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Food and restaurants in Sunderland

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  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Aiming for a more 'up market' feel, the Salt House Kitchen serves an interesting and frequently-changing menu, with sea-food playing a big role. Think Sea Reared Trout with Curried Mussels, or Steak with Beetroot-infused Octopus. A three course meal is likely to be around £35-£40 per head, excluding drinks.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“For a busier night out start here in Revolution and then go on to any of the dozens of other bars in this area of the city. This is the nightlife hotspot area of Sunderland which is a great night out!”
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
  • 1 local recommends
Indian Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Flying the flag for Asian cuisine, the Fat Buddha is a popular bar and restaurant in the area. It overlooks the beach to the east, so is best enjoyed in Summer months, or in the afternoon. Another good venue for a celebration; it's open late and has a fairly up-beat atmosphere. The cocktails are definitely worth a try - the lychee martini is especially tasty! Service can be inconsistent, and be prepared to get your elbows out if you're out for a few drinks on a Bank Holiday!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“The Harvester is another good quality pub style restaurant serving similar food to the Fountain. Differences include the unlimited salad bar and the bar area is mostly used for having drink whilst waiting to be seated or after people have finished there meal. This gives it more of a restaurant atmosphere than the Fountain.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“There is a great daytime menu here, two courses of food for £7! The food is fab!”
  • 1 local recommends

Cafes

Car Wash
Restaurant
“Aiming for a more 'up market' feel, the Salt House Kitchen serves an interesting and frequently-changing menu, with sea-food playing a big role. Think Sea Reared Trout with Curried Mussels, or Steak with Beetroot-infused Octopus. A three course meal is likely to be around £35-£40 per head, excluding drinks.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Amazing coffee, freshly baked bread, home-made cakes and sandwiches, and once a month artisan doughnuts. This little cafe is small but perfectly formed, and the staff are super friendly. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
  • 1 local recommends
Café
Café
“So much more than a coffee shop, named for the famous Italian cyclist, these guys run cycling groups, fitness groups and a swimming club. Perched on the edge of the beach behind the harbour walls there's the lovely promenade outside to sit with your take-out, or plenty of space inside on a variety of comfy chairs. The home-made cakes are amazing, and huge! And they're conveniently located at the end of the sea-front walk from Whitburn to Roker, so you can refuel here for the walk back! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
  • 1 local recommends

Bakeries

Café
“Situated in the Roker Hotel this spacious coffee shop serves a generous afternoon tea as well as a good selection of sandwiches, confections and coffee, and fizz! Being part of the hotel they are open for breakfast from 6am (weekdays) and 7am at weekends with the usual, but still delicious variety on offer. Sunday Dinner is a reasonable Two Courses for just under £12, or an extra £2 to make it Three! ”
  • 1 local recommends