Local Food & Drink Outlets

So, you’re heading to the NADJ AGM & Conference 2015 at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland.  You may have a long journey and/or you’re brain is working overtime to soak up all the information and guidance from the seminars.  You’re going to need something to eat and drink, aren’t you?

Well, as we are so close to the centre of Sunderland, there is going to be a wide selection of cafes, restaurants, fast food outlets or vending machines (if you’re desperate) to keep you topped up.

If you use the information below to plan a meal, please contact the restaurant/pub in advance to book a table.  Turning up without a reservation may result in disappointment.

Stumble Inn Sunderland

Stumble Inn Sunderland BarOnce you’ve made it to our host venue, there’s a place you can grab your usual ‘pub grub’ that’s just a stones throw from the National Glass Centre.  The Stumble Inn offers great value for money on food and drinks and you’ll be able to enjoy a traditional Sunday Lunch.  Their website currently lists two Sunday Lunches for just £10.  So you can partner up with another delegate to get a meal each for just £5 each!

Other menu options are available: The Sumble Inn Menu


WetherspoonThe Lambton Worm SunderlandIt’s difficult to find a town without a J.D. Wetherspoon establishment and the nearest one to the National Glass Centre is The Lambton Worm

You can expect the usual selection of menu items across this chain of pubs and as the menu is constantly changing, we’d advise you to visit The Lambton Worm website to see what the latest offers are.


Cafe Spice 2000Cafe Spice 2000 RestaurantIf curry is more your thing, Cafe Spice 2000 is just under a mile from the National Glass Centre and it has a very good rating on Trip Advisor.  The Indian restaurant offers some great deals on a Sunday with mild dishes for the less adventurous to a curry that’ll get those taste buds tingling.

The current offer for dining on a Sunday is a four course meal for just £9.95 per person!


Roma Italian Restaurant

Roma Italian Restaurant SunderlandA very short walk from the National Glass Centre is the Roma Italian Restaurant that also has very good customer feedback on the Trip Advisor website.  In fact, it’s currently one of the top five restaurants in Sunderland on the review website.

It combines classic and modern Italian dishes and they are rightly proud of their reviews and feedback from customers: “Roma Italian Restaurant in Sunderland recently earned the distinction of being voted one of the best Italian restaurants in Sunderland.”



Restaurant D'Acqua SunderlandAnother restaurant that’s rated very highly on the Trip Advisor website is the Restaurant D’Acqua on John Street (SR1 1JG).  In fact, not only is it a short walk from the National Glass Centre, it’s amongst the highest rated restaurants in Sunderland.

Restaurant D’Acqua caters for several dining options, from English, French and Italian cuisine.  It’s set in the Grade 2 listed basement of the old Sunderland and South Tyneside water board D’acqua stands out from the crowd with its unique menus, ambience and service.  D’acqua thrives on offering homemade dishes served in a relaxed atmosphere and a service that is attentive, without being obtrusive.

Bespoke lighting, French oak flooring and hand made brick archways add to the overall ambience and feel of the restaurant.

Please note that this restaurant has very limited opening hours on a Sunday and they do not serve on a Sunday evening.  So, if you want to dine in this premium restaurant on the Sunday, they are open from 11am to 4pm on that day only.  Please contact the restaurant direct for their opening times and to book a table.

Obviously, there are going to be many more fast food outlets, restaurants and cafes in the area and the five above options are for guidance only.  It’ll only take a short walk into Sunderland city centre to find more options or you could take a brief trip on the Metro system to also get into the hive of North East night-life and entertainment – Newcastle!