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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 - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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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
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 27
    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
Fab!!

Called into the restaurant on the off chance of a quick cheap meal. That is exactly what we got but it exceeded our expectations. Under £18 for 3 of us to have a 3 course meal and drinks and leave satisfied is brilliant!! The staff were friendly and efficient and the food tasty, couldn't ask for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Kathrynlou82
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Consett, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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182 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

you know it's time to leave. I understand this place is popular because of low prices, but you get what you pay for and I wouldn't recommend it. Walk a bit further down the street and visit Antonio's - great value happy hour deals.

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Consett, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Called into the restaurant on the off chance of a quick cheap meal. That is exactly what we got but it exceeded our expectations. Under £18 for 3 of us to have a 3 course meal and drinks and leave satisfied is brilliant!! The staff were friendly and efficient and the food tasty, couldn't ask for more. The portions were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Been coming to sambucas for ages now and never have any complaints. Food always hot and tasty-me and my mam come once a week for lunch and we are never disappointed. Staff always friendly and attentive. I come on a night time with friends regularly also- love the place!

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Whitley Bay
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My daughter and her friends visit Sambucas a lot and have had lots of lovely meals there. Tonight when they visited in Whitley Bay, my daughter chose a vegetable pasta dish as she is vegetarian. When she had nearly finished she realised she had put some ham in her mouth. She spat it out immediately and checked the dish, sure... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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
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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
58 helpful votes 58 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
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?