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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 - 10:00 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: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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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  • 137
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 43
    Poor
  • 58
    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 for price

Amazing value for money, kind of makes you wonder how they do it. Good service, fun staff. We are often given free dessert just because. Would recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
emilymoz
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Amazing value for money, kind of makes you wonder how they do it. Good service, fun staff. We are often given free dessert just because. Would recommend.

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Houghton Le spring, Tyne and Wear
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Tried this restaurant for the first time and won't be going back. Had the lunchtime special which was good value, but came out with a headache, there was loud awful music playing, loud waiters going round the tables singing, clapping and most annoyingly one of the waiters banged the coffee machine waste into a bin every few minutes making a... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

ive been going to Sambuca for years I've paid a lot more for half the quality and freshness of Theres , the pasta always tastes fresh , the specials WOW salmon and sea bass risotto , but all there specials our really very nice the price is great the service very good friendly , booze same price as anywhere but... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We have been here many times for the basic £3.95 lunch, which has not disappointed. Last week we chose from the main menu for a change and wow! We had sea bass, fish platter and antipasti, the food was like seafood heaven on a plate! As well as this, the chips were homemade too, what more could you ask for.... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The room is filled with happy chatter when we arrive. We feel instantly at home. We're shown to our table, decorated with flickering candles. The menu is so good and varied, it's hard to make a choice. We get our drinks pretty quickly for such a busy restaurant. The waiter is Italian with a strong accent. He is a helpful... More 

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prudhoe
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

great food amazing staff .went to sambucas with family and friends had a great time was so much more than just a meal.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Quality for the money!! £10 for 3 courses!! what can you expect!! bit more meat/fish would be great but for the money I say Cheap and cheerful!!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Originally going for fish & chips but I wanted to give this place a try. Walked past it a few times there are always people sat having something to eat and always wondered what it would be like. It was very busy when we visited but we got a table we did not have to wait long for our food.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Went for a takeaway this evening. Asked for the risotto without mushrooms. It had mushrooms and also cauliflower and broccoli which was not listed in the ingredients. Not a fan of either. So after trawling through my food removing most of it i tasted it. It was cold and the rice was hard and tasted like vomit. My partner didnt... More 

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

Called in for tea one Wednesday night on impulse. Three courses for £9.95 and food was simple, plentiful and very nice. Simple Italian food served by great waiters full of character. The rest of the menu looked really good and encouraged us to return when in the area

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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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