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“Great little place”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Blackfriars Restaurant - CLOSED

Blackfriars Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$45 - US$51
Cuisines: American, British, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Old Town
newcastle upon tyne
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great little place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

We chose this place because of TripAdvisor and local newspaper reviews and were glad we did. The girl and I were on a jolly day trip from the Toon and after a morning of exhibitions and walking under the usual grey Edinburgh skies this side street bistro was a great place to relax and enjoy the best of Scottish cuisine.
Service is friendly and informative with good pace. The lunch menu has 4 choices for each course with an emphasis on simple, local produce.
The girl had sea trout salad starter with lamb and barley main. I had a comforting starter of cheese on toast with egg and ham followed by steak and potatoes. Puddings were delicious ice creamy, chocolate things. Coffee was cheap and very powerful.
3 courses at lunch are £18.50. It is difficult to imagine better quality at this price, especially given the location about 100 yards away from the tourist traps of the Royal Mile. If you are in the area or live thereabouts, just go and enjoy yourself....

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank magpiejim
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

Found this restaurant thanks to Trip Advisor. We were on a short break in Edinburgh. The food was delicious and the service excellent. We would definately return.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Cassie B
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“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

Great find. You won't be disappointed. Had the crab starter followed by the lamb. Both superb. Definitely make the trip

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Thank Jonathan B
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Inspiring menu and great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014 via mobile

Visited last year with friends. Great food with intersting menu choices along with excellent service. Not a huge menu but everything we was well thought out and tasted fantastic. Would definitely recommend.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank CJMidlothian
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Farsund, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, fantastic service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

Highly recommended. Fresh, local food served by extremely pleasant staff. Prices OK, and nice minimalistic atmosphere.
Our party tried out almost all the dishes available (small menu) and we were alle very happy with what we were sereved. Non of us tried the vegan dishes.

You should look forward to enjoy their freshly baked complementary bread. Fantastic.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Josvald
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