Drift away to the silk road of Ancient times at Monsoon Kitchen, where you’ll enjoy traditional Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Indian specialities made using time-honoured recipes. With an impressive wine list featuring varietals from France, Italy and Australia, the restaurant has a classy and sophisticated feel while still remaining casual enough for a relaxed dinner with friends. You’ll find it along North Bridge Street in Sunderland’s Monkwearmouth, just steps from the Stadium of Light and St Peters station. The handi is the speciality here at Monsoon Kitchen, and come cooked with a variety of different meats including chicken, lamb or king prawns. There are also plenty of great vegetarian options available, so be sure to stop in if meat isn’t your thing. Book ahead to guarantee your table!