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EatDrinkSunerland: Restaurant Week

Last week I was lucky enough to attend Sunderland Restaurant food week preview. I was invited to test out some of the food available at the restaurants. This is in partnership with BID. Restaurant Week starts March 11th and ends March 19th. Whether you like to experiment with trying new foods or a fussy eater (like myself) there is something for everyone, 50 food places are taking part!

The benefits of restaurant food week
Promotes the local area. Sunderland can often be looked over in favour of bigger cities e.g Newcastle. So this is a great chance for Sunderland restaurants to 'show off' exactly what they are capable of.
A choice of 2-3 course meals for affordable prices. These prices range from £5-£15. In my opinion this is a bargain as some restaurants charge that just for a main meal.
You get to try restaurants you wouldn't try normally and try new foods.

Café Purple
Despite the fact I am from Sunderland myself I have never been in Café Purple. I was seriously missing out! Since trying the selection of nibbles and drinks I am a fan.
They offer a selection of nibbles e.g garlic bread, a variety of cheese, ham etc. They also do a wide selection of alcoholic and non alcoholic cocktails. My favourite cocktail is a Blue Lagoon. I always order that drink if it' on the menu as it's really refreshing. We also had shots with cream ontop.
Café Purple is a really good place whether you are after drinks with the girls or fancy a meal out. The staff make you feel really welcome and are lovely.

Royale Thai
I have never tried Thai food before. So I was really interested to try a selection of starter food from Royale Thai. There was plenty of food to try such as: fishcakes, dumplings, golden wraps and spring roles. This place is really cosy and ideal if you want to go out on a date with your partner.  There is also a selection of drinks available for you to pick from.

Café Bistro
Cafe Bistro is located in Sunderland College. This restaurant is a training restaurant that offers students a chance to work in a real restaurant environment. This provides them with the experience that they need when they qualify. They are managed by training professionals. The restaurant itself is like any other restaurant experience. Don't be put off because of the trainee chefs as you won't be able to tell the difference. The food is to a high quality standard. If you like the fine dining experience but can't afford or refuse to pay the high price tag. Then I would recommend Cafe Bistro as you get that but for the fraction of the price.

Port of Call
We ended our night at the Port of Call for desert and I wasn't disappointed. What girl doesn't love chocolate cake? This cake tasted amazing and the perfect way to end off a really good evening. Port of Call is a really nice place to go in for drinks and food. Anyone of any age etc will enjoy this place. The staff are really welcoming and friendly. They also offer a really good variety of drinks whether you are after tea or cocktails, they have you covered.

My Overall Opinion
I had a really good night trying out the selection of Restaurants that Sunderland has to offer. If I had to pick my favourite out of the ones I tried it would be Cafe Purple. As I really enjoyed the food and the drinks are delicious. Sunderland Restaurant week has something for everyone. If you are unsure about trying a certain place now is the time to do it. Especially with all of the great offers on.

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