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Sambuca Blue Bell

W T Stead Road, Embleton, Alnwick NE66 3UP, England
+44 1665 576639
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (38 reviews)
“potato skins” (10 reviews)
“steak” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
W T Stead Road, Embleton, Alnwick NE66 3UP, England
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1 - 10 of 254 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the £7.95 each for three courses special lunchtime offer. Soup, a pasta course, and an ice cream. Not large amounts, but reasonable and well cooked for the price.

Thank Value-expector
Reviewed 5 days ago

We tried this for our evening meal on the first night of our stay and enjoyed it so much that we returned every evening (except the two evenings that they were closed). The staff were lovely, the service quick an efficient but most of all...More

Thank miss12piggy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were deciding where to eat when we drove past this restaurant on a Sunday and were grateful they had room- actually lots of room- to seat us. They were not fully open for the summer season yet- apparently just on the weekends. The service...More

Thank steppingout34
chloe u, Manager at Sambuca Blue Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi sorry you feel this way. We are open 5 days a week at the moment not just the weekends. It is a focaccia what we serve not ciabatta bread. Focaccia is a flat oven-baked Italian bread product similar in style and texture to pizza...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good menu with a range of specials for each course. Really quick, friendly and helpful service and delicious food at reasonable prices. We will definitely return next time we're in Embleton!

Thank Caroline H
chloe u, Manager at Sambuca Blue Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review! Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If this is the local produce then somebody should look in to it. I would still be chewing on my steak if I had not taken it out of my mouth and put it back on the plate. Only had two courses and one drink...More

Thank Martin Y
chloe u, Manager at Sambuca Blue Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, sorry you feel this way about our steak. Why did you fail to mention this to any of our staff and we could have sorted the issue out. If the issue isn’t mentioned to a member of our staff then we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Embleton a lot as our daughter loves the zipwire at the park opposite and husband plays golf at Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Club. We went for tea tonight and the meal was really lovely. Daughters had special with potato skins, margarita pizza, spaghetti carbonara...More

Thank Julia Y
chloe u, Owner at Sambuca Blue Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for the lovely review. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent restaurant - the best meal we had in Northumberland. I had 2 starters - the mushrooms and the squid in butter sauce - both scrumptious and good value.

Thank Tara225
chloe u, Manager at Sambuca Blue Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! Our garlic butter sauce if the best 👍🏽 Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came across this friendly place when a not so friendly place nearby ( where we happened to be staying) was unable to accommodate us for dinner ( even though it was nearly empty). This turned out to be a lucky break as Sambuca was such...More

Thank holidaymaker864
chloe u, Manager at Sambuca Blue Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the lovely review! We work very hard and love reading s fantastic review like this! We are glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately this was the worst pizza I have ever had. I hope it was only down to a busy weekend. The dough was soggy and I think under proofed as tasted stale. The ambiance of the restaurant was also very tired looking. Error going here...More

Thank RG6574
chloe u, Manager at Sambuca Blue Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

I’m very sorry to hear this. Why did did not mention this to a member of staff? We pride ourselves for fresh fantastic Italian food which it reviews can agree with that. Our dough is home made daily and have never had many complaints before....More

Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights whilst attending a wedding at newton hall, I would certainly recommended this place to anyone the staff here really go above and beyond a few of our group are fussy eaters and the staff were more than happy to make...More

Thank pete1986558
chloe u, Manager at Sambuca Blue Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thanks for the great review! Hope to see you again

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pugwash1976
7 November 2016|
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Response from Chloë U | Property representative |
Hi our phone line was down but is up and running now, sorry for the inconvinience, you don't need to book, walk ins are very welcome.
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Sashie205
26 January 2016|
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Response from chloe u | Property representative |
No sorry we do not accept dogs
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Liz W
27 August 2015|
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Response from Chloë U | Property representative |
Blackboard specials change weekly, fresh fish, sirloins, risottos and more! Open everyday from 12 -9pm Monday to Saturday and 12-8pm Sunday
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$66
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: W T Stead Road, Embleton, Alnwick NE66 3UP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Alnwick  >  Embleton
  • Phone Number: +44 1665 576639
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