Success on the menu for latest Sunderland Restaurant Week

Diners in Sunderland proved there’s a real appetite when it comes to eating out in the city as the most recent Sunderland Restaurant Week proved the most successful ever.

From September 17-25, a record 56 restaurants, bars and cafés took part in the event, which saw diners able to take advantage of special menus priced at £5, £10 and £15 – boosting the city’s economy by an estimated £286,800 during the week.

Organised by Sunderland BID, the event has become a staple on the city calendar, taking place twice a year.

New restaurant My Delhi took part in the event and the team was delighted with the response.

“It was our first Restaurant Week in Sunderland and it’s been a huge success,” said Elahi Shah Amin, director of My Delhi. “We’ve really enjoyed being a part of it and got to welcome lots of new diners. As soon as it was announced we started getting reservations weeks in advance. It’s great to see the initiative create such a buzz in the city, and we now can’t wait for the next one. Well done to all those involved.”

Sharon Appleby, chief executive of Sunderland BID, said: “Sunderland Restaurant Week is always really popular. The fact that we have so many new and exciting restaurants coming into the city has certainly helped give it a real boost this time, as well as the opportunity for people to visit some of the long-standing places to eat. It’s been a record event for us, both in terms of the economic impact and the number of venues taking part so it really is brilliant news all round. We can now start looking forward to next year’s event by which time we should have even more restaurants and bars open in the city centre, which hopefully means that we can continue to grow.”

Sign up to our news
You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us.