Welcome to The Blackfriar in Blackfriars London


The Blackfriar is located on Queen Victoria Street in Blackfriars London, just a short stroll from Blackfriars Bridge, Upper Thames Street, The Bridewell Theatre, St Bride’s Church and Fleet Street.

You’ll find a host of London’s most iconic attractions, including St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tate Modern, and The Globe near you.

A unique city centre pub with a rich history

Nicholson’s Pubs are known for their individual style, exciting stories, and charming personalities — and The Blackfriar is certainly no exception.

Set in a historic, Art Nouveau Grade II masterpiece of a building, The Blackfriar was built in 1875 on the site of a Dominican friary. The building was designed by architect H. Fuller-Clark and artist Henry Poole, who were both committed to the free-thinking arts and crafts movement.

Today, you’ll still find Poole’s original jolly friars around the pub, in the form of sculptures, mosaics, and reliefs. You might say we’re lucky to still be here after being saved from demolition by a campaign led by Sir John Betjeman!

Serving up seasonal specialities and mouth-watering favourites

Our breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus offer everything you’d expect to find on any respectable, British pub menu, and so much more besides. Boasting an array of delicious sharers, through to classic main dishes, and succulent burgers, there’s a selection to suit every appetite.

Alongside our classic menus, we’re also a speciality sausage and chop house. Choose from a seasonal menu of speciality sausages, all served up with a generous dollop of delicious mash and lashings of flavoursome red onion gravy, and speciality chops with all the classic trimmings.

One of a kind

The Blackfriar is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of iconic and great British pubs — held in the highest of regards for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.

Where to find us

Opening Hours

  • Monday 10am - 11pm
  • Tuesday 10am - 11pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 11pm
  • Thursday 10am - 11pm
  • Friday 10am - 11pm
  • Saturday 9am - 11pm
  • Sunday 12pm - 10.30pm

Get in touch

Call The Blackfriar on 020 7236 5474.

Pop in for a pint of well-kept cask ale, an excellent range of drinks, book a table for couples, groups, birthdays or other special occasions— and ensure that everyone has a hearty bite to eat.

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