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The Waterfront

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22-26 Union Quay, North Shields NE30 1HJ, England
0191 296 1721
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best dinner out

Visit to my favorite place for some fabulous fish and chips. . . Perfection. Never had a disappointment yet. Food is always fresh and tasty. .

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Chester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Visit to my favorite place for some fabulous fish and chips. . . Perfection. Never had a disappointment yet. Food is always fresh and tasty. .

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Tynemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I have eaten here many times. In my opinion these are the best fish and chips on the quay. I love the haddock it is always fresh and perfectly cooked. Highly recommend! Service is always brilliant, the staff are lovely.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the fish and chips, massive portions, couldn't finish the child's portion. Well presented in boxes with decent sized plastic forks, sunny day so sat on the quay to eat.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Absolutely belting fish and chips. Partner had haddock which she said was lovely I had cheese savories which were great alternative for us non fish eaters! People on next table ordered large cod which virtually landed on our table they were so big. You better be hungry if going large. Proper sit down fish and chip shop that I would... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Two friends from the South and I visited here on Wednesday and we all thought the fish and chips were of a very high standard and we really enjoyed the meals. Definitely will be returning to the Waterfront again.

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Downham Market
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We love to visit Tyneside at least once a year, as that's where I come from. We tried the Waterfront last year, having read reviews, and as we loved it so much, we decided to visit again. We ate in both times, and there is always a queue. It's well worth the wait, and we were soon seated. My husband... More 

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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was our second visit to the Waterfront and on both occasions we have really enjoyed our meals. Excellent value and well worth a visit.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Been here loads of times as I live in Newcastle and to be honest I never thought to review a "Chippy" however this is a sit in as well but we prefer to get them to takeaway as we love sitting by the water to eat them the PROPER way (out of paper). As its right on the fish quay... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Having lived in the adjoining town of Whitley Bay many years ago I was aware of the great fish restaurants on the fish key in North Shields and wanted my friend from southern England to taste real fish & chips, and he was not disappointed, huge cod in a crispy batter, can't get better.

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We went one Wednesday as it my mothers favourite place for fish and chips so was I was expecting a treat. Unfortunately I was a little disappointed - the chips were delicious but the fish was overpowered by the thick batter and even after removing most of it I found the fish beneath it thin and tasteless. The fish from... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 22-26 Union Quay, North Shields NE30 1HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  North Shields
  • Phone Number: 0191 296 1721

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  • Cuisine: Seafood, British

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