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 #76 of 1304 things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: Michelle1976Toon, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Fri 3 Mar, 2023
l Brilliant night. The sommelier did outstanding job informing both the novice wine drinker of the main consideration of a good wine, but he also kept more experienced folk interested with cool facts...

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2 of 5 stars2 out of 5
By: Delilah E, Sunderland, United Kingdom
Thu 16 Feb, 2023
l 'My first visit to Blackfriars, was very excited as had heard such good things from other group members. The setting didn't disappoint but the fine dining price was not reflected in the food...

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1 of 5 stars1 out of 5
By: 828bridgeto, London, United Kingdom
Mon 13 Feb, 2023
l Our starters and mains were cold when they arrived, after an hour’s wait for the starters to appear. Food was overpriced - we shan’t be returning. We had been considering Blackfriars for our...

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Blackfriars Restaurant Friars Street, Newcastle upon Tyne