Sunderland is a city with a difference - a modern, bustling centre that is balanced with a relaxing green environment, stunning coastal scenery and a refreshing attitude to life.
In Sunderland, quality of life and quality of environment go hand in hand. The rapidly improving city centre has an enviable location, set right on the mouth of the River Wear next to a beautiful coastline and surrounded by easily accessible countryside. Add to that a range of outstanding heritage, cultural and sporting attractions and you'll find that Sunderland has everything you need for an ideal short break.
The Sunderland Empire Theatre is the only theatre between Leeds and Edinburgh large enough to host major West End shows.
St Peters Church, together with St Paul’s church in Jarrow, is to be the UK’s nomination for UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2010.
The award winning Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens is another must-see attraction in Sunderland, where the museum tells the city’s story from its early foundations to the present day accompanied by the stunning indoor winter gardens, boasting over 2,000 tropical flowers and plants.
For the energetic types, the Sunderland Wall and Silksworth Sports Complex offer climbing, skiing and snowboarding while the Marine Activities Centre, located close to the beautiful coastline, boasts facilities for windsurfers and kayakers.
So, whether you're after relaxation, invigoration or both, Sunderland's distinctive mix of city, coast and countryside with its varying attractions will definitely be a breath of fresh air.
Alan has a long history as an award winning chef, working all around the globe. His latest ventures have seen him travel to war torn countries such as Africa, Iraq and Afghanistan and working in the British Embassy in Afghanistan. Alans latest job was an Operations Manager for the British Royal Marines and American Marines in Afghanistan where he oversaw 1,200 staff preparing 45,000 meals a day for our troops.
Grant is an ex-Royal Marine, who has also worked in personal security and managed a bar in Sunderland.
Together they have combined their experience to open Signatures, which specialises in wonderful home cooked traditional English dishes with a modern twist.
Address: Signatures Fine Dining, 34 West Sunniside, Sunderland, SR11BU
Station Taxis occupies a large premises at Riverside Road in Southwick, Sunderland.We have recently purchased and installed a new state of the art telephone system which enables us to be more efficient when dealing with our customers calls.
We also operate using an automated dispatch system which means when you contact Station Taxis the system can automatically send the closest available car to you cutting down the time you wait for your taxi.
We also have taxi offices located at the Park Lane bus interchange and outside of the Sunderland train station so if you're in town and you need a taxi you can call into either of these offices and we will be happy to arrange a taxi for you.
Address: Station Taxis, Rverside Road, Sunderland, SR5 3JG
Sunderland's only four star hotel is the Sunderland Marriott. Located on the seafront overlooking the sandy beaches at Seaburn two miles north of the city centre. A full-service hotel offering modern, high quality accommodation for business and leisure travellers alike. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities - many enjoying sea views. The hotel also boasts three luxurious suite style rooms complete with a glazed rotunda overlooking the sea. The Sunderland Marriott Hotel features banqueting and conference facilities, cocktail bar, fine dining restaurant, private parking and superb leisure facilities. The hotel has recently undergone a £0.5 million bedroom refurbishment, completely upgrading a third of our existing bedrooms incorporating contemporary and modern design.
The waterfront in Sunderland has been transformed in recent years by extensive redevelopment including the impressive Marina complex at North Dock. Originally constructed by Brunel in 1837, the Dock has been renovated and extended to provide the modern Marina we now enjoy.
Sunderland Marina aims to provide top class facilities combined with friendly, efficient service. The Marina is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round and is dedicated to provide a personal service to all users and their families.
The Marina consists of 113 fore-and-aft moorings, 26 un-serviced berths and 88 fully serviced pontoon berths.
Welcome & Benvenuti
At Rustico we pride ourselves for offering an wholesome take on contemporary Italian cuisine to suit all tastes and occasions. We've created a simple and affordable menu such as our finest homemade meatballs & pate, traditionally stone baked pizzas & delicious pasta dishes by using only the finest Italian and local ingredients in the accompany of award winning Italian wines and beers to deliver an unforgettable experience..
We are situated on one the major routes in and out of the Sunderland city centre close to Saint Peter's metro station, slap bang in the middle of North Bridge Street. Inside, it's a little haven from the hustle and bustle outside with its traditional Italian restaurant charm.
Providing both casual and fine dining Rustico is very much an upbeat destination for all food lovers. There is also an elegant bar offering a bar menu with a mouth watering choice of regional Italian wines.
Address: Rustico Restorant, 10-11 North Bridge Street, Sunderland, SR5 1AB
Sunderland's best and biggest Oriental Buffet Restaurant. Set in comfortable, modern surrounding. With Over 80 Varieties Of Different Dishes Served Daily. Wine & Beer A Available From Our Fully Licenced Bar. Seating Over 250 People, Karaoke Function Room are avaerable, Party Bookings Welcome!
Address: Panda Oriental buffet, 25-26 Holmeside, Sunderland, SR1 3JE
Welcome to Asiana Fusion Restaurant
Asiana Fusion Restaurant takes inspiration from the finest of
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You’ll delight in our fusion of the many regional cultures and influences to be found in Asian food – the style and delicacy of Thai and Malaysian cooking, the famous culinary heritage of China, the diversity of tastes from the islands of Indonesia and the freshness and simplicity of Vietnamese dishes.
Al Pacino is located in Sunderland, on Church Street. Now with Just-Eat.co.uk you’re able to place your order online in a smart way with no extra costs. Amazing offers & glorious dishes are available on our menu. All you favourite Pizzas are only a few clicks away from you. So place your order now for collection or delivery & enjoy it ! Al Pacino is open every day from 17:00 to 01:00.
Address: Al Pacino, 131 Church Street, Sunderland, SR60DT
We are a small family ran guest house , we have single, double, twin, triple and family rooms most ensuite ,prices start from £15 pppn. Smoking/non smoking rooms ,pets and disabled welcome .We are situated 5 mins from beach, stadium of light, town and metro