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Winner - "Cafe/Bistro of the year"

WOW Award 2016 Sunderland Echo and South Shields Gazetter

Winner - "City Centre Business of the year"

Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards 2015

Regional - Runner up - "Young Business of the year" 

Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards 2013

National -  Runner up - "Events in a food/restaurant business" 

Whats on 4 me 2014




The National Vintage Awards


We were nominated and became finalist for "Best Vintage Shop" in the National Vintage Awards 2015

Northern Independent Retail  2015

Nominated for best Cafe in the North East 




Tripadvisor certificate of excellence 2013, 2014, 2015. 2016 and 2017.  Consistenly rated in the top 20 in Sunderland restaurants.

Saga Magazine

Highlighted as one of the most unique places to visit for champagne afternoon tea.

The Culture Trip

Voted one of the best 10 eateries in Sunderland



Serendipity Special Days


Secret Sundays Shhhh..... 

Sundays are normally available for private functions and parties however there are occasionally Sundays available so we have decided to use them to bring you some very special offers and unique one off events and exclusive experiences, if you would like to find out more you need to be on our mailing list - email us with the title "Secret Sundays" and we will keep you updated with whats going on, Future events in the pipeline

"Matinee and Mocktails"

"Cupcake Decorating and Cocktails"

"Bunting Making and Brunch"

"Rag Wreath Making"

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Christmas "Crafternoons"

We will be putting together some very special activities such as christmas rag wtreaths, no sew christmas bunting - all quality crafts served up with some festive drinks and cake! - more infor coming soon... 

Mothers Day 

Why not treat mum to a very special afternoon tea

£17.50pp - Please call to book 0191510054


Christmas Vintage Fair

We hold an annual christmas fair on the first Sunday in December - 10.00am - 4.00pm, come along and see what lovely local homemade crafts are available, entertainment will be provided by a vintage singer singing christmas songs plus lots of yummy christmas food and drink available to eat in or take away - we also hold raffles and tombolas with the proceeds going to a local pet rescue charity.


Menu and Food Allergies 

Serendipity complies with the food standards agency recommendations by providing information regarding the 14 food allergens in all of our food, This information is documented on our premises and can be seen on request

Gluten and Dairy Free
We have many options available for individuals who have special dietary requirements or food allergies and intolerances, we stock soya milk and spread as well as gluten free bread and scones, all of our soups and sandwich fillings are homemade and contain no gluten

We can provide a gluten free and dairy free afternoon tea 


Serendipity Nights

Please follow us on facebook for updates on our evening entertainments, we hope to announce some dates soon for our resident duo "Vintage Voices", a lovely evening of entertainment, nibbles and cocktails