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Summary

A superbly “atmospheric” 13th-century medieval friary houses Andy Hook’s well-known local venue, which has a “low-key pub style” that draws “a proper local crowd”. Most reviewers feel its “locally sourced food” (“traditional but interesting”) really “goes the extra mile” (even if it arguably “stands in poor comparison with Dobson & Parnell” his new venue). In Spring 2017, there was a major makeover here, with expansion into the old parlour and library rooms, gaining extra seating, an open kitchen and cookery workshop.

£52
Good
Good
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

The “aggressively local” (in a good way!) cuisine is “well-prepared” and the “ambience in particular can’t be faulted” at this romantic venue in a “lovely” 13th-century building with a cloister. As of late 2016, owner Andy Hook plans to expand this 15-year-old venture into the neighbouring space. (In fact, he also, apparently, has his eyes on the 21 Queen Street site, most recently trading as Pan Haggertys, RIP.)

£50
Good
Good
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“A tranquil setting in the heart of the city” (a cloistered, atmospheric ancient building dating from 1239) is the special feature of this “romantic” venue – “a champion of local produce and local ales”.

£49
Good
Average
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

With its “lovely cloistered setting”, this city-centre restaurant can genuinely claim to have an “historic” (1239) location, and a “romantic” one too; the menu, which makes good use of “local produce”, is also hailed as “very special”… especially given the relatively “ordinary” prices!

£49
Very Good
Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Reviews of Blackfriars Restaurant Restaurant in NE1, Newcastle upon Tyne by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Blackfriars Restaurant restaurant.
Mitchell L
A low-key pub style, a proper local crowd, ...
Reviewed 10 months, 5 days ago

"A low-key pub style, a proper local crowd, and food that really goes the extra mile in enthusiasm and creativity"

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Friars St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4XN
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lunch noon - 2.30 pm, dinner 6 pm - 10 pm
Last orders: 10 pm

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