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Tavistock Italia @ The Three Horseshoes

Downhill · European · ££££
48 Reviews

About Tavistock Italia @ The Three Horseshoes

A love affair of Italian and British culinary culture has created the Tavistock Italia gastropub brand. With two North-East England locations in Birtley and Sunderland, this group has an undisputed passion for Italian gastronomy and English gastropub culture. The Three Horseshoes in Sunderland’s Downhill is a union of these two cultures, producing impeccable Italian cuisine set in a cosy and inviting pub complete with style and attention to detail. Located on Washington Road, this rustic gastropub is open for lunch and dinner, and is the perfect spot for a relaxing glass of wine or beer, or a full blown Italian feast. Reserve your table now to get in on the action.


Tavistock Italia @ The Three Horseshoes
Washington Road, Downhill
Sunderland SR5 3HZ

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Chef's Choice



Pane e Olive v

Home made bread and special selection of mixed olives.

Bruschetta al Pomodoro v

Chopped vine tomato, red onions and basil, topped with Parmesan shavings served on grilled Italian bread.

Bucce di Patate v

Potato skins with a garlic mayonnaise.


Pollo alla Valdostana

Breaded chicken breast topped with tomato sauce and melted mozzarella.


Sirloin steak cooked to your liking and served plain or with a sauce from the selection below.

Filetti di Spigola

Seabass fillets simply grilled or cooked in foil with shellfish and cherry tomatoes.



Italian savoiardi (aka ladyfingers) dipped in coffee layered with a mascarpone mixture, dusted in cocoa.

Panna Cotta ai Frutti di Bosco

Traditional Italian dish consisting of set cream with mixed fruits and berries coulis.

Torta Ricotta & Pere

Italian pear flavoured cheesecake made with fresh ricotta.

More about Tavistock Italia @ The Three Horseshoes, Sunderland

Delicious and inspired are two phrases that spring to mind when thinking about dining at The Three Horseshoes in Sunderland. This rustic Italian gastropub has got the locals seriously loving it, with everything from the iconic St Peter’s Basilica on one of the dining room walls to the cosy fireplace, no small detail has been overlooked in this charming Downhill establishment. Passion for British pub culture combined with Italian cuisine is what sparked this Washington Road spot and we are glad for it.

Open for lunch and dinner, The Three Horseshoes offers a delicious and inspired a la carte menu with tasty dishes ranging from housemade pizza and pasta, to mains like stroganoff di manzo (fillet steak cooked in creamy mushroom sauce with rice), gamberoni (pan fried king prawns in a garlic and chilli sauce), and pollo alla contadina (chicken breast wrapped in parma ham). Italians have a strong connection to simple, fresh and delicious food and this passion is translated at The Three Horseshoes. Situated in Downhill, this Sunderland Italian establishment is a fusion of British and Italian culture and has everything you could want in gastropub dining – book and see why.

48 Tavistock Italia @ The Three Horseshoes Reviews

Paul C.8 days ago · 1 review

Excellent venue, very attentive staff, rapid service, superbly priced, great food, real value for money, Will definitely be back and recommend to family and friends

Nicola L.9 days ago · 3 reviews

Another excellent meal. Staff are always friendly and genuinely seen interested in us and are happy in their jobs. They look after my mother who is in a wheelchair with warmth and respect.

Linda S.11 days ago · 1 review

Beautiful meal and the staff can't do enough for you. They even said if we can do pick our meal quickly we can have the early menu. Would definitely go back.

Eleanor W.14 days ago · 1 review

The service and food are always excellent, I highly recommend the Sunday lunch , the restaurant itself is really relaxed and is both excellent for a large group or just a quiet meal for two

diane j.6 months ago · 2 reviews

First visit here but have been to Birtley Tavistock Italia. greeted by friendly staff and served drinks promptly. Ate a starter and main course. Hot tasty potato skins with dip, followed by king prawn risotto; beautifully presented and tasted delicious. The house wine (red) was very pleasant. We were not hurried between the courses as in some places who need the table quickly. Staff were very chatty but not intrusive. Music also was 60s/70s which suited us but not too loud. Would recommend without a doubt.

Susan F.2 months ago · 2 reviews

We had a wonderful time the food was exquisite we had the family with us which included our latest edition who is only 6 months old, she was unsettled when the main course arrived, the staff were marvellous offering to take care of her whilst my daughter-in-law ate then took her meal away and cooked a completely fresh one once the baby was sleeping what stars can’t waut to return for our Christmas Day Dinner 12/10 ⭐️

Tania L.a month ago · 1 review

We love coming to this restaurant. The staff are excellent, always going out of their way to make sure everyone is happy and enjoying their meal. The food is always lovely and it's great to have a choice of other things on Sundays rather than just Sunday dinner. We loved the log fire and the Christmas music and will definitely come back.

Susan F.9 months ago · 2 reviews

Had another fabulous meal at this fine eaterie, everyone loved their meals - the children's favourite the potato skins, main course the beef just melted in your mouth and if you had enough room for desert the chocolate cookie and ice cream were to die for- will we be back YES and sooner rather than later 10/10

Susan H.3 months ago · 1 review

Four of us went last night to celebrate a birthday, we all enjoyed ourselves. Atmosphere was lovely and relaxing, the decor has some nice Italian touches, the food was very tasty, very well presented and excellent value. The staff were very attentive and fun. This was my second visit and I'm looking forward to my third.

Jayne R.7 months ago · 1 review

Fast and friendly service; food was good quality and served in decent sized portions - we both left feeling very satisfied and will certainly return. We were very kindly given a post-meal aperitif of a shot of amaretto - a lovely gesture, but unfortunately, we could not indulge in as we were both driving.

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