Blackfriars Restaurant

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3438 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Blackfriars was voted the best restaurant in the North East England Tourism Awards 2018. Originating back in 1239 Blackfriars Restaurant is located in a medieval friary where it served as the refectory for the friars, making it one of the oldest purpose-built dining rooms in the UK. The restaurant serves a classic, gutsy British menu sourcing seasonal produce from local farms and markets accompanied by a large award-winning wine list. It also has an adjoining 50 seat Banquet Hall for private parties and weddings. Above the restaurant is a Cookery School and Wine/Beer/Whisky Tasting Room. See web for events. Blackfriars was awarded; Best Sunday Lunch in Newcastle by readers of the Independent, ‘Best restaurant in the North East/Newcastle’ by readers of The Observer and Metro Newspaper. It has also gained an AA rosette, inclusion in the Which? Good Food Guide, Hardens and Michelin Guides.

Special Offers

Lunch: 3 courses & a glass of fizz £21

From the set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 2 January 2019

Ends: 23 November 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:30

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P
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Within walking distance of station, quick service, polite, efficient and friendly. Lovely lunch time choices and very reasonable.

HB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere, Very enjoyable, will go definitely go again.

LB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. It was my boyfriends birthday and they added a nice little touch of a card and glass of fizz each. We aren’t from the area but would happily drive the couple of hours to eat here again.

k
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely fantastic from start to finish, we will definately be back

RL
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner as a couple and really enjoyed this restaurant. Great location and ambience. The food was lovely and the staff very attentive. Would definitely recommend.

KM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and welcoming staff in lovely setting. Food always to a very high standard. Highly recommended

AL
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic reasurante close to st James. We've been here a few times and have never had anything negative to say about it.

EM
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambience.

One thing...found it strange that the full price of cocktails was used to determine the service charge amount when the actual price was only £10 for 2 (the offer). Haven’t before come across this practice...?

LM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I had lunch with 5 friends and we all chose different meals and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their food. The atmosphere was very relaxing and the staff extremely accommodating and professional. I would definitely recommend and will be returning.

M
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Portion size small especially the belly pork and cheesecake. Very few vegetables served with main course. Additional vegetables also small portions and expensive Main course was not very hot. Bottled beer expensive.

IB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wifes 60th, card on table and free prosecco followed by a fantastic meal, excellent

RB
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great friendly staff, really enjoyed our meal

T
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal..very high quality dining experience, courses were not too large so it was possible to have a dessert. Service standards were also very high.

E
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lovely atmosphere! Felt very relaxed and comfortable whilst eating. Will definitely be re-visiting!

RR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service and lovely surroundings. Blackfriars is one of my favourite places to eat in Newcastle! I can't find fault with anything.

JG
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had food from the set menu which arrived promptly and was delicious. The atmosphere was great and our waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely recommend

EH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very well looked after. Friendly service, great food and wine. Highly recommended.

DM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & food and good atmosphere at a reasonable price

SL
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal in great surroundings. Would definitely go back

ET
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, friendly staff, providing fabulous service, the meal was delicious, well presented and tasty, very reasonably priced and looking forward to going back soon.
Highly recommend the Malbec wine, delightful!
Thank you

GR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening, thank you all the staff who made us feel very welcome, will definitely be back.

T
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is relaxing and has a lovely ambiance

The food is delicious

R
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Service was disappointing as sides to go with main dish did not come. Waiter had forgot to put them through. Would have appreciated being told this before we finished eating our main course. Also the wine we ordered for our main course was not served till after we had started eating. They did apologise after and offered free desserts but by then we just wanted to leave. On another note the hot starters were served on a cold plate and we would have expected it to be a warm plate. This was to be a memorable meal as it was our Wedding Anniversary but it will be remembered but for the wrong reasons.

EM
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service, ambience & value
Fabulous food, service, ambience & value
Fabulous food, service, ambience & value
Fabulous food, service, ambience & value

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E
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Came here for lunch and it was fairly busy for a monday lunchtime. We oredered from the set menu which was very good value for 3 courses for 18 pounds. There was a good choice of dishes for each course on the set menu. The service was good and there was not a long wait between courses even thought the food is cooked to order.

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for Sunday lunch, good food and exelent service😊

KS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were short on time but no worries as the food came as quick as we polished of the previous course! Faultless food and service and atmosphere, will be going again and again and again

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose blackfriars as its our favourite restaurant to aak my partner to become my wife

B
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

8 of us spent the evening at Blackfriars, we all had a lovely evening

LB
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual, delicious food and great service😊

SF
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and drink in a relaxed setting. Helpful and friendly staff. We will be going back.

N
London
30 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We'd forgotten how good the food here actually is! It's a beautiful building to visit and the only reason I only gave it 4 stars for ambiance was due to the cold draught swirling around my legs every time the door opened which staff had to go back and forwards through to the bar. I'll also add that this bar was new to us as not been since an obvious refurb had taken place, very comfortable and good to visit after a meal.
We had a beautiful 3 course meal each with an amuse bouche and warm bread served prior to it and could find no fault with any of it, absolutely delicious, beautifully cooked and well presented. Staff were polite and unobtrusive but checked our enjoyment at appropriate times.
There is a good selection of wines and drinks to suit everyone, it's not going to be cheap but it's a wonderful, decadent treat if you choose here for a meal. Totally satisfied and won't wait so long between visits!

E
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, excellent food, excellent service

MT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing, the service was casual, friendly yet professional and the value for money was great.
Wish I lived closer.

J
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch deal for outstanding food.
The service was very good and relaxing.
Love the parlour bar for a relaxing drink before or after a meal (and the cocktail deal through the week!)
We will be back more than once this year!

LH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A really comfortable classy venue offering a good choice at an excellent price

NP
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunchtime catch up. Customer service great and really enjoyed my food too. A nice treat as would normally just do coffee and cake lunch catch up

MW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous.Complimentary drinks as we were there to celebrate our wedding anniversary was a nice touch.

LF
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Not to bad but we wait 1 hour until the starters. Also we were close to the main door and the wind freezies us

SR
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Food tasty but portions small can be expensive when you add on your sides . Dessert menu not that good on choice.