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The Blackfriar, Salford, Manchester

The Blackfriar

4.6
4.6
531 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Welcome to The Black Friar - the perfect place to come together with friends and loved ones.

With a cozy traditional pub in the front, a sleek, modern restaurant in the back and rooms available for private hire, we can accommodate anything you may need!

Now, let's talk food!
We offer an all day menu that runs from 12pm until we close. It contains classic pub fare such as fish and chips and daily pies but it does not stop there. Our all day menu also contains some amazing elevated dishes giving you modern British cuisine at its best.
Whatever it is you order, our chef, Ben Chaplin, will make sure it's a meal to remember.

If you haven't joined us before, what are you waiting for? Our doors are always open (except when the fire's on!)

Enter as strangers, return as friends.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 12:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    0161 667 9555

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Ben Chaplin

  • Area

    Salford

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 531 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. H

    Hellsbells

    Manchester

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a really good time & meal with great service thanks
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Went for the vegan Sunday roast, menu says it comes with a Yorkshire pudding but it didn’t so that was very disappointing. Rest of the roast was good but felt lacking. Service was amazing.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Not what it was !!! We were frequent diners here and the food has really gone down hill lately. Had Sunday lunch and everything was dried out. You could tell everything was not made to order but sitting around and simply reheated. Chicken roast was dry to the bone and Black garlic chicken was so dry inside it was barley edible. The tortellini appetizer was simply just weird… every chef knows the only acceptable dish to use raw mushrooms in is a salad. Yet, the tortellini had several raw mushrooms on top. From texture to taste this dish failed miserably !!!! We won’t be back !!!!
  4. S

    Sonya

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food and setting all fabulous. We really enjoyed and will definitely be back. Manchester/Salford’s best roast by far! Thank you.
  5. T

    Tanya

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food we had for Sunday lunch. Whilst a little more than most would spend on Sunday lunch it was certainly value for money in my opinion.
  6. JS

    JodiS

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Gorgeous place. Sunday roast was amazing!
  7. JO

    JeffO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marvellous Sunday Lunch again. Can't wait to return, thank you.
  8. AG

    AlisonG

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting our daughter in Manchester and were all delighted with our Sunday Lunch at the Black Friars. We have passed before and commented on how lovely it looks and we’re not disappointed, would recommend and will be back
  9. MC

    MaryC

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely venue and outstanding food! Would highly recommend and will definitely be returning
  10. PC

    PhilC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our first time at Black friar and will be returning. The food and service were excellent. Well plentiful and prepared food served by a friendly and helpful waitress (thank you Frederca!). However, the kitchen had run out of several items (at 7.30PM?), including the hamburger, which I had set my heart on. The wine list is good, but somewhat overpriced (a fairly ordinary Vosne-Romanee at £170).......and again, my preferred choice was not available.
  11. K

    Kyleb

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovly Bianca look after us food staff nothing was to much trouble we will be back again soon
  12. MC

    MichaelC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Lovey food and helpful engaged and friendly staff. A little noisy which made conversation more difficult than we would have liked.
  13. s

    stacey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was just gorgeous, we really enjoyed our visit and we will be back
  14. ML

    MattL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were outstanding. Bianca, our waitress was great with our kids, and was attentive, helpful and friendly. Food was cooked perfectly and delicious. And the soundtrack was absolutely spot on!
  15. T

    Tina

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, helpful staff, great atmosphere. This is the first time we visited with our kids, usually we come alone, but they loved it. Would definitely keep coming.
  16. BR

    BuntyR

    Cambridge

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening at the Black Friar. From the welcome at the front desk the service was great. The decor inside & out is fantastic. The tropical garden setting outside is fabulous. Spotlessly clean everywhere. The menu was interesting & inventive. Food was delicious. Wine good for by the glass. Would highly recommend
  17. G

    Grahambio

    Manchester

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been before and we'll be coming again, always a great meal.
  18. TG

    TraceyG

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely gorgeous Sunday lunch this is the third time I’ve been and would definitely recommend
  19. JH

    JulieH

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've visited The Black Friar on several occasions and each time we walk away amazed at the quality and taste of the food. Our 2 year old granddaughter enjoyed her colouring pack and the service all round was exceptional.
  20. RM

    RiaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and a fantastic Sunday dinner. Will be back!
  21. R

    Romney

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    A great Sunday lunch enjoyed in lovely surroundings.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall1food2service5ambience2
    I have visited blackfriar many times and was left very disappointed today. The cocktails where below your usual standard; two remakes of a margarita and we just decided to drink what we were given rather than be a further nuisance to our waiter - the food with the exception of starters was also below your usual standard overcooked and verging on cold linguine as well as undercooked cod. The burger was over done however this has not been the case in the past despite our waiter insititing it has always been prepared “cook through”. I know everyone can have a bad night but I just thought it was important to feed back as blackfriar is one of my favourite spots in Manchester.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Overpriced - quality of food does not match price.
  24. GZ

    GrahamZ

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always here, we had a lovely evening, food and service was great. What a lovely place to have on our doorstep x
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not the best. Not the worst
  26. L

    Looby161

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful surroundings, great attention to details. Food amazing. This is a hidden gem, a few mins walk from Deansgate. You will be impressed. The menu is something special. Drinks I can recommend the cocktails
  27. PF

    PaulF

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great place for a business lunch and will be going back
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. My second time and it didn’t disappoint. Roasts were excellent, espresso martinis perfect, and the service was spot on. Thank you!
  29. LL

    LorraineL

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Party of 13 celebrating our grandsons 21st mixed age group… food and service were exceptional had to change the booking numbers twice Ciara was really helpful and nothing was too much trouble! Would definitely recommend.
  30. CA

    CharlotteA

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for tea, amazing food and drinks, service was great too. Can’t wait to go back for the Sunday roast!
  31. DC

    DebbieC

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service was impeccable, thoroughly enjoyed it we will be back. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  32. PJ

    PaulJ

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent as usual, just superb food and service.
  33. F

    Fletch

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The black friar has become one of our favourite places. The food is fantastic and the service is very attentive. Yes it is a little pricey but it is more than worth it! every time we have brought family/friends they have loved it and recommend it to others.
  34. PT

    PaulineT

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, great atmosphere and friendly attentive service. Highly recommend
  35. DB

    DanielB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was superb and the service excellent, love this place.
  36. YT

    YvonneT

    Manchester

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, and impeccable service. Probably a tad expensive, but it’s a lovely venue, which has been done up really well.
  37. E

    Eleanor

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selection of cocktails and wine, the food is amazing! The crab on toast was sooo nice. I’ve been a few times now and offen looked after by the same waitress who is amazing and very attentive. Decor of the restaurant and ambience tops it off as a great place to visit.
  38. A

    Anon6

    Southwest Florida

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, fabulous service in lovely garden setting. Great time with friends
  39. G

    Gee25

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    First visit, lovely place & outside eating area. It's like a tardis, you don't expect the inside ambience from the outside look. Food okay, service nice, prices fair.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our second visit to The Blackfriars. Again, the food was outstanding, the service excellent and the atmosphere relaxed. I will be revisiting as this is now one of my favourite places to go.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Blackfriar is rated 4.6 stars by 531 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable booking network.

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Is this your restaurant?
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Salford

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 12:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Ben Chaplin

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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