The newest addition to Sunderlandannounced plans to add Bottomless Brunches to the menu starting this weekend.
The Tin of Sardines gin bar opened in Roker on June 16, offering visitors tea, coffee, pastries and cakes along with a tasty menu as well as over 200 varieties of gin and 50 mixers. Housed in a former toilet block, the venue has a quaint outdoor terrace overlooking Roker Pier with panoramic views of the beach.
The swanky new venue announced earlier this week that it would be launching bottomless brunches starting Saturday June 25 and Sunday June 26. The bottomless menu includes unlimited Prosecco, unlimited G&Ts made from select gins and mixers, and a mouth-watering cheese and charcuterie platter.
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Priced at £30 pp for a two-hour booking or £40 for a champagne upgrade, news of the bottomless brunches has already raged on social media. So many customers took the initial slots that Tin of Sardines announced via its Facebook page that brunches would now be a permanent weekend fixture.
The Sunderland Bar is the third venue for father and son duo Lord Trevor and Ben Davis, who opened the first sardine tin in Durham in 2017 – famed for its fame as the world’s smallest gin bar. Despite stocking hundreds of varieties of gin, Durham’s small Elvet Bridge room only seats 16 people, while the second tin of sardines is in Trevor’s home town of Poole.
Ben said of the new bar: ‘As someone born and raised in Sunderland and as a family who have been part of the area’s hospitality industry for decades, we knew this was an opportunity we couldn’t. miss it and we were convinced to bring it to town as soon as we saw it.
“There aren’t many sites in the North East that could come close to that aesthetically,” he added. The refurbishment of the old toilets was made possible by a £250,000 investment from Sunderland City Council, aided by a grant from the Coastal Communities Fund.
Tin of Sardines on Pier View serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., while sharing boards are available from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays or until 7 p.m. on weekends. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Customers wishing to reserve a seat for the Bottomless Brunch can email [email protected], with seats available between 10am and 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays.