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10-11 Union Quay, North Shields NE30 1HJ, England
+44 191 270 8891
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Providing a vibrant family friendly atmosphere here on the North Shields...
Providing a vibrant family friendly atmosphere here on the North Shields fish Quay, we pride ourselves on providing good service, and good quality food and drink at affordable prices. Remember... Every hour at Sambuca 1 North Shields is happy hour.
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Good for:
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Late Night
Dessert

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 132
    Excellent
  • 101
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 43
    Poor
  • 56
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent Atmosphere

Very good value authentic Italian quayside restaurant, happy atmosphere with jolly waiters and importantly excellent cuisine. Well worth the visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Nigel C
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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371 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Very good value authentic Italian quayside restaurant, happy atmosphere with jolly waiters and importantly excellent cuisine. Well worth the visit.

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SE England
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Went on Saturday with my husband and my mother. We all just had a main course as their portions are quite large. I had fillet steak with baked avocado and Stilton sauce with a good selection of vegetables on the side. very tasty, well cooked and piping hot. My mother had sea bass which she said was lovely. My husband... More 

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North Shields, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Have been to Sambuca in Shields a couple of times (with parties, groups). It would never be my choice to be honest. This always buzzing and busy restaurant is popular for its amazing value and its not difficult to spend less than £10 incl. drinks. However, you get what you pay for and if you like packet minestrone soup ,... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

when for lunch with my partner recently.....great value for money and decent food would go back again with no hesitation, staff nice and friendly and loverly and clean place!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Good quality food at a very, very cheap price. Been many times over the years and very rarely disappointed. John + Vicky

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Cheap and Cheerful. Fast Food prepared on an individual basis. Nowt special to write home about. Always worth popping in if you're feeling a bit peckish and in a hurry. No good for a night out because as soon as they serve your food they are rushing to get you out again. All they are after is a high turnover... More 

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Ate lunch here, was really nice but quite rushed. But very very good value for money.staff very straight to the point, not overly friendly.

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Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We fancied an Italian meal after a nice walk soo we called in and the staff took us to a table, we ordered pitza for the little one and spaghetti for me and the husband, the meal was very nice and very cheap, drinks were not to bad either. very cosy Restaurant and very clean, staff were wonderful and friendly.... More 

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seaton delavel newcastle
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Went with 10 other people to this Sambuca on Wednesday evening And I must say it was a pleasure ,, nice atmosphere...quick service and lovely 3 course meal for 9.99

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Staff are very friendly and attentative and the place does have character. I have been twice and find the food average. Had a pizza and a cannellone (sp?) on my two visits.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10-11 Union Quay, North Shields NE30 1HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  North Shields
  • Phone Number: +44 191 270 8891

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

Description

Providing a vibrant family friendly atmosphere here on the North Shields fish Quay, we pride ourselves on providing good service, and good quality food and drink at affordable prices. Remember... Every hour at Sambuca 1 North Shields is happy hour.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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