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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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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Friars Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XN, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Brilliant food, really interesting menu and staff very professional and friendly, definitely recommend

Thank Will R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose the fixed menu and had the steak option as the main course which had a £3 supplement. This consisted of just 2 small strips of meat. I was quite shocked, it was the smallest steak I have ever had. Truly terrible to serve...More

1  Thank EDED084
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner whilst on business. Clearly very interesting, historic building so something different from the ordinary. We had drinks in the bar ( tasty local gin) and were shown to table by helpful efficient waitress. Only a la carte available after 7pm but plenty to...More

Thank Picpoul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here for a weekend away. Good reviews on trip advisor. Seen the menu and struggled to pick something. 8 of us. All opted for main course only. Had to prebook meals, don't really know why, still took them 45mins to bring the food out to...More

Thank Samantha M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall not a bad experience, bar staff were nice and waiting g staff ok. They were let down by two negatives . One was the wine waitress who didn't bother to allow the person who ordered to taste the wine and was quite. Bolshy about...More

Thank rover75golf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the Banquet Hall for 30 people to celebrate our daughter's 21st birthday. The organisation for this event went very smoothly and no matter how often I phoned to clarify things, the staff were always very polite and reassuring and nothing was too much...More

Thank JoJo795
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based on the Tripadvisor reviews we booked here for an evening meal for my wife and I. From the minute were entered, the staff looked after us very well even confirming a few things on the menu for my wife. After some discussion, my wife...More

Thank bill c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a meal has to celebrate the end of lectures in the banquet room. The surroundings were great although my seat could have been more comfortable. The food was excellent although the portions could have been bigger. The menu said "fish cakes" but only one...More

Thank c0linjn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely internal decor and very well presented. It's a good restaurant. However I pre-booked a table and we felt like Harry Potter being put under the stairs. Poor table it needs to be removed. The food was good but for two people for fancy steak...More

1  Thank Gwizard1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is just incredible!!!! It's fresh, well presented, unique and absolutely packed with flavour. The restaurant itself is quaint, homely and has great character. The perfect setting for Sunday Lunch. The staff are friendly, fast, efficient and possess exceptional customer service skills. I...More

1  Thank Lee W
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julie s
Is there any parking nearby. Thanks
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
Norma P
Interested in workshops. Is there a list of when they are on?
13 July 2016|
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
Janice B
how to get there from Royal Station hotel
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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