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Blackfriars Restaurant

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Friars Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XN, England
+44 191 261 5945
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12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:45
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Sun 12:00 - 15:45
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:45
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a favourite of ours and it has never disappointed yet. Service was good despite it being very busy, food and drinks were excellent and we will definitely be returning!

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Thank Vicky H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was very lucky to be taken to Blackfriar's Banqueting Hall, tonight, for a wine dinner. The whole evening was superb, the ambience, the staff, the wine, the food. Thank you.

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Thank Pips00
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Once again the team at Blackfriers delivered a super evening meal topped of with great service good value and chilled white wine, 18 of us visited on a cold December night and as always we were not disappointed they deliver every time thanks team Blackfriers

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Thank Michael W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for my birthday, had an absolutely lovely evening - the staff are attentive and the service very good. I was given a glass of champagne on the house as they knew it was my birthday! (A lovely touch) the food was absolutely delicious and well priced for the quality that you receive. 5*!! Just great.

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Thank Charlotte H
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both food and staff outstanding. Haddock Starter and Wellington main where delicious. Party of 7 and everyone was very satisfied. Would highly recommend

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Thank Sam W
Toon Town
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been meaning to visit for quite a while and wish we hadn't! Goats cheese with pickled walnuts resulted in playing find the goats cheese resulting in a vinegary salad. Hake was replaced by coley with the excuse their supplier had let them down! Don't replace decent fish with the cheapest of all. All in all, it may have an historic... More 

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Thank PassionateGeordie
Northumberland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a birthday lunch with my wife. The restaurant is really pleasant and well run, the service very attentive too. The choice and quality of the starters was extremely good, and we then both had the hanger steak. We couldn't fault our main course at all, the steak very tasty and cooked exactly as we requested. Our desserts were no... More 

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Thank 65David2015
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had vouchers for a meal which were a Christmas present. We had the fishcakesf for starters which were very tasty. We were given a complimentary amuse bouche (not sure if that is the correct spelling). This was artichoke puree with a parsnip crisp - lovely. For mains my husband had the Beef Wellington which he said was gorgeous and... More 

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Thank JanetNewcastle
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service and food - wonderful choice for gluten free! Busy but did not affect timing of courses and v good wine knowledge of the staff

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Thank Carrshield
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times and had lunch, dinner and Sunday lunch. The food is consistently good. Well seasoned, well cooked and served with the right amount of fuss. The building is nice too which adds atmosphere. Most recently had our work Christmas dinner here and that was lovely. We are a fair amount of noise and had enjoyed a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$74
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:45
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?