Michelin-awarded dining at the River Café on the Tyne

51 Bell Street, Fish Quay, North Shields, Tyne And Wear, NE30 1HF

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£19 instead of up to £55 for a 2 course meal for two, £29 to upgrade to 3 courses plus a glass of wine each or £49 for a 5 course tasting menu with a glass of Prosecco each at Michelin-awarded River Café on the Tyne – save up to 65%

Vital information

  • Enjoy two or three courses with the option to include a glass of wine each
  • Or upgrade to a five-course tasting menu with a glass of Prosecco each
  • Fantastic riverside restaurant which has held a Michelin Bib Gourmand Award for 7 years running
  • Fabulous setting on the banks of the Fish Quay with stunning views over the River Tyne
  • 4.5/5 stars on TripAdvisor with a Certificate of Excellence 

The River Café on the Tyne 

A firm favourite with North East foodies, as well as a hotspot for passing cruise ship guests, The River Café catches its sensational seafood dishes locally – you may even catch some boats operating right outside the restaurant’s windows! With its dedication to culinary excellence combined with impeccable service standards, it’s no wonder that this charming restaurant has maintained a prestigious Michelin Bib Gourmand Award for seven years running. You and a fellow food lover will get to soak up all this gem has to offer with a choice of two, three or five courses, as well as the option to include a glass of wine or Prosecco.

Sample à la carte menu 

Starters

  • Carrot and coriander soup served with crusty house bread
  • Chicory taco served with smoked mackerel, tuna ceviche and avocado salsa
  • Steamed mussels coated in white wine cream with garlic and parsley, served with crusty house bread
  • Seared king scallops, yellow king carrot, scallop roe parfait, crispy leek (£2.50 supplement)

Mains

  • Beer-battered market fish served with thrice-cooked chips and tartar sauce
  • Picanha rump steak topped with Malbec gravy and served with beer-yeasted onions, chips and salad
  • Wild mushroom risotto with artichokes, San Marzano tomatoes, parmesan and herbs 
  • Pan fried seabass, artichoke puree, charred shallots, lispi cabbage & red wine sauce (£3 supplement)
  • Roast pheasant breast, smoky chive mash, pancetta, pearl onions, girolles & shallot sauce (£4 supplement)

Desserts

  • River Café fool served with Chantilly cream
  • Chocolate fondant with espresso ice cream
  • Sticky toffee pudding, served with salted caramel, toffee and liquorice ice cream 
  • River café cheese board , oatcakes, damson chutney (£3 supplement)

Sample five-course tasting menu 

  • Zopf and focaccia bread served with homemade butters
  • Raw oyster with dashi, pickled kohlrabi and coriander mayonnaise
  • Beef shin served with roasted bone marrow and garlic kiev, topped with green sauce
  • Lamb rump with caraway-spiced aubergine salsa verde and parmentier
  • OR grilled sea bass with artichoke purée, savoy cabbage, shallots, smoked potato and chive pomme purée and drizzled in a lie de vin sauce
  • Rich chocolate delice, served with coffee ice cream and an orange and cocoa tuille 

4.5 stars on TripAdvisor 

“Cafe is the perfect name for this hidden gem in Fish Quay – it mixes casual décor with high quality food. The food was delicious; the scallops and bream were especially divine. The service was friendly and attentive and the wine selection was good. Ask for a table next to the window if you want to watch the world go by on the Tyne. We will definitely re-visit." 

"River Cafe offers an excellent standard of cooking and their presentation of dishes is really special. It scores very high marks on value for money too, a nice addition to being in the Michelin Guide’s ‘Bib Gourmand’ listings for the last 7 years! Mustn’t forget the front of house team of course, who are always friendly, helpful and clearly enjoy doing what they do." 

“Having made our meal choices, each course was beautifully presented and full of flavour. The service was spot on and the meal flowed at just the right speed. We would like to thank Alan and the staff at River Café for making our meal an excellent experience and a memorable one for all the right reasons. We can highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely return here again in the near future."

What to expect

2 course meal for two OR

3 course meal for two with a glass of wine each OR

5 course tasting menu with a glass of Prosecco each

Small print

Voucher is valid from Wed 2 Jan 2019 until Sat 30 Mar 2019, Tue - Thu & Sat 5pm – 9.30pm, Fri 5pm – 9pm; subject to availability. 

Excludes Mondays and Sundays.

Advance booking required. Voucher must be booked by Sat 16 Mar 2019 (we don’t want you to miss out!). 

72 hours notice must be given for tasting menu bookings and cancellations. Please advise of dietary requirements at the time of booking.

You risk forfeiting your voucher if you cancel within 72 hours of your booking. 

Multiple voucher purchases permitted. 

Max of 1 vouchers per table. 

Option 1: 2 courses from the a la carte menu. Choose a starter/main.

Option 2: 3 courses from the a la carte menu.

Option 3: Set 5 course tasting menu.

Menus are subject to change

Option 1 & 2: A supplementary charge is required per person for the following: scallops £2.50, seabass £3, pheasant £4, cheese board £3; payable directly to restaurant. 

Vegetarian, gluten / wheat free options are available. Please advise restaurant at time of booking.

Option 2: includes 175ml glass of white or red wine each; Cuvee du Boeuf.

Option 3: includes a glass of Prosecco each.

Alcohol can be replaced with a soft drink.

No wheelchair access available. 

Children permitted. 

The venue may restrict the number of itison bookings on each day so please book early if you want a specific date. 

The beginning and end period of a voucher’s validity is always the busiest. We advise members to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.  

Vouchers can be presented on mobile device or printed for redemption; please show your voucher on arrival. 

Voucher is not exchangeable for cash or valid with any other offers.  

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  • River Cafe on the Tyne
  • 51 Bell Street, Fish Quay, North Shields, Tyne And Wear,
    NE30 1HF
  • Tel: 0191 296 6168
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Michelin-awarded dining at the River Café on the Tyne

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