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Florence Bar & Bistro

South ShieldsEuropean, British
Very Good
6 Reviews

About Florence Bar & Bistro

Whether in the afternoon or later evening, Florence Bar & Bistro is a wonderfully relaxing place to sit and enjoy great coffee, award-winning wine and, of course, divine food. Every dish on the menu at this gem of South Shields – whether Italian or French in style or classically British – is made to order using produce that’s fresh and very often local, offering the chance for a light bite or a hearty fill. Oh, and be sure not to miss Florence Bar & Bistro’s impressive selection of homemade desserts. You’ll find Florence on Newcastle Road where it’s certainly worth the trip from just about anywhere else in Newcastle. Reserve a table now.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm


Florence Bar & Bistro
97 Newcastle Road, South Shields
Newcastle NE34 9AA

Menu Highlights



Chef’s Homemade Soup

Served with warm Bread

Tempura Tiger Prawns

with Chilli & Tomato Jam, Scorched Lime

Pressed Ham Hock Terrine

Served with homemade Piccalilli & Warm Toast


Beer Battered Fish & Chips

Served with Mushy Peas & Tartar Sauce

Pan-roast Chicken Supreme

Asparagus, Skin on Fries & Béarnaise Sauce

Chargrilled 10oz Sirloin

Portobello Mushroom, Roast Herb Tomatoes, Hand Cut Chips

Risotto of Broad Beans & Peas

with Parmesan Shavings, White Truffle Oil


Tea Infused Sticky Toffee Pudding, Butterscotch Sauce & Vanilla Ice Cream


Vanilla Cheesecake in a glass, Berry Compote & Honey Comb


A Selection of Luxury Ice Creams

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6 Florence Bar & Bistro Reviews

Very Good
6 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Very good
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Maureen H.5 months ago · 1 review

Restaurant has a lovely atmosphere, staff pleasant and helpful. We chose from the Christmas menu and the meals differed quite a lot - the salmon was a good portion but the vegetables that went with it were insignificant ; the bacon loin was tasty and portion size good; the turkey portion was huge with vegetables spilling over the plate. We felt the veg portions could have been distributed more fairly. However, we enjoyed our night and would return but wouldn't have a "special" menu.

Chris G.4 months ago · 1 review

lovely restaurant. excellent food. Only problem was my daughter who is thirteen wasn't that hungry and wanted to order from the kids menu. The menu stated that kids meals are suitable for 9 years or younger. we were told that because she was 13 she had to order from the adult menu which she did and subsequently left most of it. this needs to be addressed by the restaurant as we wont be going back until this is sorted.

Helen C.7 months ago · 1 review

We went on a Wednesday night so was a little quiet but that didn't spoil the experience.Lovely friendly staff. Great food and good choices .Nice surroundings. We chose the two courses for £10.99 and wasn't disappointed.Will definitely go again and would recommend.

mark J.4 months ago · 1 review

Food was very good. Disappointing they ran out of home cooked chips but apart from that food was excellent. Staff very friendly and attentive. Service given overall very good nice place and comfortable surroundings to enjoy a meal and drinks.

Rodney P.3 months ago · 6 reviews

Amazing food with great service from friendly staff, will definitely be returning