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...

Olive Affaire

Serving a great selection of truly authentic classic greek dishes to either eat in or take away.

808 Bar & Kitchen

Eat good - Drink good - Feel good is the motto of 808 Bar & Kitchen.

Amalfi's @ The Sun Inn

An Italian restaurant based in The Sun Inn in Houghton-le-Spring, approx. 6 miles from the city centre, offering a vast array of contemporary and traditional Italian dishes.

Angelo's Ristorante

Angelo's is an Italian restaurant set in a Grade II Listed building in the architecturally stunning Sunniside Gardens in the city centre, close to the cinema, casino, ten pin bowling and a multi storey car park.

Antico

At Antico in Sunderland, they serve great Italian food with an authentic Italian experience! Serving a delicious selection of pizzas, freshest pasta dishes and indulgent desserts!

Asiana Fusion

Located in the city centre, on the ground floor of the Echo 24 building on the south side of the River Wear, Asiana Fusion offers a varied menu of cuisine from China, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia and Indonesia in Asian inspired stylish decor.

Barnes Park Toby Carvery

The chefs start early at the Toby Carvery at Barnes Park, approx. 1 mile from the city centre, to give diners a chance to enjoy their all you can eat breakfast. Once breakfast is finished it is then time to work on the carvery menu. Freshly prepared slow-cooked joints of beef, turkey, and gammon with roasties and veg. Don't forget the home-made Yorkshire pud!

Bellini Restaurant

A modern rustic Italian restaurant in Seaburn close to the coast and approx. 3 miles from the city centre, serving traditional Italian dishes using a selection of local and Italian products.

Bungalow Café

A well-known landmark at the coast, located on the upper promenade at Roker, approx. 2 miles from the city centre, the Bungalow Café is a great place to visit if you are feeling a bit peckish from all the fresh sea air.

Cole Kitchen

Cole Kitchen serve delicious deli sandwiches and fantastic home baked cakes from their enviable location overlooking the Roker sea front.

Divan Khanah, Washington

Located on Elswick Road in Washington, approx. 8 miles from the city centre, it is popular with the locals and visitors. This well established Indian restaurant is known for its good value prices and large portions. A takeaway service is also available.

Esquires Coffee Shop

A speciality coffee house and café, selling Fairtrade beverages and gourmet snacks in a relaxed environment. A great place to watch all the shoppers go by in The Bridges, in the city centre.