Banquet Hall Dinners

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December 2023
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ARTISAN BREAD MAKING

Our most popular course will help develop your bread making skills. We follow the ethos of ‘Proper Bread’ using locally-milled stone-ground flours and sourdough starters to produce wonderfully delicious and nutritious bread. Following-on from our beginners course, our master baker will help you make up to four delicious artisan loaves. All dough is kneaded by […] ...
Sat, 2 December 2023
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
MEDIEVAL BANQUET

NEW YEAR’S EVE MEDIEVAL BANQUET

To mark the New Year in style, Blackfriars will be hosting an authentic medieval banquet served by friars and town wenches! We are delighted to welcome you honourable dignitaries, townsfolk of Newcastle to take a step back in time for a sumptuous feast in our ornate Banquet Hall, established by our brothers back in 1239. […] ...
Sun, 31 December 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
January 2024
LITTLE MONKS PIC

LITTLE MONKS COOKERY CLUB

For all 7 to 10 year olds with a burgeoning interest in all things food. These popular sessions are all about allowing kids to go at their own pace, making cooking fun and giving them some confidence in the kitchen. They’ll be shown some delicious and nutritious nibbles, how to enjoy their fruit and veg, […] ...
Wed, 3 January 2024
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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HISTORY TOUR OF BLACKFRIARS & LUNCH

Explore the long and turbulent history of Blackfriars, a 13th-century former Dominican friary from its medieval origins, right up to the present day. Dating back to 1239, Blackfriars lays claim to being the oldest dining room in the UK, the jewel in Newcastle’s medieval past, and a stalwart of the local dining scene. Enjoy a 45-minute tour […] ...
Wed - Wed, 3 - 31 January 2024
11:30 am
Creole Gumbo and all that Jazz

EVENING COOKERY CLUB – CREOLE, GUMBO & ALL THAT JAZZ

Louisiana is famous for its vibrant jazz music, spectacular Mardi Gras festival and its unique cuisine. This session will take you on a journey through the cuisine of the American deep south with Creole staples such as Gumbo and Jambalaya. EXPECT RECIPES LIKE: + Cajun Spice Mix + Chicken & Prawn Jambalaya + Shrimp & […] ...
Wed, 3 January 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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SMART COOKIES COOKERY CLUB

For the slightly more confident 11–17-year-old ‘Smart Cookies’ fed-up with making fairy cakes and wanting to get their teeth stuck into something a little more challenging! These sessions are all about building on from the basics and really developing their culinary skills and confidence – but at their own pace. They’ll have a choice of […] ...
Thu, 4 January 2024
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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BAO & BEER

Relax and have fun at our convivial evening of Chinese Bao making. Our cookery school teacher will show you just how easy it is to make home-made soft pillows of steamed buns with succulent savoury fillings and luscious sweet treats. Accompanied with a couple of Asian beers to wash it down and enough to take […] ...
Thu, 4 January 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WINE TASTING

COME WINE WITH ME – INTRODUCTION TO WINE

COME WINE WITH ME – INTRODUCTION TO WINE Join us for an evening of wine discovery with a selection of top notch wines hand-picked by our own sommelier. Learn how to decipher confusing labels as well as the wine’s appearance, secrets of the nose (aroma) and its all-important taste. The evening will include a glass […] ...
Thu, 4 January 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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CHEF’S TABLE

CHEF’S TABLE Sit back, relax and enjoy an evening of fabulous food cooked right in front of you by your very own personal chef. Six courses of the finest, local and seasonal offerings we can find and may include canapés, amuse bouche, starter, fish course, palette cleanser, meat course, pre-dessert, dessert, cheese and coffee. With […] ...
Fri, 5 January 2024
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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BREAD MAKING FOR BEGINNERS

Proper bread should be made from just flour, water, yeast and salt – and nothing else! Our bread-making courses follow this ethos using locally milled stone ground flours to produce wonderfully delicious and nutritious bread. On this course, you’ll learn the basics of real bread from our master baker, make up to four different loaves […] ...
Sat, 6 January 2024
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
wine flights

COME WINE WITH ME – CHEESE & WINE MATCHING

Cheese and wine tastings may have started as a fad of the seventies but they’re just as popular now as they’ve ever been. Why? Because cheese and wine go together so well! it seems they were just made for each other – and so many perfect parings. Join us for an evening of top drawer […] ...
Sat, 6 January 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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EVENING COOKERY CLUB – VIETNAMESE

Here’s your chance to explore the rich tapestry of flavours that Vietnam has to offer understanding traditions of the cuisine rely on fresh herbs and vegetables, and complimentary textures. We will learn how to create, cook and present some of the most famous dishes of Vietnam. From Vietnamese Spring Rolls to Spicy Pork & Noodles, this […] ...
Mon, 8 January 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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EVENING COOKERY CLUB – VIETNAMESE

Here’s your chance to explore the rich tapestry of flavours that Vietnam has to offer understanding traditions of the cuisine rely on fresh herbs and vegetables, and complimentary textures. We will learn how to create, cook and present some of the most famous dishes of Vietnam. From Vietnamese Spring Rolls to Spicy Pork & Noodles, this […] ...
Tue, 9 January 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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EVENING COOKERY CLUB – THAI

The CNN Travel World’s ’50 Best Foods’ had no less than four dishes in the Top 10 alone. Lightly prepared with strong aromatics and a cutting-edge spice, these dishes are sometimes described as the ‘complicated juggling of disparate components to create a harmonious finish’. So, if you want to know your Toms from your Tams, […] ...
Wed, 10 January 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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MORNING COOKERY CLUB – THAI

The CNN Travel World’s ’50 Best Foods’ had no less than four dishes in the Top 10 alone. Lightly prepared with strong aromatics and a cutting-edge spice, these dishes are sometimes described as the ‘complicated juggling of disparate components to create a harmonious finish’. So, if you want to know your Toms from your Tams, […] ...
Thu, 11 January 2024
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
bao buns

BAO & BEER

Relax and have fun at our convivial evening of Chinese Bao making. Our cookery school teacher will show you just how easy it is to make home-made soft pillows of steamed buns with succulent savoury fillings and luscious sweet treats. Accompanied with a couple of Asian beers to wash it down and enough to take […] ...
Thu, 11 January 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
rum tasting

RUM GOOD TIME – RUM TASTING

RUM GOOD TIME – RUM TASTING Rum is the most diverse and versatile of all spirits. White, Golden, Dark, Spiced, and Flavoured can all be great on their own, poured over ice, blended with your favourite mixer, or shaken up in a cocktails; rum is the perfect drink for any occasion. With varied production and […] ...
Thu, 11 January 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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STREET FOOD EXPRESS – PAD THAI

Bored with the usual places to go for lunch? Don’t fancy another sandwich on the go? Join us at Blackfriars Cookery School for more dynamic lunch with our 1-hour Express cookery classes. You will learn to make a classic street food dish that can take you to the streets of Bangkok or Mumbai and back, […] ...
Fri, 12 January 2024
12:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cocktail and canapes

COCKTAILS & CANAPÉS

Have some fun with a bespoke cocktail masterclass from one of our dedicated mixologists. Learn how to make three amazing cocktails from the experts and then get to drink them afterwards. You’ll enjoy a glass of fizz on arrival together with canapés to soak it all up – what’s not to like?! TIMES: 6-8pm COST: […] ...
Fri, 12 January 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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GIN O’CLOCK – LOCAL GIN TASTING

Gin and tonic has become the aperitif of choice in recent years. Hundreds of new distilleries are opening every year with us Brits are now drinking over 30 million litres of the stuff every year. And it seems we just can’t get enough of this delightful juniper flavoured spirit. So why not join us for […] ...
Fri, 12 January 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
pad thai

THAI COOKERY

The CNN Travel World’s ’50 Best Foods’ had no less than four dishes in the Top 10 alone. Lightly prepared with strong aromatics and cutting-edge spices, these dishes are sometimes described as the ‘complicated juggling of disparate components to create a harmonious finish’. So, if you want to know your Toms from your Tams, Yams […] ...
Sat, 13 January 2024
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
fish bengal

EVENING COOKERY CLUB – FISH & SEAFOOD FROM BENGAL

The cuisine of Bengal in the Eastern part of India is known for its subtle yet fiery flavours. With an emphasis on fish, vegetables and lentils, served with rice, this is also a beautifully vibrant and healthy cuisine. Enjoy a unique and exciting niche in Indian cuisine and satisfy your love for seafood. WHAT TO […] ...
Mon, 15 January 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
fish bengal

EVENING COOKERY CLUB – FISH & SEAFOOD FROM BENGAL

The cuisine of Bengal in the Eastern part of India is known for its subtle yet fiery flavours. With an emphasis on fish, vegetables and lentils, served with rice, this is also a beautifully vibrant and healthy cuisine. Enjoy a unique and exciting niche in Indian cuisine and satisfy your love for seafood. WHAT TO […] ...
Tue, 16 January 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mexican cookery weekday

EVENING COOKERY CLUB – MEXICAN

Everyone loves Mexican cuisine but have you ever wanted to take it a step further than nachos and guacamole and create this vibrant cuisine in the comfort of your own kitchen? Whether it’s enchilada, quesadillas or empanadas, there really is a dish for everyone! Like many other cuisines, the best traditional Mexican food will always […] ...
Wed, 17 January 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mexican cookery weekday

MORNING COOKERY CLUB – MEXICAN

Everyone loves Mexican cuisine but have you ever wanted to take it a step further than nachos and guacamole and create this vibrant cuisine in the comfort of your own kitchen? Whether it’s enchilada, quesadillas or empanadas, there really is a dish for everyone! Like many other cuisines, the best traditional Mexican food will always […] ...
Thu, 18 January 2024
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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TACOS & TEQUILA

Relax and have fun at our convivial evening of Taco making. Our cookery school teacher will show you just how easy it is to make home-made soft corn and flour tortillas filled with succulent savoury fillings. Learn how to make both fish and meat tacos with all the toppings and have enough tacos to take […] ...
Thu, 18 January 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
wine flights

COME WINE WITH ME – CHEESE & WINE MATCHING

Cheese and wine tastings may have started as a fad of the seventies but they’re just as popular now as they’ve ever been. Why? Because cheese and wine go together so well! it seems they were just made for each other – and so many perfect parings. Join us for an evening of top drawer […] ...
Thu, 18 January 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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FISH & SEAFOOD MASTERCLASS

Ever wondered how your fishmonger manages to fillet your fish with such speed and dexterity and how chefs manage to perfectly cook those delicate morsels so perfectly? Here’s your chance to learn the basics of fish filleting, what to look for in a fresh fish and how to cook fish and seafood perfectly every time. […] ...
Sat, 20 January 2024
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
french wine

COME WINE WITH ME – TOUR DE FRANCE

France boasts some of the most renowned wine-making regions in the world!  And many have adorned the tables of the best restaurants and royal courts around. But exceptional French wine doesn’t have to be expensive. We’ve sought out some of the most interesting and affordable wines from some of France’s famous and not-so-famous regions for […] ...
Sat, 20 January 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mexican cookery weekend

MEXICAN COOKERY

Everyone loves Mexican cuisine but have you ever wanted to create this vibrant cuisine in the comfort of your own kitchen? Whether it’s enchilada, quesadillas or empanadas, there really is a dish for everyone! Like many other cuisines, the best traditional Mexican food will always be found in the home. Here’s your chance to do […] ...
Sun, 21 January 2024
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
indian cuisine

EVENING COOKERY CLUB – CURRY & SPICE

Curry comes from the Tamil word ‘kari’ meaning spicy sauce for rice. Ginger, garlic and turmeric have been found to have been combined for a sauce as far back as 4,000 years ago. Today, whether in Asia, India, Africa, The Americas or the Caribbean, it seems the whole world wants to spice-up their food and […] ...
Tue, 23 January 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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EVENING COOKERY CLUB – CURRY & SPICE

Curry comes from the Tamil word ‘kari’ meaning spicy sauce for rice. Ginger, garlic and turmeric have been found to have been combined for a sauce as far back as 4,000 years ago. Today, whether in Asia, India, Africa, The Americas or the Caribbean, it seems the whole world wants to spice-up their food and […] ...
Wed, 24 January 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TAPAS

MORNING COOKERY CLUB – SPANISH TAPAS

Classic traditional tapas or the sophisticated modern Catalan incarnations, everyone seems to love Spanish tapas! And why not? Those beautiful little lovingly-made mouthfuls are the perfect snack to enjoy whilst propping-up a cantina bar whilst swigging an ice-cold Vermut! Here’s your chance to try your hands with a few Balearic creations of your own. EXPECT […] ...
Thu, 25 January 2024
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pizza and prosecco

PIZZA & PROSECCO

Relax and have fun at our convivial evening pizza-making social. Our master baker will teach you just how easy it is to make blisteringly good home-made sourdough pizzas full of tasty artisan toppings, both super savoury and decadently sweet, Learn about the history of pizza and sample some of the more unusual types. Event suitable […] ...
Thu, 25 January 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHISKY GLASS

THE WATER OF LIFE – WHISKY TASTING

The Water of Life’ was the name given to whisky by monks in the middle ages but this introduction to Scotland’s famous export is bang up-to-date. Enjoy a selection of whiskies from both Robert the Bruce’s homeland as well as a few curveballs from far-flung distilleries around the world. Learn how to decipher a label […] ...
Thu, 25 January 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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STREET FOOD EXPRESS – PIZZA MAKING

Bored with the usual places to go for lunch? Don’t fancy another sandwich on the go? Join us at Blackfriars Cookery School for more dynamic lunch with our 1-hour Express cookery classes. You will learn to make a classic street food dish that can take you to the streets of Bangkok or Mumbai and back, […] ...
Fri, 26 January 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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BURNS NIGHT SUPPER

Blackfriars annual traditional Burns’ night supper featuring all the usual elements of a night with the great Scottish poet and romanticist including the Selkirk Grace, address to and cutting of the haggis before a supper of traditional Cock-a-Leekie soup, Haggis, Neeps and Tatties, Cranachan and Cheese. A dram of whisky will be served at each […] ...
Fri, 26 January 2024
7:00 pm
Banquet Hall
Blackfriars Restaurant, Friars Street, Newcastle. NE1 4XN
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BURNS NIGHT CHEF’S TABLE

CHEF’S TABLE Sit back, relax and enjoy an evening of fabulous food cooked right in front of you by your very own personal chef. Six courses of burns night theme dishes which may include canapés, amuse bouche, starter, fish course, palette cleanser, meat course, pre-dessert, dessert, cheese and coffee. With an extensive wine list, selection […] ...
Fri, 26 January 2024
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
indian cuisine

CURRY & SPICE

Curry comes from the Tamil word ‘kari’ meaning spicy sauce for rice. Ginger, garlic and turmeric have been found to have been combined for a sauce as far back as 4,000 years ago. Today, whether in Asia, India, Africa, The Americas or the Caribbean, it seems the whole world wants to spice-up their food and […] ...
Sat, 27 January 2024
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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WHEY ALE MAN – LOCAL BEER TASTING

Love your local ales? Interested in sample some of the best brews the region’s 50+ craft breweries has to offer? With such a wealth of brewing talent right here on our doorstep, enjoy a tasting of some of the region’s best beers with a bit of home-made snacks to help soak-up the alcohol and see […] ...
Sat, 27 January 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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BURNS NIGHT SUPPER

Blackfriars annual traditional Burns’ night supper featuring all the usual elements of a night with the great Scottish poet and romanticist including the Selkirk Grace, address to and cutting of the haggis before a supper of traditional Cock-a-Leekie soup, Haggis, Neeps and Tatties, Cranachan and Cheese. A dram of whisky will be served at each […] ...
Sat, 27 January 2024
7:00 pm
Banquet Hall
Blackfriars Restaurant, Friars Street, Newcastle. NE1 4XN
TAPAS

SPANISH TAPAS

Whether it be the classic traditional tapas or the sophisticated modern Catalan incarnations, everyone seems to love Spanish tapas! And why not? Those beautiful little lovingly-made mouthfuls are the perfect snack to enjoy whilst propping-up a bar in a side-street cantina whilst swigging an ice-cold Vermut! And here’s your chance to reinvent that Spanish holiday […] ...
Sun, 28 January 2024
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
caribbean

EVENING COOKERY CLUB – CARIBBEAN

Navigate the exciting and diverse culinary traditions of the Caribbean islands. On this cookery class you will learn how to create a selection of authentic dishes which touch on the distinct flavours and customs of the Caribbean. You will create authentic and well-known classics such as Jerk, Rice & Peas from Jamaica, to more elusive […] ...
Mon, 29 January 2024 - Wed, 7 February 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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EVENING COOKERY CLUB – CARIBBEAN

Navigate the exciting and diverse culinary traditions of the Caribbean islands. On this cookery class you will learn how to create a selection of authentic dishes which touch on the distinct flavours and customs of the Caribbean. You will create authentic and well-known classics such as Jerk, Rice & Peas from Jamaica, to more elusive […] ...
Tue, 30 January 2024 - Wed, 7 February 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
malaysian food

EVENING COOKERY CLUB – MALAYSIAN

A lover of Thai food? Situated right next door, Malaysian cuisine is a tantalising mixture of Chinese, Thai and Muslim influences. Malaysian food is fast becoming popular in the UK with exotic, hearty favourites like Rending and Nasi Lemak. Explore a different kind of South East Asian cuisine with a host of mind-blowing Malaysian ingredients […] ...
Wed, 31 January 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
February 2024
malaysian food

MORNING COOKERY CLUB – MALAYSIAN

A lover of Thai food? Situated right next door, Malaysian cuisine is a tantalising mixture of Chinese, Thai and Muslim influences. Malaysian food is fast becoming popular in the UK with exotic, hearty favourites like Rending and Nasi Lemak. Explore a different kind of South East Asian cuisine with a host of mind-blowing Malaysian ingredients […] ...
Thu, 1 February 2024
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
spain wine

COME WINE WITH ME – EXPLORING SPAIN & PORTUGAL

COME WINE WITH ME – EXPLORING SPAIN & PORTUGAL The wines of Spain and Portugal have increasingly grabbed the attention of the wine world in recent years. There is certainly a lot more to Portugal than Port! From the home of port in the Douro Valley, where there are some of the best value reds […] ...
Thu, 1 February 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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HINNIES ANTIPODEAN WINE DINNER

Discover the heart of two Southern Hemisphere gems as we present a 5-course Antipodean wine dinner, hosted by James Scrimgeour of Enotria & Coe. From Australia’s vibrant surfing culture to New Zealand’s breath-taking landscapes, these nations are celebrated for more than their iconic attractions – they’re home to world-class vineyards. Immerse yourself in New World […] ...
Thu, 1 February 2024
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cocktail and canapes

COCKTAILS & CANAPÉS

Have some fun with a bespoke cocktail masterclass from one of our dedicated mixologists. Learn how to make three amazing cocktails from the experts and then get to drink them afterwards. You’ll enjoy a glass of fizz on arrival together with canapés to soak it all up – what’s not to like?! TIMES: 6-8pm COST: […] ...
Fri, 2 February 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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ARTISAN BREAD MAKING

Our most popular course will help develop your bread making skills. We follow the ethos of ‘Proper Bread’ using locally-milled stone-ground flours and sourdough starters to produce wonderfully delicious and nutritious bread. Following-on from our beginners course, our master baker will help you make up to four delicious artisan loaves. All dough is kneaded by […] ...
Sat, 3 February 2024
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
wine flights

COME WINE WITH ME – CHEESE & WINE MATCHING

Cheese and wine tastings may have started as a fad of the seventies but they’re just as popular now as they’ve ever been. Why? Because cheese and wine go together so well! it seems they were just made for each other – and so many perfect parings. Join us for an evening of top drawer […] ...
Sat, 3 February 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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HISTORY TOUR OF BLACKFRIARS & LUNCH

Explore the long and turbulent history of Blackfriars, a 13th-century former Dominican friary from its medieval origins, right up to the present day. Dating back to 1239, Blackfriars lays claim to being the oldest dining room in the UK, the jewel in Newcastle’s medieval past, and a stalwart of the local dining scene. Enjoy a 45-minute tour […] ...
Mon - Wed, 5 - 28 February 2024
11:30 am
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EVENING COOKERY CLUB – MIDDLE EASTERN

With everyone loving vibrant and zingy hummus, falafels, tabouleh and baba ghannouj mopped up by freshly-baked soft pita bread; as well as spicy tagines, kebabs and shawarma, it’s no wonder Middle Eastern cuisine is claimed to be the fastest growing ethnic cuisine in Europe and the U.S. Come and see what all the fuss and […] ...
Mon, 5 February 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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LUNCH CLUB WITH ANN CLEEVES

Join us for November lunch club with award-winning and best-selling author Ann Cleeves who will be talking about her latest novel, The Raging Storm. Detective Matthew Venn returns in The Raging Storm, the next captivating novel in the Two Rivers series from Ann Cleeves, the number one bestselling author and creator of Vera and Shetland. ‘Had me hooked- […] ...
Tue, 6 February 2024
11:00 am
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EVENING COOKERY CLUB – MIDDLE EASTERN

With everyone loving vibrant and zingy hummus, falafels, tabouleh and baba ghannouj mopped up by freshly-baked soft pita bread; as well as spicy tagines, kebabs and shawarma, it’s no wonder Middle Eastern cuisine is claimed to be the fastest growing ethnic cuisine in Europe and the U.S. Come and see what all the fuss and […] ...
Tue, 6 February 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
seafood portugal

EVENING COOKERY CLUB – PORTUGUESE FISH & SEAFOOD

Say Portugal and you might think about golf, surfing, the Algarve and Ronaldo! But Europe’s most westerly point and oldest nation (dating back to 1139) was a super-power of maritime explorers so no surprise its cuisine relies heavily on seafood such as grilled octopus, seafood rice and grilled sardines as well as the ubiquitous bacalhau […] ...
Wed, 7 February 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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MORNING COOKERY CLUB – PORTUGUESE SEAFOOD

Say Portugal and you might think about golf, surfing, the Algarve and Ronaldo! But Europe’s most westerly point and oldest nation (dating back to 1139) was a super-power of maritime explorers so no surprise its cuisine relies heavily on seafood such as grilled octopus, seafood rice and grilled sardines as well as the ubiquitous bacalhau […] ...
Thu, 8 February 2024
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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TACOS & TEQUILA

Relax and have fun at our convivial evening of Taco making. Our cookery school teacher will show you just how easy it is to make home-made soft corn and flour tortillas filled with succulent savoury fillings. Learn how to make both fish and meat tacos with all the toppings and have enough tacos to take […] ...
Thu, 8 February 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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STREET FOOD EXPRESS – INCREDIBLE INDIAN PURI BHAJI

Bored with the usual places to go for lunch? Don’t fancy another sandwich on the go? Join us at Blackfriars Cookery School for more dynamic lunch with our 1-hour Express cookery classes. You will learn to make a classic street food dish that can take you to the streets of Bangkok or Mumbai and back, […] ...
Fri, 9 February 2024
12:00 am - 1:00 pm
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THE WATER OF LIFE – WHISKY & CHEESE TASTING

When it comes to pairing a drink with cheese, port usually comes to mind. But one of our favourite cheese pairings might surprise you. With flavours ranging from vanilla and citrus to honey and forest fruits, whisky is often our perfect tipple of choice. A great whisky pairing is one of life’s little pleasures. Join […] ...
Fri, 9 February 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BUCTHERY CLASS

DOMESTIC BUTCHERY MASTERCLASS

Ever wondered how to perfectly portion a chicken or properly prepare a rack of lamb or pork ribs? We’ll take you through the basics and how to instinctively know where and how to butcher each joint of meat. Learn how to make the most of your meat, why some joints are better slow-cooked whilst others […] ...
Sat, 10 February 2024
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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MIDDLE EASTERN COOKERY

With everyone loving vibrant and zingy hummus, falafels, tabouleh and baba ghannouj mopped up by freshly-baked soft pita bread; as well as spicy tagines, kebabs and shawarma, it’s no wonder Middle Eastern cuisine is claimed to be the fastest growing ethnic cuisine in Europe and the U.S. Come and see what all the fuss and […] ...
Sun, 11 February 2024
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
FRENCH FANCY

EVENING COOKERY CLUB – FRENCH FANCY

France remains home to one of the world’s greatest classic cuisines with humble dishes such as French onion soup, cassoulet, coq au vin, confit duck and beef bourguignon rooted in their culinary history. Food really is a way of life in France so come and ensconce yourself in an evening of gallic fancy, enjoy a […] ...
Mon, 12 February 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FRENCH FANCY

EVENING COOKERY CLUB – FRENCH FANCY

France remains home to one of the world’s greatest classic cuisines with humble dishes such as French onion soup, cassoulet, coq au vin, confit duck and beef bourguignon rooted in their culinary history. Food really is a way of life in France so come and ensconce yourself in an evening of gallic fancy, enjoy a […] ...
Tue, 13 February 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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EVENING COOKERY CLUB – VALENTINE’S CHOCOLATE

Here’s your chance to impress your partner by making a box of beautifully decorated, decadent soft-centred chocolates! Over the course of the evening you’ll be shown how to make professional-looking artisan chocolates lovingly packaged in boxes to take home to your loved one! Brownie points galore! WHAT TO EXPECT: + Tempering Chocolate + Dark Chocolate […] ...
Wed, 14 February 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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BLACKFRIARS SPEED NETWORKING

Join us at Blackfriars for a Speed Networking event. You’ll have the opportunity to meet business people in the North East and enjoy meeting new people in a more efficient and fun way. You’ll enjoy this unique take on networking, designed to give you a short amount of time for you to meet as many […] ...
Thu, 15 February 2024
5:00 pm
Kings Suite
Blackfriars Restaurant, Friars Street, Newcastle. NE1 4XN
Pizza and prosecco

PIZZA & PROSECCO

Relax and have fun at our convivial evening pizza-making social. Our master baker will teach you just how easy it is to make blisteringly good home-made sourdough pizzas full of tasty artisan toppings, both super savoury and decadently sweet, Learn about the history of pizza and sample some of the more unusual types. Event suitable […] ...
Thu, 15 February 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
wine flights

COME WINE WITH ME – CHEESE & WINE MATCHING

Cheese and wine tastings may have started as a fad of the seventies but they’re just as popular now as they’ve ever been. Why? Because cheese and wine go together so well! it seems they were just made for each other – and so many perfect parings. Join us for an evening of top drawer […] ...
Thu, 15 February 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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VALENTINE’S CHEF’S TABLE

CHEF’S TABLE Sit back, relax and enjoy an evening of fabulous food cooked right in front of you by your very own personal chef. Six courses which may include canapés, amuse bouche, starter, fish course, palette cleanser, meat course, pre-dessert, dessert, cheese and coffee. With an extensive wine list, selection of local beers and distilled […] ...
Fri, 16 February 2024
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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SZECHUAN CHINESE COOKERY

SZECHUAN CHINESE COOKERY What makes Szechuan/Sichuan cuisine so special? Hot, humid climates like this huge central-Chinese land-locked province call for food that is both hot and highly spiced because hot foods like red chilli stimulate the palate, making it more sensitive to the other flavours—sweet, sour, bitter, salty, aromatic, and fragrant. The geography and cultural […] ...
Sat, 17 February 2024
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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WOULD I LIE TO YOU – BLIND WHISKY TASTING

Join us at the Friary for a fun spin on a blind whisky tasting. We will provide six fabulous whiskies as a blind tasting. Two of our in-house whisky experts will try to convince you to believe them based on two different whisky tasting profiles. But who’s telling the truth & who’s the liar? You […] ...
Sat, 17 February 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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LITTLE MONKS COOKERY CLUB

For all 7 to 10 year olds with a burgeoning interest in all things food. These popular sessions are all about allowing kids to go at their own pace, making cooking fun and giving them some confidence in the kitchen. They’ll be shown some delicious and nutritious nibbles, how to enjoy their fruit and veg, […] ...
Tue, 20 February 2024
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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EVENING COOKERY CLUB – CHINESE

Gourmets believe Chinese to be one of the three major world cuisines – and gastronomy has been regarded as a high art in China for well over 2,000 years where food is always judged on its specific temperature and tastes – pungent, sweet, sour, bitter and salty –  such that Confucius stated if food wasn’t […] ...
Tue, 20 February 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
LITTLE MONKS PIC

LITTLE MONKS COOKERY CLUB

For all 7 to 10 year olds with a burgeoning interest in all things food. These popular sessions are all about allowing kids to go at their own pace, making cooking fun and giving them some confidence in the kitchen. They’ll be shown some delicious and nutritious nibbles, how to enjoy their fruit and veg, […] ...
Wed, 21 February 2024
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
chinese cracker

EVENING COOKERY CLUB – CHINESE

Gourmets believe Chinese to be one of the three major world cuisines – and gastronomy has been regarded as a high art in China for well over 2,000 years where food is always judged on its specific temperature and tastes – pungent, sweet, sour, bitter and salty –  such that Confucius stated if food wasn’t […] ...
Wed, 21 February 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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SMART COOKIES COOKERY CLUB

For the slightly more confident 11–17-year-old ‘Smart Cookies’ fed-up with making fairy cakes and wanting to get their teeth stuck into something a little more challenging! These sessions are all about building on from the basics and really developing their culinary skills and confidence – but at their own pace. They’ll have a choice of […] ...
Thu, 22 February 2024
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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EVENING COOKERY CLUB – DIM SUM

Cantonese in origin, dim sum are perfectly-formed bite-sized morsels of deliciousness steamed in Chinese baskets and served on small plates. A dim sum brunch might include various steamed buns filled with juicy mouthfuls of pork, beef, prawns or vegetables served as part of a traditional tea ceremony and finished with the ubiquitous egg tart. Come […] ...
Thu, 22 February 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
wine flights

COME WINE WITH ME – CHEESE & WINE MATCHING

Cheese and wine tastings may have started as a fad of the seventies but they’re just as popular now as they’ve ever been. Why? Because cheese and wine go together so well! it seems they were just made for each other – and so many perfect parings. Join us for an evening of top drawer […] ...
Thu, 22 February 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
49203769

SMART COOKIES COOKERY CLUB

For the slightly more confident 11–17-year-old ‘Smart Cookies’ fed-up with making fairy cakes and wanting to get their teeth stuck into something a little more challenging! These sessions are all about building on from the basics and really developing their culinary skills and confidence – but at their own pace. They’ll have a choice of […] ...
Fri, 23 February 2024
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cocktail and canapes

COCKTAILS & CANAPÉS

Have some fun with a bespoke cocktail masterclass from one of our dedicated mixologists. Learn how to make three amazing cocktails from the experts and then get to drink them afterwards. You’ll enjoy a glass of fizz on arrival together with canapés to soak it all up – what’s not to like?! TIMES: 6-8pm COST: […] ...
Fri, 23 February 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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COME WINE WITH ME – ANTIPODEAN TIPPLES – WINES OF NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA

COME WINE WITH ME – ANTIPODEAN TIPPLES – WINES OF NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA Australia & New Zealand are producing some of today’s most popular & certainly most interesting wines. “Regionality” is becoming the new ‘buzzword’ in Australian wines, from wine produced in the hot Barrossa Valley to the cooler Margaret River. Whereas, the South Island of […] ...
Fri, 23 February 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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BEER & BREAD MAKING DAY

Beer and bread go hand-in-hand which makes sense given they share virtually identical chemical processes.  Enjoy a full-on day of bread making using byproducts of the brewing industry to make some amazingly lovely beery bakes including beer barm sourdough, rye bread, red beer spelt bread and hoppy ale soda bread! We follow the ethos of […] ...
Sat, 24 February 2024
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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MOËT & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE DINNER

Join us in Blackfriars historic Medieval Banquet Hall for an exclusive communal dinner with well-renowned Champagne producers Moët & Chandon. We are delighted to welcome a Champagne Ambassador for Moët Hennessy UK to host this sparkling evening. Our talented chefs have created a superbly balanced 5-course menu to compliment the amazing array of Champagnes from […] ...
Sat, 24 February 2024
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Banquet Hall
Blackfriars Restaurant, Friars Street, Newcastle. NE1 4XN
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WEDDING FAIR

Come along to Blackfriars Wedding Fair where you’ll have the chance to view our romantic Medieval Banquet Hall and other wedding spaces. Just imagine the ceremony of your dreams in our ornate Banquet Hall or unique Tasting Room, followed by a relaxed Champagne reception in the sheltered Cloister Garden or King’s Suite before heading back […] ...
Sun, 25 February 2024
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Banquet Hall
Blackfriars Restaurant, Friars Street, Newcastle. NE1 4XN
malaysian food

EVENING COOKERY CLUB – MALAYSIAN

A lover of Thai food? Situated right next door, Malaysian cuisine is a tantalising mixture of Chinese, Thai and Muslim influences. Malaysian food is fast becoming popular in the UK with exotic, hearty favourites like Rending and Nasi Lemak. Explore a different kind of South East Asian cuisine with a host of mind-blowing Malaysian ingredients […] ...
Mon, 26 February 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
malaysian food

EVENING COOKERY CLUB – MALAYSIAN

A lover of Thai food? Situated right next door, Malaysian cuisine is a tantalising mixture of Chinese, Thai and Muslim influences. Malaysian food is fast becoming popular in the UK with exotic, hearty favourites like Rending and Nasi Lemak. Explore a different kind of South East Asian cuisine with a host of mind-blowing Malaysian ingredients […] ...
Tue, 27 February 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Japanese

EVENING COOKERY CLUB – JAPANESE

Japanese cuisine offers an exciting variety of seasonal vegetables, seafood and meats which make some of the world’s most iconic ingredients and dishes. Japanese home-cooking uses minimal intervention and just a handful ingredients, allowing the produce at hand to speak proudly for itself. On this session, you will explore some traditional Japanese techniques and staple […] ...
Wed, 28 February 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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MORNING COOKERY CLUB – SUSHI

The Japanese preparation of sushi dates back almost a century, originally designed as a preservation method for fresh fish. Nowadays, Japanese sushi has gone global, with sushi restaurants available in almost every major city offering traditional and modern styles of these carefully-formed rice delicacies. On this session you will be expertly guided in how to […] ...
Thu, 29 February 2024
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
March 2024
anthony

CHEF’S TABLE

CHEF’S TABLE Sit back, relax and enjoy an evening of fabulous food cooked right in front of you by your very own personal chef. Six courses of the finest, local and seasonal offerings we can find and may include canapés, amuse bouche, starter, fish course, palette cleanser, meat course, pre-dessert, dessert, cheese and coffee. With […] ...
Fri, 1 March 2024
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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BREAD MAKING FOR BEGINNERS

Proper bread should be made from just flour, water, yeast and salt – and nothing else! Our bread-making courses follow this ethos using locally milled stone ground flours to produce wonderfully delicious and nutritious bread. On this course, you’ll learn the basics of real bread from our master baker, make up to four different loaves […] ...
Sat, 2 March 2024
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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