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2A-4 Park Avenue, Whitley Bay NE26 1DG, England
+44 191 252 6242
12:00 pm - 8:00 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
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109 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Had lunch with hubby today, he was well impressed with the food and service from here. Minestrone soup was delicious and pipping hot, potatoe skins plenty of them with 2 dips was delicious. Tuna and garlic pizza was a really good size considering it was on the special offer of £4.95 for 3 courses, also the seafood pasta was a... More 

1 Thank Pandorajane
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Good value for money. Food was lovely and great atmosphere. Nice place for a Saturday lunch. Pizza was tasty and the soup was hot. Just what was needed on a chilly December afternoon

Thank weeangieo
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

Well done again Sambuca visited many over the last few years and food good service good. My friend had a broken leg and thought the restaurant was downstairs but a steep staircase for anyone who has a disability.

Thank Nor5053
Queensland, Australia
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

I was initially quite sceptical of this place as the first time I went there was for the lunch menu, however I was very pleasantly surprised by just how delicious the food was, and has been, every time we go. The staff are very hospitable, the restaurant is always lovely and clean and it is a really relaxed place to... More 

1 Thank box_30
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I visited here tonight, and found it very pleasant on arrival we were shown to a table, and drinks ordered immediately and served straight away. Our meal order was taken within minutes of our drinks arriving. My starter of calamari was delicious and also the potatoe skins was a very good sized portion and really nice and... More 

1 Thank Pandorajane
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Food and service very good. Value for money. Even the steak and chicken dishes are a bargain. Sambuca is a must.

Thank Lindsay S

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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
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
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?