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Summary

£63
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “very historic dining room” – set in a thirteenth-century former refectory that may be the oldest of its kind in the UK – adds a sense of occasion to a visit to this “atmospheric” outfit, but it’s arguably even better in summer “when you can eat outside in the courtyard garden”. The brasserie menu is “quality” (think “good seasonal produce such as game”) and “you can hear yourself talk, so it’s good for taking your parents too if they like traditional with a slight twist”.

Summary

£58
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An old building, with lots of candles and nooks and crannies”“this beautiful 13th century former Dominican friary” is particularly “atmospheric in winter” (but it also has “a lovely courtyard area for summer dining”). From its bistro/brasserie-style menu, there’s “always a good choice of dishes based on good local produce” and its standards are “accomplished and reliable”.

Summary

£57
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Atmospheric” venue – a thirteenth-century friary’s rectory – that claims to be the UK’s oldest dining room, and which serves “good local food” from a bistro/brasserie-style menu.

Summary

£53
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The building is so historic” – an “ancient” thirteenth-century friar’s rectory that claims to be the UK’s oldest dining room – it helps make for a good occasion at Andy and Sam Hook’s restaurant, events venue and cookery school. The “reliable, locally sourced” cooking from a bistro/brasserie style menu (from nut-roast to sirloin steak) also rates a favourable mention.

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Friars St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4XN

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Blackfriars Restaurant Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Blackfriars Restaurant Restaurant in NE1, Newcastle upon Tyne by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Blackfriars Restaurant restaurant.
Laura M
The restaurant is striking in its aesthetic...
Reviewed 8 months, 16 days ago

"The restaurant is striking in its aesthetic, with historic features and magnetic ambiance. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and approachable. The food (I shared a fish platter from the set menu and had the pigeon pithivier and triple cooked chips from the a la carte, my mam shared the fish platter and had the venison pie from the set menu) was outstanding. We had the wine pairing too and I can’t recommend enough the intelligent choices made by our server. The entire experience was exceptional from start to end. Bravo, Blackfriars. *wine pairing: Hermit Crab and Conde Valdemar with fish platter Defesa and Amy Organic with pigeon pithivier and venison mince pie"

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Neil C
In Newcastle Restaurant week this was the o...
Reviewed 10 months, 5 days ago

"In Newcastle Restaurant week this was the one Restaurant we desperately wanted to book for and boy was it worth the effort . The whole experience from arrival to departure was just exquisite . The staff were friendly and attentive without being overbearing just a perfect balance . The Restaurant is steeped in history and has a wonderful ambience, with some imagination you can feel you are dining at medieval banquet. The food is impeccably prepared with high quality ingredients and is absolutely delectable from the first bite until last . Whilst this was a specially priced promotion it in no way detracted from level of service and quality of food and drink we enjoyed. A starter of creamy , delicate Smoked Haddock and dill pate with pickled cucumber and a North Sea Fishcake with crisp Fennel Salad , scallop roe and citrus mayonnaise was followed by a quality piece of grilled cod which flaked beautifully and was so flavoursome complimented with a delicate caper and smoked bacon butter served with spinach . The deserts were equally delightful sticky toffee pudding served with a creamy banana ice cream and strawberry pavlova served with basil cream all beautifully presented prepared with care and dedication from some very talented chefs and served by very attentive staff resulting in a wholly enjoyable experience. A huge thank you to all of the staff who produced a memorable meal ."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£11.50 £23.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 10.00%
Friars St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4XN
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑4 pm

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