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River Cafe

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

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

Great food, lovely atmosphere. Very good value for money.

Jane Bradley 22 July 2017
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 130 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (105)
  • lunch (100)
  • value (85)
  • views (79)
  • romantic (36)
  • private dining (21)
  • large parties (16)
  • trendy (16)
  • business (15)
  • child friendly (11)
  • luxury (8)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • al fresco (2)
  • entertainment (2)
  • ((((* 24 July 2017 by David Keane from Tynemouth

    We had the 3 course Sunday menu all three courses were excellent. The service was also very good.

  • ((((( 22 July 2017 by Jane Bradley from North Shields

    Great food, lovely atmosphere. Very good value for money.

  • ((((( 20 July 2017 by Julie King from Newcastle

    Good food and good value

  • ((((( 19 July 2017 by David Scott from North Shields

    Very good value food and great location

  • ((((( 16 July 2017 by Sylvia Wilson from North Shields

    Excellent service and top class food.

  • ((((( 14 July 2017 by Anne Asquith from Hull

    We enjoyed it all, would have liked more seasoning and flavour to the chicken terrine. The fish dishes were perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. Service was excellent.

  • ((((* 7 July 2017 by James from Newcastle Upon Tyne

    Small but exciting menu
    Intimate restaurant
    Reasonable prices
    Friendly staff

  • ((((( 6 July 2017 by Barry Shaw from Newcastle upon Tyne

    we each had a very good meal, the fish dishes were all cooked to perfection and well presented. Our waitresses were friendly and efficient. The wine list was just to our taste. We will be visiting regularly with more of our friends and family. Really good value for money. Certainly a place to visit for a good meal on the banks of thr Tyne.

  • ((((( 2 July 2017 by John Hicks from NorthShields

    Dined at River Cafe previously and have never been let down by either the food, the service or the ambiance. Good menu and food always excellent. The staff are friendly and professional.

  • ((((( 27 June 2017 by Karen Mitchell from Exeter

    Delicious food -especially liked the Thai fishcakes. The set menu was good value for money

    Service was excellent : discreet; prompt and friendly. Would definitely come again if visit the North East in the future.

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