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Blackfriars Restaurant

€€ - €€€European, British,
Friars Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XN, England
+44 191 261 5945
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (106 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
Friars Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XN, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The place and ambience was great, in an old friary of 13th century. To our pleasant surprise, it was very well lit. We truly appreciated that as one of our family members was visually challenged. Food was very good. All of us were happy with...More

1  Thank Ling101028
RachelT3338, Reservationist at Blackfriars Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Ling101028, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. We are overjoyed to hear that you were impressed with our restaurant. All of your kind words will be passed onto the team for full recognition. Kind Regards, Rachel

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service, tasty, presentable, affordable, well put together menu, a stunning setting and atmosphere, will be back to try the al a carte.More

1  Thank Chris G
RachelT3338, Rachel at Blackfriars Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Chris G, Many thanks for your kind words regarding your Birthday lunch as Blackfriars. We are overjoyed you had a great meal with us and I will be passing this onto the team for full recognition. We will look forward to welcoming you again...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to Blackfriars. We were there for a late Sunday lunch last year, and although I recall huge portions, I didn’t think it was anything much beyond the ordinary Sunday lunch offering at countless outlets However, there was a glimmer of...More

1  Thank David L
RachelT3338, Reservationist at Blackfriars Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi David L, Many thanks for your review of Blackfriars Restaurant; we are delighted you had an enjoyable meal experience with us. All of your lovely feedback will be shared amongst the team for full recognition as the chefs will be particularly happy to hear...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The resteraunt and bar are set out beutifully so that you feel comfortable and private. The staff are silver service quality and extremely proffesional. The food is fantastic. Me and my wife have very different tastes and we were both blown away by the flavours...More

Thank Chris R
RachelT3338, Reservationist at Blackfriars Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Chris R, Thank you for your review of your recent meal at Blackfriars Restaurant. As a valued guest your feedback is much appreciated. I will be sure to pass this onto the team for full recognition. We will look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the lunchtime set menu. My guest's comment on the Pumpkin Risotto was the most perfect risotto he has ever had compared to other restaurants. I had a large helping of mussels with chips and I didn't have to ask for a finger bowl....More

1  Thank Kevin S
RachelT3338, Reservationist at Blackfriars Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kevin S, Many thanks for your review of Blackfriars Restaurant; we are delighted you had an enjoyable meal experience with us. Your comments and feedback regarding the food, service and building are greatly appreciated. We hope to see you at Blackfriars again in the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was really Looking forward to visiting the restaurant after hearing so many good reviews. I opted for the lunch time 3 course special including beef Wellington for main which was delicious. The black pudding starter and sticky toffee pudding dessert were both overcooked bordering on...More

Thank Graeme1969
RachelT3338, Reservationist at Blackfriars Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Graeme1969, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit to Blackfriars. We value all of our guest feedback and comments and do our utmost to provide you with an enjoyable experience each time. I am extremely disappointed that on this occasion we failed...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to my favourite restaurant did not disappoint. Stunning setting, wonderful food and fantastic service. What more could you ask for. Our waitress Joy was friendly and attentive. Definitely recommend this place and will be returning soon.More

1  Thank Stephanie C
RachelT3338, Reservationist at Blackfriars Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Stephanie C, Thank you for your review of your recent meal at Blackfriars Restaurant. As a valued guest your feedback is much appreciated. Joy will be so glad that you were impressed with the service she has given you and the lovely comments you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was invited here as part of a group to celebrate a birthday at Sunday lunchtime in August. It was my first time at the restaurant and had heard many good reports about it so my expectations were high - and I was disappointed. The...More

2  Thank Sue_n_Peter
RachelT3338, Reservationist at Blackfriars Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sue_n_Peter, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent visit to Blackfriars. I am extremely disappointed that on this occasion we failed to deliver and your recent experience fell below your expectations. This is certainly not in line with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We met with friends as a surprise birthday celebration, wonderful food, however let down by the sharing of personal data from hooked on group.

Thank AndreasT121PTW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food, amazing building and atmosphere. Good service too. I particularly like the Sunday dinner here

Thank BroganMR
RachelT3338, Reservationist at Blackfriars Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi BroganMR, Many thanks for your review of Blackfriars Restaurant; we are delighted you had an enjoyable meal experience with us. The team will be happy to hear of your kind words on our food, service and atmosphere. Kind Regards, Rachel

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yvonneandmartin
19 January 2018|
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Response from Mark A | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant has a web site and I am sure they will have a lunch menu on it
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julie s
24 August 2016|
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$80
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:45
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:45
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:45
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:45
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:45
Saturday
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
Description
Established in 1239 as a Dominican friary, Blackfriars is believed to be the oldest purpose-built restaurant in the UK, having served as the refectory for the Dominican friars more than 800 years ago. Today it serves gutsy, traditional British food using seasonal produce from the local farms and producers; showcasing the North East at its best. As well as an excellent value lunch and early evening menu they also serve an a la carte menu and the best Sunday roast in Newcastle. After dining at Blackfriars you will see why it was voted Taste of England at the North East England Tourism Awards. There is also a cosy Parlour Bar for a drink, bar snack or cocktail before or after dinner. Above the restaurant Blackfriars has a Cookery School and wine, beer and whisky Tasting Room. Blackfriars also has a 50-seat Banquet Hall for private dining, corporate and private parties and weddings and a beautiful Cloister Garden for al fresco dining.
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