Stagecoach gets behind Restaurant Week

11 September 2018

A local bus operator is keen to promote all Sunderland city has to offer for foodies as it backs the city’s next Restaurant Week.

Organised by the city’s Business Improvement District, Sunderland Restaurant Week runs from Saturday 8 September until Sunday 16 September at bars, restaurants, cafes and bistros across the city.

Stagecoach North East is once again showing its support for the popular campaign, with the local bus operator keen to remind passengers about its low cost eveningrider ticket.

The special evening ticket allows customers to travel across Sunderland every evening for just £2 and is available from 7pm on all Stagecoach buses in the city. The eveningrider ticket is also valid on the X24 service as far west as Hastings Hill and on services E1, E2 and E6, as far as South Bents.

The value for money evening travel ticket provides a perfect opportunity for residents in Sunderland to visit some of the city’s best eateries, where they can dine out for as little as £5, £10 or £15 each.

Restaurants taking part include No 2 Church Lane for gourmet burgers or visitors can sample Egyptian cuisine at Arabesque. Further afield, Asian fare is on offer in Seaburn at the Fat Buddha and wood fired pizzas can be enjoyed at the Italian Farmhouse in Roker.

For further information, the full list of participants and to download vouchers for Sunderland Restaurant Week, visit

Sharon Appleby, Head of Business Operations at Sunderland BID, said: “There are so many fantastic restaurants taking part in Restaurant Week this time round that we’re sure more and more people will want to attend and the Stagecoach North East eveningrider ticket means that they can do that with ease.

“We’re delighted to have the backing of Stagecoach and we hope that everyone will take advantage of this offer and try out as many participating eateries as they can.”

Steve Walker, Managing Director at Stagecoach North East, said: “Sunderland has plenty of fantastic places to eat to suit all tastes and budgets, offering a unique incentive for our customers to explore some of the city’s best cuisines.

“We are always keen to support local businesses and Sunderland Restaurant Week is an excellent initiative which boosts the local economy. With our value for money eveningrider ticket, we encourage the local community to step out and sample the foodie scene here in Sunderland.”

For further information about Stagecoach North East please visit