Bringing the flavours of North Africa to the Northeast of England, Arabesque is an authentic Egyptian restaurant located in the heart of Sunderland. With stunning decor that has been specially imported from Egypt, Arabesque’s opulent surroundings provide the perfect backdrop to a special evening out. Located on High Street West in the city centre, the menu at Arabesque is by far the star of the show serving up the best of this Arabic-style cuisine, and you’ll find flavoursome lentil dishes, succulent meat options and spicy chicken, mezze, tagines and shawarma combined with fresh salads and zesty dressings. But don’t just take our word for it, book a table and pay them a visit. You’re in for a real treat.
Lovely food, huge portions. Attentive staff even when restaurant is busy
Excellent service, seated straight away and the food was great as always. Only small gripe was that the lunchtime special menu wasn’t offered to us so we ordered from the main assuming the specials didn’t cover weekends.
Lovely meal, food delicious and vegetarian options. Great atmosphere and staff very friendly. Only downside was screwtop prosecco that wasn’t very good. Would recommend for good night out.
Arabesque has got Sunderland locals buzzing about it’s vibrant and eclectic interior, warm and welcoming service and of course the delicious Arabic and Egyptian dishes on it’s enticing menu. Located in the city centre, Arabesque is the ideal spot for a romantic evening for two, for a long overdue catch-up with friends, or for a special lunch or dinner with the whole family.
Try some molokhia, a traditional Egyptian soup, or share some mezze plates like the falafel, grilled halloumi or batata harra (potato cubes saturated with hot peppers, chilli, garlic, coriander & lemon) before moving on to your mains.
We recommend going for the koshari, one of Egypt’s most popular dishes made from rice, pasta, brown lentils, chickpeas and onions, served with a garlic & chilli sauce and topped with crispy fried onions, some succulent meat like the laham meshwi, or the hearty lamb & okra tagine served with a side of Arabic bread. Is your mouth watering yet? Book a table and head on over to Arabesque on High Street West in Sunderland’s city centre!