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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.

Absolutely lovely, gorgeous food, lovely view of the river, perfect.

Helen 05 May 2018
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

4.8 ((((( (based on 204 reviews)
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Recommended for

  • dinner (162)
  • lunch (157)
  • value (127)
  • views (122)
  • romantic (64)
  • private dining (35)
  • business (26)
  • large parties (26)
  • trendy (21)
  • child friendly (20)
  • luxury (14)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • entertainment (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • ((((( 21 May 2018 by Deborah from North Shields

    Great choice on menu which catered for all.
    Service was excellent and we were not rushed between courses either.
    Really pleasant evening

  • ((((* 16 May 2018 by Simone from Newcastle upon Tyne

    I was looking for a place that served excellent food at an affordable price, and I was very pleased that my hopes were met.
    Everything from waiting time to friendliness was exceptional and the food was totally delicious. I'm a vegetarian so had the mushroom linguine, but even I was tempted by the roast that my partner had as it looked and smelled incredible.
    The portion sizes were just right and meant we had room for dessert, which was utterly scrumptious. I opted for the lemon posset which was light and made to perfection. I'll definately be returning soon.

  • ((((* 6 May 2018 by Michael from Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne

    We just discovered River Cafe after trawling through the internet looking for a new place to have lunch. It was the most beautiful warm day with blue skies and sunshine so ideal for sitting looking out at the river. The restaurant was attractively decorated and the service was friendly and attentive. We can't say too much about the meal as we settled for fish and chips but that was delicious. The three course inclusive menu looked excellent value for money and we would like to try it on another occasion. Unfortunately, we are elderly and found the journey from Gosforth fairly difficult and we relied heavily on our Satnav to find you.. We have already recommended River Cafe to our son and his partner who are keen to visit. We would have to rule out coming here with some of our friends due to their problems with fairly steep stairs. Overall, a very pleasant place to have a meal.

  • ((((( 5 May 2018 by Maria from Whitley Bay

    Very tasty and a good price with views over the riveri

  • ((((( 5 May 2018 by Helen from North Shields

    Absolutely lovely, gorgeous food, lovely view of the river, perfect.

  • ((((( 4 May 2018 by Alan from North Shields

    We never have anything but a great time and a great meal here. The set lunch is stunning value and is always amazing. We booked for 4 plus a high chair and everything was prepared for us. Service first class and we'll be back soon

  • ((((( 2 May 2018 by John from Sunderland

    Everything about the evening was excellent.

  • ((((( 1 May 2018 by Helen from North Shields

    Exceptional food, service and value for money.
    3 superb fine dining courses with wine for only £20 for 2 people. Where else can you get such value with this standard of food?

  • ((((( 30 April 2018 by Maurice from North Shields

    Excellent food and very good value for money.

  • ((((( 28 April 2018 by Christine from Washington tyne and wear

    Excellent food and lovely service.

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