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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Spice Empire is located next to Sunderland Minster and opposite the Sunderland Empire.  Its close to the city centre hotels and to many popular bars and clubs. Offering its diners a range of Indian dishes with modern twists, that have been inspired by years of Asian culture. Five course special...
Whether you're meeting a friend or taking a well deserved rest from shopping, pop in to Starbucks for a great coffee, to sit in or take away. There's also a wide selection of fresh food including sandwiches, salads and yummy cakes which you can enjoy on large oversized leather couches in the window...
A popular family run beachside café and takeaway serving hot and cold food and beverages. Located on the lower promenade at Roker directly opposite a play park, Sue's Café is popular with families, walkers and cyclists enjoying the seafront vista.  It is also a C2C (Coast to Coast) stamp station...
The Chesters offers a great menu of pub food including hearty breakfasts, sandwiches, pub favourites and desserts.  There is also a children's menu available at good value.  There are many special offers at this pub, including 2 for 1 curry nights, and themed nights so it is worth checking their...
Reasonable priced food and drink and a large dancefloor in the middle of the ground floor ensures that The Cooper Rose is one of the busiest late bars/clubs in Sunderland.  A more quiet bar area is located upstairs for those who want to catch up with friends or for those who want to watch those...
The Copt Hill is a refurbished nineteenth century pub with a modern restaurant serving locally sourced food and ingredients. You can choose from pub grub to fine dining dishes, cask ales, wines, ciders and spirits. Enjoy a cosy ambience created by a large coal fire and bread - home-baked daily on...
A modern café and restaurant serving lunches, light snacks and evening meals as well as award winning cask ales. Set in the courtyard of the Arts Centre Washington, a great place to eat before experiencing the music, theatre, comedy or art at the centre.
The Funky Indian is Sunderland city centre's 1st Indian tapas restaurant, offering a unique selection of authentic and mouth watering tapas style dishes. For a different Indian dining experience this is definitely the place to visit.  Booking in advance is advised as this is quickly becoming a...

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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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