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Lucinda O’Sullivan’s restaurant review: The Blackrock – the new rugby player-owned pub in SoCoDu – must try harder

Service was great at The Blackrock but there was no Triple Crown, as some of the food deserved the Wooden Spoon

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Cheese & Kimchi fritters at The Blackrock. Picture by Lucinda O'Sullivan.

Cheese & Kimchi fritters at The Blackrock. Picture by Lucinda O'Sullivan.

Padron peppers with smoked yoghurt and za'atar at The Blackrock. Picture by Lucinda O'Sullivan.

Padron peppers with smoked yoghurt and za'atar at The Blackrock. Picture by Lucinda O'Sullivan.

The Blackrock burger at The Blackrock. Picture by Lucinda O'Sullivan.

The Blackrock burger at The Blackrock. Picture by Lucinda O'Sullivan.

Lemon tart and sorbet at The Blackrock. Picture by Lucinda O'Sullivan.

Lemon tart and sorbet at The Blackrock. Picture by Lucinda O'Sullivan.

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Cheese & Kimchi fritters at The Blackrock. Picture by Lucinda O'Sullivan.

On the very day I was due to visit The Blackrock, a hot new pub in the eponymous SoCoDu village, an article by the HRH of the UK food-critic world, Tom Parker Bowles, rolled through my Twitter feed.

His connection to the Royals goes a little further than ‘I danced with a man who danced with a girl who danced with the Prince of Wales’, as his mother, Camilla Parker Bowles, famously ‘danced’ with the prince and wound up a duchess and, now, Queen Consort to King Charles III.


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