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Quay View 10-11 Union Quay, North Shields NE30 1HJ, England
+44 191 270 8891
12:00 - 21:30
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All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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236 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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168 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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
South Shields, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bit of a tight squeeze with lots of tables in a small space, but still my favourite Sambuca. Seating outside good when weather permits. The 3 course special and Sunday lunch are good value for money. Never had a bad experience yet.

Thank FussyFlossy1
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and Carol went to this restaurant last week.We ended up there because the other restaurant was too expensive anyway we went in and what a lovely surprise. Staff were very attentive we were shown to our table and given the menu good choice by Carol to leave the other restaurant. Fantastic meal seafood platter mmmmmm will definitely be going... More 

Thank 494eileenh
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405 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch Sea bass fillets and mussels.🖒🖒🖒🖒😊 Fabulous meal fabulous portions. 2 main meals 1 garlic bread and 2 small beers for £21 🖒🖒🖒🖒🖒 Great quality food and good service Will call again

Thank Mix-m8
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely one of the better sambucas in my opinion, it's a small quirky restaurant right on the fish Quay and the staff are very friendly. The food is fast and nice as you would expect and it has the usual offers. Some nice specials too. Ideal for a fast cheap lunch.

Thank crossaxer
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for tea on our way to Sunderland. Visited many sambucas previously. Great menu as always. The staff were great here, better than the rest. Made sure we were ok for drinks, fussed over our baby. Food was good, standard sambucas. Negatives were we were getting attacked by small flies, landing on our food. We tried not to... More 

Thank MJ-Binxy
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a house swap in Tynemouth this place had been recommended to us with the comment that you can get 3 courses for £3.95. I thought this must be a typo and even at £13.95 it would still be good value. We walked from Tynemouth along the riverside and paid this place a visit for lunch. It was half term... More 

Thank DaveTheShorts
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called for lunch yesterday .A very pleasant location across road from the River Tyne, The staff were immediately friendly and welcoming. As it was fairly early lunchtime the restaurant was quite quiet but it soon became very popular, There was a substantial choice on the menu but we decided on the lunchtime special, Soup,pizza or pasta of your choice and... More 

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