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Welcome to the BlackRock Bistro

Your hosts David Beattie and Lori Lynch would like to welcome you to the Black Rock Bistro. Located in beautiful downtown Parrsboro, our bistro includes an ‘intimate’ dining room with seating for 28 people and an adjacent wine bar that will accommodate 14 to 16 patrons.

Black Rock Bistro is beautifully decorated with a Moroccan-Indian feel, with red and brown colors predominating, further complemented with black-topped tables, black and brown chairs. The black theme extends to the bistro’s menu with offerings of blackened fish and black quinoa which we are sure you will enjoy.

Looking for a place to stay in Parrsboro?

Located on a spacious two and one-half acres of shady maples, fragrant roses and colorful flower gardens, our Inn is conveniently close to the town centre, yet a world apart. Enjoy the sun on the expansive front lawn, snooze in the shade of the century old maples or relax in the comfort of the Victorian Veranda.

The Gillespie House Inn offers seven spacious, graciously appointed guest rooms, each with private bath. Antique furniture, hardwood floors, down duvets and comfortable beds await. Five fireplaces add to the warmth and ambiance.Our comfortable library is the perfect place for planning your next day’s activities, chatting with other guests, catching up on the news or relaxing by the fire.

A hearty breakfast is served daily. The menu features a daily cooked selection, fresh fruit, cereals and yogurt, home made muffins, whole grain breads and bagels, complete with a bottomless cup of fresh brewed coffee or tea.

Dinner Menu


BlackRock Seafood Chowder

Lobster, scallop and flounder morsels with carrot, onion and garlic in a white wine cream broth.

Cup $8.00 Bowl $12.00

Seasonal Risotto

Arborio rice, wilted rocket greens and wild mushroom, That Dutchman's Old Growler, finished with a splash of dry sherry

$13.00

Soup De Jour

Made fresh daily here in our kitchen, ask your server

$7.00

Fresh Pasta of the Day

Hand crafted pasta, made right here! Every day is different, ask your server what we are offering today

Priced Daily

Treasure Salad

Locally grown greens, dried berries, garam masala spiced pecans, cherry tomatoes, apples and That Dutchman's Old Growler with maple balsamic vinaigrette.

Small $6.00 Full $9.00

Blackened Surf

Local fish with local in-season vegetables, kaffir lime pilaf, black quinoa with a garlic and white wine cream sauce.

Priced Daily

Honey Lemon Kale Salad

With dried berries, candied almonds, pumpkin seed pesto and apple slices.

$8.00

Hundred Mile Turf

Locally raised meats with in-season vegetables, potato lyonnaise and green peppercorn glace de viande

Priced Daily

Black Lava Scallops

Sautéed Bay of Fundy scallops from Advocate Harbour, potato rosti, caramelized onion puree and chili glace de viande

$13.00

Carte Blanche

Not sure? Not picky? Let our chef play with your appetite!

Priced Daily

Vegetable Polenta Cakes

Roasted seasonal vegetables in a polenta cake, with spicy tomato and basil sauce, asparagus and cheese curds

$13.00

Side Dishes

Add a House Green Salad or Potato Salad for $5.00

*Ask your server for Vegetarian and Gluten free options

Lunch Menu


BlackRock Seafood Chowder

Lobster, scallop and flounder morsels with carrot, onion and garlic in a white wine cream broth.

Cup $8.00 Bowl $12.00

Pan Fried White Fish

Corn meal dusted haddock or flounder with dill and caper sauce and choice of greens or potato salad

$14.00

Soup De Jour

Made fresh daily here in our kitchen, ask your server

$7.00

Lobster Panini

Lobster with celery, carrots and onion with garlic aioli and That Dutchman’s Sundried Tomato Gouda on multi-grain bread

$13.00

Treasure Salad

Locally grown greens, dried berries, garam masala spiced pecan, cherry tomatoes, apple and That Dutchman's Old Growler with maple balsamic vinaigrette.

Half $6.00 Full $9.00

Veggie Tostada

Tortilla filled with bell peppers, onions, zucchini and mushroom (and other seasonal veggies) sautéed with dill and finished with chipotle sour cream

$8.50

Honey Lemon Kale Salad

With dried berries, candied almonds, pumpkin seed pesto and apple slices.

$8.00

BlackRock Burger

Grass fed local beef, minced red onion, green peppercorns, wild mushrooms, garlic, banana peppers and herbs topped with tomato bacon jam

$9.00

Taco Advocate

Haddock or flounder marinated in lime and allepo pepper, lettuce, cumin salsa, That Dutchman's Garlic Gouda and chipotle crème fraiche in a crisp tortilla.

$9.00

Chicken Friciula Sandwich

House made fresh focaccia topped with sautéed onion, bell peppers, chicken and apricots in a sweet chili chutney, herbs and warm feta.

$9.00

Side Dish

Add a House Green Salad or Potato Salad for $5.00

* Ask your server for Vegetarian and Gluten free options

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Featured Suppliers


BroadFork Farm

Bryan and Shannon

River Hebert – Produce Suppliers

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That Dutchman

That Dutch Farm

Providers of Hand Crafted Gouda Cheeses

    • Old Growler
    • Smoked Gouda
    • Devil’s Breath

The Farm Gate

The Farm Gate

Providers of

    • Smoked Bacon
    • Pork
    • Chicken
    • Eggs

Special Events


Local Harvest Dinner

Local Harvest Dinner

On September 20 BlackRock Bistro will offer a Local Food dinner in support of Nova Scotia 50% Local Food Club.  # course dinner featuring all local foods priced at $30.00.  Come join us celebrate the harvest!

 

New Hours for September

Beginning September 1st, BlackRock Bistro will be open Tuesday thru Saturday 12 noon to 8 pm

and will be closed on Sundays and Mondays