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Sambuca

2A-4 Park Avenue, Whitley Bay NE26 1DG, England
0191 252 6242
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Ranked #31 of 109 restaurants in Whitley Bay
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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72% Recommend
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English first
Newcastle
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My partner and I visited on saturday night. I ordered chicken in mushroom sauce, it came well under cooked. I sent it back and the manager brought it back out 5mins later shredded all over the plate and put it right up to my to prove it was cooked I was mortified!!!! Awful experience!!!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very disappointed. Booked a table for 2pm today which wasn't necessary as there were more staff than customers. Before we sat at the table we were asked if we would like anything to drink, I asked for a glass of water and my husband said we would decid when we had seen the menu. We waited, tried to attract staff... More

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Tyne & Wear
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Met two friends for lunch and catch up. We had the 3 course special lunch and shared a bottle of house wine. Lovely food and good service by lovely friendly staff. Will be back.

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Gateshead
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We had beautiful meal here with daughter and her partner, it was excellent value for money and food was beautiful, we missed happy hour but it didn't matter 3 course meal each and drinks was lovely, it was that nice we returned on the Sunday for lunch and again 3 courses could not be faulted. Definitely recommend and will return.

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Just been to Sambuca Whitley bay and yet again it didn't disappoint.Fabulous food at a reasonable price with a wonderful atmosphere. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. Many thanks to Ingrid and her staff.

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Washington, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

If you want a quick cheap and very tasty lunch in Whitley Bay look no further than Sambuca. In an upstairs premises which may have been an old cinema ? you can enjoy the cheapest of lunches at £3.95 for 3 courses. I had skins + seafood spaghetti and a coffee. The staff were excellent and the food was really... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

What has happened to Sambuccas Whitley Bay. We have eaten here since it opened but tonight have had a really poor meal. My son and I had mussels (as we always do ). Tonight the portions were half the size as usual. Our main courses were equally disappointing - my pasta marinara was little more than a dish of pasta... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

just visited sambuca whitley bay after 1 year, and what a change and this change is for the better, the staff are really polite, the atmosphere has totally changed to a much more relaxing, when a year ago it was like sitting in a airport lounge, the food is really good and nicely presented, we never felt rushed as in... More

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Northumberland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We visited the restaurant in April as part of my sons birthday celebration's. The restaurant was really busy on that Friday night, but the service was great, the food was good and the price fantastic, I would really recommend Sambuca's for a cheap but good night out.

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Brill decor ,atmosphere and staff. Food great quick service if you want enjoyed everything nice wine .

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