Candle Making Experience & Lunch at Blackfriars, Newcastle upon Tyne

Candle Making Experience & Lunch at Blackfriars, Newcastle upon Tyne

Duration: 2.5hrs (inc. Lunch)

Price: £48

Run by: Matthew Patterson
at Events by Matthew Patterson


Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear

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About the Course

Join Matthew Patterson, founder of Urban Candle on one of our exclusive candle making experiences being hosted at Blackfriars Restaurant in the heart of Newcastle upon tyne, followed by a delicious 2-course lunch in their award winning restaurant.

Join us at 11.15am where you'll begin your candle making session, where you'll learn about the art of premium candle making, guided by Matthew Patterson, founder of Urban Candle.

During the course you'll make a variety of products, including a 40 hour signature soy wax candle, alongside one of our beautiful "Maxi Light Candle" gift boxes all of which will be beautifully packaged and ready for you to take away after you've enjoyed your lunch.

You'll be learning about natural soy wax, and our premium quality fragrance oils, which are UK made, non-animal tested and vegan friendly. You'll blend your chosen oils with natural wax to create your very own products.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials needed are included in the price.

A 2-course lunch is provided after the course and menu choices need to be confirmed 7 days prior to the event, alongside any special dietary requirements.We will email you a copy of the confirmed menu once you have booked your place/s. 2-courses can either be a starter and a main course, or a main course and a dessert.

Sample Menu:

Roast tomato soup, basil oil
Young goats’ cheese, smoked walnut, roast beetroot, honey dressing
Northumbrian ham terrine, pease pudding, pickles
Smoked mackerel rillettes, pickled cucumber, crispy sourdough
North Sea fishcake, home-made tartare sauce, lemon
Home-made black pudding fritters, poached egg, pickled shallots, broon sauce

Pan-fried polenta chips, roast portobello mushroom & corn fricassee
Braised beef Wellington, hanger steak, mushy peas, stout sauce (£3 supplement)
Pan-roasted breast of chicken, smoked bacon, potato gnocchi, peas & ricotta
Poached salmon, charred cucumber, Heritage potatoes, wasabi mousseline sauce
Crispy pork belly, barbecued onions, creamy mash potato
North Sea fish & chips, minted peas, tartar sauce

Triple-cooked chips / Creamy mash / Buttered Heritage potatoes / Summer greens Sprouting broccoli with toasted almonds £4
Friars steak sauce / Peppercorn sauce / Béarnaise sauce £2.5

Lemon cheesecake, yoghurt ice cream
Strawberry jelly & meringue fool, short cake ice cream
White chocolate & raspberry mousse, raspberry sorbet
Chocolate delice, whipped coconut cream
Sticky toffee pudding, salted caramel sauce, banana ice-cream


Freshly brewed coffee / tea is provided upon arrival, and water id provided throughout the course. Alcoholic and Soft drinks are not included in the price, and would need to be paid for directly to the restaurant if required.


Bookings can be made directly on or website, or we also accept craftycourses vouchers

A maximum of 20 people on this course - book early to secure your place.

The candle making experience will be run in a 1st floor room, where there unfortunately is no lift access.

Lunch will be served in the main restaurant, or banqueting hall.

The course and event is run by Matthew Patterson - Founder and Managing Director of Urban Candle Co

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Course Start Dates

Friday 28th September 2018

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  • Teen friendly