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River Cafe

51 Bell St, Fish Quay, North Shields, NE30 1HF

((((( British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Tuesday: 17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday to Saturday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 17:00 - 21:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 16:00.

Sunday lunch delicious as always and tgeeat service from the friendly staff .

Karen 17 May 2017
from Whitley Bay

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Awarded a prestigious Bib Gourmand Award for 5 successive years, River Café is a stylish quayside restaurant showcasing British delicacies cooked with French style, all with great views of the River Tyne.

Tastes of the local area on the River Café menu include seafood specialities like market fish with lemon butter and fresh greens, while other creative recipes feature combinations of oven-roasted chicken, slow-cooked hen's egg, toasted corn and grittes. Sunday lunches treat diners to classics like Wellington Estate roast beef and sides of cauliflower cheese, black pudding mash or thrice cooked chips.

Creative cocktails at River Café in Tyne & Wear include the Baileys Honey Bee made with Baileys, Famous Grouse and honey, while the dessert menu showcases indulgent treats like chocolate pavé with popcorn and caramel.

Boasting elegant style and views out onto the quayside, River Café is an 11-minute walk from North Shields Metro Station.

River Cafe

51 Bell St, Fish Quay, North Shields, NE30 1HF

Contact +44 1912966168

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Customer reviews for River Cafe

4.8 ((((( (based on 110 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (86)
  • lunch (85)
  • value (72)
  • views (66)
  • romantic (29)
  • private dining (16)
  • trendy (13)
  • business (12)
  • large parties (12)
  • child friendly (8)
  • luxury (6)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • entertainment (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((* 22 May 2017 by Sebastian Braggins from Windsor

    Cosy restaurant overlooking the river Tyne. Smart but not pretentious. Sunday Lunch was reasonably priced, Sticky Toffee pudding to die for! Thoroughly deserves bib gourmand. Staff polite and attentive. Meal for 4 with drinks came in at under £90. Recommend

  • ((((( 21 May 2017 by Ryan from Newcastle

    Was a surprise turning up at beer and bait night expecting a full menu ...but we both enjoyed it took all the hassle out of ordering food and drinks very well cooked dishes paired with beers of the world .. excellent value for money and brilliant staff 10/10 will be back.

  • ((((( 17 May 2017 by Helen Prytherch from Alnwick

    In a word, Fantastic! How they manage such a brilliant menu and quality of food for the 3-course price is incredible. Great cooking, lovely venue and we'll be back.

  • ((((( 17 May 2017 by Karen from Whitley Bay

    Sunday lunch delicious as always and tgeeat service from the friendly staff .

  • ((*** 15 May 2017 by Ross Pichler from North Shields


  • ((((( 14 May 2017 by Eileen Young from North Shields

    Lovely atmosphere. Friendly staff. Good food. Excellent sticky toffee pudding.

  • ((((( 12 May 2017 by Irvin Bamford from Whitley Bay

    All round excellence!

  • ((((( 10 May 2017 by Estelle Zauner-maughan from Tynemouth

    The food and service were fabulous. We had a work night out and the River
    Cafe team bent over backwards to see our dietary requirements and wishes were seen to. The food was amazing and the views of the river Tyne were spectacular.

  • ((((* 7 May 2017 by Tony Stephenson from North Shields

    Enjoyed the evening. Pleasant surroundings, nice atmosphere (important), good service. Food was nicely cooked and very enjoyable. My wife and I found the menu to be a little bit limited but we understood why that would be. Some days you don't fancy fish (hake is a bit played out these days) and the meat choice is limited to pork or steak. It would have been good to have a different beef or lamb dish option. That's a comment rather than a criticism, as we enjoyed the meal and would happily return.

  • ((((( 7 May 2017 by Judith Robson from Tynemouth

    A nice welcome and taken to a window seat. enjoyed the decor and ambience. The service was very good and the staff knew about the food. there were one or two items unavailable but that didn't matter really. the food was excellent and we enjoyed every mouthful. will definetly return. thank you chef

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