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D'Acqua Restaurant

Basement 26 John Street, Sunderland SR1 1JG, England
+44 191 565 1988
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pate” (30 reviews)
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Italian, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Basement 26 John Street, Sunderland SR1 1JG, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have been here several times now and I have always loved the food.. The menu caters for everyone and for me its difficult to choose because it all sounds so good. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Nathan G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went for a Friday lunch menu. The BBQ crate was very good Fish and chips were lovely too. Good service and excellent value.

Thank mariewatty
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited midweek with my wife for an evening meal and once again the food was amazing. We both had the Chicken French Onion which was perfectly presented and really delicious. Once again the ambience was perfect as were each and every member of staff whose...More

Thank tanseym
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked for 7pm for a party of 4 arrived a little early so we sat in reception browsing the menu and had a pre meal drink. The seats are very comfortable and the service from the staff was excellent. We chose our meals from the...More

Thank Trevor G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had mussels and hubby had fish cake to start followed by me having halloumi and chips mushy peas and tartre sauce (veggie fish n chips) and hubby having fish n chips. This was delicious and will defo return!!

Thank Naomi A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been looking for somewhere to go for a decent Sunday lunch for years and now I've found it..... The staff are friendly and the service is professional. The food is great.

Thank Sterling1234
Reviewed 1 week ago

really nice food and fairly reasonably priced, just dont know if i would go again. seemed to lack an atmosphere.

Thank justin b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It must be about 6 yrs since I last visited with work & tbh there was a large party of us, which isn't always easy for any restaurant. On this occasion there were 4 adults & 2 children. We all opted for the set menu,...More

Thank vickbi1982
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely warm welcoming place, staff friendly and polite. Food very nice service great would definitely go back.

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden gem of restaurant in Sunderland - had a lovely meal with family and it was delicious and enjoyed by everybody. There is a good selection of meals for all palettes. I had the chicken liver pate for starters, French onion chicken for main, followed...More

Thank Lesley P
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Questions & Answers
Ken B
13 August 2017|
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Response from jimmy_dacqua85 | Property representative |
hi thanks for message. i can say 100% not oven chips. They are a new seaon maris piper which are blanched at low temp then again higher to crisp up. always are fresh never oven chips. sorry if they weren't to your taste... More
Lou Lou M
21 July 2017|
Response from jimmy_dacqua85 | Property representative |
of course we will be happy to offer a smaller portion
11 June 2017|
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Response from MissWa2013 | Reviewed this property |
Check out the menu online as menu is usually seasonal so options vary.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$47
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Basement 26 John Street, Sunderland SR1 1JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Sunderland
  • Phone Number: +44 191 565 1988
  • E-mail
Offering French, Italian cuisine in the former water company buildingSourcing local produce and serving quality food and serviceOpen for lunches & evenings
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