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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
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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  • 45
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good value - You get what you pay for !

Sambuca 1 - the little Sambuca - has been on the fish Quay for ages .....and does what it says on the tin. It provides simple , decently cooked Italian fare - pizza , pasta , chicken , steak ( and specials ) for relatively little money compared to its competitors up the hill It isn't very... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
RobSueQ
via mobile
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134 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Sambuca 1 - the little Sambuca - has been on the fish Quay for ages .....and does what it says on the tin. It provides simple , decently cooked Italian fare - pizza , pasta , chicken , steak ( and specials ) for relatively little money compared to its competitors up the hill It isn't very large at all... More 

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Thank RobSueQ
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food was of a decent standard and very fast to arrive, price was really low too. Around £20 in total for 2 x starters, 2 x mains and 2 x drinks, not too shabby! Food was good, environment was a bit chaotic, but that's not a problem.

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Thank Mark H
Montevideo, Uruguay
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62 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hard to believe just how good value this restaurant is. The food is not the best you'll find, but I doubt you'll find better value for your money. It's a great place to come with a family and friends. Hard to beat if you are looking for an affordable and friendly restaurant in the area that won't leave you out... More 

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Thank grahamstanley
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is just down the road from where we live n we often go for food. Never hav a bad word to say about the food or service even when they are busy. The staff no what we like to drink often asking us if we want the usual which is always yes. The staff r very friendly n r... More 

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Thank Marie G
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took 40 minutes for food to arrive. When it came my pasta was tasteless and not much chicken in. My wife's steak was overcooked and she wanted it rare. Maybe I should have complained although a couple next to us were complaining so we just left never to return.

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Thank gerald m
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for a family Sunday meal in a group of eight during December ('15) As usual at Sambucas we were served up a very good value meal (Sunday roast) The staff are very happy and helpful and no complaints from me at £6.95 per head. Some folk have said the tables are rather close together but I felt we... More 

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Thank RoverSE_216
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Get yourselves along to this fabulous eatery had a little waiting time for a table due to the place being packed but once seated oh boy we weren't disappointed service was 1st class food was delicious and definitely value for money 6 drinks 3 starters 3 mains 1 dessert all for £50 well done to all we will be back... More 

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Thank mobo23
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Been going to Sambuca restaurants for years but still prefer Sambuca 1. Never disappointed in the food and it's such good value. It can be a bit cramped and loud at times but still love it

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Thank Paul W
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Great food and friendly staff. Love Sambuca. I usually stick with the chicken or the steak and let the wife be adventurous with prawns etc. Never had a bad meal

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Thank Steve B
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Called in for lunch today at 12, good job we called early because by 12.30 the place was full. Great attentive friendly staff and excellent value daily specials, coupled with a real friendly and relaxing atmosphere makes this a great little restaurant. Will definitely be back!!

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Thank KGG67

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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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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?