Blackfriars voted top for a Sunday roast in Newcastle

Blackfriars has been voted the top restaurant in the North East for a Sunday roast dinner according to a national survey of food critics.

The restaurant came out top in ‘The 50 Best Sunday Roasts In The UK’ list from Big Seven Travel, which also rated Blackfriars as 25th in the UK.

The judges said “As soon as you walk in you feel the atmosphere of the building seeing as it is located in a 13th-century former medieval friary.  They offer a Sunday banquet which is a three-course meal that features a roast as the main course. You can choose from beef, chicken, fish or veg roast, so there really is something for everybody. We will say you’ll want to come hungry because there is no shortage of food.”

Andy Hook, managing director of Blackfriars said “We are delighted to be acknowledged f0r our popular Sunday roast which is testament to the hard work of our chefs who really go that extra mile with our offering.  A few years ago we were also voted top Sunday roast by readers of the Independent too.

“I think the reason we have been voted is that great care and attention is paid to our Sunday lunch.  The roast beef and braised lamb we serve are sourced locally and are of high quality and accompanied by super crunchy roast potatoes and an ever changing selection of fresh, seasonal vegetables which have been prepared using a variety of cooking styles to create a complementary infusion of flavours.

“At £21 for a three-course lunch this also represents great value for money”.

Blackfriars serves lunch from 12-4pm every Sunday within the 13th-century friary.  The restaurant, believed to be the oldest dining room in the UK was the former refectory for the Black Friars of Newcastle. .