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2A-4 Park Avenue, Whitley Bay NE26 1DG, England
+44 191 252 6242
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible12%
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“potato skins” (27 reviews)
“pizza” (48 reviews)
“steak” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2A-4 Park Avenue, Whitley Bay NE26 1DG, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on BH Monday, it was quiet as they closed at 8pm but this didn't prevent us from having a lovely meal. We have visited a few times whilst staying with a friend in Whitley Bay and each time it has been excellent. Three...More

Thank KLH7981
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Brilliant restaurant. Can be busy - that says it all - but well worth the wait for a seat. Pasta dishes are fantastic and the Napoli pizza possibly one of the best in the known universe. Service quick and very friendly. House red very tasty....More

Thank anneandandrew56
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Visited here for an early evening meal before going to a gig at the nearby Playhouse. My partner and I both opted for minestrone soup which was tasty and homemade and really good value at £2.50 My partner had the Bolognese pizza and I opted...More

Thank 72Mary
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Very reasonably priced Saturday afternoon lunch - in fact, our soft drink orders were the same cost as the £5 lunch special. Potato skins are always a winner, and for my main I sampled the Calzone - which was fine. Ice cream or coffee to...More

Thank travellinglights
Reviewed April 29, 2018

We'd never been to this restaurant before but the four of us decided to give it a try. We were definitely not disappointed. The starters were great and the mains were fantastic. Two of us had chicken dishes and two had fillet steak dishes. All...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

You can’t go wrong with a meal at sambucas. The restaurant was reasonably clean and very busy. The view was nice over looking Whitley bay town centre. The prices were extremely cheap and good value for money. As usual I had a pizza and it...More

Thank RachaelStorey
Reviewed April 6, 2018

Been here before and just as good, the food is great, we were four people each had different, all came at once and piping hot. Very tasty, nothing left. Staff are friendly and helpful. Pity it's upstairs although makes for good viewing outside. Children allowed...More

Thank seriouslysunseeking
Reviewed February 10, 2018

We were party of six and table booked for 19.15. When we arrived we were told just to take a seat downstairs by not a very pleasant member of staff. We were not offered a drink and when it got to 19.35 I had to...More

Thank Di C
ManagementSWB, General Manager at Sambuca, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2018

Hi. I am saddened to read this review. Firstly, some of your party had ordered drinks downstairs, as you came upstairs with drinks, so to say you weren't offered drinks is untrue. I am aware there was a slight delay in your table being ready...More

Reviewed February 5, 2018

Had the £5.95 lunch 'special'. First visit as a taster for a possible evening meal, it didn't work. Surroundings were all right but fried potato skins with mayo, an average pasta dish and two small scoops of vanilla ice cream with squirty cream and a...More

Thank rollontheweekend
Reviewed December 20, 2017 via mobile

As always good , decent food served efficiently at very reasonable price. You what you're getting and always consistently good food. Hence there are a few around now, from the humble beginning at North Shields quay back in 2004. Try the Chianti - very nice!

Thank Mark W
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Gina M
So, do you think it is appropriate to imply that the reason someone has written a review ( which may or may not be in you're favour) is because they were heavily intoxicated? Wow, cheap shot by anyone's standards. Having worked in the food industry myself and dealt with difficult customers as well as reasonable my response was always the same. In this instance I would have done the same for both types of customers as you always do, apologise and offer a replacement of the same meal. My motto is the customer is always right even if they are wrong it's irrelevant; i notice you have said that you recognised the customer and have from what I can see personally 'slagged' her off. What lovely loyalty you show to long term customers. If you had defended your restaurant with dignity and class this issue most likely would have been resolved, however you opted to personally attack someone which says more about the management of this establishment than the I initial review. Well well well....done
March 9, 2017|
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Response from ManagementSWB | Property representative |
All the relevant steps were done in this instance, and being rude and difficult was the customers only way to deal with our manager trying to resolve the issue professionally and politely. In this instance, in our opinion... More
April 26, 2015|
Response from Carly D | Property representative |
We have a number of risottos on the menu, as well as vegetarian dishes. Our staff will be happy to assist you and we are happy to cater for any specials dietary needs, if within our power. Regards.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2A-4 Park Avenue, Whitley Bay NE26 1DG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Whitley Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 191 252 6242
A family friendly Italian restaurant in the heart of Whitley Bay. We pride ourselves on amazing food, at affordable prices.
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