Sunderland BID gets its teeth into Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week, which showcases the best places to eat across Sunderland, is set to return September 25-October 3.

Organiser Sunderland BID is looking for restaurants, pubs, bars and cafés which want to sign up to take part.

In previous years, the event was a huge success, with restaurants seeing an increase in trade during quieter periods and attracting new customers.

The city’s first Restaurant Week was held in 2017, with participants recording as much as a 40% increase in footfall and a £250,000 boost to the local economy.

Since then, the event has gone from strength to strength and the hope is it can fully return and attract diners from across the region.

Participating venues are asked to put together £5, £10 and £15 deals for the week.

Sharon Appleby, chief executive of Sunderland BID, said it would a great opportunity for people to sample the city’s diverse food scene. She said: “We all know how hospitality has been badly hit over the past year but we are very lucky in Sunderland that the restaurant scene has not only survived but is thriving. We have some absolutely amazing places to eat across the city now which is helping to strengthen our offer. Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity for people to try new places or visit somewhere they may not have been for a while and at the same time help support the local economy.”

Any venue which would like to get involved should email

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