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.

A charming nostalgic tea room, the surroundings are kitsch, fabulously vintage and welcoming. Enjoy having your tea served in a vintage china tea cup and taste a range of home made foods. Why not check out the ever changing window display of quirky tea cosies. Trying one of the 'Vintage Hollywood...
Located on the seafront at Seaburn, approx. 3.5 miles from the city centre, this well established restaurant serves many traditional Indian dishes complete with sea views. A great way to end a day at the beach. Trip Advisor Click here
Located in the heart of the city centre, Sorrento is a little bit of Italy in Sunderland. With a Happy Hour menu available at all times, traditional Italian dishes are on offer at reasonable prices. Trip Advisor Click here
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...
The SR4 Suite combines historic charm with modern amenities. Located in the heart of Sunderland, the venue has 3 function rooms with a variety of capacities for up to 160 guests. All rooms have a private bar and are perfect for weddings, celebrations, birthday parties, children's parties and...
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...

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