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D'Acqua Restaurant

Basement 26 John Street, Sunderland SR1 1JG, England
+44 191 565 1988
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chicken sizzler” (12 reviews)
“pate” (35 reviews)
“belly pork” (21 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 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here 3 times now and every time the food and service has been fantastic, great selection of cocktails as well. Only negative is we've always been shown to our table later than the time that we booked for, I think they do this...More

Thank Chris H
jimmy_dacqua85, Owner at D'Acqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi, thank you so much for your review and feedback. We are so happy that you have enjoyed all 3 visits. Regarding the lounge area, every body is asked to sit there while the peruse our menus. It is to make it feel less rushed...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

About the best in Sunderland. Always excellent quality food, I've never been disappointed. I took a business colleague (Italian) on my last visit and he was blown away by the food.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our experience from the minute we stepped into the restaurant. D’acqua has a nice feel to it, modern decor and welcoming staff. We were promptly sat down and presented menus, my wife and I opted for a nice wine and water. Menu has...More

Thank steviealli09
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice restaurant, reasonable menu, good value - to the fussy reviewers comparing it to the Fat Duck etc - I too have eaten in the best restaurants, but paid £300 to £400 for a meal for 2 - our meal for 4 at Daqua was...More

Thank Gazmollah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best food great service lovely atmosphere have eaten here quite a few times and always very happy experience

Thank bernadette1926
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t believe the price of food at this gorgeous restaurant. £15 for 3 courses which were the standard of Michelin star!! The beef roast dinner was to die for. The meat fell apart and had about half a cow on my plate, as much as...More

Thank Millie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had 35 guests for birthday lunch afternoon. Food was amazing, great choices and prices , hot fresh and plentiful, with fantastic service. Couldnt rate more highly. Brilliant!

Thank Gina R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and good service. Kiev was amazing as wàs vegetable to go with.pork belly with puy lentils also good choice. Lovely night

Thank hw586
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband surprised me with a pre-theatre dinner here for my birthday. We were treated like royalty and the food was innovative, delicious and reasonably priced. I had the pear, walnut and goat's cheese salad, followed by the belly pork, then the apple crème brulee....More

Thank Juliebubbles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant on a Wednesday might and were surprised that it was so busy. Even so, the staff saw to us immediately. We were seated in the reception area and ordered drinks to start while we viewed the menu. The decor and lighting...More

Thank Jenifer P
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19 July 2018|
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Response from Gill S | Reviewed this property |
We had a family celebration in a lovely side room. It seated 18 max.
26 May 2018|
Response from tanseym | Reviewed this property |
12 noon till 3pm closed Sunday evening
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$47
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
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
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
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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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