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Blackfriars Medieval Friary

Friars Street | Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XN, England
+44 191 261 5945
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Blackfriars is a former Dominican 13th Century Friary and medieval buildings established in 1239. Within the complex you will find a Parlour Bar (the oldest standing bar in Newcastle), the restaurant which is believed to be the oldest purpose-built restaurant in the UK, a Banquet hall for parties, a Cookery School and Wine, Beer and Whisky Tasting Room. This is not the listing for It is not for the Blackfriars Restaurant or Blackfriars Cookery School.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible1%
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“my birthday” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM, 5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Friars Street | Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XN, England
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"risotto starter"
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"worth a visit"
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"my birthday"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been there for a dinner after a long day at a course! Food was amazing and the service was really good!!

Thank Kostas T
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

As part of my birthday my partner treated me to a meal at this restaurant. The restaurant has a great feel to it straight away. As a red wine drinker I was not disappointed in the slightest as the list is quite impressive. We had...More

Thank Richard H
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Made a reservation for Sunday lunch.. ordered all 3 course & waited half an hr for the starter then another half hour for main course... I ordered belly pork for main course I got 1piece which was about 3 inches if that ( I buy...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Had lunch here for son's birthday, food really tasty, staff attentive, beautiful surroundings, very central.

Thank Georgia S
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

heritage site at the back of blackfriers with the ruins of past buildings steeped deep in history, worth a walk through from stowell st. palquards with information on the site

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

small helpings but good quality food and service. Went with relatives last year and enjoyed the venue

Thank Eric N
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

Staff very friendly, food excellent well presented and cooked, pleasure to eat worth the wait. Historical surroundings.

Thank Keith J
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

This is a lovely restaurant, and the set menu we had was great value for money. All the meal options looked great, and I had the vegetarian dishes. The risotto starter was fantastic, but the main course was a bit underwhelming, especially compared to what...More

Thank Katie O
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

Impressed by the great value of the lunch time menu. Same interesting, high quality dishes as served in the evening but at great value.

Thank RosieCJK
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

Office xmas lunch, my starter of 3 scallops on cauliflower puree was amazing, first time i'd tried scallops and they were delicious even though they were only very small but it was only a starter. I had the turkey with veg and for dessert the...More

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