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2A-4 Park Avenue, Whitley Bay NE26 1DG, England
+44 191 252 6242
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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, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 17
    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
A crazy Italian restaurant

Was here for dinner with friends. The restaurant is very family orientated and the decor somewhat quirky. In the corner is an old pulpit and if it is your birthday you are invited to stand in it while everyone sings 'Happy Birthday' to you. Certainly a good way of remembering the restaurant if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Brucestewart
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Livingston, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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186 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Livingston, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
350 reviews 350 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
345 helpful votes 345 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Was here for dinner with friends. The restaurant is very family orientated and the decor somewhat quirky. In the corner is an old pulpit and if it is your birthday you are invited to stand in it while everyone sings 'Happy Birthday' to you. Certainly a good way of remembering the restaurant if you are out to celebrate your birthday.... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I ate my lunch at Sambuca every day during my stay in Whitley Bay for a Training Course. I am Italian, so I was sceptical about the recipes while eating my lunch during the TC (mainly pasta, pizza and lasagna), but I visited again the restaurant to have lunch on a free day and I must admit that the recipes... More 

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

As in all the Sambuca's the food is ok. You get rushed a bit on a busy evening, but that doesn't usually affect us, as we're normally with the kids. The biggest appeal is the price. Sooooo cheap, and considering the price it doesn't taste too bad either! I love the minestrone soup, and it's only a couple of quid!... More 

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Staines, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Sambuca's is definitely worth a visit. From the rather quirky décor, to the friendly service and the excellent food. We drove up from London and spent the night in Whitley prior to catching a ferry so we found this restaurant by chance. The portions are slightly smaller than many other places, but this means that you can have 3 courses... More 

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

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

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
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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, Special occasions, Families with children

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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