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.

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...
Step into the bistro & stumble down the rabbit hole to view the Clubs & Diamonds function suite & the private members lounge, The Warren. At The Looking Glass they pride themselves on presentation & personality, from their food, to their staff & beautiful surroundings. There’s...
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...
The Manor Bar brings an element of sophistication to Sunderlands Sunniside quarter.  Serving a great selection of wines, cocktails and beers the former Manor house provides elegant surroundings and a warm atmosphere. 
This Chinese restaurant has a vast menu offering customers traditional Chinese and Asian dishes.  Also offers a takeaway service.
Break free of the city to this tropical oasis of good times with cafes, late night bars, restaurants, dessert parlours, tropical gardens & street food shacks, perfect for wild nights, family fun, parties, private functions, weddings, corporate events and of course, Christmas. From the people...
Located in the city centre The Pickle bar & kitchen offers an enticing, often quirky and adventurous selection Food, drinks and music.  Some of their towering burger stacks have to be seen to be believed!
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...

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