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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” (107 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Seafood, Contemporary, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
Friars Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XN, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We ate after 7pm so had to have the Al la carte menu. Lovely food at Al la carte prices. They do a early evening menu for 2 courses £18 or 3 course £21. Attentive and polite, friendly staff. We had cocktails after in the...More

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

Hi MrsDigibit, Thank you for your review of Blackfriars restaurant. We are overjoyed to hear that you enjoyed your a la carte dining experience with us! Your feedback is much appreciated and will be passed onto the team. We will hope to welcome you again...More

Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant is so lovely & never disappoints. Staff are pleasant & the food is always amazing. There is never anything on the menu that isn’t tempting.More

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

Hi Pamela C, Thank you for your review of Blackfriars Restaurant. We are so glad that you enjoy visiting us. Our head chef will be so glad to hear that you are impressed by his menu! We will hope to welcome you again soon. Kind...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Have been aware of Blackfriars for years, but never visited until now, friend and I went after we had visited the Discovery Museum to see The Rocket, which was very good, we got caught in heavy rain and were a bit late. Our waitress was...More

1  Thank 51seasonedtraveller
Rachel T, Reservationist at Blackfriars Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi 51seasonedtraveller, Thank you so much for your review of Blackfriars restaurant. What a shame that you were caught in the rain but I hope a lovely lunch made up for it. I'm so glad that you received friendly service and I will pass this...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were treat to the food and beer tasting night in the banqueting hall by our two sons for my birthday and it was an absolutely fantastic night with great food and beer and fantastic service. Also a talk about each beer served by the...More

Thank davy0153
Rachel T, Reservationist at Blackfriars Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Davy0153, Thank you for your review of Blackfriars restaurant. I'm so happy you enjoyed the event. Keep an eye out for our 2019 calendar to be released later this year! We will hope to welcome you again soon. Kind Regards, Rachel Thornton Reservationist

Reviewed 3 days ago

We found Blackfriars by accident while walking around Newcastle, but what a find, we had an amazing lunch. The food and flavours were fantastic. Set in the friars halls, very atmospheric, you can walk through the cloisters before entering the restaurant, fantastic! We will definitely...More

Thank andrewpZ7269OC
Rachel T, Reservationist at Blackfriars Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi andrewpZ7269OC, Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you have found us by accident and have enjoyed your lunch with us! We cannot wait to welcome you back for an evening meal. Kind Regards, Rachel Thornton Reservationist

Reviewed 3 days ago

We recently had a family meal here to celebrate our son's wedding. The whole experience was absolutely perfect. The staff could not have been more helpful, both in making prior arrangements and looking after us on the day. The food was delicious and beautifully presented...More

Thank msed2505
Rachel T, Reservationist at Blackfriars Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi msed2505, Thank you very much for your lovely words. We are overjoyed that your son and family enjoyed their meal with us. I will be sure to pass this onto the team for full recognition. We will hope to welcome you again soon. Kind...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went here in June for me and my partners anniversary and had such a lovely waitress who was very attentive and the food was to die for! Never been before but cannot wait to go back!More

Thank hayleyandrews123
Rachel T, Reservationist at Blackfriars Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi hayleyandrews123, Thank you for your review of Blackfriars Restaurant. We are so happy that you chose us to host you for such a special occasion! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your meal. We cannot wait to welcome you back to Blackfriars. Kind...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We booked this restaurant while back home in NZ. We didn't want to miss out on the only chance we had of dining here. It was wonderful....amazing food and Joy our server was attentive and friendly and the restaurant ambience was great. The place had...More

Thank _debfleming78
Rachel T, Reservationist at Blackfriars Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi by_debfleming78, Thank you for your review of Blackfriars restaurant. It is so lovely to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us. I will be sure to pass on your feedback to our team, with special recognition for Joy who served you. We...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First visit for lunch today. I’m hard to please but my you did not disappoint. Food absolutely delicious food, staff amazingly friendly. Wine yummy. I can’t wait to come back !

Thank foo2
Rachel T, Reservationist at Blackfriars Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi foo2, Thank you for your review of Blackfriars restaurant. The team will be so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food, wine and service. We are so glad that you will be back to join us soon. Kind Regards, Rachel Thornton Reservationist

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had excellent Sunday lunch to finish of brother in law Barry’s Birthday weekend and it was excellent. We limited ourselves to two courses, because frankly we couldn’t have eaten any more The Sunday lunch menu is just what it says but the ingredients were local,...More

Thank Ian-and-Marie-57-61
Rachel T, Reservationist at Blackfriars Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Ian-and-Marie-57-61, Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review of Blackfriars. We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. I hope that your brother in law had a wonderful birthday here! We will hope to welcome you again...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
Cuisine
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, 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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