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2A-4 Park Avenue, Whitley Bay NE26 1DG, England
+44 191 252 6242
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is average, not explained when asked what items on the menu are. Portions are not very big, service was terrible. Waitress did not bother to smile, ask if meal was okay and rolled her eyes several times.

Thank sssssophs
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've visited this place a few different times and it's never a let down, great portions of lovely food for an excellent price, fantastic atmosphere, wonderful staff, all round great restaurant.

Thank amortencia
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Three course something like six pound. Cheap and cheerful, soup and bolognese very tasty and they don't scrimp on the Parmesan. friendly staff. Drinks expensive.

Thank Leigh T
Annalong, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We returned to the Sambuca Whitley Bay with high hopes and we were thoroughly rewarded. I tried a fully loaded pizza while my wife had the spicy beef risotto - both delicious and filling, and all very inexpensive (with even better value special deals available too). Lively evening atmosphere and helpful staff (good service). The food was hot and the... More 

Thank WDGordon
Durham, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at Sambuca on a recent stay at Whitley Bay and it was very nice indeed. It was a Thursday evening after attending the nearby Jam Jar cinema which is just a couple of doors away. We were a little concerned when we entered the restaurant as there were tables with no one at them then realised that the... More 

Thank jrpc35
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food at good prices nice atmosphere! Been back several times - consistently good value & quality food.

Thank Rachael S
whitley bay
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109 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As readers will already know, I just love Sambuca's Whitley Bay! This review is belated, following a lunchtime visit in early December. The price of the Lunch Special had increased to £4,95- but the size of the pizzas had gone back to their original size! Brilliant!! £4,95 for a starter, a main, and a coffee or ice-cream .....just amazing value... More 

1 Thank Tynedale
Management response:

Thank you for your kinds words! We work very hard to provide a good level of service and a high standard of food and we are glad when customers notice and appreciate this. Our nice and generous customers are what make this job worth doing! Thank you once again! Regards, Carly. More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Ladies toilets should carry a health warning! Food ok, definitely cheap, but the whole felt grubby and dirty

1 Thank Barnie D
Management response:

Thanks for your review. I'm sorry that you felt the place was 'grubby', but I can assure you we take great pride on keeping the place clean, as reflected by our 5 Star rating. Our restaurant is cleaned twice daily, and once per week the place is deep cleaned. So we dismiss your claims of the place being 'grubby'. I... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch of meatballs tagliatelle and arriabata sauce £6.50 my partner had surf and turf consisting of chicken breast, steak, black pudding, belly pork, and mussels £8.50. Wonderful. Attentive service. To be highly recommended

Thank Neil C
Management response:

Thanks for the kind words, but I believe this has been posted to the wrong Sambuca page. I think the right restaurant would appreciate to hear these kind words :). More 

Bury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Absolutely delicious food, great menu. Go a bit later if you don't have children as it is very child friendly and popular with families. The Steak Diane I had was fabulous. Went both nights we were in Whitley Bay. Highly recommend this restaurant. Great place for a child's birthday. Excellent value for money.

Thank keira103
Management response:

Thanks for your kind words! We appreciate that you took the time to leave us this lovely review. I am glad that you enjoyed both of your visits and we would be happy to welcome you back soon. Regards, Carly. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?