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Blackfriars Restaurant

€€ - €€€European, British,
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, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Friars Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XN, England
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Reviewed yesterday

If you want a place to eat away from the hustle and bustle this is the place to go. The food is brilliant excellent choice, the staff are very pleasant and efficient. It was a birthday meal for myself and one of our friends and...More

Thank rooster14a
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went for Sunday lunch which is very nice. Rates highly. The diving room is unique in this city and good service is always had.

Thank johnsonptravels
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited for Sunday lunch, excellent quality ingredients, really delicious and tasty beef and good range of vegetables. Good value at £18 for two courses, nice wine if a little pricey. Would recommend

1  Thank MandiC517
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Pricey but worth it. Food was delicious and the service very good. Scallops were the best I have ever had anywhere. Definitely be back.

1  Thank Superdude53
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I visited Blackfriars a year ago with some colleagues where I sampled the Sunday menu. I’ve been dying to take my partner there ever since! We finally visited today and we can honestly say it is the best food that we have ever had! We’re...More

Thank moniqueb120193
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a delightful evening here in July for my parent’s wedding anniversary. The food was amazingly tasty and well presented. An exceptional gem of a place on our doorstep. Thank you!

1  Thank Amy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous organised perfume Demonstration followed by a three course lunch. This was a group of friends having a reunion and early Chrismas celebration. Lovely place and the staff were so friendly and efficient thanks

1  Thank patriciab b
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Blackfriars one Thursday evening with work colleagues (some visiting from overseas) and we thought this would be a great venue to socialise and show visitors a little of the city's history. We couldn't have chosen a better venue. On arrival, we walked through...More

Thank Rambler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Regularly go here for work meals when entertaining. The venue is nice and food generally fine (small portions and pricey but you kind of expect that). Service was pleasant if a little clunky. Venue is the nicest part really. Curiously no non alcoholic beers available...More

Thank lbo80
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a lunch time meal, we had booked in advance. Had the black pudding fritters followed by pork faggots , then apple pie. Perfect from beginning to end, it's one of those places you wish you could go every week , and you know...More

1  Thank colin n
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19 January 2018|
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
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$80
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
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
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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