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River Cafe

50 Bell Street | Fish Quay, North Shields NE30 1HF, England
+44 191 296 6168
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
50 Bell Street | Fish Quay, North Shields NE30 1HF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recommend Sunday lunch here, ala carte is also excellent. An enjoyable view of the riverside and fish quay too.

1  Thank Leslie T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and I had Sunday lunch here today. We had three courses all of which were delicious. The service was also very good. Excellent quality food at a good price. Would definitely recommend and will return.

Thank Lucia M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to admit as a family we are a bit tricky to accommodate as we are a mixed age group with two vegans in our family of 4. I had arranged via email and phone calls in advance if the vegans could be fed...More

Thank thmpsad6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food but experience made fab by excellent service and patience from lovely waitress. Only criticism is website prices and menu was not up to date.

Thank sheilahowe h
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

With great views of the river Tyne, we love sitting by the window and watching river traffic passing by while we enjoy another lovely meal (and the odd drink too). River Cafe offers an excellent standard of cooking and menu choices plus their new Chef...More

Thank oldegeordiegourmet
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Our first visit for quite a few months .River cafe has lost nothing in the interim.Location decoration,service ,price and quality of food second to none. 3 couples for dinner ,all trying something different ,none of us had a complaint nothing but praise . Alcohol prices...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Yummy Sunday lunch. I had an excellent starter of mushrooms and artichoke salad. Then Sunday roasts (lamb, chicken, pork) served with all the trimmings. Good Yorkshires. Cauliflower cheese. And a jug of “extra gravy” - how very Northern! The puds were tasty and sweet -...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 17 May 2018

My wife and I have visited River Cafe for both Sunday Lunch and mid week lunch in the last couple of weeks and while we found the Sunday Lunch OK, we much preferred to mid-week offering as there was much more choice and better value....More

Thank Violaman
Reviewed 27 April 2018

What a hidden Gem, the food is amazing would highly recommend!!! My partner is a veggie so normally choices are limited when we eat out, however when we visited the River Cafe the chef was kind enough to make something that wasn't on the menu.

Thank claretweed
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Amazing food and an incredible price - £7.95 for 3 courses! What a treat. The service was excellent and we had a fantastic view of the river. What more can you ask for?

Thank Northisbest
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Questions & Answers
19 January 2018|
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Response from colin c | Reviewed this property |
appox 15 stairs to manage and a pub down stairs may be able to keep wheelchair.i am sure the owner paul will sort it out no problem.
26 October 2016|
Response from Paul S | Property representative |
Yes we have vegetarian options available on all of our menus.
Judi P
14 December 2015|
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Response from Joan S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry do not know, keep trying the Cafe it is lovely.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$46
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Bell Street | Fish Quay, North Shields NE30 1HF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  North Shields
  • Phone Number: +44 191 296 6168
  • E-mail
River Cafe on the Tyne is one of only two restaurants in the North of the region to have made a mark on the foodie scene and we're proud to announce that we have scooped the prestigious Michelin Bib Gourmand Award for the third consecutive year!
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