Welcome to ThePlace Café Bar Bistro, Sunderland!

ThePlace Café Bar Bistro, also offers a 40 to 60 guest Function Room, Meeting Rooms, Seminar Rooms, which is located at north of Sunderland University at northwest of Sunderland City Centre, along from the Metro station. Next door to a public pay & Display car park, The Place Café Bar Bistro is housed at the entrance to the city very close to Alexander bridge and new Wear crossing within a state of the art deco building, with excellent links to business, art and culture of the university.

ThePlace Café by the day and a stylish Cocktail bar bistro on the evenoings 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 35 to 40 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 – wonderfully light and airy function room, Aquatically set up room for perfect music with Private Bar. This room is perfect for small Weddings, Birthdays, Christenings, Engagements and any other event and we can negotiate details of the food and catering to suit any budget.

a range of optional finishing touches to your party, e.g.: disco, live entertainment, red carpet entrance reception, champagne reception, cocktails, balloons and photographers.

Full Function Capacity

We are capable of hosting parties and gatherings of up to 60 guests for a variety of occasions.

Full Function Capacity: 60 Guests
Meeting Rooms

Ranging in size to accommodate from 20 to 40 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 40 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.

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