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5.5 /6 Wonderful 108 Reviews

Shampan Cocktail Lounge

Whitley Bay Indian £££ +100
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About Shampan Cocktail Lounge

With a menu that promises to ‘have your tastebuds explode with flavours that are beyond your traditional taste’, you’d better brace yourself when you book a table at this feisty newcomer to Whitley Bay’s growing bar and restaurant landscape. The mandate at this Whitley Road restaurant covers the three most famous of South Asia’s myriad cuisines – Indian, Punjabi, and Bangladeshi – given a good working over by Kamrul Hussain and his kitchen staff, with the head chef himself equipped with over 20 years experience, and doubles as a cocktail bar and lounge for a spirited pre- or post-meal tipple. Just a couple of blocks towards the sea from Whitley Bay station, and therefore with good connections to Newcastle and not too far of a drive from South Shields, Shampan is setting the stage for success. Book a table now!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 17:30 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 17:30 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 17:30 - 23:00
  • Thursday 17:30 - 23:00
  • Friday 17:30 - 23:00
  • Saturday 17:30 - 23:00
  • Sunday 17:30 - 23:00
Shampan Cocktail Lounge, Whitley road, Ne262dn Newcastle


108 Reviews

5.5 /6 Wonderful 108 Reviews
Service: extraordinary
Food: heavenly
Quality/Price: great value
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: quiet
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2 reviews so far 6
18.08.2017 08:16

Good food and friendly staff. Never fails this restaurant. Lovely. Will return again and again. Has certainly struck a chord with the residents of Whitley Bay.

8 reviews so far 6
12.08.2017 07:44

We dine at this restaurant regularly & can honestly say we are never disappointed. The food always delicious, the service excellent & the ambiance first class.

8 reviews so far 6
08.08.2017 09:09

Had a really enjoyable night with good food & excellent service.

8 reviews so far 6
08.08.2017 09:07

Good food, great service with excellent atmosphere. Very enjoyable night.

1 review so far 6
28.05.2016 08:44

Amazing restaurant and amazing tasty food! Staff fantastic nothing any trouble. We had chicken tikka chat for starters. It was presented beautifully and tasted as good as it looked. You could taste every fresh ingredient perfect! For main course I would strongly recommend chicken Juliet! Wow what a dish!! It is strips of chicken and lamb in spices mixed with red peppers and onion, when the lovely staff bring it to your table it is then soaked in Brandy then set alight! You could taste everything again cooked to perfection that just melts in your mouth! My partner had Punjabi chicken tikka masala this is so different to the usual chicken tikka masala and me being me had to try! Again wow! Beautiful again perfect! I don't usually have a dessert but when I seen the desert menu I made room!! A beautiful desert beautifully presented!!! Mango sorbet with coconut ice cream topped with iced raspberry, kiwi and lychee drizzled with mango purée with a raspberry and blueberry fruit! mmmmmmm so yummy!!! The cocktails are amazing too! Shampan's own and the snowblerone again mmmmm I cannot wait to go back again! A beautiful experience second to none!!!!!

8 reviews so far 6
28.10.2016 09:01

We have now been six times to the Shampan Cocktail Lounge and as usual, the food, the service and the whole experience was exceptional. We are happy to recommend the resteraunt to all who enjoy a good curry.

1 review so far 6
08.05.2016 08:18

Restaurant was nicely decorated and bright, seated in one of the booths, lots of choice on the menu and staff were very friendly. The food was delicious, probably one of the best Indian meals I've had in a long time. The portions were big - good value for money and very nicely presented. Took my 12yr old son who's never had a "sit in" Indian meal before and he can't wait to go back.

2 reviews so far 6
28.07.2016 12:36

my second visit to the Shampan Cocktail Lounge Restaurant in Whitley Bay was not a disappointment! The service, and ambience, the food, all faultless!!! I will be going back next month, with yet more friends. Simply Superb!

2 reviews so far 6
30.07.2017 09:20

This was my second visit. after being impressed the first time, I decided to come again - this time with other people - and wasn't disappointed. the service, food and atmosphere were all excellent, as was the price. One of the best Indian restaurants in Whitley Bay and without doubt, the best cocktail lounge. Highly recommended for anyone who loves Indian food.

1 review so far 6
24.09.2016 09:49

third time there but this time took my wife,s parents (80 years and 78 years) who enjoyed the food,the service and the staff. My wife and I enjoyed our night which we always do. This place is getting better with time rather then sitting back their are ramping up the customer experience.Any one reading this just go and enjoy.

1 review so far 6
15.07.2016 07:31

You are made to feel welcome from the time you walk in the door till the time you leave. The restaurant is tastefully decorated and inviting. Staff were all very pleasant and wanting to help you, giving advice when needed on certain unfamiliar meals. The food was well cooked, tasty and well presented. An altogether enjoyable experience.

1 review so far 6
25.05.2016 07:34

Lovely restaurant, quality furnishings, food and drinks menu extensive and all 5 of us enjoyed a really lovely meal. Slight delay in bringing out one of the items and without being asked the manager gave us free shots at end of meal. Very good service and will definitely go again.

1 review so far 5
18.09.2016 21:42

Very very busy on Saturday night, asked if we could move to cocktail area directly after our meal, but were given a free drink which whas very nice,did hear one couple complain they were kept waiting an hour! Food as always exceptional and staff extremely attentive if a little rushed, already looking forward to next visit x

1 review so far 6
04.12.2016 09:30

Beautifully presented and lovely food. Great service, and even the presentation of the bill (in an Asian presentation box) had had extra thought put into it. We will be back soon. One suggestion only, is to dim the lighting a little to make it more intimate.

1 review so far 6
16.11.2016 17:18

Fantastic. Food was great, Decor and fittings top notch and very spacious. Much prefer it to some of the more cramped restaurants that are the norm these days. To cap it all, the staff were very friendly and attentive. All in all first rate!! Well done!

1 review so far 6
10.08.2016 07:56

Lovely environment for a meal and the food was delicious, cocktails were really good and the shampan special very refreshing, staff very friendly and pleasant. The only slight issue was the dance class noise from above, but as it got busier this got less noticeable.

2 reviews so far 5
09.09.2016 09:11

Great décor, good food, friendly service and the usual excellent value Thursday night special deal. If I'm being super critical some of our party said that their starters weren't quite as good as others in a couple of other, similar standard local restaurants. This probably is nit-picking though. Will visit again without hesitation.

1 review so far 6
26.11.2016 09:12

Our first visit, recommended by a friend and so glad we went. The staff are really helpful, great menu choice and the food was really tasty. Comfortable surroundings and you must try the cocktails! Good value for money, we will be back very soon!

1 review so far 6
16.06.2016 09:17

What a change, Shampan has been beautifully decorated and has a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The staff were very helpful and our meal was fantastic I will definitely be going back and would certainly urge everyone to do the same

1 review so far 6
18.11.2016 08:56

Great food and good atmosphere along with great service 😊 I cannot say anymore! Give it a try you'll enjoy it I'm sure, shame there are so few places in Whitley bay to get a drink before or after

1 review so far 5
16.10.2016 09:09

Such a lovely establishment however it was very busy and this was evident as the poor waiters were rushing around and some forgetting things. Food was amazing and staff really friendly, they just needed more of them on that particular evening. Would definitely visit again.

1 review so far 6
02.06.2016 12:58

Excellent food, staff and facilities. Well worth sitting down rather than a takeaway as the staff are very friendly and the restaurant is very clean and comfortable. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys Asian / Indian cuisine.

3 reviews so far 6
27.06.2016 09:36

Visited on two occasions now - delicious food, welcoming staff, beautiful decor, - quite simply couldn't fault it.. We've tried different dishes on both occadions and you really are spooky for choice Would recommend it to anyone..

1 review so far 6
06.11.2016 07:37

Best Indian food I've ever had by some distance. Great service, great presentation and smart décor. They even had a great selection of desserts which I don't normally expect from an Indian restaurant. Can't recommend enough.

1 review so far 6
10.05.2017 07:37

Very friendly staff, good humoured and attentive. Food is tremendous and reasonably priced Made my birthday evening special with a small cake and candle - free of charge, plus a complimentary drink for my hole party

1 review so far 6
28.12.2016 11:09

Great food & service. Lovely relaxed atmosphere & surroundings. Lovely presentation of our food, served sizzling at the table assured the freshness & temperature of our food choices. Will definitely return. Thanks for a great experience.

2 reviews so far 5
12.10.2016 19:48

Lovely food. Very busy but didn't have to wait long before we got our table and service after that was good. Staff even apologised for the short wait. We've been a few times now and we like the restaurant very much. Will defin

2 reviews so far 6
18.07.2016 16:55

Delicious, excellent quality food. Staff very friendly, welcoming and efficient. Decor of the restaurant is very chic, light and airy - tables not too close together so didn't feel cramped even though it was busy.

1 review so far 6
19.05.2017 07:32

Fantastic food and fantastic staff very plesant and polite,food is always red hot and nicely presented restaurant itself is nicely decorated food not over priced which is a bonus I will defiantly be going again!

1 review so far 6
13.11.2016 09:08

Third or fourth time have visited this eatery the food is excellent and the service and attention of the staff makes this restaurant stand out the decor and comfort of the restaurant is very good

3 reviews so far 6
10.08.2016 18:21

Tried the Sunday night special meal and it was fabulous, as previous visits have been. We were the first there, after opening, but the restaurant very shortly filled up. Fab food, great service, excellent price!

1 review so far 5
18.09.2016 10:20

Food quality excellent. Staff attention excellent. Overall experience excellent. Menu very well laid out and speedy service. Only slight observation and it's not a negative as such is that the restaurant is VERY brightly lit. Quite unusual for an evening sitting.

1 review so far 5
09.12.2016 07:22

Lovely decor, fab food and excellent service. The only gripe was why is the £11.95 special not available during December? This may have put people off because the restaurant was nowhere near full last night. Will definitely visit again in January.

1 review so far 6
02.08.2016 08:38

Fantastic service as always, the staff are so attentative. The food is amazing with a wide range of dishes to choose from. My son loves their fish curry, and has tried two different sauces.

1 review so far 6
14.10.2016 18:26

Fantastic food; best Indian restaurant in Whitley Bay. Can't wait to go back and try some different dishes. Everything was cooked to perfection and tantalized the taste buds. Staff were friendly and helpful too.

1 review so far 6
06.08.2016 11:11

brilliant meal spot on service will defiantly go back and reasonable prices so I would recommend to anyone best in Whitley bay spot on service couldn't do enough to make our visit special

3 reviews so far 6
16.07.2016 07:35

Brilliant welcome, food and ambience. A family meal, that was thoroughly enjoyed by all of us. Food was presented beautifully and tasted amazing and the staff were great - warm and welcoming.

1 review so far 6
27.06.2016 08:18

We will be back. Food and service is excellent and the surroundings are spacious and comfortable. The online booking system is also very helpful and adds to the overall experience.

5 reviews so far 6
18.03.2017 07:40

Once again another fantastic meal at Shampan. Excellent service & friendly staff. Would definitely recommend a visit to Shampan if you haven't already been. Can't wait for my next visit

1 review so far 6
13.11.2016 09:55

Second visit here and will be back. There is a lot of competition in this part of whitley bay. Food and service is fantastic. The surroundings are spacious and modern.

3 reviews so far 6
04.09.2016 09:25

What a lovely restaurant - beautifully decorated, impeccable service, fabulous presentation and delicious food! Possibly the nicest Indian meal we have ever had - will definitely pay a return visit!

1 review so far 5
29.06.2016 07:14

Great food and service. We had a really enjoyable meal in Shampan, I would highly recommend this restaurant. The food was good quality and a little different than your standard, plus they served King Cobra

1 review so far 6
20.09.2016 07:33

Lovely food and staff . Would recommend. Extensive menu ,food all freshly cooked .reasoable priced . Owner was lovely .wou led definitely go back . You won't be disa

1 review so far 6
22.07.2016 12:36

Very nice meal and very nice waiters. Good location good decor. Good beer and good wine. All the staff were very well presented. All in all avery nice meal.

1 review so far 6
01.10.2016 12:23

Booked online. They had a area where you could have a drink. Lovely cocktails. Lovely food. The team were staff down, but they still managed a very service.

1 review so far 6
28.11.2016 20:09

Friendly and knowledgeable staff. prompt service and happy atmosphere. The staff were attentive and happy to discuss the menu choices and any special considerations. Will visit again soon!

1 review so far 6
07.12.2016 13:51

My wife and I had thoroughly enjoyable evening at the Shampan. Excellent food, very nice surroundings and the staff were very pleasant and helpful. Will certainly go again.

1 review so far 6
09.12.2016 15:56

Our table was ready on arrival, the service was good and the food was excellent. The restaurant is newly refurbished and us stylish and comfortable. Worth a visit.

1 review so far 6
18.09.2016 09:22

Second visit and for good reason - the place is fabulous as is the service, atmosphere and the choice of food is perfect and the food is amazing.

1 review so far 6
02.10.2016 16:04

Presentation was excellent, and the food was delicious. Will certainly be back. Very friendly staff. The only problem is the parking but it was only a short walk.