About Poetic License

At Poetic License in Sunderland’s Roker Hotel, the focus is on food for the soul. We’re talking about food that’s perfect for sharing like hanging kebabs, small plates, sample platters and much more. Poetic License is much more than a cool cafe and restaurant, it’s also a sleek cocktail bar serving up an array of cocktails, craft beers and fine wines. At this Roker restaurant, we recommend dishes like the jerk chicken flatbread, cochinta pibil pork tacos, the 8oz rump steak or the stacker burger, two beef patties piled high with two onion rings, cheese, bacon and burger relish. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Book your table now.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 11:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm


Poetic License
Roker terrace, Fulwell
Sunderland SR6 9NB

Menu Highlights


Small Plates

Chicken Lollipops

Coated in a sticky glaze

Salt and Pepper Squid

Served with a sweet chilli and ginger dip

Hot Sticky Ribs

Coated in a spicy BBQ glaze


Served with jalapeños, salsa, sour cream and cheese


Classic Poet’s Burger

7oz beef burger topped with crispy bacon and mature cheddar

Buttermilk Chicken Burger

Topped with chilli jam, jalapeños and melted cheese

Halloumi and Mushroom Burger

Topped with herb and garlic mayo

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