London Restaurants

BLACKFRIARS BISTRO & CATERING: A Gastronomical London Landmark

The Editors
Written by The Editors

Owner Betty Heydon

Farm fresh food prepared on site allows the talented Blackfriars team to provide guests with seasonal meals geared to their individual needs. The casually elegant bistro provides cutting edge flavours with a respect for culinary traditions. This same attention to detail and personalized menu planning are hallmarks of Blackfriars’ full service catering.  

Seasonal Goodness from Betty’s Garden

The Scene

Blackfriars offers a deliciously artistic setting minutes from downtown London. The central location and ample parking make this the perfect meeting place for a culinary adventure. Upbeat, knowledgeable staff are your first introduction to Blackfriars. The bistro’s intimate size and style allow for perfect closed room parties. Don’t let size fool you! Blackfriars has a strong reputation as London’s premier caterer. A powerhouse culinary team showcases prodigious individual talents with farm fresh menus augmented by creative daily specials. 

Menu Highlights

Innovative seasonal menus are elegantly handwritten by restaurateur Betty Heydon, who has presided over Blackfriars for more than 22 years. A large blackboard covers one wall, featuring daily seasonal creations by Blackfriars’ talented chefs. There you’ll also find an ever-changing beverage list; Blackfriars has been a leader in providing well-chosen craft beer and consignment wines to enhance a full bar selection, including daily signature cocktails. Blackfriars features small plates at dinner for lighter dining, and honours special dietary needs and plant-based diets. Recommendations might include:

Triple Layer Belgian Chocolate with Ganache

• LUNCH — Nona Bridget’s pan-seared Beef Tenderloin with forest mushrooms and caramelized onion on parmigiana smashed potatoes; Blackfriars signature Stilton & Port Cheesecake with grilled chicken, heritage greens, warm pomegranate molasses vinaigrette & grilled garlic baguette; Seasonal soup and Gourmet Grilled Three-Cheese Sandwich with spiced apple on house made multi grain. Three chalkboard specials are featured daily. 

• DINNER — Parmigiana Gnocchi with toasted walnuts, slow-roasted small tomatoes, roasted garlic and basil agliolio; a small plate Crêpe stuffed with wild mushrooms, smoky Gunn’s Hill cheese, sundried tomato and Marsala cream sauce; or Metzger’s Pork Tenderloin, Aged Beef Tenderloin or fresh fish and seafood. The Chefs Showcase blackboard appetizer and entrée specials change daily. 

Contemporary Bistro & Caterer

46 Blackfriars Street (Off Wharncliffe)

LUNCH: MON–FRI 11:30 am–2:30 pm
DINNER: MON–SAT 5 pm–10 pm

Open Saturday afternoons and Sundays for Private Parties only 

Changing Daily Specials 
Reservations by phone only 

Enter off Wharncliffe Road
Ample Free Parking
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Closed Room Parties Available
Dietary Needs Accommodated

Artistic Intimate Atmosphere


Daily Blackboard Specials, such as this Blackfriars Potato, Spinach & Sweet Pepper Cake


Beef Tenderloin