About Blacks Corner
Blacks Corner is a speciality delicatessen, concept eatery, and wine bar that is re-defining the British cheese and British charcuterie market.
Since humble beginnings in 2015, we have moved from an organic wine night, to travelling to London’s Borough Market on a pop-up, to acquiring premises in the village where we grew up to bring our dream home in 2017 as one of the country’s most ambitious food businesses.
Since opening Blacks Corner in September 2017, we have become the largest retailer of British Charcuterie in the U.K, linked with an ever-expanding list of British farm house cheese producers, achieved National Runner Up in the Northern Design Awards 2017 to accompany three Diners Choice Awards, and entry into the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2018 – Surface Interiors UK & International category.
We offer a bespoke British farmhouse cheese wedding & celebration cake service, an online store, produce subscription service, and can occasionally be found on markets around Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, and Borough Market, London.
British Farmhouse Cheese
We select and sell farmhouse cheeses from across the British Isles, working with around 15 cheesemakers
The British cheeses we sell are matured in Bermondsey, London by a team who ensures by quality, and that the produce is at its best by the time it comes from farm, to East Boldon.
Flavour leads the way in which we select our cheeses, and we aim to cater for all palates, from Stiltons to vegetarian. We always encourage customers to ask for samples and taste some of the amazing cheese Britain produces before you sample how we put them together in our menu.
We work with passionate wine experts to produce a wine list at a fair price and exceptional quality
We strive to bring wines from some of the very best wine growers and producers from around the world to East Boldon. From family ran vineyards to low intervation, organic and natural growers, we are proud to present this to you from Blacks Corner and our online store.
We endeavour to bring you wines with character from producers with a real story and passion for their wine making.
British Cured Meat
We source from producers that believe that animals should be ethically and sustainably reared
We have built a British artisan charcuterie menu around breeds that are free range or wild, to celebrate this new food tradition. Pork, Duck, Beef & Lamb can all be found on our menu that aims to showcase the best that this new and growing industry has to offer.
All of our cured meat produce comes direct from farms, via Borough Market, London.
This unique concept is a conversation of flavours and makers all striving to make small batch produce a reality in our busy, modern world.
The delicatessen, bar, and eatery is the realisation of a dream for two lifelong friends and locals of East Boldon, Jonathan and Chris. Sharing a passion for produce, hard work, and family, they returned to their home village to build a dream brick-by-brick in this extensive self-build restoration project.
The project involved no large property developers but evolved from two friends with a keen interest in design and unique properties who were intent on realising a vision that would be worthy of an award. Originally built in 1918 by George Black, this beautifully restored Edwardian corner building has become an instant success and cornerstone of the village of East Boldon.
Since the opening on 23rd September 2017, Blacks Corner has received incredible attention and has become the gem of a village, and a real destination venue in the North East of England. Blacks Corner is about expert finishing, it is not about just providing an overall look. It is a room to ponder in, it is to be home felt and recognised, but not immediately understood. You have to look closer at the final detailing to understand why certain aspects of the room have been put together, and all corners of the interior have a story behind them.
Texture gives the room different areas all within the same area. This, for us, reflects how all of the produce and tastes can be paired together making this a true modern take on a traditional delicatessen.