Blackfriars is coming to you!

Thu 21st May

As we move into week 10 of lockdown, we feel the time is right to start a home delivery and collection service.  We will be serving our most popular signature dishes including Northumbrian ham terrine with piccalilli, fennel; Smoked mackerel pâté, dill pickled cucumber with crispy sourdough; and Young goats’ cheese, candied walnut & roast beetroot salad for starters. For mains, Slow-cooked ox cheek, horseradish mash, Savoy cabbage, braised shallot; Roast pork shoulder, cheddar mash, braised leek, North Sea fish pie; and Butternut squash, chickpea & spinach curry with wild rice.   For dessert, choose from Sticky toffee pudding, salted caramel sauce and Classic Eton mess.  
Voted ‘Best Sunday Roast in the North East’ by the Independent and Time Out Magazine, our Sunday roast is not one to be missed. Choose from Slow-cooked ox cheek; Roast pork shoulder or Pan haggerty served with cauliflower cheese, seasonal greens, roast potatoes, mash, Yorkshire puddings and gravy.
Meals are available from 4-7pm on Friday and Saturday and from 12-4pm on Sundays. Prices are one course £15, 2 courses £18 and 3 for £21 and customers to make their order can call 0191 261 5945 from 3-7pm Thursday to Saturday or 10am-2pm Sunday. 
Andy Hook, owner of Blackfriars said:  “We are hoping to make gradual steps towards what we hope will be a reopening of the restaurant sometime in July. We’ve been incredibly grateful for the messages of support we’ve received throughout lockdown and want to give something back. We thought the time was right to launch our delivery and collection service to give our loyal customers a bit of Blackfriars’ award-winning food at home. And then in the coming weeks and months, as it is safe to open the restaurant, we will offer both the in-restaurant experience and takeaway service. We have also rescheduled our themed wine lunches and dinners, cookery classes and Tastings to later in the summer”.
“This, of course, is not the first time our beloved friary has had to close. Our predecessors battled through the plague and Black Death back in the middle ages but still made it through. We are hopeful that before too long we can open up the doors to Blackfriars again and make it better than ever”.
"We will, of course, be abiding all health and safety regulations for self-isolation and we will only be taking online payments and will be delivering food outside people’s front doors or can arrange collection from a secure, isolated area at Blackfriars."
 To order food from Blackfriars at Home head over to our menus page.