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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A new bar situated in the outskirts of the city centre, serving locally produced food and beers, wines and cocktails. Downstairs serves as a bistro and a bar and upstairs there is a large space, which can also be used as a function room.
Located on Spout Lane in Washington, approx. 8 miles from the city centre, it is popular with the locals and visitors. This well established Indian restaurant is known for its good value prices and large portions. A takeaway service is also available.
Smoking, foaming, bubbling, popping, jam jars, juleps, martinis the list of cocktails at Dr. Feelgood's Liquor Emporium goes on and on….! Choose your own or one to share with your friends, for a fun night out with a friendly atmosphere and if you get a hungry there is also a menu of tapas dishes to...
Eden café can be found in the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens.  After a couple of hours looking at the many interactive displays and exhibitions in the museum and enjoying the tropical plants in the gardens, relax and discover 'Eden'.
A speciality coffee house and café, selling fairtrade beverages and gourmet snacks in a relaxed environment.  A great place to watch all the shoppers go by in The Bridges, in the city centre.
This long established real ale pub in the heart of the city centre, offers a range of traditional pub food and sandwiches, as well as a tasty roast lunch on Sundays.  
Located in Sunniside in the city centre, Frankie and Benny's is inspired by 'Little Italy' in New York City. The restaurant's dishes are a combination of popular American food and traditional Italian food served in a home-cooked style.  Diners can choose from a varied menu which includes pasta-...
Located in The Galleries Shopping Centre in Washington, Frankie and Benny's is inspired by 'Little Italy' in New York City. The restaurant's dishes are a combination of popular American food and traditional Italian food served in a home-cooked style.  Diners can choose from a varied menu which...

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