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Quay View 10-11 Union Quay, North Shields NE30 1HJ, England
+44 191 270 8891
12:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this restaurant. It's tiny, feels authentic is amazing value for money and the food is really good! Only slight niggle is the lager which I think must be tinned. Not as good as an icy cold draught ..... it wouldn't stop me though.

Thank Lara H
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

May be the best steak Iv had in a long time. Pizza 🍕 comes recommended from the wife and the chips .... well they don't get better

Thank Martin B
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273 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What it might lack in finesse - it always gives back in fantastic food and great value for money The first and ( in our view ) the best Sambuca

Thank LiLiCockerpoo
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't begin to count the times iv'e been here.......great for couples or a crowd, we have even had Chritmas Lunch there. Fantastic ! Plenty of Parking outside although pay and display during the day.Ground floor so no stairs. Top tip.....Pizza and pasta is always good but try the Specials board, good food at low prices !

Thank thecaptain101
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Love the deals they have on an afternoon..great choice and value..only one complaint..why do they always rush you out ?!

Thank Gill A
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

good service food great and the staff are very entertaining well worth a visit. This is my second home

Thank Christine K
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Staff were lovely , friendly and helpful . Definitely going back , got my favourite food pollo allo creme and it was beautiful

Thank Elaine S
Rochester, New York
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101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

There are a number of these restaurants around the area. They are all pretty much the same with some variations in menu and all appear to offer a meal deal - 3 course for a very good set price. had it in two locations. Surprisingly good (had the seafood with pasta both times as I recall). Nice atmosphere. Great service.... More 

Thank Mark D
South Shields, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Went with work colleagues December 2016 for a pizza pasta happy hour. Home made liver pate starter was brilliant. Seafood pizza main was also great. For £10 you can't go wrong. Loads of variety in the happy hour menu too. Worth it 👍

Thank iainbrown8802
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Would not recommend this restaurant if you like peace and quiet but if you don't mind blaring music then enjoy your visit! Didn't make any difference asking for the music to be turned down so I guess they value a younger crowd.

Thank Melrioja

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quay View 10-11 Union Quay, North Shields NE30 1HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  North Shields
  • Phone Number: +44 191 270 8891
Providing a vibrant family friendly atmosphere here on the North Shields fish Quay, we pride ourselves on providing good service, and good quality food and drink at affordable prices.

Remember... Every hour at Sambuca 1 North Shields is happy hour.

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