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River Cafe on the Tyne

50 Bell Street | Fish Quay, North Shields NE30 1HF, England
+44 191 296 6168
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
50 Bell Street | Fish Quay, North Shields NE30 1HF, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Genuinely love this place. The food was delicious and the staff friendly. I had to change my booking before attending and there were no issues with this whatsoever. We even ended up turning up early and the staff were very accommodating. I would highly recommend...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Oneironaught
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Great meal as always. The service is great and friendly. Very informative about items on the menu. There is also the benefit of a great view of the Tyne

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ian C
Reviewed 9 December 2018

We went to the River Cafe on Friday and found the food to be as good as ever. The Ladies both had Lobster thermidor and said it was even better than the Seafood Restaurants we sometimes visit in Bamburgh. The Gents both had the ribeye...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dlpjamieson
Reviewed 2 December 2018

Visited on a Saturday night. Restaurant was quiet, however probably due to the impending festive season. We had a voucher for 3 courses with a glass of wine each which proved unbelievable value @ £30 The menu offers a great choice of dishes with unusual...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank hls-durham
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Dined on a Saturday evening, not that many people in the restaurant for a Saturday, staff were very helpful and friendly, menu has changed since we were last there, now offering small plates and mains, I had the cod and onion bhagi which was good,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mollie4
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Great location overlooking the fish quay. Pleasant dining area with a good choice of food. However, it didn’t live up to expectations. Food was OK and service just a little bit too slow

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RayL1892
Reviewed 7 November 2018

been here a number of times and every time everyone in the group agrees that the food is the best quality on the fish quay and probably in north Tyneside. If you want cheap and cheerful there are other establishments that offer that. they do...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank V4077SSsimonb
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Visited here on a Saturday afternoon due to the menu sounding impressive and the price being so good! £8.95 for 3 courses! Firstly, we got sat down and there were no menus because the printer had broken, so we initially had to wait for someone...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

I would just like to thank Alan and all the staff at the River Cafe on the Tyne for making my mam's Beris Burnett 80th Birthday Surprise a fabulous event, food fantastic as ever and you excelled yourself with every detail, thank you once again...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

This was our second visit to this lovely friendly restaurant sitting above a bar with views of the river estuary. The menu has some very interesting blends of flavours cooked to perfection. We visited at both lunch and the wine tasting evening. Obviously not on...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 519bernadettes
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22 July 2018|
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Response from Toon-Tea-cake | Reviewed this property |
the menu is very mixed and also changed a lot
19 January 2018|
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Response from colin c | Reviewed this property |
appox 15 stairs to manage and a pub down stairs may be able to keep wheelchair.i am sure the owner paul will sort it out no problem.
26 October 2016|
Response from PaulS710 | Property representative |
Yes we have vegetarian options available on all of our menus.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Bell Street | Fish Quay, North Shields NE30 1HF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  North Shields
  • Phone Number: +44 191 296 6168
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River Cafe on the Tyne is one of a handful of restaurants in the North of the region to have made a mark on the foodie scene and we're proud to announce that we have scooped the prestigious Michelin Bib Gourmand Award for the seventh consecutive year!
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