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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An Italian restaurant based in The Sun Inn in Houghton-le-Spring, approx 6 miles from the city centre, offering a vast array of contemporary and traditional Italian dishes. The Sun Inn is a public house as well as a restaurant, so it is a great place to go for a tipple or two. Happy Hour is Mon -...
Authentic Italian restaurant located in Washington, approx. 8 miles from the city centre, offering an elegant and intimate dining experience. The restaurant can cater for private events and parties with a large function room on the top floor. An evening Happy Hour is available Mon - Fri and be sure...
Italian restaurant located above the Harbour View pub at Roker, approx. 2.5 miles from the city centre. A warm and inviting family run restaurant offering traditional Italian dishes, including pasta, steak and set menus. Only a few minutes walk from the National Glass Centre, Roker Marina and Roker...
Angelo's is an Italian restaurant set in a Grade II Listed building in the architecturally stunning Sunniside Gardens in the city centre, close to the cinema, casino, ten pin bowling and a multi storey car park. Specials are available and the restaurant also runs regular competitions from its...
Arabesque offers an authentic taste of Egypt in Sunderland's city centre, decorated with luxurious Egyptian furnishings, this is fast becoming a popular restaurant. The menu offers hot and cold mezzes, salads, kebabs, tagines and other traditional Egyptian style dishes.
Located in the city centre, on the ground floor of the Echo 24 building on the south side of the River Wear, Asiana Fusion offers a varied menu of cuisine from China, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia and Indonesia in Asian inspired stylish decor. A special early evening menu is available Sunday -...
The chefs start early at the Toby Carvery at Barnes Park, approx. 1 mile from the city centre, to give diners a chance to enjoy their all you can eat breakfast. Once breakfast is finished it is then time to work on the carvery menu. Freshly prepared slow-cooked joints of beef, turkey, and gammon...
A modern rustic Italian restaurant in Seaburn close to the coast and approx. 3 miles from the city centre, serving traditional Italian dishes using a selection of local and Italian products. Diners can choose from the set menu or from a range of weekly restaurant specials. Happy Hour is available...


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Sunderland is one of the few cities in the UK to have a river, beautiful coastline and two award winning beaches at Roker and Seaburn.


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