Welcome to ThePlace Café, Sunderland!

ThePlace Café in conjunction with “ThePlace”, offers Function Rooms, Meeting Rooms, Seminar Rooms, which is located in Sunniside Gardens and East End of Sunderland City Centre, along from the Metro station. Surrounded by stunning Victorian architecture, The Place Café is housed within a state of the art, award winning multi-purpose, glass-fronted building / business centre with excellent links to business, art and culture.

ThePlace Café & Licenced Bar offers excellent quality mouth-watering food and drinks at reasonable prices at the same time as catering for Meetings, Functions, Weddings, Birthdays, Christenings, Parties, Anniversaries, Business Gatherings, Leaving Parties, Breakfast Clubs and outside catering.

  • Eating in
  • Takeout menu
  • Outside catering for your office and place of work or for private gatherings
  • Function rooms for Weddings, Birthdays, Christenings, Engagements and any other event
  • Meeting rooms for up to 100 delegates
  • Public evenings, i.e.: Comedy Nights, Ladies Night, Masquerade Party, Diner Dances
  • 85 seater restaurant – A mixture of comfortable relaxing sofas and conventional dining tables
  • Varied Drinks Menu – Fully Licensed bar, offering a range of Wines, Beers, Spirits and full range of soft drinks at the same time as a full range of Teas and Coffees
  • Varied Food Menu – Homemade Food from all parts of the world including a wide range of sandwiches, wraps, melts, salads, club sandwiches as well as delicious grills, rice dishes, hot meals and seasonal along with traditional specials.  We also offer Halal menu, Vegetarian options, Gluten Free dishes and Vegan dietary options.
  • Extensive selection of Healthy Menu option – The tastiest low calorie food
  • Variety of Desserts – Full range of exotic and mouth-watering homemade desserts
  • Wide price range – Catering to all tastes and budgets
  • Alfresco Outside seating – for the great warm days for food and drinks
  • Function room with adjacent courtyard – wonderfully light and airy function room with a Stage, Aquatically set up room for perfect music, Private Bar and sliding doors to the courtyard, opening onto a clean and spacious courtyard for alfresco dining or a marque.  This room is perfect for Weddings, Birthdays, Christenings, Engagements and any other event and we can negotiate details of the food and catering to suit any budget.

We can organise a range of optional finishing touches e.g.: disco, live entertainment, red carpet entrance reception, champagne reception, cocktails, balloons, dancers,  fire display girls, Champagne fountain, Chocolate fountain, ice sculpture and photographers, Marque & Bouncy Castle.

Full Function Capacity

We are capable of hosting parties and gatherings of up to 300 guests for a variety of occasions.

Full Function Capacity: 300 Guests
Meeting Rooms

Ranging in size to accommodate from 20 to 100 delegates, fully equipped to a professional standard with Smart Board. Refreshments and catering available with full refreshments and hot and cold food.

Meeting Rooms: 20 to 100 Delegates
Central Location

Very convenient, close to the city centre including, Train station, bars, nightclubs, hotels and attractions such as The Sunderland Empire, Stadium of Light, National Glass Centre and Winter Gardens.

Attractive Décor

Contemporary and modern, light and open atmosphere but stylish.

  • Full disabled access
  • Restaurant suitable for all ages – high chairs and children’s menu available