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Blackfriars Restaurant and Parlour Bar

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Visit the oldest purpose built restaurant in the UK!  Blackfriars Restaurant and Parlour Bar is an award-winning restaurant and heritage site located in a 13th century Friary, once inhabited by the ‘Black Friars’ of Newcastle.

Enjoy lunch or dinner in these unique surroundings or go for a coffee and bar snack in the bar. Regular cookery courses are also held at Blackfriars’ Workshop. 

With its Dominican origins dating back to 1239, and a long and turbulent history that included a spell as a hostel for King Henry III, as a former inner-city monastery, Blackfriars is undeniably unique. The restaurant, which now occupies the oldest dining room in the UK, serves guests traditional-British cooking with local seasonal produce often straight from the nearby farms and markets.

Located next to the main restaurant Blackfriars’ ornate medieval Banquet Hall has been brought back to life following years of painstaking and meticulous research and restoration. The celebrated venue of King Edward III boasts authentic and bespoke banners, chandeliers, wall coverings, stained-glass windows, a large oak dining tables and matching chairs.

Blackfriars workshop and demonstration area, which overlooks the cloister garden, has a stunning central and bespoke granite-topped table accommodating up to 12 guests. It is the ideal space for bread-making, food and wine matching, kids’ cookery workshops, dinner party cooking and team building sessions as well as corporate and private dining.

Blackfriars is open for lunch and dinner every day (except for Sunday evenings) and throughout the week offers a fantastic Working Lunch menu.  When 6 or more people have lunch they also have free use of the ‘Old Dormitory’ Meeting Room which provides a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and overlooks the secluded medieval courtyard.

It accommodates up to 20 people. At weekends, Blackfriars serves one of the best lunches in town. Blackfriars hosts a number of other popular events throughout the year including medieval banquets, food and beer matching, whiskey dinners and chocolate dinners – see www.blackfriarsrestaurant.co.uk for details or to book online.

Blackfriars was voted as having the best Sunday lunch in Newcastle by readers of the Independent! Enjoy a cracking Sunday lunch in the oldest purpose-built restaurant in the UK, right in the centre of Newcastle!

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes

* Monday – Saturday Lunch: 12pm – 2:30pm, Dinner: 5:30pm – late
Sunday Lunch: 12pm – 4pm
Closed on bank holidays

 

 

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Nearest Metro is Central Station

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