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2A-4 Park Avenue, Whitley Bay NE26 1DG, England
+44 191 252 6242
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible12%
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“pizza” (44 reviews)
“potato skins” (25 reviews)
12:00 - 20:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2A-4 Park Avenue, Whitley Bay NE26 1DG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a Sambucas, so expect it to be busy and lots of garlic. Having said that for the price, the lunchtime special menu is great value. My own favourite is the pizza Napoli - love those anchovies and olives.

Thank JohnPeace58
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Took my daughter and 2 year old granddaughter to sambuca in Whitley bay for a meal as people were recommending there.was not disappointed.the restaurant was cosy and staff were really nice.we had a 3 course meal each and it was wonderful.couldnt believe how cheap it...More

Thank karendavies1958
Reviewed 18 May 2017

over the years we have frequented the Sambuca restaurants throughout the northeast and my wife and I have always been delighted with both the food and the service. on Tuesday the 16th of May whilst visiting Whitley bay my wife and I were impressed with...More

Thank Proper_Geordies
Reviewed 25 April 2017

I would normally have given this restaurant 5 stars, it is heads above Turknaz,Divantis and Edgor and Wolf.It has become the best restaurant catering ideally for families.i have been coming for over a year, sometimes several times a week,and the atmosphere is great. However tonight...More

3  Thank JacquelineJ624
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Havent been here for a few years due to noise level, service and poor quality food. However had heard good reports so went on Tuesday. Excellent all round. A carpet is now down to diminish noise and also the music is quieter to aid a...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

What more can I say. It's been a favourite of mine for a very long time. Original and best. Always look forward to a return visit.

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

For the price, the food is very good! Certainly one of the best places to dine out on a budget. We both had a starter, sea bass main, coffee and 2 bottles of beer for under £20! Good family atmosphere too which is always a...More

Thank ryanleedavidson
ManagementSWB, Front Office Manager at Sambuca, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thanks for the review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and the food was up to scratch. The chefs work hard to ensure top quality food and we are glad this is noticed. We hope to see you again soon .

Reviewed 18 March 2017

It's been interesting reading some of the reviews on here as I have just returned from a visit after what's been at least a year since I was last at this restaurant. The place was quiet at 4pm on a Saturday with aroundten people seated....More

Thank Heather G
ManagementSWB, Front Office Manager at Sambuca, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Sorry to hear that it was also not a pleasant as you had hoped, though you did have some positives. Hopefully should you visit again there will not be similar issues. We hope to...More

Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

It's a nice venue, and food is of a reasonable standard, as one of a great many Sambucas restaurants you know what you are getting and it's very good considering the prices.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Simple but wholesome Italian food at a glance but then you discover there's a passion for food behind the quick specials menu! Adorable staff and nothing is too much effort.... lots of Sambucas around but all offer the same great service!More

Thank t_witchy_13
Management response:Responded 6 March 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words. It is nice to be noticed for our hard work and the passion our chefs put in to their job. We are also glad to see you noticed the hard work our floor staff put in to...More

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Gina M
So, do you think it is appropriate to imply that the reason someone has written a review ( which may or may not be in you're favour) is because they were heavily intoxicated? Wow, cheap shot by anyone's standards. Having worked in the food industry myself and dealt with difficult customers as well as reasonable my response was always the same. In this instance I would have done the same for both types of customers as you always do, apologise and offer a replacement of the same meal. My motto is the customer is always right even if they are wrong it's irrelevant; i notice you have said that you recognised the customer and have from what I can see personally 'slagged' her off. What lovely loyalty you show to long term customers. If you had defended your restaurant with dignity and class this issue most likely would have been resolved, however you opted to personally attack someone which says more about the management of this establishment than the I initial review. Well well well....done
9 March 2017|
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Response from ManagementSWB | Property representative |
All the relevant steps were done in this instance, and being rude and difficult was the customers only way to deal with our manager trying to resolve the issue professionally and politely. In this instance, in our opinion... More
26 April 2015|
Response from Carly D | Property representative |
We have a number of risottos on the menu, as well as vegetarian dishes. Our staff will be happy to assist you and we are happy to cater for any specials dietary needs, if within our power. Regards.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2A-4 Park Avenue, Whitley Bay NE26 1DG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Whitley Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 191 252 6242
A family friendly Italian restaurant in the heart of Whitley Bay. We pride ourselves on amazing food, at affordable prices.
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