The Engine Room delivers first class hospitality in a unique setting where people can enjoy eating, drinking and socialising.

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Welcome to the Engine Room

Great quality food, produced from fresh and locally sourced produce, is teamed with a fantastic range of drinks – from soft drinks, and beers to cocktails. Sitting inside the lovingly restored Old Fire Station, within the heart of Sunderland’s cultural quarter the Engine Room is the perfect place to enjoy a meal before visiting the theatre, mark a special occasion or simply meet with friends for a fun night in the city.


A top of the range kitchen and a team of dedicated chefs come together to create first class dishes, using only fresh, high-quality ingredients. With something for everyone, we’re confident you’ll leave satisfied.

Private Events

Anniversaries, birthdays, weddings, work get togethers, christenings – life’s milestones are more momentous when we’re surrounded by people we cherish. We are here to help you make memories that last a lifetime.

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Online reservations are recommended, however, diners are welcome to call on spec and take our next available table.

Private Events

From intimate gatherings to milestone birthday’s, baby showers to wedding receptions – these are life’s moments that bring family and friends together.

With several private hire rooms and bookable areas, all in family friendly venues, we can help you celebrate your special occasion.

Our Cultural Friends & Partners

The Fire Station

Whether you’re into indie rock, acoustic jazz, new theatre, stand-up comedy or just after a great night out, Sunderland’s brand new performance venue is packed with entertainment from music and comedy to dance and theatre.

The Sunderland Empire

Located just a stone’s throw away is one of the city’s landmark venues with its towering golden dome, the Sunderland Empire play’s a key role in driving culture into the city, showcasing everything from West End musicals to classic ballet.

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Beat the queue and guarantee your table by booking online.

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