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River Cafe

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

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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.

I love visiting the River Cafe, good food, beautiful presented and so reasonably priced. It always feels like a treat.

Helene 12 July 2018
from Houghton-le-Spring

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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 222 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (178)
  • lunch (165)
  • value (141)
  • views (133)
  • romantic (67)
  • private dining (39)
  • business (29)
  • large parties (29)
  • child friendly (22)
  • trendy (22)
  • luxury (14)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • entertainment (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • ((((( 12 July 2018 by Helene from Houghton-le-Spring

    I love visiting the River Cafe, good food, beautiful presented and so reasonably priced. It always feels like a treat.

  • ((((( 9 July 2018 by Julie from Bath

    Lovely food, great prices and excellent service. What’s not to like?!

  • ((((* 9 July 2018 by Howard from Newark-on-Trent

    extremely friendly helpful staff. Both the starter and the main course were exceptional, full of flavour. This tempted us to order dessert which unfortunately were bland and well below the standard of the previous two courses.

  • ((((( 8 July 2018 by Gillian from NORTH SHIELDS

    Another superb meal, from the three course specials, with one or two 'extras'. Very tasty, very reasonable price.... perfectly satisfied at the end of it.

  • ((((* 6 July 2018 by Ian from Carlisle

    Food was good overall. My wife's courgette flower starter was ok and her plaice was lovely and perfectly cooked. I had the risotto, next time I will have the fish. Great liquorice ice cream. Very reasonably priced.

  • ((((( 3 July 2018 by Val from Killingworth

    My husband and I had lunch here last Sunday. We had a pleasant table where we could see activity on the river.
    We both had lamb for our main course which was beautiful and my husband sticky toffee pudding with licquirice icecream. I had a taste and it was delicious.

  • ((((* 24 June 2018 by Stuart from north shields

    Great table with river view as requested. Good service and the food (rack of lamb and shin beef) were excellent as was the Nero diavola. Will be back ??

  • ((((( 21 June 2018 by ZF from Whitley Bay

    Super early dinner - tomato & goats cheese risotto fab & the pot au chocolate was a definite hit with my 8 year old!

    Service was great & staff were knowledgeable

  • ((((( 17 June 2018 by Mark from Whitley Bay

    First time visit and very impressed with the service and food. The shin of beef was perfectly cooked and the risotto was flavoursome , complimenting the beef exceptionally well after my initial reservations . My friends had the fish and (proper chunky) chips and mussels all praising there meals. Service was attentitive without being over the top and we didn't have to wait long. The house red was one of the best I have tasted, pity I had to drive as I could have easily have polished a bottle off on my own.Pricing was very fare for the quality, I have paid more and not had the quality in many other restaurants on the coast.Only a suggestion but I think the lighting was a bit too brightI,and have to say I was surprised it wasn't busier ,I will Definetley be back....

  • ((((( 12 June 2018 by Geoff from York

    Food well presented by pleasant staff the only difficulty were the stairs at the entrance

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