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10-11 Union Quay, North Shields NE30 1HJ, England
+44 191 270 8891
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited here on Thursday 21st July after walking past a couple of days earlier, the place smelt wonderful, the menu and specials looked good so we decided to come back. The staff were very plesent, however they did seem to hover around but that was so the food was fresh and hot. The food itself was fantastic, couldn't even... More 

Thank MrOwens1
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Sambuca's always offer great food and excellent service, I would say this restaurant is for people who don't like to sit and chat inbetween courses! Food is so quick and you in and out within an hour. Could be a positive or a negative depending on what you like.

Thank Littlelarza87
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner have been to sambucca 1 a couple of times and found it good...my partner and I had an app win north shields and he said he would treat me to tea at sambucca. ...happy days..or not...I said to the girl you do aribiatta do u do it with chicken she said they did and order was... More 

Thank Pamela S
Sunderland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely food, beautiful staff and an amazing atmosphere, will be back again. a nice sunday lunch of pasta and pizzas. Great

Thank justin b
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cheap cheerful worth it if yr starving value for money don't try to impress anyone by hoping there though .

Thank Elaine R
North shields
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visit sambucas quite regularly but this visit was lovely staff lovely and attentive food amazing as always will definitely visit again Thanks

Thank Claresun
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here a few times and the kids always love it. Food is good and service friendly. Would recommend the happy hour as its good value for money and the potato skins are delicious.

Thank Kal B
North Shields, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fast paced meal from start to finish. Lovely atmosphere, very accommodating staff, menu traditional Italian. From order to finale we were hurried through. Food OK it's a shame we weren't able to savour the night a little more! Please give your customers a little time to enjoy your restaurant!

Thank _gp002d5999
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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379 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

A super meal after a few hours photographing shops and fishing boats in the area. What a great place this is. I get the feeling it is little known. Back to Sambuca. Everything was just great. Really friendly and good humoured staff. Very attentive making sure everything as it should be. Checking the table rather than the person. Excellent. The... More 

Thank Howard-Liverpool
London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The local fish and chip restaurant was unexpectedly closed, but the silver lining was a lovely meal at Sambuca. Wide selction, good food and wine and great value.

Thank Yellowleader

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10-11 Union Quay, North Shields NE30 1HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  North Shields
  • Phone Number: +44 191 270 8891
Providing a vibrant family friendly atmosphere here on the North Shields fish Quay, we pride ourselves on providing good service, and good quality food and drink at affordable prices.

Remember... Every hour at Sambuca 1 North Shields is happy hour.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?