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10-11 Union Quay, North Shields NE30 1HJ, England
+44 191 270 8891
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12:00 pm - 9:00 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, 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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    Very good
  • 41
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  • 45
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  • 62
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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
Great specials

This place consistently delivers excellent food at very reasonable prices. Specials menu always large and varied. Staff are friendly and attentive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Lucy B
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This place consistently delivers excellent food at very reasonable prices. Specials menu always large and varied. Staff are friendly and attentive.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great service, bearing in mind that it is, usually, full to bursting. Good food and very generous portìons. If you don't like crowds, then you should avoid Sambuca. To those who complain about Sambuca....Go to some other place and pay double, or treble, the price. Omar and his team run a GREAT place, which has been there for 20 years,... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Went for the three course special after work one night. Before seating we asked if we could sit in a different place as the young girl waitress sat us right in the middle of the restaurant. No she replied. Rude. She was wearing a bracelet which looked like one of those bands you get when you go to a festival,... More 

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leicester
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We were passing and went in for lunch. 3 courses for £3.95. Excellent value for money. Good food served by friendly staff in nice surroundings. We will definitely return.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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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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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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