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.
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.
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.
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.