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.

Sunderland's biggest all you can eat buffet, serving over eighty varieties of chinese dishes.  It is fully licensed and sells a selection of wines and beers with seating for over 250 people. Party bookings are very welcome.  The Panda also has private rooms that play host to Panda KTV, karaoke...
A large popular bar on the seafront, located at the Roker Hotel, with a great atmosphere. It serves soul food and a varied range of delicious cocktails and craft beers. The bar is also home to its own gin distillery in the back of the bar. For more information on the Distillery click here Trip...
Ever wanted to browse vinyl record collections, admire paintings, drawings, sculptures from local artists and have one of the best cups of coffee in Sunderland all at the same time? Now you can. Pop Recs Ltd is an independent record shop, which also has an art gallery, shop and steaming cups of...
Port of Call is located in the heart of the city centre and offers three floors of hearty meat, stunning seafood and over 40 different rums. Using locally sourced beef and seafood and with its interior design playing homage to Sunderland's shipbuilding heritage, Port of Call is the place to go for...
A cosy, warm and inviting Italian restaurant based in the city centre. A varied menu of authentic and modern Italian dishes ensures the restaurant can suit all diners tastes.  Happy Hour starts Monday through to Sunday 5pm - 7pm and a takeaway service is available throughout the week. If you are...
Sambuca is a North East chain of Italian restaurants with venus across the region.  Sambuca at Sunderland comes complete with sweeping views across the River Wear.  The restaurant has specials including three course lunches for £3.95, it is hard to beat on price. Walk-ins are welcome, but the...
San Marino restaurant is located just on the outskirts of the city centre, approx 1.5 miles from the centre. San Marino is a classic Italian restaurant serving an array of delicious dishes. A takeaway service is available, collection only. Trip Advisor Click here
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...

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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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