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Sambuca Blue Bell

W T Stead Road, Embleton, Alnwick NE66 3UP, England
+44 1665 576639
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (44 reviews)
“loaded skins” (3 reviews)
“steak” (21 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
W T Stead Road, Embleton, Alnwick NE66 3UP, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had an hours drive to get here at first looked good but shown to a cold back room for lunch, even though there was a nice big fire at the front, the food was ok i have had better in other sambuca's was a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ian F
chloeu2492, Manager at Sambuca Blue Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for your review. I am very sorry you feel this way about us however that is the main dining area but if you wish to sit at the bar that is no problem at all and should have asked. Our building is...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We go to Sambuca regularly and always have a lovely meal. It is our 'go to' restaurant when we take friends out or just want an evening meal on our own. The girls are always very attentive and friendly and work extremely hard. The food...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank karenjharvey21
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is a special little jewel I found in the village of Embleton near Alnwick, Northumberland. If you are looking for a reasonable lunch like I was go no further than this italian gem the food is so tasty and priced very reasonable. The restaurant...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Jessica186478
Reviewed October 29, 2018

I went to Sambucca last night with my wife. We were immediately made very welcome and sat in a warm comfy table. Good variety of Italian food on the menu and wine list (though we opted for Peroni in the end). Very reasonably priced. Quick...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KesgraveMan
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Always tasty food, friendly staff and very reasonably priced. The staff always make us welcome and make a fuss of our kids. We live about 15 mins away and this place is our favourite Italian restaurant. The carbonara is the best we have tasted and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank tps14
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

I visted here with my 2 friends, had the king prawns starter and they were lovely full of flavour. For main course i had the chicken sambuca which i couldnt fault! We loved the decor around the place. Very friendly service aswell will be back...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sarahburns146
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Oh how I wish I’d read trip advisor before going. Pizza dough was lacklustre and toppings flavourless, partners pasta dish was bland at best. We mentioned to the server at the time, but just got a token I’m sorry to hear that with nothing else...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jakem569
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Looking for a nice place to stop for a bit of Sunday lunch after our walk and found Sambuca. We thought we knew it would be nice because we've been to many Sambucas. We were welcomed nicely showed to our table. The room was a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LucyD-FoodLover
chloe u, Manager at Sambuca Blue Bell, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Hi there sorry you feel that way, we had a party of 30 in the back it does not take 2 minutes to clean up, we have to clear all plates , glasses, cakes, candles, all mess , clean all tables properly, sweep the floor,...More

Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Had a couple of pizzas and spag bol to takeaway Pizzas good..spag bol nothing to write home about.. Staff friendly

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank smillsCumbria
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We had a really excellent evening at Sambuca on Thursday. A proper freshly prepared Italian meal. The staff were friendly and the food fantastic.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Patricia S
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Questions & Answers
August 29, 2018|
Response from chloeu2492 | Property representative |
Hi there yes we do everything on the menu take away. Many thanks
August 29, 2018|
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Response from JuliaY936 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do but I haven’t tried takeaway only restaurant
June 23, 2018|
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Response from chloeu2492 | Property representative |
As we are in a different area and can not afford to be as cheap as the other Sambuca’s.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $44
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: W T Stead Road, Embleton, Alnwick NE66 3UP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Alnwick  >  Embleton
  • Phone Number: +44 1665 576639
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