted Butternut, Thyme & Tomato Soup (LF/V/GF)
Smoked Fish Arancini
Served with Blacks sweet chilli & lime sauce
Shredded Duck Confit
Set on a tomato & basil panzanella (LF)
Artichoke, Fennel & Beetroot Pasta Roulade
Served with tomato salsa (V/LF)
Medley of Mushrooms
Braised in thyme & garlic set on charred brioche with mascarpone (V/GF available)
Mains Choice –
Roast Turkey with all the trimmings
Roast potatoes, sprouts & chestnuts, pigs in blankets, braised red cabbage, creamed mustard leeks, pork, apricot & sage stuffing and of course …. Gravy (GF)
Glazed with treacle and served with caraway potato fondant, spiced vegetables and a natural jus (GF/LF)
Set with olive tapenade, blanched spinach & leeks wrapped in puff pastry and served with new potatoes and minted green salad
Spiced Sweet Potato, Spinach & Red Pepper Pie
Served with roast potatoes a blue cheese sauce and seasonal vegetables (V)
Dessert Choice –
Blacks Sticky Toffee Pudding
Served with vanilla bean ice cream (GF/V)
Strawberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake
Simply delicious… (V)
Terrine of Seasonal Fruit
Marinated in mulled wine & served with star anise syrup & vanilla cream (GF)
Chocolate Mint Tart
With berry compote & clotted cream (V)
The classic with lashings of crème anglaise
How We Can Help
So, to make things easy, download a copy of the flyer; the invite letter; the menu, and if you have been left with the joyous task of being the one who has to organise the party then also take the booking form which allows you to keep track of the menu choices and deposit payments.
If you would like any further assistance then please feel free to pop in and see us, call us on 01736 369279 or email us at email@example.com and we will be delighted to talk with you.
Opening Times at Blacks of Chapel Street Christmas 2015
We’ve been asked by many of you as to what our opening times will be over the Christmas and New Year. So here’s the plan –
Open every day up to and including Christmas Eve when we will be serving food during the day & evening.
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Open the evening of Sunday 27th and then each day until New Year’s Eve, again we have a normal menu running for the day & evening.
Closed New Year’s Day.
Open Saturday 2nd up to and including Tuesday 5th January.
Closed from Wednesday 6th until Friday 15th January.
Resume normal hours of business from Saturday 16th January.
If you have any queries regarding opening times or you would like to make a reservation then please don’t hesitate to contact us – 01736 369729
Christmas Party At Blacks of Chapel Street
It’s time to start thinking about where you are going to have your Christmas party this year. We would be delighted if you gave some thought to using Blacks of Chapel Street as your festive venue in 2015.
We have a range of options for groups of between 2 to 40, but if you feel like coming along by yourself that’s not going to be an issue, we have a great deal of menu options to choose from.
If you would like to book, or simply know more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will be more than happy to discuss your requirements and suitable options. In the meantime, please go to our main Menu section to see what is planned this year.