Bellini is an authentic Italian restaurant founded on the belief that flavour comes from the origin of ingredients.
We import the finest ‘materia prima’ produced in Italy that cannot be reproduced in any other part of the world while work with local producers to obtain the best ingredients that create our delectable dishes.
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Here’s what presenter Simon had to say…
“I went to this popular Italian restaurant in Seaburn, Sunderland on a Tuesday night and it was as busy as it always seems to be; I’m glad we had a reservation.
We were shown quickly to our reserved table in the main dining room by the maître d’ who greeted us with a big smile. They have a few cozy corners if you’d prefer, just ask. There were so many staff on duty, both on the restaurant floor, and in the kitchen, which was visible from the dining room. I love to see this, so you can see exactly what is going on and how new all the equipment is and how clean and tidy it is. This was one of the biggest and most impressive restaurant kitchens I’ve ever seen with an amazing atmosphere, which added to the ambiance in the dining room; the place was buzzing, on a Tuesday. Imagine what it must be like every weekend.
It wasn’t long before a waiter came over and asked what we’d like to drink. My partner and I went for the standard house red wine and water, which came out quickly. Another person soon followed asking for our food order. The menu is fairly extensive, but not too big. When a restaurant has a menu which is huge, I often wonder if they keep all the ingredients they’re going to need for each dish fresh: I doubt it. At Bellini, they do. All ingredients is locally sourced or imported from Italy so it’s as authentic as possible.
The menu has all the usual fayre you would expect at an Italian restaurant, so everyone will be happy. They do have a few specials, which were highlighted on the table using a tiny clipboard, which was a nice touch. They even do a Happy Hour menu too with 2 courses from just £9.45 and Sunday Lunches from just £8.45.
We ordered Bruschetta with chicken to start and muscles with white wine and garlic which were absolutely delicious. Our main courses were both from the seafood menu. I had the seabass and king prawns with vegetables and my partner had lemon sole goujons with tartar sauce and hand cut chips.
It was rather difficult to squeeze in a dessert, but we had to try. The menu has quite a few options, but highlights what is bought-in and what is home-made on the premises, which I’ve never seen before. We both wanted to try what was made at the restaurant, so we had white chocolate cheesecake and I had the Panna Cotta, which came out in a champagne flute. Both were amazing and it was easy to tell they’d been made that day in the kitchen.
Overall, I loved this restaurant and will definitely be going back. The atmosphere was buzzing, there was a big birthday party in (we all sang to her) and the food is amazing. The staff were really friendly, attentive and very visible. Don’t you just hate it when a restaurant is “short staffed” or “the kitchen is backed up so there’s a 40 minute wait”. I never go back to those kind of places. Bellini is well run and well established.
Experience what we did for just £15 with a voucher that gives you £30 to spend. Be quick though.”
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Terms & Conditions
One voucher per booking, per table, excludes Happy Hour. Can only be used from Monday – Friday, 12noon – 5pm only. Excludes Bank Holiday Weekends, Valentines Day and Mothers Day. Pre–Booking is essential. Establishment can limit the number of vouchers accepted each day, so it is advisable not to wait to use the voucher until late in the valid period. Vouchers must be quoted when booking the table & handed in upon request at the establishment. No change or cash alternative will be given. Only available on our selected menu, and not from any regular menu, discounted menu or happy hour menu. This voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. This voucher is not transferable. A minimum of 2 courses per person, for a minimum of 2 people must be ordered per voucher (starter and a main, or main and a dessert, per person). Voucher can be used for food only. Full terms and conditions are available at www.sun-fm.com. Voucher valid until 30th November 2018. Each voucher is uniquely identifiable and will be checked at the establishment. Vouchers can only be used once. If multiple copies exist, the voucher code will only be accepted on its first presentation. Establishment’s decision is final.