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The Lounge Bistro & Bar

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City Bistro | Park Lane, Sunderland SR1 3NX, England
+44 191 511 6270
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12:00 - 15:00
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Wed - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 17:30 - 20:00
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very impressive, quality and presentation you would expect in the best restaurants. Cannot be beaten in Sunderland. Well done

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Thank Susan S
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Great food very well presented. Excellent attentive service from staff. Menu could benefit from the addition of side orders. Decor and lighting impressive.Will definitely return thank you city bistro and himal for your expertise good luck.

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Thank Michael C
robertstewart2017, Curriculum Leader at The Lounge Bistro & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review Michael. Unfortunately this has gone onto our old site (previously we were at Hylton and called The Lounge and this has not been closed down yet by TripAdvisor). Next time you're on the site, if you are able to copy this review over to our new restaurant, City Bistro, that would be... More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Our party booked for their Valentines Evening event, our first visit, despite having to enter the college to gain access the restaurant has a lovely feel and well presented. Staff, including students, were very friendly and ere always on hand to keep,our drinks topped up. Food, from the set menu, was well presented and enjoyed, only down side was there... More 

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Thank sammysc
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Three superbly presented courses with bags of flavour. Fabulous deco great service and an excellent menu day and evening.

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Thank shaun H
robertstewart2017, Curriculum Leader at The Lounge Bistro & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review Shaun. Unfortunately this has gone onto our old site (previously we were at Hylton and called The Lounge and this has not been closed down yet by TripAdvisor). Next time you're on the site, if you are able to copy this review over to our new restaurant, City Bistro, that would be... More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

First visit to the Bistro and it certainly will not be the last. Great food, lovely atmosphere and the front of house service from the students was exceptional. Well done everyone!

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Thank Sunderland59
robertstewart2017, Curriculum Leader at The Lounge Bistro & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. Unfortunately this has gone onto our old site (previously we were at Hylton and called The Lounge and this has not been closed down yet by TripAdvisor). Next time you're on the site, if you are able to copy this review over to our new restaurant, City Bistro, that would be greatly... More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

I ate here last week and the food was fabulous, there is a set prices Christmas menu that has plenty of choice for all three courses. The food is tasty and well presented. I can recommend the chocolate torte for dessert ! Definitely worth a try, I was sceptical at first as it is part of the college but it... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

The Food at the Lounge bistro and bar was fantastic. hard to believe that it was all cooked and prepared by students. me and my partner attended both Burns night and Valentines night, and thoroughly enjoyed both. both meals were around £15 pp, with the addition of a free bottle of wine on valentines night. more than reasonable price for... More 

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Thank RRC1994
SUNDERLAND
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Had the Valentine meal here on Thursday 11th Feb and what a fantastic meal, have had many meals in restaurants all over the world and this was first class, sent two clean plates back only reason I did not send the last plate back empty was due to the fact I was so full!! Shame this is closing in May... More 

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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

I have to keep telling myself that this whole experience is fueled by STUDENTS under expert guidance and they were very professional throughout the occasion. Overall, a very comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable experience. We had a Christmas lunch and I defy you to find food of a better quality at the prices charged....amazing. We did have to wait for a... More 

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Thank Graham B
Sunderland, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Great feedback from last nights Nose to Tail Themed evening! Well done to all students involved: We attended the" Nose to Tail Themed Evening" last night & it was absolutely First Class, the different tastes of the food were so good, we did not want the meal to end, it was cooked, presented & served to perfection. The students were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Cuisine
British, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups
Open Hours
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 20:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 20:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: City Bistro | Park Lane, Sunderland SR1 3NX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Sunderland
  • Phone Number: +44 191 511 6270
Description
At City Bistro we provide a showcase for the next generation of chefs, demonstrating their talent and skill through creative cuisine and delicious dishes. Our menu covers a range of cooking styles using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, carefully selected to reflect the seasonal changes. For our latest menus, please give us a call. As a training restaurant we pride ourselves on providing a first-class dining experience to give our talented catering students, led by our experienced Head Chef, the best possible learning experience. This allows us to offer our quality food at a price few can match. As a fully licensed restaurant we also sell a selection of drinks and carefully selected wines.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?