Wednesday 14 March 2018

A Guide to Sunderland Restaurant Week 2018

Clear your diary, it's that time again! Sunderland Restaurant Week returns for the third year, giving us all the perfect excuse to turn off the oven and dine out every night. Running from Saturday 17 March to Sunday 25 March, there are over 35 restaurants taking part and it's a fantastic chance to try somewhere new in the city.

With so many restaurants and deals to choose from deciding where to book can be a little overwhelming so today I'm sharing some of my favourites to help you out.

Don't forget to check the website for any terms and conditions and be sure to book your table in advance!

A Guide to Sunderland Restaurant Week 2018
El Nido Mexicana

The Deal: Starter and a Burrito or 2 Tacos for £10.00 / add a side and dessert or cocktail for £15.00

If you love Mexican food then you need to get yourself to El Nido Mexicana for Restaurant Week for a chance to try some deliciously fiery homemade tacos and burritos. The only authentic Mexican dishes you'll find Wearside, the dishes at El Nido are packed with flavour and a real kick (this spice wuss always needs a jug of water by her side!) Washed down with some perfectly made cocktails, El Nido is a great choice for Restaurant Week with friends!

Find El Nido at: 46A Frederick Street, SR1 1NF

Sunderland Restaurant Week 2018 - El Nido
The Engine Room at the Fire Station 

The Deal: 3 courses for £15.00

The Restaurant Week Menu at The Engine Room is full of tempting treats including Deep Fried Halloumi with Chilli Jam, The Fire Station Burger and The Chocolate and Orange Torte (yes please). My personal recommendation is the Traditional Fish and Chips served with mushy peas and hand cut chips (I swear I've never seen such huge chips!). If you didn't already know, Wills and Kate visited The Fire Station a few weeks ago, so follow in the footsteps of Royalty and get yourself booked in for Restaurant Week.

Find The Engine Room: High Street West, SR1 3HA

Sunderland Restaurant Week 2018 - The Engine Room

No. 2 Church Lane

The Deal: Burger and Fries for £5.00 / Burger and Fries with a Starter or Dessert for £10.00 / Burger and Fries with a Starter and Dessert for £15.00

No. 2 Church Lane has become Sunderland's most loved burger destination since opening its doors last Summer and with over 15 burgers to choose from (including veggie and vegan) it's no surprise. Each burger comes fully loaded with a variety of toppings, all with really cool names (the Big Mackem really made me chuckle!) and the fries need to be seen to be believed. Cheesey Fries, Mega Fries and Holy Fries - this is the perfect place to head with your other half!

Find No. 2 Church Lane at: 2 Church Lane, SR1 3PT

Sunderland Restaurant Week 2018 - No. 2 Church Lane

The Peacock

The Deal: 3 courses for £15.00

My highlights of the Restaurant Week menu at The Peacock include Homemade Cheesy Nachos with Salsa and Sour Cream, Pan Fried 8oz Rump Steak and Warm Chocolate Brownie with Jaffa Ice-Cream. If you have a sweet tooth then make sure you book yourself in for Sunderland Restaurant Week because their desserts are something else!

Find The Peacock at: 287 High Street West, SR1 3ES

Sunderland Restaurant Week 2018 - The Peacock

For all of the menus and details of the restaurants taking part be sure to check the website! Make sure you let me know where you're planning to go and don't forget to share your foodie picture on social media using the hashtag #eatdrinksunderland

I was invited to a Safari Supper showcasing menus of the restaurants mentioned in this post and enjoyed a complimentary selection of dishes. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 


  1. Oh the Mexican restaurant looks fab - thanks for popping it on my radar. I really think the NE is lacking in indie Mexican restaurants so it's great to know there's one out there x

    1. It's a great little spot! Although Sunderland is a bit of a trek it definitely is somewhere worth heading to for the evening!

  2. Cheesy nachos at The Peacock!! YUM!!!!! Katie x


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