Sunderland residents can eat out for £5, £10 or £15 from this weekend as the city hosts its first Restaurant Week.

Nearly 50 restaurants are taking part as cuisines from around the world are set to be celebrated during the week-long event, which will run from September 24 - October 2.

Egyptian, Italian, Indian, Chinese and Thai restaurants in the city will be running special offers throughout the week, along with those who specialise in American favourites, desserts and “clean” eating.

Ken Dunbar, Chief Executive of Sunderland BID, is hoping the week will not only encourage the people of the city to visit new restaurants and return to old favourites but that also food fans from further afield will make the journey:

“I think many people may be surprised at the variety of restaurants we have in Sunderland. We have some superb, unique places to eat and we’re hoping that the first Eat Drink Sunderland Restaurant Week will give everyone the opportunity to explore what we have to offer. It’s also fantastic to see so many restaurants from across the city agreeing to participate and we are fully confident this will be an annual event.”

Ken Dunbar, Sunderland BID


  • Angelo's

  • Arabesque

  • Asiana Fusion

  • Barista Coffee Shop

  • Barnett's Restaurant

  • Bavaria

  • Biscops @ The Minster

  • Café Purple

  • Casa Italia

  • Crumb on in

  • D'Acqua

  • Dandy's Bar and Grill

  • Divino Pizzeria

  • Elephant Tea Rooms

  • Frankie & Benny's

  • Gatsby

  • Grosvenor Casino Restaurant

  • Independent/Holmeside Coffee

  • Karbon Grill at the Hilton Garden Inn

  • Longhorns

  • Love Deli

  • No18 Holmeside

  • No2 Church Lane

  • Olive Affaire

  • Papadoms

  • Port of Call

  • Revolution

  • The Saucy Burger

  • Serendipity

  • Shandiz

  • Spice Empire

  • Sweet Tooth Delivery

  • Thai Bay

  • The Cooper Rose

  • The Funky Indian

  • The Lambton Worm

  • The Old Vestry Tearooms

  • The Place Café

  • The Tipsy Cow

  • The William Jameson Thyme Restaurant

The full list of restaurants participating and the offers available can be found here.