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River Cafe

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

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  •  - Tyne & Wear
  •  - Tyne & Wear
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  •  - Tyne & Wear
  •  - Tyne & Wear
  •  - Tyne & Wear
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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.

Excellent evening. Good food, good wine

John 11 April 2019
from North Shields

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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

4.7 (((() (based on 297 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (233)
  • lunch (216)
  • value (188)
  • views (175)
  • romantic (77)
  • private dining (53)
  • business (33)
  • large parties (33)
  • child friendly (29)
  • trendy (25)
  • luxury (18)
  • afternoon tea (8)
  • al fresco (4)
  • entertainment (4)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 22 April 2019 by John from North Shields

    Late booking, worked well, excellent evening

  • ((((* 20 April 2019 by Olivia from North Shields

    Sea bass was delicious, my friends and partner had the duck which was slightly over cooked. Starter and pud was lovely

  • ((((( 11 April 2019 by John from North Shields

    Excellent evening. Good food, good wine

  • ((((( 8 April 2019 by Carole from Cramlington

    Not too busy - nice window table with view over the river - good ambience - friendly staff and most importantly the food was excellent

  • ((((( 6 April 2019 by Rosemary from Whitley Bay

    Eight of us went for Lunch.We opted for the offer which was two, three course set menus and half a litre of wine for £25.There were good choices. Most of us opted for the chicken liver parfait ,which was very light and tasty. Quite a few of us had the pork and mushroom stroganoff with mashed potatoes.This was excellent and full of flavour. All of us were happy with our main courses.The puddings were delicious.I had the rhubarb fool,which was lovely and creamy. We all thought the food was excellent value for money. The

  • ((((( 20 March 2019 by Rosemary from North Shields

    Once again this restaurant lived up to our expectations. It has a lovely position overlooking the river Tyne and the staff are very friendly and helpful.The food is of an excellent standard. The quail was full of flavour and very moist My husband had sea bass which he was very impressed with.He thought the British charcuterie was very tasty. The meal was excellent value with an opportunity to have something out of the ordinary.

  • ((((( 19 March 2019 by William from Chester-Le-Street

    Good, friendly service and good food too- very pleased to have re-discovered River Cafe after a number of years. It is back on our regular list!

  • ((((( 6 March 2019 by Martin from North Shields

    Great food and excellent service

  • ((((( 26 February 2019 by Joanne from Whitley Bay

    Always a lovely treat!

  • ((((( 23 February 2019 by Michael from East Boldon

    Very Very nice, going back again to try other things on the menu.

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