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Restaurants

Restaurants

Find the best restaurants and cafes in Sunderland, where you can indulge your taste buds, soak up the culture and unwind after a long day.  

Sunderland is home to some of the best places to eat in the region, and the variety of cuisines on offer means that there's a little something for everyone. 

Plan a perfect dining experience at Sunderland's top restaurants, where you can grab a bite to eat before a night at the theatre, or tuck into a family meal that the kids will love. Or, take a working lunch in Sunderland city centre, while Sunderland's most popular brunch spots serve the best breakfasts, snacks and sandwiches to keep you nourished all day. 

If you're searching for a more relaxed meal, or food-to-go, Sunderland's cafes - which range from quaint to quirky - provide perfect spots to take a coffee break, whether its pastries or a slice of cake you prefer. Meanwhile,  STACK Seaburn serves up delicious street food alongside entertainment and a bustling social scene. 

With so many good places to eat in Sunderland, it's hard to choose just one. You can even follow up with a cocktail or two at Sunderland's bars and pubs, or bring along your canine companions to the top pet-friendly cafes in the region.

Discover the best places to eat in Sunderland below...

The Rosedene

Originally a grand Georgian mansion built as part of a smaller estate in 1830 and was known as Cresswell House. It was pulled 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 traditional pub food in the bar and in its restaurant, it is very popular with the locals.

The Scullery Pier Point

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!

The Stables

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 walls.

The Washington Arms

In the heart of the picturesque old village, Washington Arms overlooks the village green. A great place to relax during the day and at night a new special menu offer is introduced. A great beer garden is the perfect place to unwind after a long week or day at work or after visiting the area. A great family pub with food and drink at reasonable prices.

The Wild Boar

This is a busy pub is very popular with the locals. A lively atmosphere kicks in once the evening begins. Good value food and special offers draw in the local crowd and regulars.

Wearside Farm

This family-friendly pub situated approx. 6 miles from the city centre near Nissan Manufacturing UK, serves pub classics and a traditional carvery. The pub has an indoor play area for children located within the dining area. Wearside Farm also offers a unique Cakeaway, a cabinet full of tempting home-made cakes just waiting to be taken home to be enjoyed in your own time.

William Jameson

This Wetherspoons based in the city centre serves good value pub food, light bites and snacks. In addition there are also real ales, lagers and reasonably priced spirits on sale too.

Yates's Wine Lodge

Situated opposite the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens and Mowbray Park, Yates's Wine Lodge is ideally located in the city centre. Good value meals are on offer, including 2 for 1 offers as well as sharers and pub favourites.

Liberty Browns

Liberty Brown's is a pizza house and grill as well as a bar selling cocktails, champagne and beers. Cocktail lessons are also on offer including a make and shake session. Live music adds to the lively atmosphere at Liberty Brown's which is located about 10 minutes by car from the city centre.

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