Found on Vine Street in the city centre of Sunderland, just a stone’s throw away from the banks of the River Wear, Shandiz provides locals and visitors to the city with a superbly quaint place to eat.
The unassuming eatery offers an eclectic menu that focuses primarily on Persian cuisine, but also touches on that of Italian and Indian, in a selection that is fit for any palate or appetite.
Beginning with the scrumptious starters, which include a chick pea and tahini based hummus, a kottlet of minced beef, potato and egg, and the Napoli sauce adorned meatballs, diners can consider their palate suitably whetted for what’s to come.
Next up, the mouth-watering main course options are just as enticing and include a range of pizza and pasta options that are joined by a host of Indian favourites, such as the biryani and tandoori specialties, and a number of tasty delicacies traditionally associated with Persian cuisine. Particularly temping examples of such can be seen in the joojeh, tender pieces of barbecued chicken marinated in a lemon and saffron sauce, the chelo khoresh gainer bademjan, a stew infused with aubergines, split beans, and tender pieces of lamb, and the kebab mahi, grilled salmon and cod marinated in lime and herbs.
Sat in close proximity to the Sunderland Empire Theatre, the Sunderland Museum, and many of the city’s shops, Shandiz is fabulously located for those looking for a fine casual dining experience before a show, amidst some retail therapy, or after a day of exploration.