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River Cafe

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

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  •  - 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.

Amazing food every time I go.
Great choice of wine.

Claire 07 November 2018
from Shiremoor Newcastle upon Tyne

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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 255 reviews)
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  • dinner (202)
  • lunch (189)
  • value (163)
  • views (153)
  • romantic (73)
  • private dining (47)
  • business (31)
  • large parties (31)
  • child friendly (26)
  • trendy (24)
  • luxury (17)
  • afternoon tea (6)
  • al fresco (4)
  • entertainment (4)
  • ((((* 12 November 2018 by Carol from Blyth

    Enjoyed our meal on Saturday evening, husbands dietary requirements were well looked after, staff were very friendly and helpful, the menu has changed quite a bit since our last visit, now small plates and main meals, enjoyed the cod bargi for starters and husband enjoyed the duck egg and blackpudding one, the Salmon for main course was good as was the venision, husband said thrice cooked chips were nice, also he enjoyed the sorbet and I enjoyed sticky toffee pudding, was surprised there were not more customers in the restaurant on a Saturday evening.

  • ((((( 7 November 2018 by Claire from Shiremoor Newcastle upon Tyne

    Amazing food every time I go.
    Great choice of wine.

  • ((((( 6 November 2018 by Sandra from Hexham

    Excellent food and service. We arrived early, were taken to a table and were given an appetiser while we waited. Nice personal service food was spot on. Only one minor negative was that it was a bit cool next to the window but with single glazing this can’t be helped

  • (((** 5 November 2018 by Chris from NORTH SHIELDS

    Overall enjoyable. There had been a busy lunchtime service so mussels available on menu. Disappointing ad tow of us had looked forward to having them.
    Also no wine left in the restaurant only one bottle of red and one white.
    Will return as think it was a one off

  • (((** 2 November 2018 by Mo from North shields

    Good very good restaurant far too light need to sort the lighting out far too bright wine poor selection

  • (((** 31 October 2018 by Davina from North Shields

    We have visited for Sunday lunch a few times before and always loved it. Unfortunately on this occasion we were dissapontedl. On a positive note the staff were all excellent, very polite, efficient and helpful and the restaurant is clean with a lovely ambience.
    The food was lovely but we were all disappointed at the tiny portion of vegetables both served on the plate and in the bowl placed on our table. We'd also ordered a portion of cauliflower cheese for the four of us to share and that too was tiny.
    One thing we have always loved at the River cafe is the sticky toffee pudding and had raved about it to our son and his girlfriend, they'd not been before. It was very disappointing and definitely not the same as we've had on several occasions in the past.

  • ((((( 28 October 2018 by Michael from Whitley Bay

    Very pleasant venue. Staff were attentive but not intrusive. Food was excellent quality and value. It was my adult daughter’s birthday and the candle in the sticky toffee pudding was a lovely response to my request to mark the day. What more could I want. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • ((((( 26 October 2018 by Joe from Sunderland

    Relaxed atmosphere no pretention EXCELLENT food, Pricing was ultra competitive including the drinks

  • ((((* 25 October 2018 by Clare from Guildford

    Excellent value for money, friendly service and pleasant ambience.

  • ((((* 17 October 2018 by Elizabeth from Newcastle upon Tyne

    Excellent Sunday lunch as always. Very pleasant staff. Our favourite restaurant

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