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Wylam Wharf Low Street | Above Fish Quay, Sunderland SR1 2JR, England
+44 191 567 6026
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible13%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Wylam Wharf Low Street | Above Fish Quay, Sunderland SR1 2JR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ahhhh after a long day at work, me and my sister came to sambucca from County Durham. A bit of a trek but worth it as the food is always top notch. We had soup for starters and a chicken cordon bleu and a pollo...More

Thank Rooby1984
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for lunch today and had the special . At £4.95 for a three course meal you can’t get upset. The food was more than acceptable for the price. Parking on site and free👍👍👍 It was a bit noisy as there were lots of...More

Thank Mix-m8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is truly underrated. Visit at least once a month and have never been disappointed. Prices are fabulous and have been to much more expensive restaurants and have been disappointed. By kids love it and won't go anywhere else. The Italian menu is delicious,...More

1  Thank SANDSEASUN_10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hadn't been for ages when my son suggested we eat here again. I always have the goat's cheese bruschetta followed by the Chicken Cordon Bleu with chips and then the sticky toffee pudding. Yum! My son and husband usually share a garlic bread, then...More

1  Thank Juliebubbles
Reviewed 18 August 2018

My first visit here, arrived at 1.30 for a meeting with my 3 cousins who were arriving at 2pm, was worried to be on my own as had arrived way too early, but lovely waitress gave me a nice table with view of the river...More

1  Thank Susie V
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Visited early evening the place was buzzing and the staff were on the ball showing us to a table staitaway, the food was Excellent value for money whould highly recommended.

1  Thank david m
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Went for a family meal. The menu is good and tasty and cheap. The food arrives quickly and the staff are helpful.

Thank thejimmyb
Reviewed 23 July 2018

A good family Italian restaurant. Wonderful food, fresh seafood. Very informal and bustling but a great evening was had, if we ever go to Sunderland again I would certainly visit again.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Spot on food piping hot. Waiting staff very friendly and plenty of parking. If anything the drinks are priced above average but considering the food prices are so low and such good quality it's hardly a criticism.

Thank Nigel F
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

I like this restaurant because of the atmosphere and the views over the river. The food was fairly average on this occasion. I had Sea Bass which was somewhat overcooked. My wife had steak and lobster which was a very reasonable price considering. My two...More

Thank tom d
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Questions & Answers
David M
12 July 2018|
Response from janelski | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a car park, but not sure if it will be available over the next 2-3 days with the tall ships event on
Paul B
5 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Alina C | Property representative |
Yes we do.
6 December 2016|
Response from Alina C | Property representative |
Hello. On Sunday we have available the full a la carte menu as well as our £6.95 Sunday lunch special. Thank you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wylam Wharf Low Street | Above Fish Quay, Sunderland SR1 2JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Sunderland
  • Phone Number: +44 191 567 6026
Sambuca it's a small, private place, situated just above the Fish Quay on Low Street. With beautiful surroundings, friendly staff and excellent food, the restaurant is opening its doors to everyone, from family or friends meals to birthdays, engagements or official dinners. With one of the best Italian kitchens in town, Sambuca's main purpose is to make everyone feel welcomed, with a wide range of prices and great deals on, all day, everyday!
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