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The Waterfront

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English, Seafood
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22-26 Union Quay, North Shields NE30 1HJ, England
0191 296 1721
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Love the Waterfront but posh it isn't

We love the Waterfront. The staff are always efficient, friendly and never rude. It's good value for money and the service is always quick. We always bring our overseas visitors here to experience proper English fish 'n chips. Posh it isn't. It's plain good down to earth eating. We've been coming... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We love the Waterfront. The staff are always efficient, friendly and never rude. It's good value for money and the service is always quick. We always bring our overseas visitors here to experience proper English fish 'n chips. Posh it isn't. It's plain good down to earth eating. We've been coming here for years and we hope to continue enjoying... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Really enjoyed our take out earlier in the week, the batter was lovely and crispy as were the chips. The restaurant was full but not too long a wait for the take out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Absolutely fabulous chips and kindly cooked fish no batter I've never seen my children eat so fast and so much cannot fault

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The fish and chips are always good, really fresh tasty fish. The senior citizens special is fantastic value. So when only good fish and chips will 'hit the spot' the Waterfront is the place to go. Also great service from the waitresses.

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

On a bright February lunchtime there's nothing better than a walk along the quayside and then a delicious fish & chip lunch. We chose the pensioners' meal at £5.50. If this was the smaller pensioners portion I would love to see the size of a normal meal. It must be at least whale size! We had Haddock, chips, mushy peas... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Just had lunch here for an very cheap £5.50 each you get fish,chips,mushy peas, bread & butter and a pot of tea, cant beat that and its fresh fish. You may have to queue as this is a very popular place, we had to wait but not for long as people are coming and going all the time.

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North Shields
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Fab piece of meaty Haddock, perfectly cooked with crispy batter accompanied by a decent helping of dry, properly cooked chips. Friendly staff and good prices. What more can you ask?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Lovely batter makes the fresh fish perfect. Plenty of choice and very good service. Very reasonable prices too. Highly recommended.

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

We, the thrice, arrived at the fish quay for 12:30 on a Friday. Evidently the Geordies (peace be upon them) had quite enough of Christmas leftovers and demanded some fish and chips on a clear, fresh and wig-threateningly blustery day. Predictably the gaff was bursting at the hills and the queue was out the door and a dozen deep. We... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Tried this place as the usual , Oceans was busy and a nightmare waiting outside with a 16 month old. The Waterfront was equally busy but waited for a seat. Opted for haddock which was ok. Kids went for kids 'fish and chips' told off the 'rough' staff that it was cod!! It got left as, cos isn't meant to... More 

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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: English, Seafood

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