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 bean & corn pilaf, 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.




Soup Du Jour

Chef’s special made fresh daily complemented with house made bread and herb infused butter.

Cup $7 / Bowl $9

Blackrock Seafood Chowder

Classic seafood chowder served with house made bread and herb infused butter.

Cup $9 / Bowl $14

Caesar Salad

Crisp Romain lettuce with house made dressing topped with That Dutchman’s cheese and Farm Gate bacon bits.

Small $8 / Large $12

Add Chicken $5 / Scallops $8

Treasure Salad

Mixed greens, dried berries, pecans, cherry tomatoes, apples and That Dutchman’s gouda and Farm Gate bacon with a maple balsamic vinaigrette.


Seared Bay of Fundy Scallops

Advocate Harbour scallops, roasted red pepper puree, Farm Gate bacon with a maple balsamic reduction.


Dip of the Day

Chef’s choice dip served with crisp pita triangles.


 Ploughman’s Lunch
Selection of cheeses served with olives, hummus, cured meat, pickled onions, and pita chips


Light Fare

Haddock Fish Cakes & Beans

Smoked haddock with onion, celery, red pepper and potato, served with smokey maple baked beans and tangy chow.



Lean ground beef or veggie burgers, with your choice of caesar salad, or black bean and corn pilaf.

  • BlackRock Burger – cheddar cheese, spicy tomato jam, crisp Farm Gate bacon, red onions and mixed greens finished with dijonnanise sauce ~$14
  • Dutchman Burger – smokey bacon jam, That Dutchman’s Dragons Breath blue cheese topped with summer greens ~$14
  • Chickpea & Lentil Burger – house made vegetarian burger with chipotle mayo and summer greens ~$12

Grilled Paninis

Served on a ciabatta bun with choice of caesar side salad or black bean and corn pilaf.

  • Mushroom Supreme – sauteed mushrooms, carmelized onions, That Dutchman’s Gouda, rocket and basil pesto sauce ~$10
  • Sweet Chili Chicken – sliced chicken breast with Farm Gate bacon, red onions, That Dutchman’s Gouda, chipotle mayo and sweet chilli sauce ~$12
  • Lobster – Fundy lobster with garlic aioli and That Dutchman’s Gouda ~$16

Quinoa Bowl

Quinoa mix with grilled vegetables topped with teriyaki sauce, served warm.

Served chilled. $9; Add chicken $5


Blackened Haddock

Fundy haddock with jasmine rice and black quinoa pilaf with seasonal vegetables.


Fresh Fettuccini

Creamy Alfredo or rose sauce on  house made fettuccini

Vegetarian $17; Chicken $19; Scallops $24

Mediterranean Salmon

Pan seared Atlantic salmon fillet served with olive tapenade, seasonal vegetables and wild rice mix.


BBQ Ribs

Sweet and sticky pork back ribs wth creamy mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.


*If you have any special requests or allergies advise your server

Vegetarian and gluten free options available for most menu items

Dessert Menu

Cheese Cake

Classic New York-Style cheese cake with selected topping of the day.


Crème Brûlée

Classic vanilla bean crème brulée with crispy caramelized sugar topping.


Flourless Chocolate Cake



Specialty Coffees

Maple Cream: Cabot Trail Maple Cream liquor (2 oz) with fresh brewed coffee topped with frothed milk


Grand French Coffee: Grand Marnier (1.5 oz) in fresh brewed coffee topped with frothed milk


Dessert Wine

Jost Maple Wine (2oz) – 7$



Featured Suppliers

BroadFork Farm

Bryan and Shannon

River Hebert – Organic Produce Suppliers


That Dutchman

That Dutchman’s Cheese Farm

Providers of Hand Crafted Gouda Cheeses

    • Old Growler
    • Smoked Gouda
    • Dragon’s Breath

The Farm Gate

The Farm Gate

Providers of

    • Smoked Bacon

Special Events

BlueScaleJazz at the Bistro – May 19

Music at the Bistro with Joan Kennedy

July 6, 2017

Joan Kennedy acoustic duo with Melissa Procida will be returning to BlackRock Bistro Thursday, July 6, 2017.

Music starts at 9pm – tickets are $15 available at the Bistro

New Year’s Eve Dinner

Come celebrate New Year’s Eve with us and enjoy an evening of good food,

good wine and good friends at BlackRock Bistro!

To reserve tickets contact us by email at bistro@blackrockbistro.ca or by phone at 902-254-4625