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“Prices are ridiculous”

The North Shield Pub
Ranked #5,326 of 13,534 Restaurants in Istanbul
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Boston, Ma
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Prices are ridiculous”
Reviewed 2 December 2013

Too bad - good location, nice room, great selection of matches on tv. But the prices are way out of scale. Six beer for 100 lira. No way.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank PeterScott1
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Way Too Expensive”
Reviewed 12 October 2013

2 of us stopped by for a drink here. She ordered a rum a coke and I ordered a Guinness.
The price came to 48TL - about £16.

Don't drink here ever.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank AJB414
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“OK as a pub but not as a hotel restaurant & bar”
Reviewed 17 September 2013

Weird really - we were staying in the Hagia Sophia Hotel which is attached to this "pub". It is oddly named as we associate North Shields with a particular area of North Eastern England - and I have not yet been able to find a historical significance for the use of the name in Istanbul - anyway - as a hotel restaurant it was not to our style and we preferred to venture out into the city and any one of number of more authentic restaurants. If you are not comfortable in foreign cities or perhaps travelling alone then I am sure it would be fine, but it was really a big UK-style pub complete with football projected onto a wall in the garden area - really not in keeping with what fashions itself as an upmarket hotel....I'm still finding it slightly weird. It was OK for a final drink before bed but the bar prices seem high.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Jackie S
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Torquay, Australia
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Love to listen to the waiters arguing”
Reviewed 10 June 2013

Great pub for watching sport in a strange country but if you want to have a pleasant dining experience do not come here. The food was okay but the waiters arguing spoilt our diner. Take your ego's into the back room and let us enjoy the meal. Enough said.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Scootergirlly
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Cairo
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great.”
Reviewed 12 May 2013 via mobile

A million times better than James Joyce, this place had good food and atmosphere. Clean and modern inside, a good mix of locals and tourists. In a busy and competive neighbourhood they have got it right here.

  • Visited May 2013
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