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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%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (105 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 pm - 9:45 pmAll hours
CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Friars Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XN, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The Blackfriars of Newcastle certainly know how to put on a spread and a supporting cast wine list. Taking a dining experience as a holistic event. The evening was a success from arrival ait such a beautiful location, the only accessory missing was a light...More

1  Thank Mark A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was my first visit to this restaurant. We had our team Christmas meal here, with a total of 22 people. We booked and ordered meals way in advance. I must say the restaurant looks fantastic, from the naked stone walls to the high ceilings....More

1  Thank Stha N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

His was our third Christmas party at Blackfriars. The second in the banqueting Hall. The food was good however the service was slow and just as we were sitting down a member of staff (who we assumed was the chef) threw a plate down and...More

Thank Beth S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We’d wanted to go to Blackfriars for some time. We’d booked up two months ago and as it was early in December, when the Christmas menu took the place of the standard. That was okay, but a fixed 3-course meal isn’t something I’ve haven’t had...More

Thank collavfc
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our third time eating here and we were not disappointed. It's a beautiful restaurant with fantastic food; we had the 3 course set menu as we ate during the festive season, and it was brilliant. Only issue was that some members of our...More

1  Thank Charlotte S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a Christmas meal here, all of us with find memories of previous visits. We started well with a nice table and drinks but the first ourselves as sort down. Black pudding that was insipid, barely warm and not worthy of the name. The...More

Thank cjma9040
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not only was the food delicious and matched our high expectations but the attentive waitress made this visit even better than the last. Without asking, extra condiments were offered by a very pretty, smart, well mannered waitress who took the time to make our dining...More

2  Thank TrickyTrickyTricky
Reviewed 6 days ago

A wonderful experience . Gorgeous food really good service from friendly attentive staff. The atmosphere of this 12 th centuary building was steeped in its ancient walls. Lovely views outside in the landscaped courtyard where a wedding was taking place, and their reception was held...More

1  Thank venus-46
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked Blackfriars because they had clearly marked vegan options on their festive menu. My husband booked and told them there would be one vegan and one meat eater. He was also asked if it was a special occasion so he told them it was...More

Thank PikaChar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of work colleagues and I visited here last weekend for evening meal. We had two course set menu with some wine which was very tasty. I had scallops to start which was solid, tasty enough but not fantastic. The main was beef with...More

1  Thank Durham B
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julie s
25 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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Norma P
14 July 2016|
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 74
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:45 pm
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
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Description
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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