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Sambuca

10-11 Union Quay, North Shields NE30 1HJ, England
+44 191 270 8891
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Ranked #22 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
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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Blyth, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Having visited other's of the same name I knew what the food was like, In case it was very poor it started badly with a bottle of beer being served without a glass which I had to ask for and the waiter stated before we ordered food we had to pay by cash which is not a good sign My... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

There are about 3 Sambuca restaurants on the fish quay at North Shields - not sure which one is which but I guess they're all owned by the same people so it probably doesn't matter too much which entry I leave this review on. A group of four of us visited here for a lunch stop and we all opted... More

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England
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Went into Sambuka for lunch for the first time. Had a table at the window overlooking the river and it was very nice. Staff were great and the food was also very good. I could not believe the quality of the food for only £3.95, I have passed several Sambuca restaurants in the past but will be going in next... More

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