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Quay Taphouse

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50 Bell Street, North Shields, England
+44 191 259 2023
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English Lake District
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We called in to the Quay Taphouse after a nice walk along the fish quay in the bracing but lovely and sunny January weather , the interior is warm and welcoming with a smart modern decor. The drinks are an eclectic range from far and wide all excellent quality at good value prices. Pravha on draft and fresh coffee for... More 

Thank CaptainCumbria
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Went hoping to share tapas but limited tapas menu on sunday (only 3 options) so I had Sunday lunch (beef) while the better half tried a couple of tapas dishes as she really wanted the potted crab. We were there pretty early (before one) and got the last available table. Its quite small and the tables are very close together... More 

Thank Pablo-in-Toon
Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Called in after visit to fish quay on a Saturday lunchtime. Although we did not have a meal as we had already ate the meals that were being served look very good indeed. The drinks were served by a very nice member of staff and the whole atmosphere inside was extremely friendly.

Thank bobcoffer
North Shields, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We live local to this pub and it has such a friendly atmosphere. Great selection of drinks and the food is fantastic. Always cooked fresh - sunday dinners are like home from home! Tapas is beautiful and we love the burgers :) At busy times, they do like you to offer your table to others if you arent eating but... More 

Thank BAMadventures
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Went here for Sunday lunch a few weeks ago and enjoyed a fabulous home cooked meal which should satisfy the fussiest of reviewers. There were four of us in the party and when we arrived the bar was as usual full to brimming. Please do not he put off by the time we ordered our drinks the staff ensured that... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Average food terrible service. Not offered condiments and main course plates still on table when deserts where brought out. 20 mins after finishing desert plates hadn't been cleared either despite being seen by a member of staff. Would of stayed for more drinks but this put us off.

Thank portholer
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

My partner and I visited this pub/restaurant this week after trying to get in previously. We had heard good reports and were not disappointed. On Wednesday the deal is a bottle of wine and 3 tapas for £19.95. It was great value and we will return. The Moroccan lamb, paella and battered chicken in honey, mustard and soy sauce are... More 

Thank dcarr50
N. E. England
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Dropped in here twice this week, a lunch and evening meal. Both were very good and the Wednesday offer excellent value. The staff are friendly and obliging with an eye to seeing you enjoy the occasion. Dishes to mention, smoked haddock and cauliflower cheese, chicken in a batter with sesame seeds and honey, and garlic, chilli prawns. We were a... More 

Thank PeterN.E.England
Newcastle upon Tyne
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Atmosphere, staff, ambience all great the food is gorgeous been coming for 2 years and not had one bad time. Cliff and all the staff make you feel welcome my sister who is very hard to please loved the tapas and said the atmosphere was great and she was made to feel very welcome for her first time. I try... More 

Thank MaureenD
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We go to the Tap House regularly but finally had to review. Cliff the landlord has this spot on! Amazing food, great service and just the best place. The Tapas produced by Les are just fantastic, he loves food and it shows. Be prepared to wait for a table but Cliff and his team will find you one. It's worth... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Bell Street, North Shields, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  North Shields
  • Phone Number: +44 191 259 2023

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