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 or haddock morsels with carrot, onion and garlic in a white wine cream broth.

Cup $8.00 Bowl $12.00

Creamy Risotto

Locally grown squash from BroadFork Farm, with Arborio rice finished with maple and That Dutchman's cheese.


Soup Du Jour

Made fresh daily here in our kitchen, ask your server


Harvest Vegetable Platter

A variety of local produce - you can expect purees of seasonal vegetables, with herb crusted zucchini steaks or fried squash, topped with blueberry compote and root vegetable crisps.


Turnip and Beet Salad

Locally grown turnip and beets from BroadFork Farm with garam masala candied almonds and maple chilli vin blanc dressing.

Small $6.00 Full $9.00

Blackened Surf

Local haddock or flounder with local in-season vegetables, rice and black quinoa pilaf and puttanesca sauce.


Treasure Salad

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

Small $6.00 Full $9.00

Daily Turf

Locally raised meats with in-season vegetables, topped with blueberry compote and root vegetable crisps.

Priced Daily

Black Lava Scallops

Sautéed Bay of Fundy scallops from Advocate Harbour with crisp sweet potato green onion and sweet chilli demi-glaze.


Side Dishes

Ask your server for Vegetarian and Gluten free options

Please advise servers of any allergies

Lunch Menu

March Maple Madness Brunch

Served from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Buttercup Squash Soup

Warming squash soup with maple ginger creme fraiche



Featured Suppliers

BroadFork Farm

Bryan and Shannon

River Hebert – Produce Suppliers


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

March Maple Madness 2015

BlackRock Bistro will be celebrating maple season in Parrsboro again this year.  We will be offering a maple inspired menu on the last 2 weekends of March (March 20-22 and 27-29)

Bistro Hours:

Friday 4:30 to 8:30;  Saturday 10:30 to 8:30;  Sunday 10:30 to 2:30

Wine Bar Hours:

Friday 4:30 to 10 pm;  Saturday 2:00 to 10 pm