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.

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 delightful coffee shop, cafe and bar serving great home baked goods, salads, sandwiches and toasties.
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...
Set just outside of the city centre, Bonded Warehouse is a rare survivor of Sunderland's former industrial landscape. With its exposed brick, original beams and distinctly urban feel, Bonded Warehouse is a unique venue housed in a mid 19th century warehouse. The Tap house is home to fine beer and...
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 bit peckish from all the fresh sea air. Keep an eye out for its quirky signposts that read 'To Beach' pointing towards...
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. Trip Advisor Click here
Cole Cafe & Deli serve delicious deli sandwiches and fantastic home baked cakes from their enviable location overlooking the Roker sea front.  Brewing speciality loose leaf teas and sourcing some of the best Climpson & Sons coffee they take great pride in every cup poured! Trip Advisor...
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. Trip Advisor Click here  

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Perhaps Sunderland's most prominent landmark is Penshaw Monument. It was built in 1844 in honour of the first Earl of Durham, John George Lambton. Penshaw was modelled on Theseion, the Temple of Thesus in Athens.

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