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The Waterfront

22-26 Union Quay, North Shields NE30 1HJ, England
+44 191 296 1721
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly
22-26 Union Quay, North Shields NE30 1HJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We frequent this quayside fish restaurant frequently and it never fails to please me at the quality and the fantastic taste of the meals from the waterfront. My favourite is haddock and chips. Absolutely superb. The experience is made just that special, by the friendly...More

Thank TugW1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Love the fish and chips here - they are as fresh as they come and the testimony is the queues both for the Restaurant and the take away. Top value always good.

Thank Samantha G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fish and chips here are the best we have had in this area. They are freshly cooked in their adjoining shop and service is fast and friendly with their lovely staff. Other choices of food are also available from their menu. The restaurant is...More

Thank AnJea_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having had a large family celebration, we wanted to take our parents somewhere that they always enjoyed on the night of their 65th Wedding Anniversary. The Waterfront allowed us to reserve a table for 8 on the night and the service was as proficient and...More

Thank JaniceD1467
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleased with service and the fish and chips are the best around. Fish straight out of the sea right oppersit.

Thank Steven P
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Great place for freshly cooked fish and chips. Not the first time that we've eaten here nor will it be the last. The first time that we've 'taken away' - we had the dog with us.

Thank 791IanW
Reviewed August 4, 2018

The Fish Quay in North Shields has always been a source of the best fish and chip, this side of the river. The Waterfront is the epitome is of all that is good. It has a takeaway section where queuing is often out into the...More

1  Thank Jim S
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

One of the best fish and chips I've had for sure at great value, huge portions but you can order a small, regular or large, I have a good appetite and was very satisfied with the regular portion. Location is just a little off the...More

Thank Graham S
Reviewed July 21, 2018

I rated this place 5 stars 7 years ago, the place is still amazing. The best fish and chips I have ever had bar none. Reasonably priced amazing quality and there's always a queue out the door which speaks volumes in itself!!

1  Thank Christian1974
Reviewed July 19, 2018

Although there is a sing room we decided to make the most of the weather and eat outside. There wa a communal sort of area opposite the Waterfront. Some cyclist were also eating there and they told me this was the best fish and ships...More

Thank Maxine G
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August 18, 2018|
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Response from susan b | Reviewed this property |
I’m sure they have enough space, just give them a ring
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January 1, 2018|
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Response from 62megallan | Reviewed this property |
As I said in my review, it seems you now have to ask for the pensioner's special which we never had to before, so take care to do so, or you will be charged full price. I do not know the age "required" but I imagine, anyone... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22-26 Union Quay, North Shields NE30 1HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  North Shields
  • Phone Number: +44 191 296 1721
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