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Apr 092013

   Home > Tyne & Wear > Sunderland > Blog: Sunday Lunch At The Ropery in Sunderland

The Ropery in Sunderland SR4 6DJ

The Ropery, Websters Bank, Sunderland, SR4 6DJ has a discounted Sunday lunch deal at the moment. The Ropery is situated in Depford, next to Queen Alexandra Bridge in the Pallion area of Sunderland and serves a traditional carvery from 12pm until 9pm every Sunday.

The carvery offer is two-courses (starter and main or main and desert) for two people for £10 or four people for £19. The Ropery Sunday Carvery starters are soup of the day, prawn cocktail or chicken liver pâté. The main carvery is a choice of roast turkey, pork or beef with a selection of fresh steamed vegetables, home-made Yorkshire pudding, rosemary & rock salt roast potatoes and real ale gravy.

The full terms and conditions and how to get this deal are here: Sunday Lunch At The Ropery in Sunderland Deal.

Apr 012013

   Home > Tyne & Wear > Sunderland > Blog: Food Offer At The Alexandra In Sunderland

Two-Course Pizza or Pasta Meal With Wine or Beer For Two or Four from £11 at The Alexandra (Up to 56% Off).

The Alexandra in Sunderland

Highlights… Restaurant serving pizzas, pastas and grilled dishes; Wearside location; two-course meal for two or four; starters include creamy garlic mushrooms, and smoked mackerel bruschetta; main courses include Florentine pizza, penne alla pollo, and risotto contadina; bottle of beer or small glass of house wine for each person.

Promising marvellous nights of delicious food and drink, The Alexandra tantalises Sunderland’s Wearside area with mouth-watering pizzas, creamy pastas and rich wines, in addition to a menu of exciting events and family-friendly dining. Two or four peckish patrons can begin with a starter, such as the smoked mackerel bruschetta with balsamic syrup (£3.95), or the crispy potato skins with garlic dip and salad garnish (£3.50). Moving on to the mains, diners can pick a pizza, pasta or risotto, with options like the chicken Kiev pizza, topped with chicken, ham, mushrooms and garlic; the penne steak arrabbiata, a twist on the traditional spicy dish with pan-fried steak strips; and the risotto vegetable, prepared with mixed seasonal vegetables, white wine and Napoli sauce, and pecorino cheese (all £5.95). To top it all off, guests can indulge in a glass of wine or bottle of beer each (both £2.50).

Choose from the following options for a two-course pizza or pasta meal with wine or beer: £11 for two people (Up to 56% off) or £22 for four people (Up to 56% off). Redeem this offer here: The Alexandra, Queen Alexandra Road, Sunderland, SR2 9PF.

You can see their current menu here…

Starters and Light Bites
Homemade soup of the day, served with ciabatta bread £1.95
Crispy potato skins, served with garlic dip and salad garnish £3.50
Chefs homemade parfait, served with redcurrant jelly and toasted ciabatta bread £3.50
Smoked mackerel brucshetta, served with a balsamic syrup £3.95
Creamy garlic mushrooms, served on toasted ciabatta bread and salad garnish £3.50

Pizza & pasta, home made and baked in their own pizza oven
Chicken kiev pizza, chicken, ham, mushrooms and garlic £5.95
The Alex meat feast pizza, ham, pepperoni, bolognaise, spicy pork £5.95
The Alex hot and spicy pizza, red and green chillis, ground beef, jalapenos and chicken topped BBQ sauce £5.05
Florentine pizza (Vegetarian), onions, green peppers, sweetcorn and mushrooms £5.95
Penne carbonara, pancetta cooked in a creamy parmesan sauce £5.95
Homemade lasagne, served with garlic bread £5.95
Penne steak arrabiatta, pan fried strips of steak in a spicy napoli sauce £5.95

Mains, from the grill. With home made chips, peas and salad
Rib eye steak, served with chips, onion rings, tomatoes and garnish please add £1.50 for sauce £10.95
Cumbrland sausage and mash, Cumberland ring served with mash, peas and onion gravy £6.95
Chicken a la crème, chicken served with crème sauce vegetables of the day and chips £7.95

Risotto, made with passion, big enough to share!
Risotto contadina, chicken, peas, onions and basil with white wine and cream finished with pecorino cheese £5.95
Risotto vegetable, mixed seasonal vegetables with white wine and napoli sauce finished with pecorino cheese £5.95

Mar 302013

   Home > Tyne & Wear > Sunderland > Blog: Sunderland Farm

Sunderland Farm is offering an Easter deal at the moment – you can buy a family ticket and a bag of animal feed for just £8 (50% off).

Sunderland Farm SR4

Sunderland Farm is set in 28 acres of land with resident lambs, goats, piglets and ponies. The family ticket offer allows a family of four to visit the farm Monday to Thursday, or on Saturdays where they offer the chance to interact with the animals and take part in fun tasks and educational activities. Some example activities are… feeding baby calves and stroking young lambs; collecting, sorting and packing eggs in the poultry house; milking goats in the goat shed and seeing goat ice-cream being made. There are also garden and wildlife areas to explore. The farm also has a workhouse, beehives, recycling plant, dene, hatchery and a fruit maze.

The farm acts as a training centre for the local community, providing courses and apprenticeships. It is partnered with Springboard and Sunderland college and the centre helps young people who want to try their hands at a different career. The farm is a non-profit organisation and aims to help citizens to improve the quality of their lives, as well as aiming to improve the educational, social and leisure opportunities of the local area. The farm also hosts children’s birthday parties with themes including birds of prey, reptile, farmer and pony.

The farm is located on Keelmans Lane, Sunderland, SR4 0RW and this 50% off deal expires on 6th July 2013. You can find out more details and take advantage of this deal here.

Mar 282013

   Home > Tyne & Wear > Sunderland > Washington > Nissan

Prime Minister David Cameron has visited the Nissan car plant in Washington Road, Sunderland, SR5 3NS for the official launch of production of the Nissan Leaf. The new version of the 100% electric car has more than 100 modifications and will roll off the line at the company’s record-breaking Sunderland plant.

In 2012 its factory floor produced more than 500,000 cars, a first for a car plant in the UK. The Sunderland factory will now produce every single Nissan Leaf that is sold in Europe. It marks the culmination of a £420 million investment in the model by the Japanese company and around 2,500 jobs in the North East are supported by the production of the car in Sunderland.

Prime Minister David Cameron said: “Nissan’s record-breaking year last year is a success story for UK volume car manufacturing and demonstrates how our automotive industry is competing and thriving in the global race. I warmly welcome the production of the new electric LEAF model and battery plant at Sunderland.”

Nissan Sunderland SR5 3NS

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Mar 282013

   Home > Tyne & Wear > Sunderland > Sunderland Empire Theatre

Sunderland Empire Theatre hosted X Factor auditions today but there will be no Tyneside auditions this year – I think maybe we’ve had more than our fair share of talent competition winners from Tyneside?! You can read more about the Sunderland auditions here…

Sunderland Empire Theatre on High Street West Interior

Sunderland Empire Theatre bosses are preparing themselves as The X Factor rolls into town. The ITV show is hosting mobile auditions in the city’s famous theatre tomorrow, and general manager Ben Phillips said he is ecstatic to be welcoming the audition trail to the city. “Sunderland Empire are thrilled to be hosting one of the X Factor Mobile Auditions this Thursday as they hit the road on their search for the next winner,” he said. “The X Factor Mobile Auditions will be a great opportunity for inspiring talent from across the area to shine. Good luck to you all.”

The mobile auditions – open to all members of the public – are separate to the larger auditions which take place in front of The X Factor judges later in the year. A spokeswoman for the show said that they are set up to give the maximum amount of people possible the chance to display their talents, and take place in towns and cities where the usual auditions don’t reach.

There will be three X Factor Mobile Audition vans travelling across the country this year throughout March to kick off the search for the next big talent. Last year’s winner was Middlesbrough’s James Arthur, who first showcased his talent at the mobile auditions. James, who had the fastest selling single of 2012 with his cover of the song Impossible, said: “If the X Factor audition van had not come to my town, I don’t think I would have auditioned. “Auditioning for The X Factor has completely changed my life”.

Auditions will take place at the Sunderland Empire tomorrow from 10am to 3pm for people to turn up and show off their talents. They will also stay open until 4.30pm for those in full-time education. Last year auditions were held in front of the judging panel – including Nicole Scherzinger and Gary Barlow – at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena, but this year bosses said they will not be returning to the city. A spokeswoman for The X Factor said: “Last year we found some great talent in Newcastle including our winner James Arthur. However this year we won’t be returning. Each year we have to make sure we visit a range of different cities across the UK in order to give everyone the best opportunity to audition.”

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