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D'Acqua Restaurant

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Basement 26 John Street, Sunderland SR1 1JG, England
+44 191 565 1988
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Today
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon 12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had no idea this restaurant existed as it is hidden downstairs in a basement. I'm glad it was recommended as the food was beautifully presented and very tasty. I had the escargot and then the pork, lovely. Will be recommending to others.

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Thank lesleyann62017
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

D'Acqua is one of favourite Sunderland restaurants. However today/tonight the whole staff went above and beyond. We were out to celebrate my dad's 60th so wanted to drop off a few bits and bobs for the chefs tables we'd booked for the evening. Balloons etc. We were allowed to pop over at lunch time to drop stuff off and the... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited for Good Friday fish and chips after seeing a photograph of the dish on social media. The service was attentive from the moment we arrived, we were swiftly seated in the waiting area, given menus and offered drinks which arrived promptly. Our orders were taken and we were shown our table shortly afterwards. Starters of... More 

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Thank Andi20
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for my birthday and abit disappointed as iv read so many reviews and seen so many pic of beautifully displayed food. My starter, frogs legs was ok, nothing to do with the chef, just no meat, just tiny delicate little bones!! My main, beef Wellington was beautiful, best iv had. Now for desert, a tiramisu, not nice at all,... More 

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Thank Jeri H
jimmy_dacqua85, Owner at D'Acqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your recent review. Firstly we are sorry to hear that you were a bit disappointed with your visit. We are slightly confused as the dishes you mention excluding the popular beef Wellington which you yourself enjoyed, have not been on any menus since over 2 and a half years ago. We were just wondering why we... More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food here is fantastic with plenty of choice from anyone and my wife is fussy but no complaints from her so that's a bonus. I wold recommend anyone to try here if you are looking for somewhere to go

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Thank David M
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189 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb service. Great choice for Sunday lunch Amazing atmosphere Sunday lunch was beautiful. I wish I had room for desert.

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Thank Princesskathmc
Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting Sunderland and saw this restaurant highly rated on TA so we rang the restaurant and made a booking for their early evening menu. Wow, were we pleased that we did. From the friendly greeting we received on entering the restaurant right through to our departure everything was excellent - the decor, the choice on the menu, the... More 

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Thank gr_7247
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you for making my grandad's birthday extra special. We thoroughly enjoyed our mussels and will definitely be returning. Also top marks for offering gluten free bread- not many places in Sunderland do

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Thank pommy888
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111 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brought 6 yr old as a treat know the quality of food as been many times but the kids menu is just as good son loved it and adored his mocktail.

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Thank Mrsvineberg
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and great price. Would definitely go again nice atmosphere in the restaurant too. Recommend a visit here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$47
Cuisine
Italian, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?