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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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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (39 reviews)
“minestrone” (6 reviews)
“fillet steak” (14 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 21:30All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Quay View 10-11 Union Quay, North Shields NE30 1HJ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went during happy hour for a family members birthday. I had a ministrone soup and a tuna pizza followed by ice cream which at £4.95 was good value. My wife had a special Sambuca pizza which she said was lovely and very different. She also...More

Thank smoothypie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sambuca's is a hustly bustly little place. The food is very reasonably priced, but you can choose a more mid range menu if you desire. It's tasty Italian food, served by energetic and friends staff. It is normally very busy and is not very big,...More

Thank bluezulu76
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They try to squeeze as menu people in as they can and makes it very uncomfortable will not be going back

Thank jim s
Reviewed 1 week ago

7th July I can only say Perfect what a truly great evening the restaurant is comfortable, the staff are totally first class the food was to die for, this was a great evening, we couldn't have asked for a better night from the minute we...More

1  Thank Craigveryhappy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Sambuca 1 at the weekend, we ordered a la carte rather than the specials. I had chicken cordon bleu. The appearance of the dish was deceptive, as it looked lovely. Unfortunately, the cheese tasted as I'd imagine cheap plastic does and the sauce had...More

Thank ptebenjamin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking past today and noticed dogs were welcome outside. Decided to have lunch - hello.........£4.95 for 3 course lunch and £2.30 for a small wine👏👏👏👏 The staff were so friendly and helpful. We ere given large glass of water and without asking they brought water...More

Thank NaughtyBetty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quality food at an excellent price served piping hot and quickly by very attentive waiters. A good choice available from Pizza to pasta and lots of specials on the board.

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food Low prices Had a great meal again today. Sea bass fillets plus mussels Great portion size Beautiful taste Good service. Two main courses plus a bottle of wine plus two side orders plus a coffee for £27. Certainly value for moneygreat atmosphere.

1  Thank Mix-m8
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We hadn't booked a table but they were able to fit us in even though they were very busy1 of us was dairy free and the other was vegetarian.The waiter was able to tell us what dishes we could have.1st course was king prawns with...More

Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Since our last visit there has been a significant staff reshuffle with only one member of the team still in place, but the standard is still pretty much the same Very much " cheap and cheerful " , but the food is good if not...More

Thank LiLiCockerpoo
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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
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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.
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