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.

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,...
The famous chain of restaurants for peri-peri chicken dishes is located next door to the Empire Cinemas at 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...
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...
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.  The Panda also has private rooms that play host to Panda KTV, karaoke...
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. http://poeticlicensedistillery.com/ 
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 and steaming cups of...
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 cosy, warm and inviting Italian restaurant based in the city centre. A varied menu of authentic and modern Italian dishes ensures the restaurant can suit all diners tastes.  Happy Hour starts Monday through to Sunday 5pm - 7pm and a takeaway service is available throughout the week. If you are...

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