Best Restaurants in Sunderland

If you're looking for the best restaurants in Sunderland, you've certainly come to the right place. Here at Visit North East England, we know all of the top spots so, whether you're looking for some great restaurants near the Sunderland Empire Theatre, or you're staying by the sea and would like to enjoy an authentic Italian meal, we've got you covered.


Sunderland is also a very diverse city, which means you can have your choice of a wide variety of cuisines. There are huge ranges of Asian, Indian, and Italian restaurants in Sunderland, among others. Check out our pick of the best below.

 

Angelo’s Ristorante ·

Address: 48 West Sunniside, Sunderland, SR1 1BA

If you're looking to enjoy a tasty Italian meal in beautiful surroundings, Angelo's Ristorante is the perfect place for you. Set in a Grade II listed building, it's a truly impressive establishment, and the food is beautiful too. Its kitchen staff pride themselves on creating incredible dishes inspired by Campania and the Amalfi coast. If you're looking for a true taste of Italy, this is the place to go.

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Asiana Fusion Restaurant ·

Address: Echo Building, West Wear Street, Sunderland, SR1 1XD

Providing sweeping views of the River Wear, Asiana Fusion Restaurant offers a truly spectacular dining experience. If you're celebrating a special occasion, or simply want to plan a great date night, this is the perfect restaurant to suit your needs. As the name suggests, its menu is full of Asian dishes with a twist, and there are even banquet options that will certainly ensure your party is well-fed.

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The Chesters ·

Address: Chester Road, Sunderland, SR4 7DR

If you would like to try a traditional pub lunch while you're visiting the city of Sunderland, The Chesters is the perfect place to do just that. Offering a whole host of British classics, from a full English breakfast, to fish and chips and a Sunday roast, its menu has all of the local favourites. Plus, it shows a lot of the biggest sporting events and its fully stocked bar has everything you could possibly want.

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Miller & Carter Sunderland ·

Address: Newcastle Road, Sunderland, SR5 1JT

If you have a hankering for a steak while you're visiting Sunderland, pay Miller & Carter a visit! It's an elegant but relaxed steakhouse that serves expertly cooked 30-day aged steaks — it's truly a meat eater's paradise. There are also some beautiful desserts and fancy cocktails on the menu, which will help to make your meal all the more special.

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Enfes ·

Address: 3 Derwent Street, Sunderland, SR1 3NT

If you're a fan of Turkish cuisine, Enfes is a great little restaurant that's well worth a visit. It serves all of the classics, from moussaka to falafel, and you can wash it all down with a pint of Turkish beer. The décor is fantastic, the staff are incredibly friendly, and the food is delicious. What more could you want?

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Yuvraaj Restaurant ·

Address: 6-7 Douro Terrace, Sunderland, SR2 7DX

Yuvraaj Restaurant is the ideal place to enjoy a fancy Indian meal. So, if you're celebrating a special occasion on your travels, or you simply want to treat yourself and your party, this is a fantastic choice. This family-run restaurant has a very friendly atmosphere and serves some absolutely exquisite dishes — we're sure you'll remember a meal here for many years to come.

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La Vina ·

Address: 42 Front Street, Cleadon, Sunderland, SR6 7PG

Located just outside the city in Cleadon, La Vina is a beautiful tapas restaurant that prides itself on providing its customers with authentic, home-cooked Spanish food. The eatery has a very welcoming atmosphere and its dishes are great value for money — plus, it's a great choice for groups, as there's such a wide range of options on the menu. La Vina is well worth the trip out of Sunderland city centre!

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Arabesque ·

Address: 144 High Street West, Sunderland, SR1 1UN

If you would like to enjoy a taste of Egypt while you're visiting Sunderland, make sure you head down to Arabesque. With beautiful décor and incredibly attentive staff, this restaurant offers a truly fantastic dining experience. From mezze platters to falafel and grilled meats, the menu offers all of the classics, and there are plenty of options for those with different dietary requirements, too!

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D’Acqua ·

Address: 28 John Street, Sunniside, Sunderland, SR1 1JG

D'Acqua is on a mission to provide its customers with the best quality food possible, using local and fresh produce. Its menu offers British, French, and Italian dishes that are cooked beautifully, and the restaurant is set in the basement of a Grade II listed building, which helps to create a cosy ambience. If you and your friends or family can't decide what kind of meal you would like to go for tonight, D'Acqua is the best place to go.

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Mexico 70 ·

Address: 312 High Street West, Sunderland, SR1 3ET

If you're searching for a great restaurant close to the Sunderland Empire Theatre, Mexico 70 is a fantastic choice. As the name would suggest, this casual eatery serves Mexican classics, from nachos and tacos to fajitas and loaded fries. There are also plenty of great drinks on offer, from margaritas to shots of tequila. Situated right next to the theatre, Mexico 70 is the perfect choice if you’re wanting to see a show after your meal.

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