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The Waterfront

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Seafood, English
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22-26 Union Quay, North Shields NE30 1HJ, England
0191 296 1721
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Great food

We love this chip shop and go here quite a lot, best fish and chips by far and the curry sauce is lush! Love it

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Mrs_K_White87
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We love this chip shop and go here quite a lot, best fish and chips by far and the curry sauce is lush! Love it

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The restaurant is basic, no fancy fittings, although the toilets are smart! But when fish and chips are this good you don't need to show off! Large cod and chips, pot of tea, bread and butter £19.90 for two. The fish was huge, the batter was perfect, crisp and thin, just melted in your mouth, chips were lovely. Good simple... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Excellent quality, generous portions of fish. and speedy service.The best fish and chip restaurant I have found in the North East.Deservedly very popular so be prepared to wait for a table - it does not take too long as turnover is quick.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

this is a little local secret, as they do the best fresh fish& chips , another one more well known is along the street still good but the waterfront is in my opinion the best , always nice never had a poor meal & I go every week with my mum& dad for the past 4 year give or take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

By far the best fish and chips in the area. We had two fish chips and peas with tea bread and butter with a bottle of wine for £17 -50 The staff were very friendly and down to earth What more do you need .

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Once again a fantastic meal for a decent price in nice surroundings. The fishcakes are the best I have ever had and even the bread is decent!The waitresses are attentive without being overbearing and nothing is too much trouble for them. There can be a bit of a wait for your food, but as they run a takeaway alongside this... More 

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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I used this takeaway at least once a week and every time the products there serve are always hot and fresh . The service is always friendly and the cleanliness is always good ...... Well done team and keep up the high standards

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

In the waterfront restaurant again after a long while,haddock chips peas tea b & b cooked fresh when it came I was not disappointed cooked to perfection and served by pleasant staff,boy I did enjoy it all for £5.50 senior rate Mon to Fridays not bank holidays after that I took a long walk on the sea front up to... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Had to try this takeaway after reading the reviews, was disappointed. The restaurant & takeaway was very busy about 7pm. Ordered cod & chips to take home. The fish was lacking more batter than fish & the chips limp & white.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Although a busy lunchtime we were quickly seated and our order taken.The enormous portions arrived quickly and piping hot by a very pleasant and cheerful waitress who was extremely busy as the restaurant was full and people were queuing for a seat.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, English

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