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All 85 North Shields Restaurants

The Waterfront

22-26 Union Quay, North Shields NE30 1HJ, England
0191 296 1721
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English, Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My guilty pleasure is to pop in here whenever I'm down at the coast. Always busy with regulars and visitors alike and often have to queue to get in its so popular. My favourite is lemon sole with a few chips and mushy peas brown bread and butter and lashings of tea! Really good value for money and huge portions... More 

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

After a festive trip to Tynemouth market our group decided on fish a chips at the quayside in north shields. Our usual stop is the waterfront for take away and park up to watch the boats go by on the Tyne. A bitterly cold winters day persuaded us to eat in. It was mid afternoon so we missed the dinnertime... More 

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Chippenham, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Firstly, prepare to queue (out the door) to get a table to eat on a good clear day. We visited on a Tuesday December afternoon and spoke to a number of people who frequently visit on the metro from Newcastle just to eat here. Also worth mentioning that this isn't a pretentious restaurant, it is basic in appearance and you... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Often queuing out the door but they seldom keep you waiting very long. The Waterfront is, in our opinion, the best fish and chip joint in the north of England. What more can I say?

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cramlington northumberland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

been here many times and food is always freshly cooked and good with prices to match. Been today ( saturday) and again no issue with food but decided to have a second round of drinks and whilst we were still drinking our table was allocated to a large party who must have requested tables next to each other. When the... More 

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Tyne & Wear
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Love these fish and chips, cooked freshly with mushy peas, tea, bread and butter. The service is always good. This is our favourite fish restaurant on the quay. There are often queues out of the door, sign of a good restaurant.

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Scarborough
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

These meals are good value. Sometimes the chips are not very nice but the restaurant is always busy. There is also a take away side once again always busy.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I go here a lot as it's local to me. There are others closer to home, but this is by far the best. Fresh fish and the chips are always great too.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

When ever we visit Family in Newcastle we always visit here can not come home till we have had these fab fish and chips. Try it and you will not disappointed in my families opinion best fish and chips in the country.Staff very friendly and quick. Do not be put off if you have to wait for a table it... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Had the best ever fish and chips, nice cup of tea and very friendly staff. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting North Shields fish quay.

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

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