THE award-winning Blackfriars Restaurant in Newcastle dates back to 1239 and provides several venues for corporate entertainment and events within its horseshoe of buildings in the heart of the city.
The restaurant has re-opened its own ornate medieval Banquet Hall after a year of restoration. The hall, used by King Edward III for receiving royal Scot, Edward Balliol, in 1334, boasts authentic and bespoke banners, chandeliers, wall coverings, stained-glass windows, and reclaimed wooden screens, all created by local craftsmen.
The Banquet Hall accommodates 50 guests on large oak communal tables and has its own kitchens, bar and toilet. The team can organise medieval-themed evenings with costumed staff, medieval musicians and bespoke menus, making it the perfect venue for a corporate event with a taste of history.
The peaceful first-floor Old Dormitory Rooms at Blackfriars overlook the medieval courtyard, with a comfortable lounge area and bar. There are two rooms to allow for reception and registration, break-out sessions and catering, accommodating 20 people. Regular and very popular wine and whisky tastings are also held there.
Blackfriars can also host events in its 72 seat à la carte restaurant, which serves traditional, historical and medieval food using seasonal produce from local farms and markets. In summer months, the outdoor terrace provides an ideal setting for an al fresco corporate event.
To book an event call 0191 261 5945 or visit www.blackfriarsrestaurant.co.uk
Blackfriars Restaurant, Friars Street, Newcastle, NE1 4XN.