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Summary

“Reliable food, locally sourced served in an ancient setting” (a 13th-century friary refectory that claims to be the oldest dining room in the UK) wins praise for Andy Hook’s “recently refurbished” (last year) ‘Restaurant & Banqueting Hall’.

£60
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
5
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
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
5
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
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Menu, Portions
30, 50, 20
85
Yes

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £15.00 £18.00
Dinner £18.00 £21.00
Pretheatre £18.00 £21.00
SundayLunch £18.00 £21.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£11.00 £24.00 £4.00 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Friars St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4XN
Opening hours
Monday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm
Tuesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm
Wednesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm
Thursday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm
Friday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm
Saturday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm
Sunday12 pm-4 pm

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