Our Spaces


Our 80-seat restaurant occupies the friary’s former refectory and is believed to be the oldest dining room in the UK!
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Banquet Hall

Blackfriars’ ornate medieval Banquet Hall was the celebrated venue used by King Edward III to receive royal Scot, Edward Balliol, in 1334 and boasts authentic banners, chandeliers, stained glass windows and large oak tables.
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Parlour Bar

Blackfriars' Parlour Bar was the original Parlour for the Dominican Friars used to welcome guests.
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Tasting Room

Our unique Tasting Room is located above the restaurant in the original Tanners Guild meeting area, featuring their original antique 19th century seating, and caters for a range of corporate and private events including wine, beer and whisky tasting.
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Cookery School

Blackfriars’ Cookery School is one of the leading independent purpose-built culinary training facilities in Newcastle.
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Dormitory Meeting Rooms

If you’re looking for some peace and tranquillity then you might want to consider Blackfriars' Dormitory Meeting Room and Snug, the oldest place to meet in town!
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We’re planning to open a micro brewery at Blackfriars in 2023 so watch this space!
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Cloister Garden

In warmer months, you can enjoy al fresco dining in our beautiful garden to the rear of the restaurant – it’s a hidden gem!
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King's Suite

Located above the restaurant, the King's Suite is used for drink receptions and private dining.
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