Arabesque, based just a short distance from some of the city’s major attractions like the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, is the ideal destination for diners wanting to sample authentic Egyptian cuisine. Known for its diverse, historical influences and use of vegetables and legumes, Egyptian food is a hearty and filling, and Arabesque’s dishes – which include molokhia, a healthy and traditional Egyptian soup, and koshari, a popular risotto-style dish of rice, will not disappoint. Arabesque’s interior, full of authentic imported furnishings alongside flavoured shisha pipes and live belly dancing, add to the Egyptian dining experience.
Arabesque, 144 High Street West, Sunderland, UK, +44 (0)191 510 1110
Located just a short walk from Sunderland’s scenic Barnes Park, the city’s largest urban green space founded in 1909, is Juniper’s Pantry – a fine food delicatessen and café that offers afternoon tea, Sunday lunches and supper club-style evening meals. Juniper’s café menu features all-day breakfasts, hot and cold sandwiches and sharing boards, while Sunday lunches include prime cuts of meat with all the trimmings and supper club is a fancy affair with dishes like pheasant, partridge and venison pie served with potato puree seasonal greens, root vegetables and game gravy. Juniper’s Pantry also offers a number of cooking classes for budding cooks and recently opened a second branch in Sunderland’s Fulwell neighbourhood.
Juniper’s Pantry, The Barnes, 10 Silksworth Lane, Sunderland, UK, +44 (0)191 447 3292