The Blackfriar

(26 Reviews)
174 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 4EG
British
A la carte menu

Average

Main course: £12
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 09:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30.

Restaurant description

An historic Art Nouveau Grade II-listed London pub, The Blackfriar was built in 1905 on the site of a Dominican friary, and designed by Arts and Crafts Movement artists H. Fuller-Clark and Henry Poole. Saved from demolition by a campaign led by Sir John Betjeman, the pub serves traditional British food in a warm, welcoming environment.

Since Nicholson’s pubs were first established in 1873, these traditional British inns have become synonymous with warm hospitality, hearty pub food and a speciality range of ales. As well as always featuring British pub classics like beer-battered fish & chips and gammon & eggs, the Blackfriar menu is complemented by a rotating selection of pie, sausage & chop and fish specials for each season.

The Blackfriar bar is always stocked with exquisite gins, warming whiskies and fine wines to pair with favourite meals, and there’s always a superb range of seasonal and regional real ales on offer. A constant at the bar is the St Austell-brewed Nicholson’s Pale Ale, made with Cornish Maris Otter malts, and a hand-picked blend of English hops.

The Blackfriar in London is a 3-minute walk from London Blackfriars Tube Station.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Blackfriar
4.5
(based on 26 reviews)

100%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • al fresco (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (3)
  • dinner (17)
  • entertainment (3)
  • lunch (18)
  • private dining (1)
  • romantic (2)
  • trendy (5)
  • value (7)
  • views (5)
  • By Annelies S from London
    10 November 2019

    The interior is beautiful. The food is nice, the service great. We stayed for over 3 hours on a Sunday afternoon. And the volume of the music was good, not too loud so we could talk. Will be back again.

  • By Daniel W from Israel
    8 June 2019

    excellent

  • By Kevin S from Cambridge
    13 December 2018

    Best battered fish ever !

  • By Brenda A from Rainham
    5 March 2018

    Great pub, great atmosphere, fascinating decor, marvellous service

  • By Thomas M from Dallenwil
    24 December 2017

    Great location with very good food and friendly staff. We felt very welcome and the interior is a must see and feel.

  • By Sarah C from London
    12 December 2017

    Friendly and helpful staff, did not rush us, despite it being the busy festive period. Fabulous interior décor!!! Well worth a visit

  • By Micaela B from pinerolo italy
    3 December 2017

    everything was ok.... table, service and food!

  • By Vanessa M from London
    8 November 2017

    Very nice historical location. Definitely need a booking, the dining area is quite small. Very good service, particularly for a pub. The food is ok. The prices are really good for London so this place is very good value for money. A bit noisy though, as all pubs.

  • By Christopher T from Blackfriars
    8 November 2017

    Reasonable menu, good price and service. Can't fault it.

  • By Elisabeth G from Hertford
    18 October 2017

    Wonderful ambience. Food well cooked and presented

Restaurant Location Map
The Blackfriar
174 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 4EG

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