The city is alive with the sound of food. Here’s our guide on a few spots where you can enjoy eating in Sunderland thanks to The Eat Out To Help Out scheme…


Each week, we’ll be posting a rundown of our much-loved eateries taking part in the scheme. From al fresco dining, city centre chow-downs and pub food classics, keep your eyes peeled on our social media accounts as we guide you through a summer of food.

While you’re out and about, don’t forget to tag us in your foodie dates using #Sunderlandvibe!

Remember to check out each individual restaurant’s social distancing and pre-booking guidelines and look forward to treating those taste buds this summer — happy eating!


Port of Call














Serving up some of the best feel-good dishes in the city, Port of Call is a fine choice this August. Whether you’re out for date night, a friendly catch up or a meal with family, this city centre spot has it all. 


Roma Restaurant

Roma is the go-to for all your Italian eats. Pair your creamy mushroom Montana with crispy potato skins, grab a full-bodied red white and don’t miss desert. With bold interiors and bold flavours, you’ll be wined and dined in stylish settings. 
















Tosca is the go-to for city centre eats like Argentinian beef and fresh fish. Nestled over on Derwent Street, they’ve got mid-morning brunch and late night drinks covered. 


Shandiz Restaurant

Located on Vine Place, Shandiz is a small business offering mighty flavours. Specialising in Persian and Mediterranean food, menu highlights include the kofta Arabic wrap and salmon fillet marinated in lime and herbs. 


Spice Empire














Situated on Church Lane, Spice Empire is in a great position for all those curry connoisseurs out there. Expect quality specially sourced ingredients and high-quality dishes paired with a thirst-quenching drinks menu.   



It goes without saying that a visit to D’Aqcua should be on the agenda when you’re in the city. The menu is just as striking as the interiors, with authentic, hearty dishes alongside a distinctive wine menu. 


2 Church Lane













Not only does this Church Lane favourite knock up brilliant burgers using locally sourced produce, but their craft drink and cocktail offering is one of the city’s best. Go for a chicken burger and pair it with a cool IPA. 


Mumbai Silk

In the mood for an Indian? Mumbai Silk has got you sorted. This much-loved curry house serves high-grade Indian classics, vegetarian specials and world-class fusion cuisine. Pair it with a freezing-cold Cobra and you’re winning this summer. 


Luciano’s Ristorante 














One of the nicest restaurants in town, Luciano’s is all about homemade, hearty Italian scran with bold flavour. Expect perfect pizzas, lush lasagna and exquisite interiors. This city centre restaurant will definitely impress. 



Apertif has it all. Focussing on powerful flavours, this High Street West spot has garnered quite a reputation among foodies . Taste your way through stone baked pizzas or fragrant chicken dishes and you’ll have a new favourite restaurant.  


808 Bar & Kitchen 














We’re still reeling from our delicious visit to 808. Positioned on Thomas Street, this chilled out spot is a great choice whether it’s breakfast, dinner or after-work drinks. Food is inspired from countries all around the world, so you can expect an eclectic variety of plates at a great price. 


Angelo’s Ristorante

Located in Sunniside, this sleek venue is all about laid back dining. With hearty starter options alongside a sumptuous Italian menu featuring pasta, fish dishes and tender steak options, this is one for hungry Mackems. 


Asiana Fusion Restaurant














From mouthwatering chow meins to drool-worthy dishes, this pan Asian restaurant is a city centre icon. Head to the Echo 24 building for spring rolls, satay chicken and curries washed down with cocktails. 


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