We piled in to the car last Saturday to try out Arabesque Sunderland as I had been dying to try it since it opened. Located at 144, High Street West, the restaurant is very conveniently located to the Sunniside multi storey car park (90p p/h) as well as the bowling alley and cinema.
The Italian Farmhouse is based in West Rainton which is a small village a mere 5 minute drive outside of Durham City centre, just off the A690 with access to both the A1 and A19.
We rocked up at 1.55 on a Saturday lunch time and lunch is stopped at 2.30. We weren’t hopeful as it was a spur of the moment visit but we were welcomed in and seated by the very pleasant, chatty staff.