Romantic Valentine’s Day dining experiences in the heart of Sunderland

Here are four locations for you to celebrate the 14th of February this year.

Home to hidden gems, stunning coastlines and ever-changing events, Sunderland will be a hive of activity come Valentine’s day.

Enjoy a meal out at one of the following romantic restaurants.

Image: The Spice Empire

The Spice Empire

Local Indian Restaurant and Takeaway in Church Lane, Sunderland SR1. Serving near Roker Sr6, Monkwearmouth, SR5, Deptford SR4, and Hendon, Ashbrooke in SR2.

“The Spice Empire offers a stimulating range of Indian dishes with a creative twist. Which has been designed to appeal to the western palate.”

The Spice Empire has an overall 4.5-star rating on Trip Advisor, and is ranked #5 out of 283 restaurants in Sunderland. Making this a wonderful choice for your romantic Valentines Day meal, whether that be ordering in, or eating out.

One five-star review on Trip Advisor reads: “Excellent as always, lovely staff, amazing quality food. Handy for all of the music venues and theatres in Sunderland.”

Image: Asian Fusion Restaurant

Asian Fusion Restaurant

2 West Wear Street Echo 24 Building, Sunderland SR1 1XD England

A contemporary restaurant with incredible panoramic views of the River Wear, this 4.5-star rated restaurant is reportedly very busy come valentines day, and you are urged to book early to avoid disappointment.

A Trip Advisor five-star review reads: “Fantastic service and absolutely amazing food – definitely the best Chinese food I have ever eaten! We had so many fabulous dishes, but the highlights were the ribs, duck and king prawn sweet and sour.

We will definitely be returning.

After three pm during the week, the small car park down the road is free too.”

Roma Italian Restaurant

13 Mary Street, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR1 3NH

Located in Sunderland city centre, Roma Italian Restaurant brings a unique taste of Italian Cuisine.

Serving everything from pasta to steak, this quaint restaurant is rated 4.6 on Google Reviews.

With one five-star review reading: “Lovely place, perfect for a romantic date.”

Image: Trip Advisor

7 High Street West, Sunderland SR1 3EX England

Located within the Sunderland Empire, this Five-Star rated restaurant is the perfect place for your Valentines dining experience.

With one Trip Advisor review stating: “The food was the best I’ve had, cooked to perfection and very reasonably priced. We cannot recommend this hidden gem highly enough, give it a try, you won’t be disappointed! It is easy to see why it is so popular, I would advise booking weeks in advance.”

Aperitif is an Italian wine and tapas bar, serving a la carte.

Vegan and vegetarian options are available.