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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Revitalised gastro pub near the quayside

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Wheelchair access
Credit cards accepted

Since it was taken over in 2013 by former MasterChef: The Professionals finalist John Calton, this venerable pub on the regenerated North Shields fish quay has firmly established itself as a local foodie hotspot. Rubbing shoulders with the fish merchants, the quality of the piscine produce is beyond question, so start with seared scallops with truffled parmesan and crispy cavolo nero, then move on to grilled local halibut with samphire, spring onions and sea purslane. Local meat fans might find roast rump of lamb with duck-fat-roasted potatoes, spinach, capers and fresh mint, and for afters there’s sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25–26 December
  • Closed for dinner: Sunday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef(s): John Calton, James Laffan

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 17
  • Wines over £30: 19

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 45
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 45

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Tynemouth or North Shields metro
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