Private Hire at
The Black Friar


The Black Friar Public House + Restaurant has risen from the ashes, lovingly restored to be bigger and better than its previous incarnations. We like to think it’s somewhere everyone feels at home.

So what better place to gather with colleagues, friends or family? We have a variety of beautiful spaces which provide the perfect atmosphere for any occasion, from intimate dinners for 10 to full venue hire up to 250 guests.

What’s more, all of our spaces are available for exclusive use with no charge. Free hire for all your meetings, parties or get-togethers.

If you’re planning something special be sure to get in touch. As the wise words carved above our door say, you may go further, and fare worse.

Our Spaces


Come Winter, our fully covered outdoor Tavern will transform back into a festive hideaway for the season. Stave away the chill of Manchester nights with fires, frolics and feasting. 

Comes complete with full private bar and bathrooms. We can help plan your event and even provide entertainment – your imagination is the limit. This little slice of magic is sure to impress your guests whatever the occasion. SEE CHRISTMAS.


A most heavenly hideaway. Our newest private dining room, this intimate space dwells on the top floor of the pub.

Perfect for groups from 10 and up to 16 guests, host your friends, family and colleagues in this private and blessed haven.

Free weekday hire when ordering lunch – perfect for meetings.

Please note: ‘The Choir’s Loft’ has stairs only access. Bookings have access to their own private bathroom. Drinks packages available.


Our National Landscaping award-winning garden is a feast for the eyes. A true green oasis in the heart of the city – you won’t believe you’re only a stone’s throw from Deansgate!

Made for Sunshine, beers, blooms and bloody marvellous food – bask in the sun and indulge.

Available to hire in smaller parts from 10 guests, or take the entire garden with Tavern included with a capacity up to 150. Full Garden hire also benefits from a separate entrance, private bathrooms and your own bar.

Get in touch now about our remaining Spring/Summer dates!


A flexible space, The Sanctuary is the perfect place for meetings, workshops and creative sessions. We also offer private dining, cocktail parties and can host unique events for your guests. 

Capacity for up to 24 seated and 40 standing. This space also benefits from private bathrooms. Comfy sofas, vintage furniture and roaring fires await.

Free weekday hire when ordering lunch – perfect for meetings.

Please note: ‘The Sanctuary’ has stairs only access. 


The Restaurant is the beating heart of The Black Friar, following on through the cosy pub entrance.

A stylish yet relaxed dining area, unwind and take in the views of our garden through floor to ceiling windows. Perfect for larger parties to enjoy dining, drinks receptions and more.

 This ground floor space can accommodate up to 50 seated, or 200 standing guests when hired in tandem with the Glass Room.


Our menus are all expertly curated by our Head Chef, Ben Chaplin – from 2 & 3 course sit downs to grazing tables and canapés.

We’re always happy to tailor menus to suit taste and budget, so please get in touch to see what we can offer for your event.


From lager and stout to champagne and one-of-a-kind cocktails, our bartenders can help create your perfect drinks reception.

We also offer tea, coffee and more for decidedly less boozy events. Just ask us about our bespoke drinks packages.




The jewel in our crown. The Glass Room is flooded with sun by day, and by night glows warmly under the starry skies.

This beautiful, greenery filled space is the perfect setting for social gatherings with loved ones or work events that impress. Dine, lounge, or spill out into the garden during warmer months.

Seat up to 30 guests for sit-down dining. See our sample menus below.

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