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.

The Chesters offers a great menu of pub food including hearty breakfasts, sandwiches, pub favourites and desserts.  There is also a children's menu available at good value.  There are many special offers at this pub, including 2 for 1 curry nights, and themed nights so it is worth checking their...
Reasonably priced food and drink and a large dancefloor in the middle of the ground floor ensures that The Cooper Rose is one of the busiest late bars/clubs in Sunderland.  A quieter bar area is located upstairs for those who want to catch up with friends or for those who want to watch those...
The Copt Hill is a refurbished nineteenth century pub with a modern restaurant serving locally sourced food and ingredients. You can choose from pub grub to fine dining dishes, cask ales, wines, ciders and spirits. Enjoy a cosy ambience created by a large coal fire and bread - home-baked daily on...
A modern café and restaurant serving lunches, light snacks and evening meals as well as award winning cask ales. Set in the courtyard of the Arts Centre Washington, a great place to eat before experiencing the music, theatre, comedy or art at the centre. Trip Advisor Click here
Positioned in Sunderland's Cultural quarter, The Engine Room at The Fire Station was recently converted from the city's former Firestation.  The bar and bistro serve a delicious selection of food and drinks in a quirky setting displaying much of the original paraphernalia from the original working...
The Funky Indian is Sunderland city centre's 1st Indian tapas restaurant, offering a unique selection of authentic and mouth watering tapas style dishes. For a different Indian dining experience this is definitely the place to visit.  Booking in advance is advised as this is quickly becoming a...
Located in the National Glass Centre on the banks of the River Wear, approx. 1.5 miles from the city centre, the Glass Yard is a fantastic place to relax, unwind and enjoy an array of  home cooked signature dishes in stunning surroundings. The Glass Yard's menu also offers daily specials along with...
The Good Apple is an independent coffee shop and vegetarian café.  Vegan and vegetarian breakfasts, sandwiches, wraps and salads are on the menu, including a range of coffees and teas. This cosy, friendly cafe also has free WiFi, take a look at the menu board above the counter for the password. ...

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