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Blackfriars Restaurant

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Friars Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XN, England
+44 191 261 5945
12:00 - 15:45
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 15:45
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:45
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Wallsend, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to Blackfriars today for my birthday. We have been here many times before and it never fails to please. The food is absolutely lovely. The beef is the best I've ever had. The staff friendly and the service excellent. As it was a birthday lunch a glass of "fizz" was complimentary - a very nice touch. We're already... More 

Thank SandraHutchinson
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife bought me tickets to Blackfriars' inaugural pizza and prosecco night for Christmas, and we have just got back from a lovely evening of entertainment. We were treated like family, welcomed into the restaurant by the bakers, waiting staff and owner, and nothing was too much hassle! We made and ate lots of delicious pizza and met some great... More 

Thank SarahandAl
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went on a cookery course in one of the rooms st the back then we got to sample the food that we made then more on the menu the food was delicious would go back again

Thank _meggan_coleby
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had pre-booked a late lunch here after our daughter's graduation. We had a very pleasant meal, mains and a shared dessert. It was almost Christmas so restaurant was tastefully decorated. Staff were very attentative and I would recommend it and visit again.

Thank dionysis2
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there as heard a lot about the place. The restaurant itself is a lovely space but the food is not great and the service is poor.

Thank katesaunders666
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic food, staff, atmosphere all made our Christmas Party fabulous. From the moment we made our first enquiry the service we received was excellent, despite our numerous changes! We would highly recommend Blackfriars to everyone and are ready to place our booking for this year's party already!

Thank 966lorraine
South Shields, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I attended on a Saturday evening with a friend, it was quiet when we arrived at 6pm but it soon became more busy and lively. We ordered our mains and received an Amuse Bouchée of Artichoke mousse with honey and apple crisp; an acquired taste, in my opinion. As the mains were served I had the Guinea Fowl with Puy... More 

Thank Littlemissfoxy
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had been wanting to try this restaurant for some time, but the experience did not meet the expected reputation of Blackfriers. I cannot fault the initial service given as we were seated promptly, given time to ponder a good choice from the menu and served drinks in good time. The restaurant itself has lovely setting and a nice atmosphere.... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a unique place.... the setting, the ambience, the food, the staff cannot be faulted. One of the few places in Newcastle that offer a fully fledged fine dining experience and it is done with love and care... the menu specialises in bringing the best ingredients Northumberland has to offer to the table, everything is made from scratch... More 

Thank Su K
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service and ambience is unique. Maybe helpings cd be more generous. Parsnip soup (curried) starter was warming and tasty.

Thank Eric N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
European, British
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?