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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.

Lovely starter
Beautifully cooked fish
Excellent service
Very well priced

Ian Colthart 31 December 2016
from North Shields

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The River Café on the Tyne is owned by Paul Scott and Michelle Dickie and is one of only 5 restaurants in the North East – to have earned a prestigious Michelin Bib Gourmand Award for 5 years in succession. Expect a regularly changing menu with a keen eye on seasonality, and dishes packed with produce sourced at the Fish Quay where it is based - with stunning views over the mouth of the River Tyne.

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 53 reviews)
98% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (45)
  • lunch (43)
  • value (39)
  • views (32)
  • romantic (13)
  • trendy (8)
  • business (7)
  • private dining (7)
  • large parties (6)
  • child friendly (3)
  • luxury (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((( 15 January 2017 by Pamela Gladwin from Whitley Bay

    Excellent food,service & value for money

  • ((((( 6 January 2017 by Irvin Bamford from Whitley Bay

    Excellent food and service.

  • ((((( 2 January 2017 by Susan Ironside from North Shields

    Having used River Cafe before on several occasions, we have always been pleased. My 60th birthday lunch earlier this year was great and they proved they are more than capable of catering well and promptly for a large group. New Year's Eve was great. The usual menu was on offer so no overpriced 'special menu ' like other restaurants. Food was delicious and service excellent. One very small thing - would be nice to see a change in menu as the existing one seems to have been in place for a while. As it's not extensive, would be nice to choose from different options. However, everything they do is great so this is not a huge issue. Thank you once again River Cafe.

  • ((((( 2 January 2017 by Marie from North Shields

    We eat at River Cafe regularly for both lunch & dinner. The selection of dishes is always good & i like that the menu changes from week to week. New Years eve menu was fantastic

  • ((((( 31 December 2016 by Ian Colthart from North Shields

    Lovely starter
    Beautifully cooked fish
    Excellent service
    Very well priced

  • ((((( 30 December 2016 by Allan Blair from Wallsend

    Food and service excellent

  • ((((( 29 December 2016 by Keith Grimshaw from Newcastle upon Tyne

    We are regular customers and our experience was as always first class. Food and service are excellent.

  • ((((* 26 December 2016 by Margy Yule from Whitley bay

    Lovely food and friendly service!

  • ((((* 26 December 2016 by Sheila from North Shields

    Christmas Eve was my birthday, and I couldn't think of a nicer local restaurant in which to celebrate. Not only does it have stunning views of the Tyne and Fish Quay, it's a really handy restaurant for a promenade walk, and the food is excellent. We were seated in the quiet part, a table for two by a window, which my husband and I appreciated, as we don't always hear very well surrounded by noise. It's also one of the best restaurants for quality of service, and the manager always takes time to have a word with his customers. My favourite dish yesterday was the sticky toffee pudding with liquorice ice-cream, but we loved the home cooking too. It may be difficult to access for some as there are a few stairs to climb, but the view is well worth it. It made my day. Thank you.

  • ((((( 24 December 2016 by Vivien Fenn webber from North Shields

    My friends and I often dine here because the food, service and atmosphere are unfailingly excellent.

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