Venues announced for next month’s Sunderland Restaurant Week

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New venues The Coffin Club, Papa’s Tapas, The Dead Rabbit, Royal Thai, The Chop House at The Dun Cow and Turkish restaurant, Grand Didyma, are among the city eateries that will be whetting diners’ appetites for the second Sunderland Restaurant Week.

They will be joining long-standing city centre restaurants, such as Asiana Fusion, Barnett’s and Angelo’s Ristorante, for the discount eating scheme, which runs from March 11-19.

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Over the coming weeks more restaurants, cafes and bars will be added to the event, which is organised by Sunderland Business Improvement District with the backing of Sunderland Business Partnership.

The second event follows last year’s inaugural September launch, which saw some venues increasing footfall by up to 40 per cent and brought in an estimated £250,000 boost to the local economy.

Gemma Dishman, marketing and communications manager at Sunderland BID, said the BID is delighted to see such an eclectic range of eateries getting behind the event.

“Our first Restaurant Week was a huge success but with a strong mix of new city dining spots and well-loved favourites on board, we’re positive the next one will be even better,” she said.

“It’s a chance for businesses to not only encourage the people of the city to visit new restaurants and return to old favourites but to also draw in food fans from further afield and showcase what Sunderland has to offer.”

The first week saw people travelling from Northumberland, Teesside and Durham to Sunderland to experience restaurants across the city.

Restaurants, bars or cafes wanting to take part in the event should contact Natalie.dellow@bidsunderland.co.uk or call 0191 562 3130.