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.

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.
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...
The Scullery at Pier Point truly is a 'Jolly decent Eatery'!  Serving a delicious menu it is cafe by day and Italian restaurant by night.  Set in an idyllic seafront location overlooking the stunning and newly re opened Roker Pier and Lighthouse, what better way to end a beachy walk! Trip Advisor...
Tucked away in a residential area, The Stables has a warm and inviting country pub feel to it. A mid week menu is available and the Sunday lunch is very popular and booking well in advance is advisable. The surroundings are cosy with low ceilings and a collection of riding memorabilia adorning the...

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Sunderland marks the easterly end of the 140-mile C2C (Coast to Coast) route. The C2C cycle trail from Whitehaven in Cumbria to Sunderland is Britain's most popular long distance route, with up to 15,000 cyclists completing it every year.

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