DescriptionSunderland Arabesque Restaurant, High Street West 29th October 2013 From the Sunderland Echo 31st Oct, 2013 Going out on a limb in more than ways than one – Arabesque is not only breaking the culinary mould, it’s breathing new life into an end of town plagued by dereliction. The former Twelve bar, at the far end of High Street West, had stood empty for a number of years, before brother and sister Adam and Sonia Strong decided to open a restaurant inspired by their Egyptian roots. The result is an eaterie that combines traditional North African food with a warm welcome and a refreshing break from the usual choice of Italian or Indian, which the city centre mostly offers. Though it feels a bit out of the way, it’s actually only a two-minute walk from the Sunniside car park. However, as it’s not part of the Limelight leisure complex, you will need to pay for parking. Step through the large gold door and you’re greeted with fittings and decor befitting of the menu’s theme. Arabic tables with intricate embellishment, sarcophagus decoration and sofas and cushions you can sink into, set the scene for our traditionally Egyptian evening.
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