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D'Acqua Restaurant

Basement 26 John Street, Sunderland SR1 1JG, England
+44 191 565 1988
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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12:00 - 14:00 Hours
Italian, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Basement 26 John Street, Sunderland SR1 1JG, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked a table of 16 for a special family celebration and can't fault the quality of food and service from the staff. They worked with changes to the days plans and menu and always managed to accomadatie requests and went beyond what was hoped...More

2  Thank maxine s
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I appreciate this restaurant is in a basement and has the potential to be draughty but the room was positively cold. The waitress brought a small plug in heater which did help a little. Food was over cooked in the main. A few in our...More

3  Thank lalderson29
jimmy_dacqua85, Owner at D'Acqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are sorry you did not enjoy your experience with us. The restaurant heating is on full especially with this weather. The 'waitress' was the owner. The staff on various occasions asked if we could replace the meals you were...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the restaurant with a friend for the first time the other day. No wonder she recommended the place unreservedly. It was one of the best meals I’ve had for some time. I chose the belly pork which was cooked to perfection and beautifully...More

1  Thank Dorothy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to this restaurant quite a few times. I find the food is either very good or not it's quite inconsistent. The service has always been good and the ambience is fine.parking is abit of a problem.

Thank ghunt2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve being going to D’Acqua since it first opened. Always spot on service and lovely meals. Never had a bad meal. This is the favourite place to go for family celebrations.

Thank David M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an evening out with the whole family for our mothers birthday. it was picked by my mother who had been before. All of us found the food to be poor. The veg was extremely hard and uncooked. The chips were inedible as they...More

Thank Phil P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended this restaurant to celebrate our parents 65th wedding anniversary. The food was of excellent standard with a menu with something to suit everyone. Lovely evening spent here and the staff were very accommodating.

1  Thank BarbaraIan2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have tried several times to get in here but it was always fully booked. I have to say that it was worth the wait, the staff were very friendly and the food was very well presented and tasty. I had the scallops to start...More

1  Thank Kirsty W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with a group of friends for the "Early Bird" menu. Our table was opposite the kitchen, in my case that meant I could see what was going on. Highly efficient, orders completed and going out like clockwork. It also gave me the chance...More

1  Thank Emay49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with a friend it was their first time. We throughly enjoyed it .the attention to detail is always spot on. Food was delicious.

1  Thank Tracy F
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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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