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Quay View 10-11 Union Quay, North Shields NE30 1HJ, England
+44 191 270 8891
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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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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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 5 days ago NEW

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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Workington, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Really cold November weekend visiting family.It was a Saturday and we hadn't booked anywhere,so when my son ran over from Witherspoons and got a table we couldn't believe our luck.We had elderly parents with us so it was an easy walk back to the Copthorne Hotel. When entering SAMBUCA we were taken to the table really quickly.5 STARTERS,Scallops with pea... More 

Thank Judgmentaljack
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260 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Sambuca 1 ( or the little Sambuca ) is the original and, we think , the best This is because it is a much more compact restaurant than the other Sambucas and therefore doesn't seem to suffer from the hustle and bustle that some of the others do Sometimes they do forsake high quality to provide volume ,but in our... More 

Thank LiLiCockerpoo
Durham, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Are all Italian restaurants the same! I have visited 3 in the past 6 weeks and it seems all they want is for you to get in, get food, get out. The difficulty is when they pack customers in so tightly its hard to put fork to mouth without knocking someone on the next table... 6 inches away! I little... More 

Thank colin d
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Sambuca is a pub with a difference. The essence of going out with a friend is have a nice time in enjoying yourself with a nice meal and some drinks. You will not be disappointed if you visit sambuca. The place was clean and tidy, the food was affordable and the staff was ok

Thank princeiseoluwa

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?