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Blackfriars Restaurant

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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Open Now
12:00 - 14:30All hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Friars Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XN, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After a 4pm-6pm graduation our daughter arranged for the family to have dinner in the oldest eatery maybe in the country but definitely Newcastle. Very warm welcome followed by great service and great food. Between the 7 of us we managed to cover most choices...More

1  Thank Hayley030267
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food in a historic setting, right on the edge of the city centre. I serves a range of cuisines but I had the British. I would definitely visit again.

1  Thank Robert B
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a party of four we had the pleasure of Sunday lunch in this very upmarket restaurant. They have extended since our last visit and now have a welcome bar area for pre lunch drinks and the toilets are now upstairs. We had a drink...More

1  Thank Sewfast308
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit to blackfriars and was a little disappointed. We had been recommended to go and first impressions were great. The history and setting very impressive, but some of the food didn't match unfortunately. Myself and my fiancé got the scallops for starter which was...More

Thank Adele C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely setting. If you enjoy history, good food and being served by great staff then this place is a 'must visit'. Okay, I've eaten better food (Peace and Loaf being a notable example) but Blackfriars is good for the money. I ate...More

1  Thank zakattack19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great experience we had at the beer tasting tonight. James was a great host, giving enough information to make it interesting without feeling like a classroom, we were given enough time to enjoy the beers without being rushed and could go back to...More

1  Thank smctraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic and unique venue, with excellent food and service at good prices. Great traditional Sunday lunch, but with a full range of alternatives. Brilliant!

1  Thank MauriceIH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food, the history, and the service were all impressions to be made! I can't say enough how much I enjoyed Blackfriars! For one, it was for work and I was with a group of people I'd never met before, but the atmosphere, excellent service...More

1  Thank Frank M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice friendly but slow service Accommodating dietary changes to the dishes which were well cooked and delicious , a good job I wasn't hungry though as the portion sizes were a bit small Nice and well priced wine list All in a great venue ....More

1  Thank bryan i
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was up with a group of friends from the Big Smoke and found this restaurant by chance whilst looking somewhere in the city centre to eat on a Sat Night! Booked a table for 8 online a few hours previous which I was amazed,...More

Thank Johnnyonefoot
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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
Norma P
14 July 2016|
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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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24 June 2016|
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Response from Martyn M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can't assist but if you download maps. Me it will give you an idea of routes and it works on gps not data.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:45
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
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
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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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