10 of the most popular places for food in Sunderland after relaxing of lockdown rules

This week saw the relaxing of lockdown rules meaning pubs, restaurants and cafes are among the businesses allowed to reopen from July 4.

Thursday, 25th June 2020, 9:18 am
Some of Sunderland's favourite places to eat, according to Trip Advisor

To show what we’ve been missing, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best places for food in Sunderland, according to Trip Advisor reviews. While some city businesses will open on July 4 itself, others are awaiting further guidance and will open at a date the owners feel is safe for their staff and customers. Updates are being posted on individual business’s social media platforms. For a run-down of popular pubs see here.

Known for its friendly service and purse-friendly prices, Aperitif is usually a great choice for pre-theatre dining. During lockdown it's been doing a collection and delivery service for customers who've been missing its menu.
A reliably good local restaurant, The Scullery has plenty of choice on the menu and is great for family get togethers. It also has a well-designed bar for post-dinner drinks.

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A regular winner in the Sunderland Echo Curry House of the Year competition, Yuvraaj is a sleek and stylish Indian restaurant in a historic building. Expect great service and classic dishes done well.
A quaint tearoom full of charm and Alice in Wonderland-themed paraphernalia, regulars will be looking forward to heading here for a cuppa and cake when it gets back to business.
A long-standing restaurant in the city, San Marino offers some of the best Italian food in the area. Its focaccia is particularly popular, with good reason.
One of the city's best-loved Indian restaurants, Spice Empire has great views over the Minster and offers a good menu that won't break the bank.
A consistently popular restaurant, D'Acqua offers dishes you won't find elsewhere in the city centre. Again, make sure to check its social media for its opening date.
There was much excitement when this cafe reopened its doors last year following a devastating fire in 2018. When it reopens after lockdown you can look forward to dishes such as Japanese Chicken Teriyaki, Japanese Chicken Curry and Taiwanese Braised Pork.
ENFES has been offering Turkish cuisine for delivery or collection during lockdown, satisfying people's hunger for moussaka, hummus and falafel.
Already open for takeaway options, head here for fresh sandwiches, hot dips, breakfast butties, jacket potatoes, meal deals and more.