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Pier Block South Pier, South Shields NE33 2JX, England
+44 191 455 4477
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Jarrow, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

This is now under Sambuccas it has good food over looking the pier and beach and the sea nice friendly staff and good food.....

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1 Thank colinrowe233
South Shields, England, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2014

We went to this restaurant as a group family reunion as a cousin of the family was over from Canada. On entering the staff were very friendly but something seemed amiss. We were seated all together and it was fine, we ordered drinks and our starters. I ordered Garlic cheese Pizza,which turned out to be soggy and I am still... More 

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1 Thank Kenda107
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270 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014

I was booked for 7pm and in the house by 7.28pm. If you like pre-cooked, microwaved food then this is the place for you. A lovely building in a perfect location. Awful food.

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Thank Bada-Bing22
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57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2012

Very nice food. The owner is very friendly. Would definitely recommend the blackboard specials. Perfect hideaway for a quiet romantic meal, away from the general obvious busier places which are nothing special. Essy's is the only genuine Italian restaurant in all of Shields (North and South!)

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Thank horse_tin
Jarrow
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2012

Nice food and ok service. Nice atmosphere. Very handy after a stroll from the beach.

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Thank Ian M
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2012

I Love it here the food is good and great value some nice wines, its small and cosy we try to go when in shields

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Thank jembleton
North East UK
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164 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2012

We ahve visited this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. We feel the food is very good, the staff are exceptionally friendly and they are very welcoming to children. We have always been on a weekend lunchtime with another family with kids, and they always make a big effort to cater to the kids. Yes, at times we... More 

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1 Thank Pidge_Pooh
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2011

We have been coming to Essys for years. To be fair it has been slipping a little, visit by visit. Sadly it reached rock bottom on Wednesday 10th August. The place was empty at 8.15 which was a bad start, the beer was warm and had to be returned. Wine was good though. My partner`s chicken dish with onions, tomatos... More 

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4 Thank Gluggo
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2011

Went to Essys after walking past. Its in a nice location next to the Tyne but the tables don't have a view. The service was good and the food was good (not amazing) but abit too much salt. The prices are cheap so can't complain too much. They accept cash only which is a bit of a hassle. Would I... More 

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Thank halfbrilliant
Newcastle ish
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2011

Fairly cheap but not cheerful ! Does not deserve to be in the South Shields top ten !!!!!!!! Rug Rats-Warm drinks- OK service - Nothingness food.-All sauce no meat

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Thank tennerz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pier Block South Pier, South Shields NE33 2JX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  South Shields
  • Phone Number: +44 191 455 4477

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