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Blackfriars Restaurant

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)
Open Now
17:30 - 21:45 Hours
CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Friars Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XN, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dined here last night and the food and service was outstanding. The chef was happy to change the dish slightly to ensure it contained no nuts. Food was delicious, wine was good and staff were very attentive and friendly....all in a gorgeous building. Would certainly...More

1  Thank Mariayougottoseeher
Rachel T, Reservationist at Blackfriars Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Mariayougottoseeher, Thank you very much for your lovely review of Blackfriars Restaurant. Feedback from our valued customers is extremely important to us so to hear your praise means a lot. It's great to know that you would return and we will hope to welcome...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The first thing I must say is that my son works at Blackfriars and this was a little treat from him for father's Day. Four of us dined all ordering starters and main meals from the Sunday lunch menu. Before the starters we were served...More

1  Thank Tony L
Laura R, Reservations Supervisor at Blackfriars Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Tony L, Thank you for taking the time to share your review of Blackfriars Restaurant, we greatly appreciate your feedback. We are delighted to hear such wonderful comments about the food and service after your Sunday Lunch on Father's Day. All feedback is shared...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been going to this restaurant for many years and it is infact my favourate place the food is outstanding and staff are excellent, I would recommend to anyone as it has a special charm to it you wont forget, absolutely brilliant placeMore

1  Thank garythreadgall
Laura R, Reservations Supervisor at Blackfriars Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear garythreadgall, Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. It is great that you return to Blackfriars regularly and rate us as your favourite place to dine. We are truly grateful of your loyalty. We are delighted to hear you would...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went on Saturday for an early Father’s Day lunch. 3 of us had the 3 course set menu and 1 of us the a la carte. All of the food was fantastic and very reasonably priced. We had the wine pairing which was also...More

1  Thank Ali E
Laura R, Reservations Supervisor at Blackfriars Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Ali E, Many thanks for your review of Blackfriars Restaurant. We appreciate you taking to time and are grateful of your kind words. We are glad you had an enjoyable lunch for your early Father's Day celebrations. It is great to hear you found...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

During a trip to Newcastle I went for lunch with 6 friends and we booked Blackfriars because the menu looked good. Great food at a really good price. The drinks & wine list were good - something for everyone. Our waitress was very professional, attentive...More

1  Thank helen1381
Laura R, Reservations Supervisor at Blackfriars Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear helen1381, Many thanks for your review of Blackfriars Restaurant; we are delighted you and your friends chose to dine with us and had an enjoyable meal experience. It is great to hear you found your waitress professional and attentive and that you would definitely...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a table for 4 for Sunday lunch for 3-45pm. 2 of the main courses, including 1 of the veggie options were not available which was disappointing. Quality of the beef was not up to scratch, meat was sinewy and the roasties impossible to...More

2  Thank JimnVicky
Laura R, Reservations Supervisor at Blackfriars Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear JimnVicky, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit to Blackfriars. We value all guest feedback and comments and do our utmost to provide you with an enjoyable experience each time. I must emphasize how sorry I am that on this occasion you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice location in centre of Newcastle. The food was great, wide variety and nice selection of gins. Staff were helpful and overall the place was reasonably priced.More

1  Thank Josie P
Rachel T, Reservationist at Blackfriars Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Josie P, Thank you very much for your review of Blackfriars Restaurant. We very are proud to offer a range of delicious food and local gins so the team will be glad to read your kind words. We will hope to welcome you again...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked for 3 course lunch & fizz for £21. From the moment we arrived,we were made to feel very welcome by the very pleasant gentlemen who served us throughout. Food was gorgeous,well presented & very tasty...😋,as was the fizz!!!🥂 Excellent value for the money too....More

1  Thank angelamY430TY
Laura R, Reservations Supervisor at Blackfriars Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear angelamY430TY, Thank you for your review of your recent lunch at Blackfriars Restaurant. As a valued guest your feedback is much appreciated. It is lovely to hear you felt welcome from the moment you arrived and throughout. All of your kind words will be...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After eating at Blackfriars many times, their new summer menu did not disappoint! I was recommended the scallops which were melt in the mouth and I enjoyed the accompaniment of the curried cauliflower. For main course my server suggested the lamb 3 ways with goats...More

1  Thank Emma C
Laura R, Reservations Supervisor at Blackfriars Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Emma C, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent visit to Blackfriars. As a valued and regular guest, we appreciate your kind comments. It is great to hear our new Summer menu did not disappoint and you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic surroundings for a lovely 10th Anniversary meal. Service was friendly & the food delicious. We ordered from the set menu, starters of black pudding fritters & fishcake, mains were the steak wellington dish & the chicken, desserts of chocolate delice & sticky toffee pudding....More

Thank tintin1702
Laura R, Reservations Supervisor at Blackfriars Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear tintin1702, Many thanks for your fantastic review of Blackfriars Restaurant. We are delighted you had an lovely meal experience with us for your 10th anniversary. It is great to hear you found your meal to be worth every penny and are hoping to return...More

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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, After-hours, 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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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