North Shields Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in North Shields

August 3, 2017 Rebbecca Marino

North Shields is a town on the north bank of the River Tyne in North East England, eight miles (13 km) north-east of Newcastle upon Tyne. Historically part of Northumberland, its name derives from Middle English schele meaning "temporary sheds or huts used by fishermen".
Things to do in North Shields

1. Radhuni

Ocean Road, South Shields NE33 2JD, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Halal Dinner, Late Night HK$243 - HK$322 +44 191 456 4294
Excellent
62%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 381 reviews

Radhuni

Reviewed By devonladshieldslass - south shields

Visited radhunis tonight. Four of us table booked in advance. Great choice of food. No pressure to vacate table take as long as you need for your meal. Competitive prices and good size portions.we will return.

2. OrangeGrass Thai Restaurant

7 Mount Terrace, South Shields NE33 1PY, England Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night HK$110 - HK$220 +44 191 455 8555
Excellent
69%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 301 reviews

OrangeGrass Thai Restaurant

Reviewed By JarraMag - Jarrow, United Kingdom

Walked out of a Thai themed restaurant in Newcastle as service lousy whilst waiting for a table. Drove to Shields and tried here on the off chance, decor nice, greeting lovely, ambience and music relaxing. We had a mixture of starters and mains which none of us could fault. Really enjoyed the food and look forward to returning soon.

3. Ristorante Bravi

7 North Street | Just Off King Street, South Shields NE33 1HD, England Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$110 - HK$439 +44 191 427 5400
Excellent
68%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 227 reviews

Ristorante Bravi

Ristorante Bravi is a stylish modern restaurant in South Shields, near to the town centre, serving excellent Italian cuisine. Special lunch menu, early evening and A La Carte menu available. Near to Metro and Ferry terminals.

Reviewed By DENISE T - Newcastle, United Kingdom

Most reviews seem to favour this restaurant however I have only been twice and both times very disappointed. I thought this time I would have pizza - can't go wrong with that I thought! I was with a group and all the pasta dishes were served first so all lovely and hot (as pasta keeps the heat surely would have been better to serve later) then the pizza dishes were served - 4 of us had different pizzas, all luke warm and some burnt underneath so impossible to even cut. Just my opinion but I will stay clear.

4. Colmans Fish & Chips

176 - 186 Ocean Road, South Shields NE33 2JQ, England Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$16 - HK$16 +44 191 456 1202
Excellent
73%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Colmans Fish & Chips

Family owned and operated since 1926, award-winning restaurant and takeaway serving only the very finest local seafood.

Reviewed By thomas h

I love going to colmans, I’ve never had anything wrong with the food and the staff are great, plus I love the cheese patty!

5. The Waterfront

22-26 Union Quay, North Shields NE30 1HJ, England Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, British Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 191 296 1721
Excellent
70%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 541 reviews

The Waterfront

Reviewed By pumbavu - Gateshead, United Kingdom

Something has happened since our last visit. There was one member of staff who was friendly. The rest seemed tired, distracted, unengaged. We were waved to a table without a greeting . We were served quickly but really expected some smiles it makes a big difference. Something has changed with the food.. the batter was a bit flat and not as well cooked as previous visits. We will return.... But this was NOT a good day for us. On the plus side the restaurant has had a bit of a make over and looked nice and clean and fresh.

6. Aneesa's Buffet Restaurant

2 New George St, South Shields NE33 5DU, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Indian, Asian, Balti, Pakistani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Halal Lunch, Dinner, Late Night 01914540011
Excellent
73%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 585 reviews

Aneesa's Buffet Restaurant

Reviewed By Norman O

Don't know how to cook Chinese,
Wife picked what she wanted fresh and took it over to be cooked, told to sit down and wait for it to be cooked when it finally arrived it was a plate of over seasoned unedible mush a lot of the Indian food was over seasoned to this place has gone down hill fast it's not as good as it used to be won't be going back
If you want to eat at aneesa's restaurant I'd advise you to only use the one in Newcastle the food there is much better and worth the extra travel to get a better quality of food

7. Mister Wood's coffee

1-2 King Edwards Court Front Street | Front Street, Tynemouth NE30 4DZ, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 191 296 4412
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 257 reviews

Mister Wood's coffee

One of three Mister Woods, Tynemouth Woods is a recently refurbished, industrial/rustic style coffee shop situated opposite the priory castle with stunning sea views, a wide assortment of fairtrade products and even better service.

Reviewed By James R - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

This Coffee shop sells good coffee,tea and toasted sandwiches and many kinds of nice cakes or ice cream.The coffee shop is in a good spot where you can sit outside and enjoy the open air and watch people go by, or sit inside in comfort looking out on to the busy street. The shop gets very busy at weekends especially if the sun is shining. This can make the place quite crowded with people queuing to be served or waiting for a table.
The table we had was in need of being cleared two members of staff came in to the main area looked around and turned around and went back behind the counter.
A female member of staff then came around and I asked if the table could be cleared to which she did straight away.
I would of given this coffee shop a five star rating however I felt the overall service could have been much better. I would say I would go back again hopefully it will be a little quite.

8. Quay Taphouse

50 Bell Street, North Shields NE30 1HF, England Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +44 191 259 2023
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 324 reviews

Quay Taphouse

Reviewed By daveandlynda311 - Morpeth, United Kingdom

Called in for a late lunch and decided to go for the deal - 3 dishes and a bottle of wine for £19.95. Good choice, we ordered one of the specials of the day - beef brisket and sweet potato mash which was declared delicious, the potted crab and toast which was absolutely fabulous and a portion of deep fried hake pieces , which came with tartar sauce and fresh baguette slices all washed down with a bottle of white wine. Portions were a good size - we didn't even manage to eat all the bread between us. The staff were all lovely and attentive, we will definitely return and encourage others to try it for themselves.

9. Spice garden

202 Ocean Road | South Shields, South Shields NE33 2JQ, England Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal Dinner HK$102 +44 191 455 9867
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 459 reviews

Spice garden

Contemporary indian cuisine

Reviewed By Paul D

Visited for a third time. We ate from a set menu but that still gave us some options. Very good value. Curry was tasty, rice had plenty of flavours too, good nan. Service was efficient. Would recommend for anyone on a budget.

10. River Cafe

50 Bell Street | Fish Quay, North Shields NE30 1HF, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$78 - HK$385 +44 191 296 6168
Excellent
64%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 469 reviews

River Cafe

River Cafe on the Tyne is one of only two restaurants in the North of the region to have made a mark on the foodie scene and we're proud to announce that we have scooped the prestigious Michelin Bib Gourmand Award for the third consecutive year!

Reviewed By Maureen P - Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom

We had a very good early bird meal including starters of mackerel fillet and tomato coup, mains or risotto and pork belly with Asian stir fry and a brownie. I upgraded to the sticky toffee pudding and liquorice ice cream -delicious. Will definitely return

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