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Blackfriars Restaurant

Friars Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XN, England
+44 191 261 5945
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Friars Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XN, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

We visited Blackfriars last night as a large group to celebrate my friend's 30th birthday. Having never been here myself I was curious to see what it would be like as I have heard good things. I found the restaurant itself a little hard to...More

Thank Laura P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Generally very good food and a lovely place but you really need all three courses here as portions are small. The fish pie in particular was tiny. Food also arrives in such a hurry, people don’t like to be rushed.

Thank EDED084
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I are regular visitors to Blackfriars, but our most recent experience leaves us questioning whether we will return. As always, the food was excellent, but our starter came within a few minutes of ordering, and despite our request not to rush our...More

Thank terrycollinson662
Reviewed 3 days ago

I recently attended a dinner party cooking class at Blackfriars restaurant. It was run by the owner and chef, Andy and his assistant, Danielle. The class was extremely well run. The attendees chose what we wanted to make from a provided selection of tried and...More

1  Thank Julie I
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

very nice place for team dinner. all food was tasty and nice. service really good, fast and helpful. enjoyed my fish and chips. can only recommend to all.

1  Thank pavlik782017
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were in Newcastle on a Sunday through a string of misadventures on our attempt to catch up with our cruise ship, all thanks to a cancelled flight two days earlier. Much to our surprise we found this lovely old restaurant only a few blocks...More

1  Thank NormS187
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been before. We are local. This place should be killing it. Atmospheric monastery vibe. City centre( but coolly set aside). Good PR-destination venue. But hey. What a let down. Family Sunday lunch. No atmosphere. Apathetic and disorganised service. Food not available: “Sorry Just served last...More

4  Thank Nev W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic! From the service at the bar to the help given by the waiter and waitresses, everything was perfect. We have been here several times before, and as always everything was of a high standard. We were given a free test starter which was a...More

1  Thank inta147
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on Saturday for a friends wedding. The venues is lovely, food amazing and the service was perfect 👌🏻 I don’t have anything bad or negative to say :)

1  Thank Ymaa007
Sam H, Owner at Blackfriars Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the lovely review - we really appreciate it and are glad you enjoyed your day. Hope to see you again soon at Blackfriars - Sam

Reviewed 1 week ago

lovly meal in a fab restaurant 2 courses for £18 3 courses £21 we had fish cakes then fish and chips my wife had the chicken and then cheesecake. The staff were very good one did have a cough that was a bit of a...More

1  Thank ray6662015
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julie s
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Response from petermc2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Amulti storey, Stowel Street. On street parking Bath lane, Stowell street and next to resaurant
Norma P
13 July 2016|
Response from Sam H | Property representative |
Hi Norma - if you go onto the restaurant website and then click onto events you will see all the events by month - just scroll onto the month you like. I can also send you a list if you give me your email address. Sam
Janice B
24 June 2016|
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Response from Martyn M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can't assist but if you download maps. Me it will give you an idea of routes and it works on gps not data.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:45
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Friars Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XN, England
  • Public Transportation: Newcastle Central Station
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 261 5945
  • E-mail
Blackfriars Restaurant in Newcastle is Britain���s oldest purpose-built restaurant, dating back to 1239 when it was used as a refectory by hungry monks. Luckily the food is a bit more modern, and the award-winning menu and historical surrounds have made this one of Newcastle���s most popular restaurants. Whether you���re dining in the candlelit medieval banquet hall, the intimate dining room or the garden terrace, be sure to arrive early for a delicious cocktail at the bar. The menu never fails to impress, and favourite dishes include the wild rabbit stew with prunes, roasted almonds and Jerusalem pur��e and grilled scallops with roast pumpkin, French beans and beetroot coulis. Blackfriars Restaurant has an acclaimed wine list.
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