From proper pizza to pork belly - 11 great Sunderland Restaurant Week offers

Chef Andy Barnett in his restaurant Barnett's in Frederick Street, Sunderland.

Chef Andy Barnett in his restaurant Barnett's in Frederick Street, Sunderland.

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Hungry for some bargain dishes?

Saturday sees the launch of Sunderland’s first ever Restaurant Week. Being held to celebrate the city’s increasingly diverse range of eateries, the event sees a host of restaurants offering bargain deals of two and three course menus for £10 or £15.

Divino Pizza chef Alex Contini

Divino Pizza chef Alex Contini

The event will also shine a light on cafes who will be offering £5 deals for the duration of Eat Drink Sunderland Restaurant Week, which runs from September 24 until October 2.

Around 50 venues across Wearside are taking part in the week, from Asiana in the city centre, to Fiume in Washington and Bojangles Cafe in Sea Road.

To take advantage of the offers you have to download the vouchers for the restaurant you wish to visit from http://www.experienceithere.co.uk/offers/restaurant-week and present it before ordering. It’s also advisable to book ahead during the week as many offers require a pre-booking.

Here’s highlights of some of the offers you can tuck into:

Fiume, Washington

Fiume, Washington

•Barnett’s, Frederick Street - this hidden gem in the city centre is offering three courses for £15 on options such as scallops on black pudding and pan-fried pigeon breast.

•Bavaria, Vine Place - Still not sampled Sunderland’s first bierkeller, then this is a wunderbar offer for you: two courses for £10. Offer runs everyday from 11.30am to 8.30pm. (Excluding the mains - Grillwurstl Schmankerl and Mann Gegen Essen)

•D’Acqua - One of the city’s most popular venues is offering a special menu of three courses for £15, which includes choices such as six hour slow roasted pork belly and brisket yorkshire pudding. Note: The offer does not include Saturdays or Sundays and the restaurant is closed all day on Tuesdays.

•Divino Pizzeria, Burdon Road - love a proper pizza? This pizzeria is offering two courses for £10 (main course and dessert) or three courses for £15.

Papadoms on High Street West, Sunderland

Papadoms on High Street West, Sunderland

•Crumb on In, Holmeside - this friendly cafe in the city centre is offering a savoury dish or cake and hot or cold drink for £5.

•Fiume, Washington - this Italian favourite will be offering two courses for £8.95 and three courses for £11.95. Offer available Monday to Thursday, 12pm to 7pm, Friday and Saturday, 12pm to 5pm and Sunday 5pm to 7pm.

•Karbon Grill, Hilton Garden Inn - try out one of the city’s newest restaurants with a daytime offer of coffee and cake for £5 or enjoy two courses for £10 or three for £15 from a special Restaurant Week menu. Note: this offer excludes Saturdays.

•Papadoms, Sunniside - sample authentic Indian street food with three course for £15. Offers excludes king prawn options.

Elephant tea rooms

Elephant tea rooms

•Elephant Tea Rooms - £5 offer on an assortment of Danish Pastries with a pot of House Blend Teas. If you prefer coffee that’s fine too. You can also enjoy two courses for £10 or three courses for £15 from a Restaurant Week menu, which includes crispy Korean chicken wings and pearl barley risotto.

•Funky Indian, Borough Road - Indian tapas fans can enjoy three courses for £15 Tuesday to Friday and Sunday evenings.

•Fat Buddha, Seaburn - special lunch offer of three courses for £10, including favourites such as Thai green curry. This offer runs Monday - Saturday noon - 4pm and excludes Sunday.