Blackfriars Restaurant has launched a selection of sharing boards as part of its new seasonal summer menu.
The sharing boards include The Fish Trencher with crispy monkfish, charred mackerel, salmon gravlax and white crab, and a Medieval Meat Plate with duck ham, hay-smoked chicken, crispy trotter and oxtail roll, all served with a selection of breads.
A sharing board for two people with two glasses of fizz is currently available for £20 at lunchtimes between Monday and Saturday.
Also new for summer are dishes such as potted Scottish salmon, watercress mousse, and toasted tomato bread; seared lamb fillet, crispy belly, pan fried liver, cumin carrots, peas and broad beans and hand-made truffled spätzle, wild mushrooms and Ribblesdale ‘Parmesan’.
Desserts include brioche summer fruit pudding, crème fraîche mousse, milk biscuit and dark chocolate delice, brandied cherries, white chocolate and cherry sorbet.
The summer menu was created by Blackfriars’ head chef Dan Duggan and his team.
He says: “Our new menu is aimed at showcasing summer seasonal produce with an increased emphasis on smoking techniques, use of super-fresh market vegetables such as fresh peas, broad beans and fennel as well as walnuts and cherries from our own courtyard.
“Blackfriars is also completely self-sufficient in fresh herbs throughout the summer months.
“Our cloister garden is also now open for lunch, enabling customers to enjoy one of the most secluded inner-city green spaces in the heart of Newcastle for some top notch al fresco dining.”
Children can also enjoy a special Blackfriars promotion this summer with a free homemade ice cream just for them if they dine on a main course at lunchtimes in the company of an adult.
Blackfriars, Friars Street, Newcastle, NE1 4XN, 0191 261 5945, www.blackfriarsrestaurant.co.uk