8 of the most underrated eateries in and around Sunderland
With such a plethora of exciting and established restaurants in the Sunderland area, it's hardly surprising that the odd outstanding eatery goes under the local foodie's radar.
Here are eight restaurants and cafes in the Sunderland area which don't get the credit they're due.
The Good Apple Cafe
The Good Apple Cafe is Sunderland's first Vegetarian cafe (Photo: JP)
Since it became Sunderland's first all-vegetarian cafe in 2013, this Derwent Street eatery has delighted locals and student's with its affordable and delicious food.
For under a fiver you can start the day with a breakfast of scrambled tofu on toast, or enjoy a roast vegetable and hummus bagel for lunch.
Visit: 18 Derwent Street, SR1 3NU - goodapplecafe.co.uk
Port of Call
This city bar and restaurant pays homage to Sunderland's ship-building past with its "industrial feel" interior.
The trendy joint takes pride in its locally sourced ingredients and serves up hearty dishes of comfort food.
Visit: 1 Park Lane, SR1 3NX - portofcall.co
City Bistro offers fine-dining at an excellent price (Photo: Creo Communications)
Delicious high end food is on offer at a very reasonable price at this training restaurant which nourishes the talent of local up-and-coming chefs.
Led by head chef Kelvin Linstead, the young band of cooks deliver delicious plates of traditional British grub using seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.
Diners can enjoy two fantastic courses for £10.95 or three for £12.95
Visit: Park Ln, Sunderland SR1 3NX - citycampus.site
No 4. Cafe and Bistro
Situated just to the north of the city in East Boldon No 4. Cafe and Bistro is a wonderful spot for a light lunch and a piece of cake.
The family run eatery's sharing board of chorizo, halloumi, cod and smoked salmon is particularly popular - as is there delicious chocolate orange cake.
Visit: Station Road, East Boldon, NE36 0LE - facebook.com/No4cafe.bistro
Shagorika serves up delicious traditional Indian food (Photo: JP)
Sunderland isn't short of great Indian restaurants - and the Shagorika is right up there with the best of them.
The Queen's Parade restaurant rarely disappoint with their distinctive takes on traditional Indian favourites.
Visit: 3 Queen's Parade, SR6 8DA - theshagorika.co.uk
Daniela's Fish Bar
Daniela's in East Boldon doesn't have the appearance of your typical fish and chip bar, with its immaculate and stylish modern decor.
Presented with a sprig of parsley and a wedge of lemon the fish and chips on offer are among the best in the North East.
Visit: 58 Front Street, East Boldon, NE36 0SH - facebook.com/danielasfishbar
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Run by Stirks Butchers, it's hardly surprising that the quality of meat on offer at The Broadway is exceptional.
From an 8 ounce fillet of beef, to a mammoth 22 ounce T-Bone this steakhouse will satisfy even the largest appetites.
Visit: 30A Wavendon Crescent, SR4 8LW - stirksbutchers.com
Despite being relatively new on the Sunderland food scene, this italian-style cafe is already making a positive impression on customers.
Serving up delicious, bowls of pasta and plates of pizza in an unpretentious environment, Cafe Farah is an ideal spot for a relaxed lunch.
Visit: 103 - 105 High Street West, SR1 1TX - facebook.com/CafeFarah.Sunderland