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Sambuca 1

Quay View 10-11 Union Quay, North Shields NE30 1HJ, England
+44 191 270 8891
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible14%
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“pasta” (38 reviews)
“minestrone” (6 reviews)
“fillet steak” (14 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Quay View 10-11 Union Quay, North Shields NE30 1HJ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The friendly guy on the door said "it was OK just to have a coffee and we could sit anywhere." The woman inside then said "we couldn't sit where we had chosen as it was for the staff" she then proceed to tell us "that...More

Thank Jean L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parking - easy but you have to use parking meters Atmosphere - very pleasant Staff - professional and pleasant Food - still good value for money, drinks are now more expensive My favourite Sambuca in North East.

Thank John W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered a garlic tomato bread to share. The dough was a bit strange. We order 2 beers & a white wine. The wine was watered down. We were offered a new one but heard the guy saying the one without the water!!!! The quality...More

Thank The M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sambuccas is a pub with a difference . Small - Compact - & a great atmosphere. Didn't have long to wait to be served after ordering . Unfortunately the main meals were disappointing, as we had visited another local Sambuccas & the food was excellent....More

Thank David H
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This Sambuca's is a small and friendly restaurant and is a regular night out on a Saturday,the staff are very friendly and know us and our choice of wines which are usually following us to the table.Birthdays are one of their specials,making a fuss of...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This Sambuca's is very small and intimate and is almost always full making for a great atmosphere. In spite of this the staff work really hard and the service is excellent, fast and cheerful. They include everyone if there is a birthday making the place...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

After 5pm not a good value. Stick to the 3 course at £4.95 ,if you go for more you may be dissiapointed

Thank Karenphelps
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

A group of us met here to celebrate my daughters birthday, the food was great and the prices are so reasonable. It's a lovely little restaurant with friendly staff, they made a fuss of my daughter and got the whole place singing happy birthday, I...More

Thank Rach979
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The service was a bit slow and we had to ask for things several times. We asked them to turn down the awful music 3 or 4 times before they did, it was blasting out and we couldn't talk over it. The food was all...More

Thank aviddiner1970
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My grandaughter of 3 loves this restuarant and was her choice for lunch today the staff are always welcoming and make a big show of children when they come into the restaurant there is always a warm feeling of family when your there and the...More

Thank Lorraine W
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.61 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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.