While cafes, pubs and restaurants have had to close their doors to sit in custom as part of the restrictions, many still offer a takeout or delivery service. We’ve rounded up some of the ways you can still support local businesses from the comfort of home, from ordering a meal at San Marino in Chester Road, to getting the beers in from Darwin Brewery in Sunderland Enterprise Park.
For a guide to coffee shops open for takeout in Sunderland and Seaham see here.
And for breweries and distilleries doing drinks deliveries see here.
1. Mexico 70
Mexico 70 do a takeaway kebab pop up on weekends. They take calls from 4pm to 8pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays to book slots for collection or delivery on Friday and Saturdays. Choose from chicken, pork, beef or falafel kebabs and a selection of sides. You can also add draught beer, such as Erdinger, and cocktails, such as margaritas and espresso martinis, on your delivery order. £3 delivery to SR1-SR6 postcodes. Tel: 0191 567 3720.
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2. Port of Call, Sunderland and Seaham branches
Port of Call has reintroduced its Express Menu at its Sunderland and Seaham sites with options such as surf n turf gyros and meatball calzone. At the Seaham site there's free delivery to SR7 or 10% off if you collect. Tel: 0191 513 1117. In Sunderland you can order through Just Eat or through their Facebook page for collection with 10% off.
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3. The Saltgrass
The Saltgrass has launched a ‘pouch to couch’ drinks delivery service to brighten people’s lockdown weekends. Some of the pub’s most popular drinks, including craft ales from Tiny Rebel Brewery, as well as nine different cocktail varieties, such as Pink Gin Fizz and Pornstar Martini, are put in 1litre pouches which are then delivered to your door. Prices are £10 per litre for a cocktail, with Pornstar Martini priced £20, and £4.50 for a litre of Tiny Rebel brews, Club Tropicana, Good Times and Hello Goodbye. There’s an additional charge of £1 per pouch and £3 delivery to SR1-SR6 postcodes. Deliveries are made from noon to 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays. You will need to pre-order through direct message on the pub’s Facebook page for a delivery slot.
4. The Jacket Inn, Kayll Road
Sunderland's only dedicated Jacket Potato deli do a good range of hot and cold choices. The Jacket Inn is open 9am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday. You can order for delivery on 07444 496 408.