Blackfriars Restaurant

Friars Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne (Tyne & Wear) NE1 4XN Map · Telephone · Website
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12 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0
Menus from £27.50
Number of guests 2 to 70
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About Blackfriars Restaurant

Blackfriars was established in 1239 as a Dominican friary and remains one of the jewels in Newcastle’s medieval crown. Whilst its horseshoe of stone buildings surround a sheltered courtyard, its peaceful and tranquil location belies its hidden location right in the heart of the city. As an inner-city former friary still in commercial use today, Blackfriars is truly unique and provides the perfect picturesque backdrop for a beautiful wedding or civil partnership.
Housed within a Grade 1 Listed Building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument, Blackfriars Restaurant opened in 2001 and has been in the same ownership ever since. The restaurant has held an AA Rosette for almost two decades and is recommended by the Michelin Guide and Good Food Guide. The restaurant has also won many awards including Taste of the North East and is now one of the most recognised and reputed restaurants in Newcastle.
The ground floor comprises the main restaurant, a stunning self-contained Banquet Hall and an ornate Parlour Bar for early arrivals and drinks receptions as well as our sheltered courtyard. On the first floor the Tasting Room is housed within one of the former guild meeting rooms, as is the state-of-the-art Cookery School and other meeting rooms. The former friary, courtyard and gardens provide the perfect picture-postcard setting for your photographs.
Blackfriars is approved by Newcastle City Council for marriages and civil partnerships so you can enjoy both your ceremony and reception in one place. We have dedicated wedding coordinators to help you plan your day and take care of all your wants and needs so you don’t have to worry. 
Blackfriars is able to accommodate most wedding formats. Just imagine the ceremony of your dreams in our ornate Banquet Hall or unique Tasting Room, followed a relaxed Champagne reception in the sheltered courtyard or historic Parlour Bar before heading back into the Banquet Hall for a delicious and memorable wedding breakfast and evening party. Blackfriars really does have it all and is the perfect venue for your big day!

  • Restaurant and Banquet Hall located in a 13th century medieval friary
  • Dedicated wedding coordinator on hand to help you through the planning process
  • Every event at Blackfriars is unique to you
  • Perfect setting for drinks reception and photographs
  • Menus can be tailored to suit your need
  • Banquet Hall can host up to 50 guests for a ceremony and formal dining experience
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12 Reviews for Blackfriars Restaurant

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of the Service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for Money 5.0
  • Response time 5.0
12 Blackfriars Restaurant Reviews
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    Jennifer Hall · Married on 29/09/2019

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    Wonderful day

    We couldn't recommend Blackfriars more, we had such a wonderful day and the planning was so smooth. Laura was our main point of contact and she was great throughout, always getting back to us quickly and helping with any questions. All of the staff on the day were lovely and really made the day run smoothly. The main reason we first chose Blackfriars was the food and the look of the Banquet Hall and neither disappointed on the day. The weather was pretty bad on our day but this didn't really matter, the staff were great with lots of umbrellas and there was plenty of room indoors for everyone. It isn't the cheapest venue, on a per head basis, but in our opinion the price is totally worth it and given what we received we were happy with the overall price. Thank you so much,

    Sent on 25/10/2019
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    Julie & Chris · Married on 26/05/2019

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    Just a note to say...

    Just a note to say a very heartfelt thank you for everything you did to make our big day so incredibly special!

    Sent on 20/06/2019
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    Mark & Dawn Bell · Married on 01/03/2019

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    Thank you for being part of our special day

    Thank you so much for our amazing beautiful wedding at your banquet hall! Your service is fantastic, the food amazing and your staff so friendly and helpful! We loved our wedding and had an amazing day, we will highly recommend you! From Mr and Mrs Bell.

    Sent on 20/06/2019

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Blackfriars Restaurant FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Exclusive Use
    Historic
    Landmark
    Civil Ceremony Licence
    In the City
  • Dining Options:
    Seated Meal Facilities
    Alcohol Licence
    Buffet Meal Facilities
    In House Catering
  • Evening Entertainment:
    Entertainment Licence
    Evening Reception Facilities
  • Venue Staff Assistance:
    Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
    Wedding Coordinator
  • Other Features:
    Changing Room for Guests

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  • Friars Street Newcastle Upon Tyne (Tyne & Wear) NE1 4XN
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