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5.4 /6 Excellent 61 Reviews

Arabesque - Sunderland

City Centre Arabic £££ +100
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About Arabesque - Sunderland

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.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 17:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 17:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 17:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 11:30 - 15:00, 17:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 11:30 - 15:00, 17:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 17:00 - 22:00
Arabesque - Sunderland, High Street West, SR1 1UN Sunderland

Further Information

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!


61 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 61 Reviews
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: mute
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: great value
Service: extraordinary
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3 reviews so far 6
05.10.2017 19:42

I visited the restaurant with my mam and sister. We thoroughly the mezze starter and our main courses were delicious. The portions were huge and it was great value for money.

4 reviews so far 6
05.09.2017 15:39

Pleasure to dine at this restaurant Great staff Great food Great service Great experience It's just a pity we don't live closer We'd never be out of there

1 review so far 6
30.08.2017 15:58

This was the 3rd time I've visited and I have never been let down. Food and atmosphere are excellent and will definitely be visiting again.

4 reviews so far 6
24.08.2017 17:50

quiet busy and the staff were really nice got the sharing platter it was lovely. Excellent service and great value would defiently book again really really love this place :-)

1 review so far 5
25.08.2016 19:23

Very friendly staff & lovely venue . loved the food , however I ordered Mixed Olives for my starter but was a bit disappointed it didn't come with bread, as I hadn't been before I wasn't aware of this and would've added it to the order , from a customer service Point of view this maybe could've been pointed out & customer given the option to include some when ordering . (Missed opportunity for an add on sale ) Main meal was delicious and plenty of it , orderd lamb chops and was pleasantly surprised when there were 5 on my plate & very tasty too . Will definitely eat here again .

4 reviews so far 5
08.04.2017 11:38

Had a really good time at Arabesque Service was a little slow at times but overall a really good experience Food quality was top draw and portions are more than adequate Would certainly recommend and will return when we are in the area again

1 review so far 6
15.07.2017 07:27

Excellent service at Arabesque. They were very responsive and reassuring regarding my food allergies. Food is delicious, very unique flavours and dishes. Would definitely recommend.

1 review so far 6
13.04.2017 11:21

First time here. Very nice restaurant, clean which is always something I look for. Staff attentive but not overly, food I have to say was delicious. Didn't feel rushed although it was a Wednesday night. This was a meal with colleagues but would not hesitate to go back with family.

1 review so far 5
19.08.2016 08:47

Lovely food and a great welcome. The menu is really interesting with lots to try. The restaurant is really interesting too with lots of unusual items and decor. The staff are great and make you feel very welcome. I'll definitely be back

2 reviews so far 6
18.07.2017 10:21

We had a really good night the food was lovely portions are huge ! service was excellent it was a little bit warm upstairs in the restaurant it it had been a hot day !

1 review so far 6
16.06.2017 09:19

Visited this restaurant with family (including kids), food was great; had options for children, staff were attentive and friendly, it has a nice relaxed atmosphere. Will will definitely return and i will definitely recommend.

1 review so far 6
24.12.2016 08:48

Excellent customer service, beautiful surroundings but more importantly superb food. Great value for money and generous portion sizes. Would definitely recommend this restaurant for either a romantic night for two or family outing.

1 review so far 5
17.08.2017 08:54

The Food was excellent as always, service was ok but we felt rushed when eating the mezze and got asked 3 times if we were finished so they could bring out the mains. Other than that no complaints

1 review so far 6
03.06.2017 12:52

Wanted a reminder of a holiday spend in Egypt. Not disappointed. Good food, good atmosphere, good service. Good price. Altogether a good and enjoyable time. Will be looking to go back.

1 review so far 5
21.08.2017 07:24

Delicious food in a friendly atmosphere. Background music was a bit dodgy but not intrusive. Could not fault the food, delicious. Definitely recommend and will go back soon. Approx £25 per head for all food and drinks

1 review so far 6
27.04.2017 09:01

Excellent food, very convenient location and endlessly helpful staff. Really made us feel welcome, especially when we had more guests than was originally booked for. Thanks for the lovely night.

1 review so far 6
20.12.2016 09:18

Great food! We didn't really know what we should have ordered off the menu but the staff were quick to advise on something that would suit us, they weren't wrong...

1 review so far 6
28.12.2016 12:06

This is our 2nd visit to this restaurant. Lovely meal had by all, and excellent variety on the menu. Staff are lovely and friendly. We will be returning again

2 reviews so far 4
07.09.2016 10:33

Food and service great. Portions are big and value for money good. I have only scored it down because I believe the food wasn't as good as when I went last year. I will still be going back and will still recommend it.

1 review so far 5
30.08.2016 07:58

Food & serve were excellent. Portions were a good size & the selection of authentic dishes were good. We were a party of 7 & everything throughly enjoyed their meal. We'll definitely be back.