Sunderland – well for a Newcastle-based blog, it’s a bit of a no-go isn’t it?

Even┬áso, it’s an absolute culinary wasteland. There’s cheap Italians en-masse, the quintessential cheesy chips, and well that’s about it. I don’t imagine the Michelin inspectors will be visiting Springwell, Pallion, or Pennywell anytime soon…

If it’s not Sunderland Restaurant Week you’re here for, here’s everything I’ve eaten in Sunderland in the last decade.