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3rd Floor Marine Activities Centre Sunderland Marina Brunel Drive | Dame Dorothy Street, North Dock, Roker, Sunderland SR6 0PW, England
+44 191 510 0600
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

No real atmosphere to the place but Close to the harbour with views over the marina. Access isn't straightforward as if looks like a service door but once inside the welcome is friendly and the food is good. We had an Italian friend with us who declared it 'authentic'. Tasted good and the price was reasonable.

Thank Ian_shaw1
Sunderland, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Wow amazing visted on Saturday night and was taken to table straight away the staff were very attentive also very friendly; the service was outstanding by all the staff and especially the girls worked so hard. The drinks order was taken when we were sat down and served very quickly also we were given so much choice for our meal... More 

Thank dawnjarrett63
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We were a party of 17 who went for dinner for a 50th birthday celebration. We ate from the early bird set menu which was excellent value. The food was delicious and nobody was disappointed. The wine was very reasonably priced and there was a good atmosphere. The staff were friendly and accommodated all or requests. Will definitely return.

Thank LexyL123
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Went here the other day wasn't the best it wasn't the worst not a very nice entrance from the lift area and we were the only people In there. Could be cleaner windows dirty my pint glass was sticky and not clean and my son had food on his knife before he used it. Staff were lovely but not my... More 

1 Thank dnjbtm
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121 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Wonderful selection, wide views of the harbour and sea, good parking and transport links, full bar - romantic or for groups

Thank Devon S
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Had eaten at the restaurant previously and always find the food and service spot on; decided to try it for Sunday lunch last week. Clearly very popular, with regular customers who go on a week-in, week-out basis, we were sensible to have booked in advance. The views are stunning, although we were unable to secure a window seat. Set prices... More 

1 Thank David A
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

4 of us visited needing a pick me up after a funeral, we weren't disappointed, excellent food and drink with a fantastic view and all at a reasonable price

1 Thank CaptainWOW82
Tyne and Wear
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Went here for Sunday lunch, it was fantastic. Lots of selection of vegetables which were red hot and the meat melted in your mouth! Alice was excellent and I would recommend anyone to go to this Restaurant and you wont be disappointed!

1 Thank Manager184
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

There is plenty of variety in the menu to suit everyone, everything from pizzas for children to three course meals for adults well prepared, presented and delicious.

Thank Bette H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We were very lucky to get a table without booking on a Saturday night. Food was fantastic and the and the atmosphere was good. I would recommend this restaurant.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3rd Floor Marine Activities Centre Sunderland Marina Brunel Drive | Dame Dorothy Street, North Dock, Roker, Sunderland SR6 0PW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Sunderland
  • Phone Number: +44 191 510 0600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?