Blackfriars Restaurant and Parlour Bar

Retail, outdoor dining and outdoor attractions have reopened in NewcastleGateshead. We are doing our best to keep our website updated but we still recommend you check individual business websites directly before you visit. Thank you and visit safely.

Telephone: 0191 261 5945


Safety information for your visit

The measures we have put in place:

  • Private dining areas and some outside seating now available.
  • Separate doors for entrance and exit, one-way systems and additional signage.
  • Additional hand gel stations.
  • Perspex screens will be in place.
  • Key touch points and dining facilities will be regularly sanitised.
  • Payment will be contactless only.

How you can help when visiting us:

  • A staff member will measure your body temperature upon arrival at the restaurant.
  • Online pre-booking strongly recommended.

We're excited to be re-opening our Cloister Garden and Courtyard from Monday 12 April!

We’ll be serving lunch, dinner and afternoon tea, as well as weekend brunch. Get together with friends and family again and enjoy our new outdoor seating for up to 6 people/2 households.

We plan to be open for indoor dining for up to 6 diners/2 households from Monday 17 May with full unrestricted trading from Monday 21 June.

Book your table now.

In the meantime, we'll continue to serve Blackfriars at Home from Wednesday-Sunday.

Blackfriars is available to enjoy from home. Choose from 3-course meal packages, delivery Sunday Lunches, Afternoon Tea and an extensive wine, local beer and dessert menu too. You can view the Blackfriars at Home menu and order your takeaway for collection or delivery here: Blackfriarsathome.co.uk.

Book lunch, dinner, a history tour or an event at Blackfriars!

Blackfriars is an award-winning restaurant located in a 13th-century medieval friary in the heart of Newcastle serving up some of the best Sunday lunches, Afternoon Teas and fine-dining menus in the city. View the range on offer on Blackfriars Restaurant's menu here. Blackfriars now also offers an exciting range of pairings and flights in its Parlour Bar.

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.

The hall, which also has its own kitchens, bar and toilet, accommodates 50 guests and is the perfect venue for corporate events, networking groups, functions, wine tastings, educational visits, private parties, anniversaries and weddings.

Blackfriars Cookery School, 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 offers a three-course lunch with glass of fizz for just £21, Monday - Saturday. When six 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 is owned by award-winning restaurateur Andy Hook who also runs Dobson & Parnell on Newcastle Quayside and Hinnies Restaurant in Whitley Bay.

Useful Information

Opening Hours

Monday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 21:30

Tuesday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 21:30

Wednesday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 21:30

Thursday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 21:30

Friday 12:00 - 14:30, 14.45 – 17.00 (afternoon tea), 17:00 - 21.30 (dinner)

Saturday 12:00 - 14:30, 14.45 – 17.00 (afternoon tea), 17:00 - 21.30 (dinner)

Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

Telephone: 0191 261 5945



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