15 January 2024

RECIPIENTS of a Sunderland Gift Card can get even more from their present, thanks to an exciting scheme launched today (Monday 15 January).

From now until 29 February, anyone who spends their card in a range of restaurants, cafes and shops across the city will find an added treat – an additional discount which means they’ll get even more value for their spend.

City eateries including Bar Shu Impression, The Glass Onion, Esquires, Sweet Petite and Spent Grain will give diners a 10 per cent discount if they pay with their card, while Angelos at Sunniside will take 20 per cent off the bill when guest eat off the a la carte menu and use their gift card to pay.

The ever-popular Nando’s is offering a free starter when a gift card is used, while Geek Retreat is giving a free child’s meal when an adult meal is paid for with the card.

And it’s not just hospitality venues which are supporting the scheme.

Clothing store Bou-Chique is giving a 20 per cent discount on non sale items when a gift card is used, with Harry’s Game Shack and H Samuel also offering an additional 10 per cent off the price of a purchase.

All the offers can be found at and various terms and conditions apply.

Sharon Appleby, Chief Executive of Sunderland BID which runs the gift card scheme, is hoping that anyone who has a card will take advantage of the special offers.

“We are encouraging anyone who received a gift card to spend it in the next few months, which is traditionally a tough time for both retail and hospitality,” she said.

“There are some amazing offers so it’s a fantastic time for people to get some substantial additional value to their card.

“The card has gone from strength to strength and provided a huge boost to the local economy, with more and more businesses coming on board.

“We hope that lots of recipients will take a look at these offers and realise there’s no better time to use their card.”

Businesses which have not yet signed up to take part in the new initiative can still do so by contacting [email protected]