Restaurants in South Shields

Here at Visit North East England, we know all of the best South Shields restaurants. So, if you're paying a visit to this north eastern coastal town and are looking for a great meal, we'll certainly be able to point you in the right direction.
Naturally, with its pier and sea view, South Shields is well-known for its traditionally British fish and chip shops. But, it's home to lots of other fantastic eateries, including the famous Indian restaurants on Ocean Road, as well as the Marsden Grotto, which sits right on the seafront. If you're looking to enjoy a beautiful meal by the coast, give some of these places a try!


Spice One ·

Address: 1 South Avenue, South Shields, NE34 6QZ

Spice One is a fine dining Indian restaurant that's on a mission to provide South Shields residents and visitors with delicious but affordable food. This restaurant has an incredibly friendly atmosphere, and the menu has all of your favourite Indian dishes, which are expertly cooked to perfection. It's definitely one of the best Indian restaurants in South Shields.


Redragon Chinese Fusion Restaurant ·

4 Burrow Street, South Shields, NE33 1PP

If you're on the hunt for some tasty and traditional Chinese food with a twist, Redragon Chinese Fusion Restaurant is the place for you. Its menu is extensive and includes everything from your favourite Chinese dishes, to more innovative options that are inspired by different cuisines. There are some fantastic Chinese restaurants in South Shields and this is certainly one of the best.


Colmans Sea Food Temple ·

Address: Sea Road, South Shields, NE33 2LD

If a trip to the beach always puts you in the mood for some seafood, Colmans Seafood Temple is where you need to go. This family-run establishment is perched right on South Shields' seafront and has panoramic windows that offer unrivalled views of the British coastline. Plus, the restaurant works closely with local fishermen who provide its kitchen with the freshest possible fish and shellfish on a daily basis. You can rest assured that any meal you have here will be very impressive.


El Tio ·

174 Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JQ

El Tio is a Latin barbecue restaurant and smokehouse that offers a completely different dining experience to anywhere else you'll find in South Shields. All dishes are made with high-quality ingredients, and prepared fresh every day. Plus, prices start at just £5.95, so it's a great choice if you're looking for a budget meal.


Marsden Grotto ·

Address: Coast Road, South Shields, NE34 7BS

If you're looking to soak up some of the history and culture of South Shields, you need to visit the Marsden Grotto restaurant. Back in 1782, Jack Bates and his wife used dynamite to blast a cave into the side of the town's coastal cliffs, and the Marsden Grotto has been built into this. It offers a unique dining experience, as well as incredible seafood dishes that suit the setting perfectly. This definitely deserves a place on your must-visit list!


Man vs Food Grill House ·

Address: Hudson Street, South Shields, NE34 0AD

Fancy a challenge? Then head down to South Shields' Man vs Food Grill House! As well as standard menus that offer large but reasonable portions, this restaurant also has a dedicated food challenge menu, which you can order from if you would like to secure a place in its Hall of Fame. You can pick any challenge dish, whether that's "the ultimate burger" or some super spicy wings. This restaurant is guaranteed to give you some lifelong memories.


Turkuisine ·

8 Burrow Street, South Shields, NE33 1PP

Authentic Turkish food isn't always easy to come by, but Turkuisine in South Shields offers all of the classic dishes you might be looking for. Whether you're craving a traditional kebab or a veggie moussaka, the kitchen's team will be more than happy to prepare one for you. And, everything will be served by the restaurant's friendly staff.