The sun is shining and the city is alive with al fresco dining. Here’s our guide on a few spots around the city where you can enjoy eating outdoors 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, coastal cuisines or 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 restaurants social distancing and pre-booking guidelines and look forward to treating those taste buds this summer – happy eating!


Miller & Carter













Looking to enjoy a steak summer on the streets of Wearside? Miller & Carter Sunderland is the answer to all your meat cravings. With ample outdoor seating, these meat masters are one of the city’s best destinations to enjoy a slice of fine dining. Try a delicious 16oz ribeye steak with all the trimmings, combine it with a chilled Peroni or Aperol Spritz and you’re onto a winner.


The Ivy House

The Ivy House is one of the city’s most popular watering holes and it’s an ideal spot to kick back with some delicious scran, soak up the summer rays and live your best life. Standing tall on Worcester Terrace, this local pub comes complete with outdoor seating, banging bait and an array of guest ales.


Liberty Brown













Liberty Brown is one of the city’s most popular cocktail and dining hangouts. Why not watch the world go by from their outdoor seating area while enjoying one of their signature cocktails? Pair that with a tiger prawn linguine or penne arrabbiata and you’re set for a lush afternoon in the sun.


Poetic License Bar

Whistle on over to the Roker Riviera and soak up the summer rays  at Poetic License Bar. Overlooking the beautiful seaside, Poetic License offers a wide variety of scrumptious dishes, serene views and an abundance of refreshing drinks too. From hanging kebabs, fresh flatbreads and sensational salads, Poetic License is a great spot to stop, chill out and indulge this August.


Mamma Italia













You can experience some of the city’s finest Italian dishes over at this local favourite. Featuring all your favourite Italian dishes such as spaghetti carbonara, pollo cacciatora and Pascal’s lush ravioli Positano, Mamma Italia is a great spot to indulge. They’re taking part in all the Eat Out to Help Out fun only on Wednesdays, so check out their Facebook page below and get booked in.


The Rabbit

The Rabbit is the quintessential place for a hearty meal and a classic tipple or two in the sun. Smack bang in the city centre on High Street West, The Rabbit is serving all things tasty; chicken curry, fresh pies and their iconic Yorkshire pudding wrap. With a cool rooftop terrace serving up vibes all summer long, The Rabbit is a solid choice this summer.


Coppertree Cafe













Cake fanatics are in for a treat too. Coppertree Cafe are getting involved with the Eat Out to Help Out scheme and they’ve even opened up their patio area for diners too! Think Biscoff cupcakes, plate pies and giant slabs of fresh quiche – to die for! So, head online and give them some love on Facebook below – because there’s nothing like tucking into a peach melba in the baking sun.


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