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2A-4 Park Avenue, Whitley Bay NE26 1DG, England
+44 191 252 6242
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A family friendly Italian restaurant in the heart of Whitley Bay. We pride...
A family friendly Italian restaurant in the heart of Whitley Bay. We pride ourselves on amazing food, at affordable prices.
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Good for:
Families with children
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Basic food, very cheap, good service.

Visited on Thursday evening for my daughter's birthday. There were 8 of us, a mix of adults, teenagers and kids. The staff were very pleasant. Service was good. We ordered basic food - cheesy garlic breads, pizzas, pasta and chips. We all had soft drinks. Yes, I have better quality food in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
cat76713
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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178 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Visited on Thursday evening for my daughter's birthday. There were 8 of us, a mix of adults, teenagers and kids. The staff were very pleasant. Service was good. We ordered basic food - cheesy garlic breads, pizzas, pasta and chips. We all had soft drinks. Yes, I have better quality food in other places but you don't expect THE BEST... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Took friends from Ireland for a quick bite before a night out. Was lovely as always. Staff friendly and helpful and food delicious

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Northumberland
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

3 courses for £3.95 even on a sat lunch time I'm amazed they make a profit it's such good value. Potato skins, pasta and coffee all of which were lovely, hot and tasty. Only thing letting this place down is the slightly miserable waiter who was downstairs holding people till seats were free. He is slightly grumpy...... And maybe needs... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We have been to Sambucas many times ,each time is different ..ie friends..family..or just the two of us. We have never regretted going and love the atmosphere and the staff always friendly.. We even went one Sunday to try the Sunday lunch ,again it was lovely, thanks Sambucas .

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We went to this restaurant to meet family for lunch ,there were 6 of us ,we were shown to a table and our order was taken for drinks .then our food order was taken ,there is a good choice here there is a specials board or the main menus to choose from ,they also have a dinner time 3 course... More 

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Carly D, Front Office Manager at Sambuca, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope to see you again soon :) Regards, Carly More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Another visit to Sambucas and the standard is just the same with superb food and service, I can see why its always full.

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Carly D, Front Office Manager at Sambuca, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - we are glad we made your night enjoyable and we hope to see you again very soon :) Regards, Carly. More 

1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I don't think I've ever been so disgusted in all my life with the service I got today, the food was horrendous too. I understood that it was busy but even so the food quality shouldn't change so dramatically. Ive been a couple of times and it's never been this bad. The portion size was a disgrace, when I asked... More 

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Carly D, Front Office Manager at Sambuca, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit with us. We do believe we know who you are, though the situation that arose was not as you have explained in this review. We believe that previous to this visit outlined, you had been in the day before and had a similar dish in our restaurant. On this visit,... More 

Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

if you like pizza and pasta... steak,fish or chicken... you wont be dissapointed.. half the price to the usual italian dining.. A cheap glass of vino or a quality one they have it all.. Defo reccommend the fillet steaks and the shots of sambuca to finish to aid the digestion of a lovely meal... As Arnie said "we'll be back"....

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Carly D, Front Office Manager at Sambuca, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit in 2014 and we hope to see you again in 2015! More 

Whitley Bay, England
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Have visited this restaurant on numerous occasions and I can honestly say I have never had a bad meal, whether it has been for the great value lunch menu or the delicious steaks, each time has been wonderful. The staff are ever so friendly and do their best to help you have a great evening. I have heard it say... More 

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Carly D, Front Office Manager at Sambuca, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your evening and have done on many occasions. We will see you again very soon. Regards, Carly. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Sambuca has a good range on menu. Mega cheap lunch option, cheaper than sandwich shops. Would recommend a visit. Staff welcoming and nothing too much trouble.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2A-4 Park Avenue, Whitley Bay NE26 1DG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Whitley Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 191 252 6242

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget

Description

A family friendly Italian restaurant in the heart of Whitley Bay. We pride ourselves on amazing food, at affordable prices.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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