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2A-4 Park Avenue, Whitley Bay NE26 1DG, England
+44 191 252 6242
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 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, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 28
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
This is a quirky gem

Could hardly believe the menu - sirloin and fillet, lobster and scallops - or the prices, like 6 years ago, or the surprise at the way the downstairs waiting area is so dingy but a staircase leads up to the unexpected, a raucous and curiously bohemian dining room. The cooking was good and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
springlamb
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Appleby, Cumbria
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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English first
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Visited Saturday night (11/07/15) we hadn't booked a table but even though they were fully booked they made room for us.....the staff were very helpful and polite. The starter's are big portions....the mains are cooked with really good produce and the prices are really cheap...£3.95 for most pasta dishes and pizza's range from £3.50 to £6....I had the fillet and... More 

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Appleby, Cumbria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Could hardly believe the menu - sirloin and fillet, lobster and scallops - or the prices, like 6 years ago, or the surprise at the way the downstairs waiting area is so dingy but a staircase leads up to the unexpected, a raucous and curiously bohemian dining room. The cooking was good and the mostly Lithuanian (don't ask me...) waiting... More 

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Whitley Bay, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Everytime I have been the food has been good quality for the £3.95 lunch deal. However in recent times I have been I think the quality of the food has decresed. The minestrone soup looked and tasted watered down but the potato skins were good. When it came to mains I ordered the bolognese pizza, what I normally order. This... More 

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Thornhill, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We have only experienced the lunchtime offer in this restaurant and were agreeably surprised by the incredibly low price. The service is fast, efficient and incredibly family friendly. The food is prepared with that spontaneous flair expected from an Italian but we did suspect the quality of some of the ingredients in the lunchtime deal. The starters of potato skins... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Great food, fantastic prices and fast service. Would always recommend - both eat in or take away. Only downside is evenings are loud and noisy if eating in.

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Brighouse, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Excellent food, we have visited sambuca on 4 occasions now while on a weekend break in Whitley Bay. Highly recommend this restaurant, great food excellent sevices

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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

it is what it is,good fast food if you are in a hurry on your way to see a show at the playhouse or wanting to eat quickly this is great for that.

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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Had lunch at Sambuca's Whitley whilst in Whitley bay for a coastal walk. The staff where really friendly, efficient and helpful. The potato skins where lovely and my stagioni pizza was delicious. Will certainly be returning again!!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Visited this restaurant on April 26th 2015 for Lunch on a friend's birthday. Have been before with family and is ok for a quick meal but not 5 star! Tables were a little close together but quite a nice restaurant apart from that. Woman's toilets (upstairs) were pretty clean but only one toilet and sink! Food was pretty cheap but... More 

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whitley bay
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Booked for 7pm by phone didn't even ask our name till I had to tell them! Over an hour wait till we eventually got our seat. Spoilt my night and then was hurried for the next guests. Will be trying somewhere new next time.

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Additional Information about Sambuca

Address: 2A-4 Park Avenue, Whitley Bay NE26 1DG, England
Phone Number: +44 191 252 6242
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Whitley Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 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
Cuisine: Italian

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions

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 - 8:00 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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