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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Originally a grand Georgian mansion built as part of a smaller estate in 1830 and was known as Cresswell House. It was oulled down and re-erected in its current location as an exact duplicate. It became a Vaux public house in 1964 and is now a popular family-friendly bar with a restaurant. Serving...
Tucked away in a residential area, The Stables has a warm and inviting country pub feel to it. A mid week menu is available and the Sunday lunch is very popular and booking well in advance is advisable. The surroundings are cosy with low ceilings and a collection of riding memorabilia adorning the...
In the heart of the picturesque old village, Washington Arms overlooks the village green. A great place to relax during the day and at night a new special menu offer is introduced.  A great beer garden is the perfect place to unwind after a long week or day at work or after visiting the area. A...
This is a busy pub is very popular with the locals. A lively atmosphere kicks in once the evening begins. Good value food and special offers draw in the local crowd and regulars. 
This family-friendly pub situated approx. 6 miles from the city centre near Nissan Manufacturing UK, serves pub classics and a traditional carvery. The pub has an indoor play area for children located within the dining area. Wearside Farm also offers a unique Cakeaway, a cabinet full of tempting...
This Wetherspoons based in the city centre serves good value pub food, light bites and snacks.  In addition there are also real ales, lagers and reasonably priced spirits on sale too.
Situated opposite the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens and Mowbray Park, Yates's Wine Lodge is ideally located in the city centre. Good value meals are on offer, including 2 for 1 offers as well as sharers and pub favourites.

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