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.

This is a friendly pub with the bar offering six real ales, bottled beers and a selection of wines. It shows sports regularly, including Sunderland matches. It is a relaxing place with lots of seats away from the bar with views of the sea. It has an outside seating area for those warm sunny days....
Situated in a recently renovated historic seafront building just off Whitburn Road in Seaburn, the Hideout Coffee house can be found on the promenade just below the White Light House at Cliffe Park. A gem of a coffee house serving a great selection of luxury cakes, delicious breakfast and lunch...
Step into the bistro & stumble down the rabbit hole to view the Clubs & Diamonds function suite & the private members lounge, The Warren. At The Looking Glass they pride themselves on presentation & personality, from their food, to their staff & beautiful surroundings. There’s...
The Lounge Bistro and Bar, located at the college’s Hylton Campus, has won TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2015 for the second year running. The Lounge Bistro and Bar is a training restaurant for catering students and gives them the ideal platform to gain experience and develop their skills...
The Manor Bar brings an element of sophistication to Sunderlands Sunniside quarter.  Serving a great selection of wines, cocktails and beers the former Manor house provides elegant surroundings and a warm atmosphere. 
This Chinese restaurant has a vast menu offering customers traditional Chinese and Asian dishes.  Also offers a takeaway service.
Break free of the city to this tropical oasis of good times with cafes, late night bars, restaurants, dessert parlours, tropical gardens & street food shacks, perfect for wild nights, family fun, parties, private functions, weddings, corporate events and of course, Christmas. From the people...
Located in the city centre The Pickle bar & kitchen offers an enticing, often quirky and adventurous selection Food, drinks and music.  Some of their towering burger stacks have to be seen to be believed!

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Sunderland marks the easterly end of the 140-mile C2C (Coast to Coast) route. The C2C cycle trail from Whitehaven in Cumbria to Sunderland is Britain's most popular long distance route, with up to 15,000 cyclists completing it every year.

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