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The Waterfront

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22-26 Union Quay, North Shields NE30 1HJ, England
0191 296 1721
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am a regular visitor here & normally would of given a 5* plus for the standard of the food & the pleasant staff but I am afraid Mr Waterfront this time I will have to mark you down for the state of your toilets. Badly in need of a fan that is big enough to extract the foul smell,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for the large cod and chips with peas and tea, shared it with my daughter. It was the nicest fish and the best chips I've had in ages. So fresh! 10/10 can't wait to go back. Lovely atmosphere inside too.

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Thank Chris M
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My Familly visiting us from gosport in Hampshire wanted to have a fish supper so we took them to the waterfront fish restraunt. We had to wait a short while for a table because it was very busy as it always is, but is well worth the wait for the best selection of fish which you can enjoy with tea... More 

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Thank 398RonB
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here a couple of times - every time has been amazing. nice area and the food is amazing. would definitely recommend.

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Thank danbirdx
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited 18th July around 6pm for our our dinner, we don't live in the area and haven't been here for over 4 years, what can I say, the staff are friendly and polite and the food is quick and delicious, aswel as being reasonably priced. If you can stand the fishy smell of the fish quay then this one... More 

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Thank MrOwens1
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely takeaway except the limited menu and bad customer service. I understand everyone has long days but that blonde female staff member was incredibly rude. So out of a full menu we ended up with cod and chips and a dampener on my good mood thanks to the service.

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Thank Yaz-Lou
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My hubby took me out for lunch today & we decided to try the waterfront as previous visits had been ok but not spectacular or anything to write home about . On arrival the cafe was pretty full so we opted for takeout to eat in the shoreline car park . We both had cod & chips & to be... More 

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Thank Karisseg
cumbria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

25 of us arrived 30. Minutes prior to our booking. Not a problem. Staff were lovely and the fish and chips were delicious. Thank you so much ladies, you were stars.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the food is magical, with even a senior's discount meal, which is substantial. for the diet conscious, there is a non-deep fried fish meal, better than edible. the servings are generous, the bread and butter (you have to ask) is fresh and good, the pots of tea - well made. for plain, simple fare, this is very hard to beat.... More 

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Thank diane c
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A faultless plate of haddock and chips with mushy peas, very tasty and no faults, 4 adults and one child visited with all adults having the fish and chips, 2 had the senior citizen option which appeared just to be the same size of helping and the child portion of fish fingers and chips would certainly do an adult without... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: 0191 296 1721

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North Shields, United Kingdom
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?