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10-11 Union Quay, North Shields NE30 1HJ, England
+44 191 270 8891
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12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
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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  • 108
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 45
    Poor
  • 61
    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
Birthday

Sambuca it was a great time afternoon with the family and grandchildren , staff are good with children at the end children were given a lolly each good place if you have children, I read the reviews of places I may like to go to.I have just seen the last reviews that Sambuca at North... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
John T
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Visited sambuca today. I had chicken and was lovely but my husband ordered fillet steak which was tough and not nice at all, they then changed it for a sirloin which wasn't nice either but husband was so hungry just ate it, we then had to ask help for break down of bill as still got charged for sirloin to... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We are from Leeds and called by the Union Quay to find something to eat on our way home. We stumbled across Sambuca. The waiter was very friendly and set up a couple of tables for us outside. The food was lovely from start to finish. We shared a large garlic bread and I had the Tagliatelle Marinara and it... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My family and I have been visiting Sambucca One since day one (around 10 years). Over the last few visits it's definitely gone back in its quality of food. Since opening so many other restaurants, I feel the quality of the food is falling dramatically! On our recent visit I had a favourite of mine Callioni. I was so dissopointed!... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Sambuca it was a great time afternoon with the family and grandchildren , staff are good with children at the end children were given a lolly each good place if you have children, I read the reviews of places I may like to go to.I have just seen the last reviews that Sambuca at North Shields until I see better... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Until yesterday I was a loyal customer of Sambuca 1 on North Shields Fish Quay. Three of us decided to pop in for lunch. We ordered seafood starters, main courses and alcoholic beverages. Unlike many of our previous visits, the food was of a poor standard. But the worst aspect of the whole lunch was the cocky response from the... More 

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Durham England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We have been visiting Sambuca 1 (the first and smallest Sambuca) for a dozen or so years and have given a couple of rave reviews on Tripadvisor generally extolling the quality and value for money. For years, 3 courses for £3.95 ( now £4.95) has generally been unbeatable locally and the offerings were always tasty It has always been cheap... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

we passed this on our walk back from Tyne mouth along the quayside .We sat inside as it was quite a windy day .We opt for a 3 course sunday lunch ,we had potato skins for starters then roast beef for the main meal,with peas ,carrots, cabbage ,mashed potato,and yorkshire puds.followed by coffee it cost £6.95p each .There was a... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My husband and I dined here for our wedding anniversary and it was perfect. Great service, friendly staff and excellent food. Great value for money too. We will definitely be putting this restaurant on our favorites list!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Just eat here - I don't need to say more. Fantastic food, exceptionally reasonably priced and quick service. When living in Newcastle, I would frequent this establishment on a weekly basis; unfortunately now I live further-afield, I can only visit monthly - but it's an experience I look forward to! Although the foods the same in all Sambuca restaurants, I... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had a lovely meal sat outside Sambuca an the quayside. We ordered a pizza and pasta and everything was cooked well. Friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere just what we needed after a night at the festival and a long walk from Whitley Bay. We had beer wine and sparkling water all for the grand sum of twenty quid.... More 

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Additional Information about Sambuca

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
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
Cuisine: Italian

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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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