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Restaurants

Find the best restaurants and cafes in Sunderland, where you can indulge your taste buds, soak up the culture and unwind after a long day.  

Sunderland is home to some of the best places to eat in the region, and the variety of cuisines on offer means that there's a little something for everyone. 

Plan a perfect dining experience at Sunderland's top restaurants, where you can grab a bite to eat before a night at the theatre, or tuck into a family meal that the kids will love. Or, take a working lunch in Sunderland city centre, while Sunderland's most popular brunch spots serve the best breakfasts, snacks and sandwiches to keep you nourished all day. 

If you're searching for a more relaxed meal, or food-to-go, Sunderland's cafes - which range from quaint to quirky - provide perfect spots to take a coffee break, whether its pastries or a slice of cake you prefer. Meanwhile,  STACK Seaburn serves up delicious street food alongside entertainment and a bustling social scene. 

With so many good places to eat in Sunderland, it's hard to choose just one. You can even follow up with a cocktail or two at Sunderland's bars and pubs, or bring along your canine companions to the top pet-friendly cafes in the region.

Discover the best places to eat in Sunderland below...

Hastings Hill

The Hastings Hill Pub and Restaurant has recently been transformed from a typical public house into a contemporary 200-seat family-run bar and bistro.

House of Zen

House of Zen Seaburn is the latest addition to the group of contemporary Asian restaurants owned by renowned Northern Ireland entrepreneur, Eddie Fung, serving a wide range of quality and authentic meals.

Kylin Oriental Fine Chinese

Enjoy fine Chinese food in a relaxed atmosphere, with friendly staff. Menus include Chinese favourites such as Chop Suey, Cantonese and vegetarian and non- vegetarian dishes. The restaurant is open for lunches, special banquet dinners, make your own dishes and takeaways.

Let There Be Crumbs

Located in the Roker Hotel, Let There Be Crumbs has a wide ranging menu of pattiseries, cakes, breakfasts, elevenses, lunches, teas and coffees as well as a fantastic afternoon tea by the sea.

Liberty Browns

Liberty Brown's is a pizza house and grill as well as a bar selling cocktails, champagne and beers. Cocktail lessons are also on offer including a make and shake session. Live music adds to the lively atmosphere at Liberty Brown's which is located about 10 minutes by car from the city centre.

Life of Riley

Life of Riley is a favourite spot among locals with its array of delicious food served daily.

Love Lily Tearoom & Bakery

Love Lily Tea Room and Bakery is a delightful tea room and bakery located along the scenic Roker seafront. Serving everything from sandwiches and brunch to cakes and pastries, it's a great spot to grab a bite to eat.

Mad Hatter Café

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.

Mama's Italian Kitchen

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.

Marcello's Ristorante

Marcello's Restaurant serves a wide range of authentic Italian dishes with a contemporary flair, with many awards and nominations over the last 20 years.

Marina Vista Ristorante

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.

Miller & Carter Sunderland

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.