We pride ourselves on providing good service, and good quality food and drink at affordable prices, despite the economical recession we’ve managed to maintain our rock bottom, very modest prices…

Many of you would have heard of our flagship restaurant, Santanas in Jesmond Newcastle, the restaurant first opened its doors to the public 28 years ago, thanks to the following of a good clientele base and public demand we were able to expand the Italian Restaurant Empire which brought about the opening of Sambuca 1, 9 years ago.

As you know the ‘Fish’ Quay Union Quay is now known as ‘Sambuca-ville’ we have two restaurants on the same street within 100 meters of each other Sambuca 1 and Cassia Sambuca.

We expanded again recently and opened our Blyth, Whitley Bay, Forest Hall, Heaton Park, South Shields, Sunderland and Durham restaurants, watch this space as the Sambuca empire is still expanding … we have more restaurants OPENING SOON!


  • Family friendly
  • Food
  • Function room
  • Outside area
  • Real ale