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Sambuca

10-11 Union Quay, North Shields NE30 1HJ, England
+44 191 270 8891
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Ranked #23 of 78 restaurants in North Shields
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

After having been disappointed elsewhere, headed here on the off chance. We have been previously and always enjoyed our meal. It was extremely busy but didn't wait too long for a table. We shared a garlic bread with cheese to start this was very tasty. We each had a fillet steak with a sauce and vegetables for the main course... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We visited as. Group of 8 and opted for the three course for £9.95 evening menu. The starter was a strange combo of black pudding goats cheese & salami all deep fried in breadcrumb..tasted ok but flavours clashed wildly. My main I opted for chicken cordon bleu which when it arrived was a breast stuffed with flavourless cheese & cubes... More

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Ryton
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Called in at lunchtime hoping to take advantage of their low cost three course offer. Soup was tasty, main course was tasty and substantial. Finished with choice of icecream or coffee.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Visited on a Tuesday night as they run the £3.95 special all day on a Monday & Tuesday. We had 2 starters,2mains,garlic bread with cheese,coffee,ice cream,wine & pint of coke all for £15.75. Food was very very nice, seemed to be all cooked fresh and very generous poritions. Couldnt fault the place for the service or food. Will be back... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I prefer Sambuca 2 just along the street over this restaurant, but you can't complain at the price. As I write this, they have a lunchtime special - 3 x courses for £3.95. I don't think you'll find that in many other places! Food is good, but the ingredients are obviously cheap.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

You get more than you pay for here, although you don't have to pay much. The food is basic, but consistent and the food is what I always go back for. The service is sometimes rather lacking and the other customers are often too loud and too close. It's good for lunch, but manage your expectations. I will go back.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Went for lunch with a friend, really looking forward to eating here. was offered window seat, but I noticed the speaker directly above seat, I asked if I could sit at another table, because of the speaker, the waiters was not happy, I then explained that I only wanted to move because I wear two hearing aids, and would find... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Three courses, with a drink each, and coffee, food was great, and price low! Service excellent, no pressure, although the restaurant was busy, staff friendly, couldn't fault this establishment!

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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65 reviews 65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Sitting down outside I asked the waiter for the lunch menu and a bottle of beer (because the draught beer is rubbish). While he took my order of a fish platter and salad he was listening to a nearby conversation. He then turned to me and said "Ok, a fish platter and chips". I corrected him with a sigh. The... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

As someone who has been going to the sambucas chain since it was one small and beautiful restaurant I think I have now been to every branch. This is my favourite for large parties when you want to have a good chat without being given a look. There is no where that can beat it for value and flavours. There... More

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