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10-11 Union Quay, North Shields NE30 1HJ, England
+44 191 270 8891
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Today
12:00 pm - 9:30 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

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Visitor rating
  • 135
    Excellent
  • 101
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 43
    Poor
  • 57
    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
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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375 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My Mam introduced me to the Sambuca experience. It was about 5 years ago and our family members make frequent visits to Sambuca restaurants. Always good service, excellent value for money and choices for vegetarians. Book ahead to avoid dissapointment.

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Milton Keynes, England
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I visited this restaurant with my siblings on a recent trip to Tyneside, on the face of it the place looked very inviting but that's about the only positive thing that I can say about it, it sells poor quality food in cramped and uncomfortable conditions, its like a cattle market, the pièce de resistance is the most annoying heat... More 

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Newcastle
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Over the past years we have visited Sambuca (1) on many occasions and it struck me recently that, despite this being one of our favoured locations to eat, I had never reviewed in on Tripadvisor. Everyone queues in then evening sittings. It's the minor issue we have to deal with for very good food, lots of choice, excellent staff and... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We have been a few times, the food is always lovely! It's so reasonable with great portion sizes. For us the only downside is tables as too close together but it doesn't stop us going back!

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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
47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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
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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
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?