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.

Olive Affaire first opened its doors in 2013.  Serving a great selection of truly authentic classic greek dishes to either eat in or take away. Look out for the occassional Greek Night! Trip Advisor click here  
Eat good - Drink good - Feel good is the motto of 808 Bar & Kitchen.  Situated in the historic Sunniside Quarter of the city the bar and kitchen live up to their motto providing a great atmosphere and a cocktail bar for everyone who is curious about everything that is ‘new and next’ in the...
An Italian restaurant based in The Sun Inn in Houghton-le-Spring, approx 6 miles from the city centre, offering a vast array of contemporary and traditional Italian dishes. The Sun Inn is a public house as well as a restaurant, so it is a great place to go for a tipple or two. Happy Hour is Mon -...
Italian restaurant located above the Harbour View pub at Roker, approx. 2.5 miles from the city centre. A warm and inviting family run restaurant offering traditional Italian dishes, including pasta, steak and set menus. Only a few minutes walk from the National Glass Centre, Roker Marina and Roker...
Angelo's is an Italian restaurant set in a Grade II Listed building in the architecturally stunning Sunniside Gardens in the city centre, close to the cinema, casino, ten pin bowling and a multi storey car park. Specials are available and the restaurant also runs regular competitions from its...
Arabesque offers an authentic taste of Egypt in Sunderland's city centre, decorated with luxurious Egyptian furnishings, this is fast becoming a popular restaurant. The menu offers hot and cold mezzes, salads, kebabs, tagines and other traditional Egyptian style dishes. Trip Advisor Click here
Located in the city centre, on the ground floor of the Echo 24 building on the south side of the River Wear, Asiana Fusion offers a varied menu of cuisine from China, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia and Indonesia in Asian inspired stylish decor. A special early evening menu is available Sunday -...
The chefs start early at the Toby Carvery at Barnes Park, approx. 1 mile from the city centre, to give diners a chance to enjoy their all you can eat breakfast. Once breakfast is finished it is then time to work on the carvery menu. Freshly prepared slow-cooked joints of beef, turkey, and gammon...

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