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April 2024
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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 […]
Wed - Mon, 3 - 29 April 2024
11:30 am
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POLISH BAKERY

Explore a comforting and rich bakery tradition from Eastern Europe. Polish bakery offers centuries of unique craft and influence from various styles of European bakery. Expect hearty flavours of vanilla, eggs and dairy combined with intriguing spices such as poppy […]
Sat, 20 April 2024
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Nordic bakery

NORDIC BAKERY

Be inspired by the unique bakery tradition of the Scandinavia. You will create a selection of traditional bakery items from all four corners of the Nordics: Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. You will get a taste for traditional flavours and […]
Sun, 21 April 2024
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Glenfiddich Spirit of Speyside

GLENFIDDICH SEAFOOD & WHISKY DINNER

Seafood/fish and whisky may not seem like natural bedfellows but get the pairing right and they can be a marriage made in heaven! Lightly smoked fish with a gently smoked malt can be a culinary revelation! They really do work […]
Fri, 26 April 2024
7:00 pm
Banquet Hall
Blackfriars Restaurant, Friars Street, Newcastle. NE1 4XN
indian cuisine

INDIAN COOKERY

INDIAN COOKERY Britain’s favourite type of takeaway food, Indian cuisine reflects an 8,000-year history of various groups and cultures interacting with the Indian subcontinent, leading to diversity of flavours and regional cuisines found in modern-day India. Spend a day learning […]
Sat, 27 April 2024
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
May 2024
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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 […]
Wed - Wed, 1 - 29 May 2024
11:30 am
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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. […]
Thu, 2 May 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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HINNIES ITALIAN WINE DINNER

Join us and discover the flavours of Italy at a sumptuous wine dinner hosted by James of Enotria & Coe. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be transported to the heart of Italy, where culinary artistry meets the rich heritage […]
Thu, 2 May 2024
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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CLOISTER GARDEN BBQ – 6PM SITTING

Fridays are the new… err, Fridays don’t you know – and we’re continuing the tradition in our Cloister Garden set with festoons, heated parasols and a newly-planted garden. We’ll be hosting a weekly BBQ most Fridays throughout the summer. Come […]
Fri, 3 May 2024
6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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CLOISTER GARDEN BBQ – 7PM SITTING

Fridays are the new… err, Fridays don’t you know – and we’re continuing the tradition in our Cloister Garden set with festoons, heated parasols and a newly-planted garden. We’ll be hosting a weekly BBQ most Fridays throughout the summer. Come […]
Fri, 3 May 2024
7:00 pm - 7:00 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 […]
Sat, 4 May 2024
9:30 am - 4:30 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 […]
Wed, 8 May 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 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 […]
Fri, 10 May 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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CLOISTER GARDEN BBQ – 6PM SITTING

Fridays are the new… err, Fridays don’t you know – and we’re continuing the tradition in our Cloister Garden set with festoons, heated parasols and a newly-planted garden. We’ll be hosting a weekly BBQ most Fridays throughout the summer. Come […]
Fri, 10 May 2024
6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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CLOISTER GARDEN BBQ – 7PM SITTING

Fridays are the new… err, Fridays don’t you know – and we’re continuing the tradition in our Cloister Garden set with festoons, heated parasols and a newly-planted garden. We’ll be hosting a weekly BBQ most Fridays throughout the summer. Come […]
Fri, 10 May 2024
7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
pub quiz

BLACKFRIARS QUIZ NIGHT

Join us for an unforgettable quiz night experience at Blackfriars Restaurant! Our first ever quiz night takes place in the newly renovated King’s Suite, where you’ll be treated to a welcome fizz, beer, or soft drink, along with a stottie […]
Fri, 10 May 2024
7:00 pm
Kings Suite
Blackfriars Restaurant, Friars Street, Newcastle. NE1 4XN
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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 […]
Sat, 11 May 2024
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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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 […]
Tue, 14 May 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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 […]
Wed, 15 May 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 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 […]
Thu, 16 May 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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CLOISTER GARDEN BBQ – 6PM SITTING

Fridays are the new… err, Fridays don’t you know – and we’re continuing the tradition in our Cloister Garden set with festoons, heated parasols and a newly-planted garden. We’ll be hosting a weekly BBQ most Fridays throughout the summer. Come […]
Fri, 17 May 2024
6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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CLOISTER GARDEN BBQ – 7PM SITTING

Fridays are the new… err, Fridays don’t you know – and we’re continuing the tradition in our Cloister Garden set with festoons, heated parasols and a newly-planted garden. We’ll be hosting a weekly BBQ most Fridays throughout the summer. Come […]
Fri, 17 May 2024
7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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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 […]
Sat, 18 May 2024
9:30 am - 4:30 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 […]
Wed, 22 May 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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THELEMA WINE DINNER

Here is a rare opportunity to enjoy an evening in the company of Thelema Wines, hailing from the spectacular Simonsberg mountain range in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Hosted by Thomas Webb this wine dinner will explore the rich legacy of Thelema, […]
Wed, 22 May 2024
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Banquet Hall
Blackfriars Restaurant, Friars Street, Newcastle. NE1 4XN
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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 […]
Thu, 23 May 2024
10:00 am - 1:00 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, […]
Thu, 23 May 2024
5:00 pm
Kings Suite
Blackfriars Restaurant, Friars Street, Newcastle. NE1 4XN
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CLOISTER GARDEN BBQ – 6PM SITTING

Fridays are the new… err, Fridays don’t you know – and we’re continuing the tradition in our Cloister Garden set with festoons, heated parasols and a newly-planted garden. We’ll be hosting a weekly BBQ most Fridays throughout the summer. Come […]
Fri, 24 May 2024
6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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CLOISTER GARDEN BBQ – 7PM SITTING

Fridays are the new… err, Fridays don’t you know – and we’re continuing the tradition in our Cloister Garden set with festoons, heated parasols and a newly-planted garden. We’ll be hosting a weekly BBQ most Fridays throughout the summer. Come […]
Fri, 24 May 2024
7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Vietnamese Cookery

VIETNAMESE COOKERY

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 […]
Sat, 25 May 2024
9:30 am - 4:30 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. […]
Wed, 29 May 2024
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Italian Cookery Weekend

EVENING COOKERY CLUB – ITALIAN

As comfortingly familiar as pizza and pasta are, there is so much more to Italian cuisine with some of the very best Italian restaurants shunning the obvious for authentic regional specialities such as polenta, risotto, Caponata, Gnocchi and pomodoro sauce. […]
Wed, 29 May 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Italian Cookery Weekend

MORNING COOKERY CLUB – ITALIAN

As comfortingly familiar as pizza and pasta are, there is so much more to Italian cuisine with some of the very best Italian restaurants shunning the obvious for authentic regional specialities such as polenta, risotto, Caponata, Gnocchi and pomodoro sauce. […]
Thu, 30 May 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 […]
Thu, 30 May 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 […]
Fri, 31 May 2024
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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CLOISTER GARDEN BBQ – 6PM SITTING

Fridays are the new… err, Fridays don’t you know – and we’re continuing the tradition in our Cloister Garden set with festoons, heated parasols and a newly-planted garden. We’ll be hosting a weekly BBQ most Fridays throughout the summer. Come […]
Fri, 31 May 2024
6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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CLOISTER GARDEN BBQ – 7PM SITTING

Fridays are the new… err, Fridays don’t you know – and we’re continuing the tradition in our Cloister Garden set with festoons, heated parasols and a newly-planted garden. We’ll be hosting a weekly BBQ most Fridays throughout the summer. Come […]
Fri, 31 May 2024
7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
June 2024
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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 […]
Sat, 1 June 2024
9:30 am - 4:30 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 […]
Mon - Wed, 3 - 26 June 2024
11:30 am
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EVENING COOKERY CLUB – SWEDISH

So IKEA may have put Scandi meatballs firmly on the culinary map but our Smorgasbord of traditional Swedish delights also includes Pickled cucumber salad, Pittipanka sausage hash with a comforting tray of Jansson’s Temptation potatoes finished off with Kladdkaka – […]
Tue, 4 June 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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EVENING COOKERY CLUB – GREEK

Before the advent of cheap flights and package holidays, the most we knew about Greece was its ancient origins, empire and gods. However, after a few decades of Greek tavernas and sunshine, we’ve all grown to love Baklava, Tzatziki and Kleftiko. […]
Wed, 5 June 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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MORNING COOKERY CLUB – GREEK

Before the advent of cheap flights and package holidays, the most we knew about Greece was its ancient origins, empire and gods. However, after a few decades of Greek tavernas and sunshine, we’ve all grown to love Baklava, Tzatziki and Kleftiko. […]
Thu, 6 June 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. […]
Thu, 6 June 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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CLOISTER GARDEN BBQ – 6PM SITTING

Fridays are the new… err, Fridays don’t you know – and we’re continuing the tradition in our Cloister Garden set with festoons, heated parasols and a newly-planted garden. We’ll be hosting a weekly BBQ most Fridays throughout the summer. Come […]
Fri, 7 June 2024
6:00 pm - 6:00 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, […]
Fri, 7 June 2024
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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CLOISTER GARDEN BBQ – 7PM SITTING

Fridays are the new… err, Fridays don’t you know – and we’re continuing the tradition in our Cloister Garden set with festoons, heated parasols and a newly-planted garden. We’ll be hosting a weekly BBQ most Fridays throughout the summer. Come […]
Fri, 7 June 2024
7:00 pm - 7:00 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 […]
Sat, 8 June 2024
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Nigerian cookery

EVENING COOKERY CLUB – NIGERIAN

Considered an ancestor of traditional American soul food – think jambalaya or gumbo – Nigerian cuisine offers a bright and colourful selection of meat and vegetable dishes that tantalise your senses. Nigerians are known for their love of parties and […]
Wed, 12 June 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nigerian cookery

MORNING COOKERY CLUB – NIGERIAN

Considered an ancestor of traditional American soul food – think jambalaya or gumbo – Nigerian cuisine offers a bright and colourful selection of meat and vegetable dishes that tantalise your senses. Nigerians are known for their love of parties and […]
Thu, 13 June 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 […]
Thu, 13 June 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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CLOISTER GARDEN BBQ – 6PM SITTING

Fridays are the new… err, Fridays don’t you know – and we’re continuing the tradition in our Cloister Garden set with festoons, heated parasols and a newly-planted garden. We’ll be hosting a weekly BBQ most Fridays throughout the summer. Come […]
Fri, 14 June 2024
6:00 pm - 6:00 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 […]
Fri, 14 June 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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CLOISTER GARDEN BBQ – 7PM SITTING

Fridays are the new… err, Fridays don’t you know – and we’re continuing the tradition in our Cloister Garden set with festoons, heated parasols and a newly-planted garden. We’ll be hosting a weekly BBQ most Fridays throughout the summer. Come […]
Fri, 14 June 2024
7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
pub quiz

BLACKFRIARS QUIZ NIGHT

Join us for an unforgettable quiz night experience at Blackfriars Restaurant! Our first ever quiz night takes place in the newly renovated King’s Suite, where you’ll be treated to a welcome fizz, beer, or soft drink, along with a stottie […]
Fri, 14 June 2024
7:00 pm
Kings Suite
Blackfriars Restaurant, Friars Street, Newcastle. NE1 4XN
Italian Cookery Weekend

REGIONAL ITALIAN COOKERY

With influences from all over the world, a country that didn’t unify until the 19th century is still, today, very diverse and regional in its cuisine. Before France got its, well deserved reputation, as the gastronomic centre of the world; […]
Sat, 15 June 2024
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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PERFECT PASTA

Enjoy a day of authentic Italian pasta making beautifully stuffed ravioli and tortellini as well as a regional Italian bread and dessert, using authentic Italian ingredients, and all washed down with some outstanding Italian wine. You’ll have the opportunity to […]
Sun, 16 June 2024
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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