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Blackfriars Restaurant

Friars Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XN, England
+44 (0)191 261 5945
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $74
Cuisines: European, English, British
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Newcastle Central Station
Description: 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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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I attended the two day cake decorating experience run by Blackfriars. The event was held over Saturday and Sunday and we had a full three course lunch included on both days. I have say that this was one of the most enjoyable weekend experiences I have had. The day included tips and tutoring on cake making and decorating by Emma... More

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Durham
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Ideal for large parties. There were 26 of us and they sat us in a separate huge room, which was a lovely old friary room. The menu was reasonable for 2courses £15, 3 courses £18. The food was very good. This also had its own bar, but only 1 bar an, when we 1st arrived so quite a queue for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

The restaurant has a warm feel on a wet and windy early evening. We had a friendly welcome upon entering and had a drink before we were shown to our table. First course was very nice, fish with pear and celeriac remoulade & mushroom with poached egg. Well presented and a varied taste. Although my plate came significantly later then... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I have been to Blackfriars several times for special occasion meals, and have also used for work events in the past. I find the staff very friendly and helpful, and more than accommodating. The setting is lovely with the main restaurant away from the banqueting hall (which has it's own bar). The food we've had has always been lovely. The... More

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12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Great value and decent portions for the early evening - before 7 - menu. Excellent quality and good service. Drinks were a bit expensive however overall this is a venue well worthy of a visit.

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Blyth, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We have been to Blackfriars fairly regularly over the past 2 years and the standard does not vary. On this visit, the food was excellent and service could not be faulted. We had the sharing meat platter for lunch and enjoyed it very much.

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Kent
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105 reviews 105 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Booked a table for a Saturday night and only had the choice of 18.30 or 21.00. Took the earlier option and let them know about a food intolerance of one of our party. We arrived, were promptly shown to our table, and the waitress immediately pointed out the symbols on the menu for those who cannot eat dairy - very... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Yet again another fantastic night at Blackfriars !! Friday 14th November The food and service were exceptional. The staff in the restaurant are second to none. !!! All have extensive knowledge of the food which is being prepared they cater everytime for my daughters food intolerance and adapt the menu to suit her needs. Nothing is to much trouble Another... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We popped in here for a sharing platter for lunch and it was excellent, as was the welcome and overall experience. As we were staying in Newcastle, we decided to eat here again one evening and were not disappointed. The ambience of the place is both welcoming and warm, as is the food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is by far one of if not the best restaurants we have visited. Excellent choice on menu even on the set menu. First class service. Good choice of whisky & in comfortable surroundings. We can't wait to go back.

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Additional Information about Blackfriars Restaurant

Address: Friars Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XN, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)191 261 5945
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
Average Prices: USD 0 - 74
Cuisine: European, English, British

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