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.

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. ...
Famous for its sizzling skillets and ultimate plates and good value for money menus. Diners can choose from good value main, buffet and childrens dishes and weekly special offers.  Trip Advisor Click here
This is a friendly pub with the bar offering six real ales, bottled beers and a selection of wines. It shows sports regularly, including Sunderland matches. It is a relaxing place with lots of seats away from the bar with views of the sea. It has an outside seating area for those warm sunny days....
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...

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L.S. Lowry spent his holidays in Sunderland at Seaburn, painting scenes of the coast, port and coal mines. The city is the home to one of the best collections of L.S. Lowry paintings in England.

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