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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: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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...
A family friendly Italian restaurant in the heart of Whitley Bay. We pride ourselves on amazing food, at affordable prices.
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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 33
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent value and friendly staff!

Last minute decision to go for Sunday lunch. We arrived just before 3pm to a very busy restaurant, but only had to wait 5 minutes for a table. Choice of minestrone soup, potato skins or bruschetta for starter, chicken, beef or lamb for main and sweet of the day, sweet tapas or coffee for after a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Helen R
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Whitley Bay, England, United Kingdom
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Rome
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit we loved the lunch time menu. An amazing choice and great fish dishes. We paid £20+ for a meal that was not as good a few days ago, and this meal cost £5! Per dish Had the meatball inferno and the platter of fresh fish, I also had a simple vegetarian pasta. All was totally delicious,... More 

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Thank TCinci2015
Whitley Bay, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Last minute decision to go for Sunday lunch. We arrived just before 3pm to a very busy restaurant, but only had to wait 5 minutes for a table. Choice of minestrone soup, potato skins or bruschetta for starter, chicken, beef or lamb for main and sweet of the day, sweet tapas or coffee for after a. Excellent value for money... More 

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Thank Helen R
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wow, amazing Sunday lunch, really excellent food. Lovely chicken, (one person had lamb and also very tender) smooth mash and great mashed swede, perfectly cooked carrots, cabbage, roast potatoes and Yorkshire pud. The3 course Sunday lunch is fantastic value and we had very good service. I was with a party of six people and everyone enjoyed it. The place was... More 

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Thank helenwA4477NH
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always love a bit of Sambucca and all. Good food and fun great value and good staff. The specials are really worth a look

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Thank Eric T
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sambucas is cheap & cheerful. If you want a romantic meal this is not the place but if a quick & good value meal is what you are after - tis is good for you. Been here many times the service is efficient & friendly - food is absolutely fine.

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Thank Denise G
Accrington, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We usually have the lunchtime menu 3 courses for £3.95 which is excellent value for money,service is brisk as the venue is very popular but never had a bad experience

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Thank Janis C
Doncaster
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was excellent, came quickly and was well presented. Portions were very generous and chicken dishes were cooked to perfection. Excellent value for money, especially at lunchtime and on Sundays.

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Thank michope69
Penrith, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly, busy place. Good value for money Italian restaurant. Specials on blackboard are all worth trying. Turf and surf very popular.

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Thank Penrithperson
Region of Murcia, Spain
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is nicest of the sambucas I have visited so far! Went with my cousin for a Christmas lunch service was really friendly and the food lovely! Will definitely go back !

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Thank Shelley C
Newcastle, UK
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We visitied on a Saturday evening without booking a table although by the time we left people were waiting for tables. Great for family meal with kids who are welcome here and if they leave half the pizza, staff are happy to pack it up to take home. Mussels we had for starter were beautiful, big juicy mussels and a... More 

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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, Pizza

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 - 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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