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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...

Moti Raj

Established in 1974, this long running and busy restaurant is situated close to Sunderland Empire, ideal for pre-theatre meals. It is in the heart of Sunderland's nightlife and is a great place to start or end your night out. There are many traditional and tasty Indian dishes to choose from, including chef's specials.

Mumbai Silk

Established in March 2018, Mumbai Silk offers a wide range of quality Indian food and cocktails.

Nandos

The famous chain of restaurants for peri-peri chicken dishes is located in Sunniside. A relaxed and informal atmosphere, this is a great place to visit prior to or after seeing a film at the cinema, or exerting some energy at the ten pin bowling alley. The usual favourites are on offer as well as a takeaway service if you prefer.

North

If seafood is your food of choice, you're in for a treat at North.

No2 Church Lane

No2 Church Lane caters for all burger lovers, offering a range of beef, chicken and vegetarian/vegan options.

Nudo Sushi Box

Self-proclaimed as the "Rolls-Rice of Japanese food", Nudo Sushi Box provides the freshest sushi to eat in or grab n go!

Oak Tree Farm

This family-friendly pub situated at Doxford International Business Park, approx. 5 miles from the city centre serves pub classics and a traditional carvery. The pub has an indoor play area for children located within the dining area. The Oak Tree Farm pub also offers a unique Cakeaway, a cabinet full of tempting home-made cakes just waiting to be taken home to be enjoyed in your own time.

Ocean Fish & Chips

Ocean Fish and Chips Restaurant is located in the heart of Sunderland and serves up your tea time favourites.

Panda Oriental Buffet

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.

Poetic License Bar

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.

Pop Recs Ltd

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, steaming cups of coffee and pizza!

Port of Call

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 night out in Sunderland.