Rustica, Sunderland

About the Project


Rustica in Sunderland offers delicious Italian cuisine set in a cosy and inviting tavern. Located on Washington Road, Sunderland this fantastic restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner.

Purchased November 2018, Rustica brings together the best elements of great British pubs, and classic Italian food. Rustica is a pocket of Italy in Sunderland., just minutes from the City Centre, and the Land, Sea and Air Museums.

A former RAF office in World War 1, Rustica seats 82 and visited by high end clientele. Since purchase, High Street Hospitality plan to build a 60 bedroom hotel adjacent to the building.

Key Facts

  • Acquired November 2018
  • Authentic Italian Restaurant
  • 82 seat restaurant and bar
  • Cosy tavern setting
  • Plans for a 60 bedroom hotel adjacent to Rustica