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“Nice!” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Essys
Ranked #136 of 195 Restaurants in South Shields
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Jarrow
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2012

Nice food and ok service. Nice atmosphere. Very handy after a stroll from the beach.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Ian M
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  • English first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Warm friendly great value like being in mammas kitchen”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2012

I Love it here the food is good and great value some nice wines, its small and cosy we try to go when in shields

  • Visited May 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jembleton
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North East UK
Level Contributor
165 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Always Enjoyable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2012

We ahve visited this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed.

We feel the food is very good, the staff are exceptionally friendly and they are very welcoming to children. We have always been on a weekend lunchtime with another family with kids, and they always make a big effort to cater to the kids.

Yes, at times we have felt the place was run a little inefficiently and yes, we have waited a while in between courses with drinks orders not forthcoming....BUT! At the end of the day, the food is great, the surroundings nice, and the staff are lovely. THAT'S what we would rather pay for.

Chill out, have a glass of wine and enjoy!

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Pidge_Pooh
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Very Poor”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2011

We have been coming to Essys for years. To be fair it has been slipping a little, visit by visit. Sadly it reached rock bottom on Wednesday 10th August. The place was empty at 8.15 which was a bad start, the beer was warm and had to be returned. Wine was good though. My partner`s chicken dish with onions, tomatos and mushrooms was apparently good as well. Unfortunately the fillet steak was cold and had to be returned. The chips were inedible as they were undercooked, hard and frankly dreadful. Two attempts were made to cook the chips! The staff were very pleasant as always however.
At 9.30pm there were two other people in the restaurant (when we left), hardly surprising. Get a manager and a chef and try much much harder. We won`t be back for a very long time. Regular custom lost.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Gluggo
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Pretty, good.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2011

Went to Essys after walking past. Its in a nice location next to the Tyne but the tables don't have a view. The service was good and the food was good (not amazing) but abit too much salt. The prices are cheap so can't complain too much. They accept cash only which is a bit of a hassle. Would I go back? Maybe.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank halfbrilliant
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