Blackfriars is a lovely placeBlackfriars is a lovely place with a wonderful atmosphere, the food was lovely, the staff was very attentive and it was very good value for money.
I wouldn't hesitate recommending it to anyone.09/06/2013 00:00:00Peaceful haven in a busy cityLovely peaceful setting with a calming ambience. Food quality very high. I particularly enjoyed my fish cake starter and the trio of sorbets for dessert. My husband said the cheeseboard was the best he'd ever had
Service was friendly, professional and well-timed
Very good value for lunch at only £18 for 3 courses
Will definitely be back07/06/2013 00:00:00SpecialHad a work xmas meal here last year which was lovely and returned last Sunday for a birthday lunch with friends. We had the 3course set menu and it was excellent. We would definitely go again, just waiting for a good excuse.!02/06/2013 00:00:00Perfect Celebration LunchBlackfriars helped to make a memorable celebration for all the right reasons. This is the best food in the region (even those who has traveled from central London said it was the best meal they had had in a long time and couldn't believe the bill), lovely setting and great value. Service is first class, efficient, friendly and very capable. Wholeheartedly recommended and will definitely return.01/06/2013 00:00:00Wonderful!!We visited this restaurant for the first time on the afternoon of Saturday 1st June, and were very much impressed, fabulous! Food is exceptionally good, service outstanding and we will most definitely recommend to others and will most certainly visit again and again.01/06/2013 00:00:00LunchMy partner and I went for lunch to Blackfriars and it was amazing. The food was gorgeous and would definitely recommend this restaurant.29/05/2013 00:00:00LunchGood choice for three course lunch. Quality of food outstanding. Chose liver for my main course and was asked how I would like it cooked, I like it pink, it was perfect. Will definitely be returning to try other menu choices.25/05/2013 00:00:00Excellent food!We booked a table for 10 people to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary. The service was excellent, the place had a lovely atmosphere and the food was amazing. The restaurant was tastefull decorated with such lovely touches which were in keeping with the theme - so many similar places can be in bad taste.24/05/2013 00:00:00Consistently good!Consistently good. We dine here several times per year, driving to Newcastle and staying in a nearby hotel, because we know we'll always have a great time and enjoy excellent food. Highly recommended!24/05/2013 00:00:00had heard good reports abouthad heard good reports about the food here and was given a voucher as a gift. the reports were very understated as the food was exceptional. the service was first class, staff knew what they were talking about when helping you choose and attention to detail was first class.24/05/2013 00:00:00Brilliant BlackfriarsI visited Blackfriars to celebrate my Birthday with two friends. We had a lovely night everything was perfect. The staff were very polite and efficient, the ambience very nice and the food exceptional. I chose the Northumbrian chicken dish which was delicious and good value at £16. One friend chose rib eye steak at £21 which she really enjoyed and the other the lamb dish at £17 which was equally as good. Too good a restaurant to miss. We will be back. Thank you Blackfriars!24/05/2013 00:00:00Really good food
Service wasReally good food
Service was amazing
But i never received the side i ordered with my main24/05/2013 00:00:00Lovely Sunday LunchGreat service and lovely food, the staff were very attentive19/05/2013 00:00:00First Visit and We Will be BackHadn't visited Blackfriars before and had heard mixed reviews about it. However we booked for Sunday lunch and can't speak highly enough of it. The food, service and ambience were absolutely fantastic; relaxed but professional and incredibly attentive. Definitely worth a visit if you haven't yet been.19/05/2013 00:00:00Romantic meal for TwoMet by friendly staff and made to feel welcome right away. The service was second to none and the food was a taste sensation. The atmosphere was very cosy and romantic.
All in all very impressed with Blackfriers, would highly recommend to anyone and cannot wait to return again.18/05/2013 00:00:00This was my second visit withinThis was my second visit within eight days and was simply superb went with my daughter on this occassion the time previous with my hubby and this is our favorite now we had the early evening menu which is only three courses for £18 !! but is better then some al a carte i hav had in other restaurants will definatelt be returning to sample the al a carte in a few weeks when my hubby is home.. the staff are fabulous weel done blackfriars17/05/2013 00:00:00Great food, lovely atmosphereGreat setting in the ancient Blackfriars monastry looking on to a calm and tranquil grassy quad. I had rump steak form the lunchtime set menu. It was excellent. My companion had equally enjoyable fish. All great value. Lovely staff.17/05/2013 00:00:00Food for celebrationWe have been going to black friars for special occasions for the last 6 years. We usually go for our anniversary but this year my fiancé forgot (!) so I had to make do with a birthday celebration instead! We have also been for Sunday lunch and I can honestly day it was one of the best Sunday lunches I have ever had. The food and the staff are fantastic. It is a little on the pricey side but the quality of the food is always excellent.14/05/2013 00:00:00Very good service, good food,Very good service, good food, did not feel at all rushed. Had a lovely slow afternoon lunch. It was my partners birthday and this was acknowledged by the staff, he was given complementary fizz.13/05/2013 00:00:00A grand evening.......was had by all. The food and service are both outstanding as is the child friendliness.
My brother and his wife joined us for dinner and they both really enjoyed it. They live in the South of France, she is French, and not easily pleased by food in the UK :)
If you are looking for good food in Newcastle at a reasonable rate try the Set menu. Good value methinks!13/05/2013 00:00:00Saturday lunchThis was a special meal to celebrate my birthday and it ticked every box. The food was delicious and the staff were efficient and friendly and the wine was perfectly chilled. I would certainly recommend it.11/05/2013 00:00:00Great food, great serviceFood was amazing, a really good array of options to suit all tastes. The kitchen was very accommodating to my slightly fussy friend. The service was brilliant and the staff were very attentive. Prices could be a little cheaper to be ideal but I didn't mind paying what I did as I couldn't fault the food quality or experience at all. Only suggestion would be to incorporate a cocktail menu to extend the range of drinks offered from the bar.11/05/2013 00:00:00Excellent choice againMy husband took his fussy father - who could not fault blackfriars. Well done again!08/05/2013 00:00:00One of the BestI have now been to this venue quite a few times and have never been disapointed. I would say that if you want a very special meal or just a casual one this is the place to go07/05/2013 00:00:00Girlie meet up.Having previously visited this restaurant I recommended it for one of our regular girlie catch up evenings. None of them had visited before and some were a bit dubious as they had heard it was a little pricey. However, from walking through the door they were impressed. The ambiance is friendly and relaxing and we were directed to our seats and quickly made to feel comfortable and special. We ordered from the generous selection of food on the early bird menu which is very reasonably priced especially as the food when it arrived was amazing. There were no empty plates following any of the 3 courses that we devoured. All the food was amazingly tasty, well portioned and cooked to the specified requests. We will definitely be visiting again.07/05/2013 00:00:00Sunday LunchLovely meal, good selection on menu. Outstanding value.
Relaxing atmosphere.05/05/2013 00:00:00This was the second time I'veThis was the second time I've visited this month. This time my wife and I both chose the fixed menu £18 for 3 courses. All 3 courses were excellent and proved to be very good value for money. The Rump Steak was particularly good and I would recommend this to anyone. No doubt we will return.03/05/2013 00:00:00I will miss this placeI am just about to move home to Scotland and Blackfriars is one of the main things I will miss about Newcastle! Always amazing food, its got amazing variation and brilliant vegetarian options. I could quite happily take one of your chefs away with me...!! The staff are friendly too which is such a welcome change to the modern level of customer service which is generally pretty poor nowardays. The staff here smile at you and chat. It is definitely an exceptional place. Highly recommended!30/04/2013 00:00:00A lovely meal...A frequent diner here, it's always lovely - a different menu every time, food always excellent, service is lovely, they don't hurry you out, a really good experience...29/04/2013 00:00:00Definitely worth a visit,Definitely worth a visit, we had the three course fixed menu and the food was beautiful, attentive (but not overly so) staff, one of the best meals I've had in ages.26/04/2013 00:00:00Early Bird MenuThe early bird menu offers great choice and value fro money. The food itself was beautifully presented and tasted amazing. The setting is great and the staff were very helpful and friendly. Will be going back asap!25/04/2013 00:00:00So pleased we came to BlackfriarsIt has been at least 10 years since I ate here when I booked a private room upstairs for a Board Meeting and enjoyed lunch in the restaurant. My wife has never been so for our wedding anniversary I chose to return here. I will not wait long to go back.
From the moment we arrived we were greeted with a smile and immediately shown to our table. Even though it was early evening the place was buzzing. The food and service throughout was excellent and testimony to our delight my wife booked another table there and then to return with a friend.25/04/2013 00:00:00Good as usualWe have been several times to Blackfriars, often to take out of town visitors. It is always good, an attractive venue to take people, and the food is very high quality. Not cheap but not outrageous for the quality of meal. Service was courteous and attentive, if in very minor ways showing some signs of inexperience (wrong wine brought first time, poured rather than invited to taste). Overall very satisfied.22/04/2013 00:00:00Excellent Value!Thank you for a wonderful meal! Service was outstanding and the food was beautiful and extremely tasty.We have already reccomened to friends and family and are planning on returning very soon.20/04/2013 00:00:00Always a great dining optionHaving visited this restaurant a number of times, we are frequently delighted by the constantly evolving menu. We love also that the food is locally sourced!19/04/2013 00:00:00Reading the reviews paid offStaying in Newcastle as a visitor for just 2 days and both of us being a bit on the foody side we were looking for somewhere that we could get good value from. The reviews on Trip Advisor would appear to suggest that Blackfriars was the place for us and so it turned out. Although the food was really good it was the excellent service that really made the trip special for us, the staff going that extra mile wherever possible and making the event really special. They were friendly and helpful but not in your face the whole time and made some special touches that showed they could be flexible because the customer is paramount.19/04/2013 00:00:00Great when something went wrongWe were there for a pre-theatre meal. The food was excellent: we like the slightly quirky menu and drink suggestions ("a Geordie G&T"). My wife ordered sea bass (I think) fillet on a spelt risotto. There was no mention of goat's cheese in the menu, but it certainly contained some. She hates goat's cheese, and it flavoured the whole dish. Without any fuss the dish was immediately taken away and replaced in about ten minutes with a delicious, goat-free (!)version . A crisis really well handled. When you're treated like that you tend to come back to a place - as we shall.18/04/2013 00:00:00Great!Great food and service. Best meal we have had in Newcastle for ages. Busy and had to book In advance. Would definitely recommend.13/04/2013 00:00:00Brilliant BlackfriarsThis is now my third visit to Blackfriars, and as always, it was superb. I came as a party of 6; 4 of whom had never been to Blackfriars before, and they too have said they would definitely return. The food was lovely - the party had rabbit, pork and steaks and these dishes were all devoured (plates completely emptied) as were the desserts. Customer service was great, as it always has been every time I have gone. Last, but not least, the restaurant was not too noisy (I could hear my family speak) despite it being quite busy, and the decor - I love it!13/04/2013 00:00:00Fine diningFriendly staff and filling food in atmospheric surroundings. We will be back.11/04/2013 00:00:00Everything we had was outstandingEverything we had was outstanding and the rhubarb dessert was to die for.11/04/2013 00:00:00An olde-worlde RestaurantHad a fabulous 3 course lunch for £18 each, food was delicious, staff friendly and attentive and the ambience was perfect. The selection of food on the special 3 course lunch would suit a lot of people, 2 vegetarian options on too. We were delighted with the restaurant, we couldn't find a fault with anything.10/04/2013 00:00:00still very very goodlambs fry was excellent, sticky toffee pudding is the best ever, house red wine is beautiful. the staff are wonderfully helpful and knowledgeable09/04/2013 00:00:00This was the first time IThis was the first time I had visited Blackfriars, I booked it as we were visiting Newcastle and I had read a review. The whole ethos of this restaurant is fantastic, from the ambience the service and the food it delivered. The starter of carrot fennel and tarragon risotto was like a taste of spring, the smoked salmon and the blackpudding were also delicious. We had lamb and beef as sunday roast which were very good but not exceptional, but my mums is hard to beat so don't take it as a big let down, as they were not. The sticky toffee pudding was amazing as was the pistachio & nutmeg ice-cream, though the custard tart was nice it didn't blow me away. I don't live in Newcastle, but when I am next in town I will defiantly be paying a visit07/04/2013 00:00:00Made our trip to NewcastleFantastic food and drink with service to match from Imogen. The lamb dish I had was perfectly cooked and everyone received generous portions.06/04/2013 00:00:00dining in historic NewcastleIt was my first visit to Blackfriars but following some very favourable comments from a family member I thought I should try the restaurant. Reviews on different websites put Blackfriars in the top ten restaurants in Newcastle and to be honest I was not disappointed. The service was superb even though the restaurant was busy, the food was well cooked and good with an excellent selection on the menu and the value for money is very pleasing. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and I will be looking to go again myself soon.06/04/2013 00:00:00Friday lunchExcellent value. Only point to note that a service charge is added to bill which I am not a great favourite of.05/04/2013 00:00:00Back againFirst experienced Blackfriars for a family celebration in December. We were so impressed with the food and service that nine of us organised a day out to Newcastle to shop and revisit Blackfriars for lunch. We were not disappointed, everything ticked all the right boxes. The choice of food and service were brilliant. We will certainly be returning soon.05/04/2013 00:00:00Lunchtime TreatBlackfriars consistently provides good, well provenanced, interesting food with friendly service. The lunchtime set menu (£18 for 3 courses) offers good value for money if you're looking for a treat without breaking the bank. The location and building are superb for convenience and atmosphere. Our group of four included a veggie, a non-meat eater, one gluten intolerant and one with nut allergy and we were all very happy with our meals. Highly recommended!02/04/2013 00:00:00Good value for a Sunday LunchWe went there on Easter Sunday and had the set lunch menu. It was a good meal and the sunday roast was very good.
I saw that somebody recommended the sticky toffee pudding and it was, indeed, wonderful!
Very good place!31/03/2013 00:00:00