Blackfriars Restaurant

Blackfriars Restaurant, Friars Street, Newcastle upon Tyne

About Blackfriars Restaurant
Blackfriars Restaurant
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Average Price: £26 to £40
Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual Dress
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.

Blackfriars Restaurant Customer Reviews

Overall Average Score: 
Exceptional (5 out of 5)

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Exceptional - 5 out of 5

Maureen, Durham Thu, 2 October 2014

We were going onwards to the theatre, so decided to have just a mains course. The food was amazing and delicious, but not enough of it.

Liked: Everything else was fantastic.
Disliked: We want more.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Blackfriars Restaurant is #72 of 1282 things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: Rob C, Peterborough, United Kingdom
Wed 27 Jul, 2022
l On a weekend in Newcastle to celebrate wife's birthday, we visited Blackfriars on the recommendation of a friend. From start to finish the evening was excellent. We were greeted by Ellie (also my...

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5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: jamiergwarren, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Mon 25 Jul, 2022
l Food and service both absolutely faultless. The menu has a fantastic variety of choice without being overwhelming and the dishes are all brilliantly executed. The scallops in particular are brilliant...

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5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: june s, Gateshead, United Kingdom
Wed 20 Jul, 2022
l I have dined at this restaurant many times and it never fails to impress me. The food & service is always top notch, and the interior is in keeping with the medieval building. I can strongly...

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Blackfriars Restaurant Friars Street, Newcastle upon Tyne