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.

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Italian restaurant at the Best Western Roker Hotel with a fun atmosphere where children can pick and choose their own pizza toppings and watch it be cooked in the big aromatic wood burning oven. Why not try the Cicchetti menu? Cicchetti is Italian Tapas, which is great for sharing with friends and...
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...
This Chinese restaurant has a vast menu offering customers traditional Chinese and Asian dishes.  Also offers a takeaway service.
A traditional 'vintage' tea room, specialising in loose leaf teas, delicious home-made cakes, sandwiches and light bites. A great spot for an afternoon tea in the city centre, or to browse the small gallery and shop, which specialises in antique china. 
The Place Café is set within a state of the art, award winning multi - purpose glass-fronted building. Enjoy delicious food and drink in contemporary and modern surroundings whilst admiring Victorian architecture out of the large windows into Sunniside Gardens. Can cater for parties, private...
Originally a grand Georgian mansion built as part of a smaller estate in 1830 and was known as Cresswell House. It was oulled down and re-erected in its current location as an exact duplicate. It became a Vaux public house in 1964 and is now a popular family-friendly bar with a restaurant. Serving...
Tucked away in a residential area, The Stables has a warm and inviting country pub feel to it. A mid week menu is available and the Sunday lunch is very popular and booking well in advance is advisable. The surroundings are cosy with low ceilings and a collection of riding memorabilia adorning the...
In the heart of the picturesque old village, Washington Arms overlooks the village green. A great place to relax during the day and at night a new special menu offer is introduced.  A great beer garden is the perfect place to unwind after a long week or day at work or after visiting the area. A...

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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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