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.

Love Lily is a delightful Tea Room and Bakery located in a lovely spot along the Roker Sea Front. The calming and pleasing decor compliments the wonderful array of food and drinks on offer with Breakfast, Lunch and Brunch all served daily .  Traditional afternoon teas are a speciality with all of...
A quaint little tea shop en route to the beach resort of Seaburn which is ideal for mad hatter tea parties. It specialises in home-made meals, cakes and tasty delights. Close to Seaburn metro and independent boutiques and shops. Trip Advisor Click here
You will be greeted by friendly staff and a warm atmosphere at this restaurant in Hetton-Le-Hole. A varied menu with chef's specials and traditional indian dishes to choose from. Trip Advisor Click here
A fantastic selection of Italian and English dishes are on offer. A la Carte, Happy Hour and takeaway menus are available to suit any tastes. The restaurant has a separate lounge and bar area and can cater for parties and events. Trip Advisor Click here
Located on the third floor of the Marine Activity Centre, this is a great place to sate your appetite, especially if you have been involved in all the water-sports the centre has to offer. With floor to ceiling windows this is the ideal spot to relax and unwind with stunning views across the Marina...
At Miller & Carter Sunderland sourcing, preparing and serving great steak isn't only a profession, it is also an obsession.  If you too are a lover of steak why not stop by and share the simple joy of steak and chips - cooked simply with tender loving care. Trip Advisor Click here
Established in 1974, this long running and busy restaurant is situated close to Sunderland Empire, ideal for pre-theatre meals. It is in the heart of Sunderland's nightlife and is a great place to start or end your night out.  There are many traditional and tasty Indian dishes to choose from,...
The famous chain of restaurants for peri-peri chicken dishes is located next door to the Empire Cinemas at Sunniside. A relaxed and informal atmosphere, this is a great place to visit prior to or after seeing a film at the cinema, or exerting some energy at the ten pin bowling alley.  The usual...

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