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35 South Promenade | Sea Road, South Shields NE33 2JG, England
+44 191 456 1905
09:00 - 05:00
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had beautiful ice creams from here before but on this occasion we went for the hot chocolate... TERRIBLE The worst I have ever tasted. Was it made from water?

Thank jane f
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi we were at the seafront last week and stopped at Minchella's along the sea front. We intended to have a coffee and cake, but looking at the snack food decided on something a bit more filling. I have never tasted a sandwich so good as the HOT! Ham and peas pudding roll. The ham was so thick and it... More 

Thank Grace H
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely icecream which is made here in South Shields. Always a popular place with a que at whichever minchellas you go to. Prices are high though so be prepared to pay anything from £1-£3 for an icecream.

Thank doggyukstyle
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely little place this is. Took there by my daughter and her partner who live in the area. Do lots of different toasties but my husband and I had the roll with hot roasted ham and hot pease pudding. Never tried this before but was lovely. Coffees are nice, the ice cream sundaes look amazing, something for a... More 

Thank Linilin
Stanley, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This review is for Minchella and Co. on Ocean Road in South Shields. I used to come here as a child, years ago and I loved it. The ice cream was a treat and the lady serving us was always there and always smiling. I went back today with my husband. It's still very similar inside. Nowadays sadly, other things... More 

1 Thank FairyAngelican
South Shields, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We regularly stop here for an ice cream or coffee, it is open at 8.30 for outside sales and inside at 9 . The ice cream is a local legend and we never fail to take visiting relatives . The staff are pleasant and efficient even when under pressure as this is a very popular stopover with dog walkers ,water... More 

1 Thank tynesalmon
Province of Alicante, Spain
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191 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Looking at the reviews, scores of five and four you'd expect a boutique restaurant but this venue is merely a snack cafe selling coffee/Tea, ice cream, toasties etc. The service is good as is the outdoor scenery, decor and coffee. Great place to stop off at while walking the beach or promenade.

2 Thank Brian R
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Problems getting served...but worth the wait (the place is so pooular). Best ice cream in town and proper coffee. This place serves toasties and snacks and they do it well. Nice views and during the summer days the area is busy with people enjoying the warm sunshine. During the winter sit inside and look out at the beach and the... More 

Thank Philip D
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Best place in South Tyneside for ice-cream and coffees . Most tasty ice cream with red sauce and waffles . Great sea views and easy to park in Road on a meters a penny per min . Outdoor seating for people with dogs

Thank Steve L
South Tyneside
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52 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I've taken to visit this cafe on a regular basis with a friend of mine. I always choose the same thing; a fruit scone with tea. The quality of the food is pretty good. The scones aren't the biggest or the best I've ever had, but they're certainly good enough. The tea is always good too; none of that vile... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, Italian, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 05:00
09:00 - 05:00
09:00 - 05:00
09:00 - 05:00
09:00 - 05:00
09:00 - 05:00
09:00 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 South Promenade | Sea Road, South Shields NE33 2JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  South Shields
  • Phone Number: +44 191 456 1905

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?