Market Shaker

4.2
193 reviews
£25 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
An all-day bar and hangout in Newcastle city centre. Comprising bar, event space, street food kitchen and city garden. We boast the award-winning pizza throwers ‘Market Slice’, Prosecco on Tap and Craft Beers from both near and afar - Set amongst an enormous collection of all things Disco, Funk and HipHop. Open till late 7 days a week.

FULL COVID DETAILS & GUIDELINES HERE > http://www.marketshaker.co.uk/CovidGuidelines.pdf

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 193 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.0
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
value
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Abbie
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lively and fun! Quick service and lovely waiters

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Mohamed
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The table we were sat at outside was horrible. It had no hearing around it, the table was filthy and unsuitable for us. We were disappointed and left early.

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HayleyJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Having been to market shaker many times since reopening following lockdown and experiencing amazing service, I was shocked at how poor it was during my latest visit.
We waited nearly 30 minutes from ordering to receiving our drinks with no apology for the delay not a thing.
When I asked the female who was managing bookings why it was taking so long I was told there might be a backlog in receipts. Again, no apology and prompt action to see what was happening just that comment that didn’t help me and my party at all.

When you’re allocated a time slot it’s so important to have quick service otherwise this prevents you from actually spending more because if you have to wait such a long time for a round of drinks the time could be gone before you have a chance for another.

Hopefully when we return another time this problem will be rectified.

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EmmaS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Friendly service from most staff. Slow service for some simple drinks such as spirit and mixer.

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SamC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I have been there 2 times and have waited 2 hours for drinks each time. Absolutely awful!

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was absolutely gorgeous. However when we were there there were so many problems with the app which resulted to a few of my friends not getting drinks, and then when our time ran out on the tables and they still had no drinks, they asked for money back and were refused. We understood it wasn’t the staff’s problem that the app was down, but that also wasn’t our problem as customers either. A refund should have definitely been offered.

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Grace
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really nice evening celebrating my birthday, ambience was a little quiet, would’ve like to hear the music in the garden considering that’s the best thing about shaker... the tunes. Amazing night out though and can’t wait until we are back to normal.

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Beth
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Enjoyable. Drinks took 40 mins to get to our table, only down side.

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CourtneyR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my favourite bar in Newcastle! Great atmosphere and great staff

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Cameron
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited 35 minutes on a drink and place smelt like cheese.

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HelenM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Went on a Friday afternoon so not too busy nice table warm heaters nearby and good drinks service. Only downside very uneven floor (false grass) laid over concrete I assume so dips a lot all over so tricky in heels as if you went over you’d be in trouble.

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Adele
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great place and excellent service. The staff were so helpful and friendly , with defo go again . Nice & warm on a chilly day with all the heaters

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Nice atmosphere in the beer garden area but drinks took way too to come. When booking was finished we politely asked if there was anyway we could stay on longer and take one of the many many empty tables outside but a couple of members of a taff were extremely rude with their response. Was my birthday too...

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DanielB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Staff were extremely rude to us for asking simple questions in a polite manner.

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AmyC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Large outdoor area, easy to order drinks on the app, fast service

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BexL
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Very slow service on drinks and very rowdy atmosphere - felt almost pre-Covid

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ryaanbates
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Absolute great venue - everything was amazing, including the staff! The pizza, you can’t beat!!! Only down side was the 2 heaters at both sides of our table didn’t work, the staff tried lighting them but said they were broken.

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LISAH
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as always, 2nd time I’ve been since reopening but always on our list to book

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Domo
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

£16 for a pizza and it was that wet that all the toppings cheese amd tomato slopped off. We were ill looking at it.

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StaceyM
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my friends came here on sat night. Service for brilliant and super fast. Lovely place and will defo be back

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TracyJ
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great few hours, it was arranged very well, staff were great and felt very safe

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute table booking the night before for a get together with mates... from start to finish everything was amazing!
Staff are impeccable! Fast, friendly, professional & courteous! Table was dry (even though the skies were not)
Pizzas are amazing and came piping hot!
Toilets were immaculate & everything was “Covid friendly”
ZERO negatives about our visit! Thanks guys xx

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Madeleine
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Excellent pizza options full of flavour. Drinks are lovely and atmosphere even better

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

so expensive and poor service. took ages to connect to the app. drinks came fast but food took an hour! water never came. however we enjoyed the tunes, i think it would be better to be seated in the main courtyard next time. the toilets and interior are nice too.

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SophieE
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Service was very slow waited for 50 mins for drinks to arrive.

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LauraR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Not quite what we expected. Very loud, no heater nearby and plastic cups. Pizza was okay.

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a324
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

No heaters worked, slow service, staff members not the most helpful when trying to swap tables to nearer a heater - when there was plenty of tables free nearby.

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HO2021
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Good outdoor space under cover and with some working heaters. Good value but poor service: drinks take a long time to arrive. Despite making a booking we could not order food at 8:20pm because the pizza chef finishes at 9pm?! Overall disappointing.

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TabbyV
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

So exspensive!!!!!! Not good for a student on a budget

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ChloeK
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fast service, easy to order on the app, friendly staff.

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Lexy
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10, not bad prices, a good selection of drinks / flavoured vodkas, the pizza is lush too

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Hattie12
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Good atmosphere, however waited 35 minutes for our drinks to arrive after asking the first time 20 minutes from our order we got told it takes a long time to make a cocktail and the waiter was defensive rather than apologetic. Asked again at 30 minutes as our food arrived before our drinks. Never had to wait 30 minutes for a drink to be served as a result we left before our time slot ended because we were not confident our drinks would arrive in sufficient time.

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LauzR
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, great service and could see tables being cleaned etc all the time. Ordering from the app is really easy.

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BethanyB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Heaters don’t work / no gas which was not good as they advertised heaters and it was very cold

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CraigS
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We didn't get food. It looked good though. The table service was good and the w8r app worked perfect.

We got a 4 pint jug raspberry mojito and a 4 pint jug cosmopolitan and they were bad. The mojito was average at best but the Cosmo just tasted like cordial. Really disappointing.

It's got a good atmosphere, good and fun music, I'd go again if just not order those particular drinks.

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JaniceH
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Well organised the guy who showed us to our seat was very good and was very in control of the bookings. Lighting and covers were perfect The servers were polite and very good with our orders. Already booked to return.

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CallumM
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Could do with some heaters for colder weather, and if there was music we couldn’t hear it. Much more expensive than normal but fair enough given the circumstances

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AmberD
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The app didn’t really work when we went, too many people were on it. Which caused one person to order for 11 more people. Also, the bouncers wouldn’t put the heaters on when it was 9 degrees outside at 1:30. All u need to do is to put the heaters on and everyone will be happy, especially when it is freezing!!

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NickyO
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The jugs of cocktails tasted as though they had no alcohol in them...all 6 of my group agreed. Maybe we are alcoholics but I don’t think so.
It’s ideal though otherwise tho if I return I won’t get a jug again

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CTR2305
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience1

Venue looks nice and was a pleasant experience until the cold sets in and you realise that the gas heaters are for show as they have no gas and that they weren’t serving food

FAQs

Market Shaker is rated 4.2 stars by 193 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.