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D'Acqua Restaurant

Basement 26 John Street, Sunderland SR1 1JG, England
+44 191 565 1988
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Basement 26 John Street, Sunderland SR1 1JG, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a great birthday meal with my wife on the evening of Friday 15th. Linda had crab cakes as a starter. Too little crab and a bit of shell in it. I had squid. Fabulous Mains rib eye and chicken were both excellent Very good...More

Thank Gordon A
Reviewed 1 week ago

A recent visit found excellent quality food, service and presentation. The restaurant is suitable for couples or larger groups and would definitely use for special occasions. They offer two or three corse specials but due to popularity you need to book early

Thank maxine s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely Sunday lunch went for birthday treat nice atmosphere and attentive staff will certainly go again highly recommended.

Thank jeanray73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, great staff and service, excellent value for money. Never been disappointed with any of the food I've had, plenty choices. Desserts to give up the diet for, highly recommend

Thank Gillynurse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to D'acqua a few times and it's always been good but it's getting better and better. Tonight's meal was exceptionally good. The caremalised popcorn cheesecake is to die for. Steak beautiful and staff as friendly as ever. Thank you.

Thank popmeg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be the best place to eat in Sunderland. Food unreal choice is class staff are top draw. They pride themselves of sourcing they produce local owner and head chief jimmy is also very accommodating to customers. I know people are supposed to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty awesome Sunday Sunday lunch , and great crab cakes for a starter , the roast beef was cooked perfectly and so were the veg , highly recommended

Thank David C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After not visiting for a couple of years, it was a treat to once again dip into such a beautifully enticing menu. It was no surprise to see that quality and creativity are still there in delightful abundance! Starters: The Garlic bread with cheese and...More

Thank Annette J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fantastic restaurant, visited for a birthday treat and pre ordered the seafood platter for two, it was amazing, absolutely huge, would have easily fed four people. The waiter kindly boxed up what we couldn't finish and told us it would be fine...More

Thank Deb227059
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here several times now and I have always loved the food.. The menu caters for everyone and for me its difficult to choose because it all sounds so good. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Nathan G
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Questions & Answers
Ken B
13 August 2017|
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Response from jimmy_dacqua85 | Property representative |
hi thanks for message. i can say 100% not oven chips. They are a new seaon maris piper which are blanched at low temp then again higher to crisp up. always are fresh never oven chips. sorry if they weren't to your taste... More
Lou Lou M
21 July 2017|
Response from jimmy_dacqua85 | Property representative |
of course we will be happy to offer a smaller portion
11 June 2017|
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Response from MissWa2013 | Reviewed this property |
Check out the menu online as menu is usually seasonal so options vary.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$47
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Basement 26 John Street, Sunderland SR1 1JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Sunderland
  • Phone Number: +44 191 565 1988
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Offering French, Italian cuisine in the former water company buildingSourcing local produce and serving quality food and serviceOpen for lunches & evenings
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