Feel the love and fill your bellies at some of our favourite date-night spots in and around Sunderland! The perfect foodie spots for Valentine’s Day feasts, topped off with sparkling cocktails, delicious wine and more. Check them out, book a table and settle in for a night of romance and ridiculously-good grub!


Looking for an intimate location in the heart of the city centre? Look no further than D’Acqua, where you can enjoy a range of sumptuous starters, perfect pasta and hand-crafted cocktails, guaranteed to make Valentine’s Day that extra special.

Complete with ambient lighting and French oak flooring, D’Acqua is the ideal spot to treat your partner.


Valentine’s Afternoon Tea

Grab your loved ones and head over to the National Glass Centre for a romantic afternoon tea!

Indulge in a selection of delicious sandwiches, dive into freshly made fruit scones with accompanying jam before rounding off with a selection of sumptuous cakes.


Mumbai Silk

Say yes to a fiery date at Mumbai Silk on Duorro Terrace.

Renowned for its expert use of spice and all things nice, treat your other half to the chef’s special hyderabadi sakar – a slow-cooked lamb dish that falls apart with very little prompt!


Oak Tree Farm

Nothing says I love you more than a huge Sunday roast! So why not head over to Oak Tree Farm and indulge in out-of-this-world Sunday lunch?

Tuck into succulent meats that have been slow-cooked in farmhouse ovens for 14 hours, dig in to fresh, seasonal veg and indulge in giant Yorkshire puds and fluffy roasties!

With prices starting from just £4.99, Oak Tree Farm is a wallet-friendly go-to that’s guaranteed to hit the spot this Valentine’s Day!


Borneo Bistro

This tasty Sunderland icon has finally lifted the shutters after a major revamp!

Impress your date with a foodie show of strength and tackle their buffet menu; we’re talking piles of zesty lemon chicken fillets, tons of vegetable chow mein and beef rendang!

After all, if they’re not stir-crazy about fab food from all corners of the globe, are they even the one for you?!


Fountain Garden

Grab the knives and forks, stick your favourite Netflix show on and dive head- first into Fountain Garden’s special set dinner menu.

Take your tastebuds on a delicious trip to the Far East and tuck into crispy spring rolls, barbecued spare ribs, succulent chicken Szechuan chilli and brilliant beef with peppers and black bean sauce.

Round it all off with a tub of your favourite ice cream for a Valentine’s Day to remember.


Saffron Indian

Treat your other half to an award-winning Indian takeaway. Saffron Indian on Fulwell Road has your Valentine’s Day takeaway night in sorted. Light the candles, pop open some of that remaining Christmas bubbly and dive into a beautiful, creamy makhani, made with rich cream, ground almonds and coconut.


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