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high street, Sunderland, England
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12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Food ok. Trying to talk over music. Service poor by most standards. Drink order wrong. Bread microwaved and rubbery. Possibly more suited to young people more than the older set?

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Thank Bob B
York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

Appalling customer service. Door was not working and was shown in through a busy and rowdy bar- not ideal with young children and elderly relatives. Wanted to sit and have a drink first to look at menu, was greeted by rude and abrupt staff. Was suggested that we sit in the dark and noisy club next door to have a... More 

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1 Thank mo_b142
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2013

It was pre-show dinnertime at Toni's the day we went, just to set the scene, so chaos was order of the day. The menu was a bit limited but understandably for a restaurant situated next door to the main theatre in Sunderland. We did get a wonderful table right in the window, which was lovely. The service was not altogether... More 

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Thank beththeseventh
London
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2012

Not being funny but Sunderland isn't exactly cuisine central. Went to Toni's before going to the theatre. Food was ok, service was amatuer but friendly and eager to please, prices were good - dinner for 7 was 100 quid including wine and drinks. I was pleasantly surprised.

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Thank Bdldmsa
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2012

Went here last night (07.12.12) for the 2 of us at 8pm, when we got there it was really cold inside, there were 3 separate groups of people at the tables The family next to us complained that it was cold, I was sitting right next to the radiator but it was just say warm, all the time I was... More 

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1 Thank Cinzano39
Tyne and Wear
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2012 via mobile

My wife booked this restaurant after getting a deal on groupon. We have a small child and tried to book at 6 pm however every night the earliest we could get in was 8 as they must keep earlier slots for people going to a show. Although this might seem a small issue, if we were aware of this before... More 

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4 Thank MarkandRuth
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2012 via mobile

After been impressed by this place yet again i feel I have to write this review , been to this busy restaurant many times, they are fairly new and their position next door to the theatre created problems in the early days , this has been explained to me by the owner who is always friendly and polite when anyone... More 

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Thank Chokolate01
Sunderland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2012

I bought a living social voucher to use at Tonis resturant. Rang twice to reserve a table and was told they only take a few living social vouchers and they were full. The next time the empire was on and it was a set menu which i couldn't use my voucher. After eventually getting a reservation our child was poorly... More 

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5 Thank Melanie G
Sunderland, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2012

Excellent what more can I say, all you people who winge MUST HAVE NOTHING ELSE BETTER TO DO. The wait is worth the while, this only proves what a good restaurant this is, Its so busy and in great demand, Id worry if i walked into a place and got served straight away.

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Thank margaret r
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2012

We got vouchers off living social to have 2 courses each off the empire menu. Seated straight away, menu given and asked what drinks we would like which came quickly. The man who seemed to be the one in charge brought over some new sample bits to try which were nice, he was friendly and went out of his way... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 20:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: high street, Sunderland, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Sunderland

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