Exciting things are coming to Sunderland, especially if you’re a bit of a foodie like me.
Let me introduce to you, the first Sunderland Restaurant Week. Following in a similar path to the ever successful, Newcastle Restaurant Week, Sunderland are boasting a variety of eateries on board serving up £10 and £15 special menus for one week only (and conveniently the week my birthday falls on – how kind!) Sounds good right?
I went along for a little preview of some restaurants taking part, in a safari supper style evening and trust me, you’re in for a treat. If slow cooked ribs and big american style dishes are your bag, Café Purple is the place to go (and the cheeseboard we were served as ‘nibbles’ was incredible – I could’ve stayed there all night, but it was only our first stop!) Port Of Call serve up some lovely looking cocktails and seafood and it’s conveniently right beside Café Purple, so you can always pop back in to enjoy their 2-4-1 cocktails on Fridays. Next time I’m leaving the car at home and having gin, Fri-yay indeed!
The Funky Indian tapas was really fun, with a seriously good selection on their menu to reflect the different dishes across India. Check out their deep fried cauliflower, you will not be disappointed. If you’ve got any food allergies, they’ve clearly display what’s gluten free, veggie and vegan and can sometimes make specific dishes to suit your needs. I’m definitely heading back!
Safari supper preview arranged by PR, All words and photos my own. I really do love a cheese board.