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10-11 Union Quay, North Shields NE30 1HJ, England
+44 191 270 8891
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Ranked #20 of 85 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Sambuca is potentially the worst restaurant I've ever been in. Their idea of a calzone was cooking it like a normal pizza then folding it halfway through the cooking process. Their cheese is fake, everything's bought in bulk so it's all cheap frozen produce nothing is fresh. The ham was cubed which made me feel sick, and the boyfriends pizza... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

Went for lunch, had the 3 course special. Amazing value for money, fresh cooked food and really friendly staff. How can anyone complain for 3 courses for £3.95??? It was full and it was midweek. Definitely recommend it.

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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

booked Sambuca in forest hall for a party of 12 for my sister in laws 60th birthday. staff were fantastic from start to finish, allowing us to decorate table before guests arrived. All the main courses came out together and all steaming hot and food quality very good as are the prices. typical Italian atmosphere as staff full of fun.... More

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

excellent family venue. very friendly staff and food and service excellent for the cost. have been several times and to there other restaurants and are all really good.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I love going here at lunchtime as the choice is great, you can have a special menu quick lunch which is delicious or you can have a leisurely sumptuous meal from a wide range of Italian food. You can see into the kitchen which is very clean and everything being cooked from fresh. The Staff are fantastic, friendly helpful, and... More

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Allways love going here with the family lovely friendly staff and service is always good and food is excellent. Nice views if you sit next to window allways make you feel welcome wen you go in

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The guy waiting in this place obviously wanted people out as quick as possible, he was constantly shouting and balling. In the end, it was so loud, we just left...

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My wife and I always make a point of visiting this fabulous restaurant while visiting family in the North East. We keep coming back simply because it ticks all the boxes. Atmosphere, staff, menu and wine choice and value for money make it a must visit stopover if your'e looking for that fine dining experience within an informal, relaxed, friendly... More

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Shetland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Thought this Restaurant was terrific. I stepped in on a Monday night expecting it to be a tomb-like experience - one in which meals were served by members of the living dead who frequently haunt such establishments in the north east on days like this. However, the staff were kind, considerate and even entertaining - especially when one considers there... More

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Easington, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

After a long absence I went back to this place for lunch at a weekend. Once upon a time this would have meant a queue for a seat and a long wait. This time it was straight in. Everything looked the same but the place seemed dirty, uncared for and seedy. The food was very greasy and truly mediocre. It... More

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

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