Food & Drink

Food & Drink in Sunderland

Sunderland has a great selection of restaurants, bars and nightlife suitable for all tastes and budgets. Many of our restaurants and bars are located in the city centre, but there are some excellent venues located on the outskirts of the city centre and at the coast, as well as high quality establishments a bit further afield in Washington and Houghton-le-Spring. The listings below will state where they are located, but you can also search for a restaurant or bar on the interactive map in the plan your visit section.

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Located in the National Glass Centre on the banks of the River Wear, approx. 1.5 miles from the city centre, the Brasserie is a fantastic place to relax, unwind and eat delicious traditional and regional fayre in stunning surroundings. The Brasserie's menu offers delicious home cooked dishes, daily...
A well-known landmark at the coast, located on the upper promenade at Roker, approx. 2 miles from the city centre, the Bungalow Café is a great place to visit if you are feeling a bt peckish from all the fresh sea air. Keep an eye out for its quirky signposts that read 'To Beach' pointing towards...
Located opposite Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens in the city centre, this large café is ideal if visiting the museum or the beautiful Mowbray Park. The café offers a large range of sandwiches with hot and cold fillings as well as hot main courses and snacks.
Cafe Spice Indian Restaurant is set in a magnificient Victorian building in a leafy conservation area of Sunderland city centre. Like all good restaurants the main feature is its menu, although contemporary in style it does not compromise on authenticity. Cafe Spice believes that the best cooking...
Cellini's is a family-run café and restaurant set in the picturesque Washington Village, approx. 8 miles from the city centre. Selling authentic Italian homecooked meals, lunches and light snacks.  A cafe menu of breakfasts, sandwiches and salads as well as some dishes from the restaurant menu are...
Renowned for its friendly atmosphere and speciality coffees, Coffea Caban is a great city centre venue for eating and drinking. It is fully licensed and sells a range of beers and wines alongside teas, breakfasts, sandwiches, fresh cakes and scones throughout the day.
Love coffee and books?  Then this is the perfect café for you to indulge in both.  Located on the top floor of Waterstones in The Bridges, this is an ideal place to rest your tired legs after a long shopping trip with a hot beverage and tasty snack.
Based in the city centre, D'Acqua offers a fine dining experience, with reasonable prices and creative French, English and Italian dishes. With stylish décor and friendly staff, D'Acqua has quickly become one of the most popular restaurants in Sunderland, with a large customer base and an excellent...

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L.S. Lowry spent his holidays in Sunderland at Seaburn, painting scenes of the coast, port and coal mines. The city is the home to one of the best collections of L.S. Lowry paintings in England.

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