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The Waterfront

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22-26 Union Quay, North Shields NE30 1HJ, England
+44 191 296 1721
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

took wife and daughter to waterfront for lunch got say that the food was delicious fish was lily white and really crisp batter loveley pot of hot tea. we were really pleased with our lunch until we got the bill £29.00 for three fish dinners i think was a bit over the top considering you are at the fish quay... More 

Wallsend, United Kingdom
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249 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As always the fish (haddock and lemon sole) was great, as was the service. However the chips continue to be rather undercooked and anaemia with too many tiny outside bits rather than long brown chips found elsewhere. Brown bread available too. (Can't eat the cheap white pap). Perhaps we should not bother with the chips in future?

Thank Tynes1der
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been coming here for a number of years and have never been let down! The food, the staff and everything about it is just great. And bonus - we now qualify for the 'Senior Discount'. We pick our times tho - don't like standing in queues. It is a must-visit place for my aunt when she is here on... More 

Thank Carol P
newcastle, england
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fave stop off for us when we come down to the fish quay. Fast service and tasty food definitely recommend for people to try it

Thank sarahd1981
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this place with 6 people, the tables are really big enough, we were all slightly squished. We were sat in a booth near the toilets and every time someone went in them, the smell was horrendous. You used to get bread and butter with your meal, you don't now. Food arrived and it was ok but you definitely... More 

Thank Kaylz_o1
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We often pop in here for fish and chips when we out for a walk along the headland. Unfortunately yesterday the batter on the fish was not up to usual crispy standard, but it wont stop us from trying again in a few weeks time because it is usually 5 stars.

Thank Geordie112
North East England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Geat service either takeaway or sit in. Always good choice of different meals. Fish bites to die for.

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Lunch here today really hit the spot, great service, lovely food and excellent price. Just what we fancied today, after buying fresh wet fish, this was a lunch second to none. The service was quick and efficient and the cod special was huge!! Delicious fish and batter that was just divine, crisp and tasty! Mushy peas and fab chips made... More 

Thank Karen C
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

As always, haddock as fresh as it's just jumped out of the sea, piping hot tea and fast service.10/10

Thank Bruce O
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Always a good reception by frendly staf we look forward to seeing them as much as looking forward to the meals. what I like is asortment of fish it is not just Cod or Haddock

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, British
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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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North Shields, 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?