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Irvins Brasserie

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Union Road | The Fish Quay, North Shields NE30 1HJ, England
0191 296 3238
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Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 49
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great fish and chips with sorbet to follow

Had a great lunch time meal for two at Irvins. Fish and chips with sorbet to follow. Very friendly staff, good polite friendly service. Will visit again to try something else on the menu Light well converted building

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Artemis-Angel
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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English first
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Visited this restaurant for an anniversary. Very busy on a Sunday lunchtime ( 2 p.m.). Three adults and two children. Had the fixed meal - 2 courses , starters were served quite quickly and were tasty, 1 corned beef, cod pieces and haddock scotch egg.Main course took over three quarters of an hour, lamb x 3, 1 pork and 1... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Had a great lunch time meal for two at Irvins. Fish and chips with sorbet to follow. Very friendly staff, good polite friendly service. Will visit again to try something else on the menu Light well converted building

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

If you fancy a light meal and are happy sat at the elegant bar. Then this is a good place to go. Reasonably priced smaller delicious snacks and you can look out over the busy Unoin Quay as you eat. We usually go early evening , mid week.

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ManagerIrvins, Public Relations Manager at Irvins Brasserie, responded to this review

Hi FK, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, great you appreciate it! Hope to see you soon. Best Wishes More 

Tynemouth
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

fantastic evening with friends. Food excellent as always and the selection of wines to match superb. Never been disappointed with these two local businesses providing outstanding service, produce and knowledge.

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ManagerIrvins, Public Relations Manager at Irvins Brasserie, responded to this review

Hi Jo, Thanks for leaving us your lovely review. We all very much enjoyed the wine evening, Ben of the Wine Chambers was a very knowledgeable and engaging host, we look forward to the newly scheduled Wine Dinner in June! Hope you can make it then too :) Best Wishes More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

My sons were back from Uni so I treated then to Thursday burger night. And we were not disappointed. Great burgers at a good price. Awesome !!

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ManagerIrvins, Public Relations Manager at Irvins Brasserie, responded to this review

Dear Susie, Lovely review, lovely to meet you. We put a lot of love into those burgers, great to know we're hitting the spot. Hope to see you soon. Best Wishes More 

newcastle
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I've now visited Irvins Brasserie on North Shields Fish quay twice in one week and both times were absolutely great, The first visit was for dinner and our whole party was blown away with the food and service. Amongst us we had Beef Carppacio, Duck, Crab and the tagine to start and they were all exceptional. Our mains included the... More 

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ManagerIrvins, Public Relations Manager at Irvins Brasserie, responded to this review

Dear Lick, Wow, thanks a million for that fantastic review and your patronage. A real fillip! Hope to see you again soon. Best Wishes More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

love this place! Visited Irvins on so many occasions, breakfast, lunch and dinner and even a wedding. Such a great atmosphere, great staff and amazing food! couldn't recommend it more highly!!

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ManagerIrvins, Public Relations Manager at Irvins Brasserie, responded to this review

Dear Peachy, Fantastic review, much appreciated :) hope to see you again soon. Best Wishes More 

newcastle, england
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We went as a group of 4 on a Saturday evening for the first time. The building looks smart, there is plenty of free parking and a couple of pubs nearby for a pre meal drink. The downsides - there were no oysters, the fish we asked for was not available, the replacement fish was the size of a match... More 

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ManagerIrvins, Public Relations Manager at Irvins Brasserie, responded to this review

Hi Nora, Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback. As you have offered a specific critique, we will respond in kind, and hope that you will receive it in the spirit in which it is intended, one of an honest response to a customer we very much hope returns. We try to always stock oysters on the... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Irvin's doesn't have the best view over the river, but it makes up for it in style. The spacious interior is simple and elegant and it's great sitting near the open kitchen watching the chefs at work. The only problem with this is that as you watch the orders going out, they all look so good it's hard to decide... More 

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ManagerIrvins, Public Relations Manager at Irvins Brasserie, responded to this review

Dear ChocolateCarrot, Hi, thanks for your lovely review.. We look forward to your next visit and cementing our place in your affections! Nice to meet you all. Best Wishes More 

Northumberland
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Always enjoy the breakfast here, cooked to order and very tasty. One wish however,would be for the coffee/tea to be 'unlimited' because they are not cheap and as there is often a bit of a wait for the food to arrive, you need to order a second cup (rather reluctantly !) how about it Irvins ?

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ManagerIrvins, Public Relations Manager at Irvins Brasserie, responded to this review

Hi Mick, Thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback, and thanks for the lovely comments. Regarding coffee, we take pride in the sourcing and craftsperson-ship of the coffee that we serve. It is labour intensive to make an expressed drink, which makes free refills uneconomical. Subsequent to your comments, we are investigating the potential to serve a great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Union Road | The Fish Quay, North Shields NE30 1HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  North Shields
  • Phone Number: 0191 296 3238

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?