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Sea Road, South Shields NE33 2LD, England
+44 191 456 1133
12:00 - 21:30
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80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Sunday lunch was ok and cheap enough at £6:95 for three courses ( soup, Sunday dinner and ice cream) but they had eastern European pop music blasting out of the speakers. Also the waiters hovered over you to finished and soon as you had finished each course the plate was whipped away. The final straw was when we were... More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a decent Italian meal for lunch this is a winner. Located on sea-front at South Shields. At a cost of £4.95 and with a large menu, served by friendly staff what more could you want. Considering fish and chips nearby cost almost £9 to eat from a box it is a no-brained. Gets very busy so a... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for my step son's 21st. It was a great meal, we had the lunchtime special, with a party of 13, including 3 small children and one adult in a wheelchair, the staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. The meal was brilliant and very tasty, we look forward to returning to this restaurant.

Thank Jonathon F
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went for lunch at Sambuca last week The lunch time special was only £4.95 and I enjoyed the lunch very much I had soup then lasagne and coffee. service very good and the restaurant had a good atmosphere. will go back again

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We brought dad here for his 80th birthday last year and he wanted to come back again for his 81st birthday today. We were given a warm and friendly greeting and shown to our table straight away. We ordered drinks and mains but we're given a garlic bread starter on the house which was unexpected but a lovely touch. We... More 

Thank Elaine R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

1st time here for my daughters surprise 14th birthday meal and for 11 people including alcoholic drinks was only £145 fab value, amazing staff, will be booking for next party or next get family together x

Thank mickndon
Tyne and Wear
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sambuca is a lovely restaurant and right on the seafront. Very child friendly, extremely good value for money and the service is top class. I have eaten there quite a few times, with or without grandchildren. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

1 Thank Joan B
Washington, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Came here on Monday tea time with my husband and baby daughter we were a bit nervous as we have never ate here before and not sure of the menus etc. The young man who greeted us at the door was wonderful we immediately felt at ease and no question felt too silly to ask. Our daughter has an allergy... More 

Thank S B
Jarrow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

good quality food very fairly priced the drinks were a bit pricey the staff are very friendly but not the best equiped to deal with wheelchair users

1 Thank Angela S
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The food is tasty and the service is friendly and fast. The pasta and pizza choice is limited, but as a budget meal it's acceptable. We would recommend this restaurant.

1 Thank SandDancer69

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sea Road, South Shields NE33 2LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  South Shields
  • Phone Number: +44 191 456 1133

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