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Popular Sunderland city centre eatery for sale

D’acqua, a popular restaurant offering English, French & Italian cuisine in the heart of Sunderland, has been brought to market through Christie & Co.

The well-loved restaurant is situated on John Street and forms part of an established eating and drinking circuit.

Owners, Mr and Mrs Shadforth have run the restaurant for several years and gained an enviable reputation, however the time had come for them to try something new.

They commented, “We feel the time is right to start planning for our future. We will continue to put 110% into what we offer at D'acqua. The staff have been informed of this decision can be rest assured their jobs are secure.

'We hope to find suitable new owners to take over and keep d'acqua being the success it is. We will be eternally grateful to all of you for your custom. We hope this decision will not put you off supporting the business as you always have.”

David Cash, Associate Director at Christie & Co, said, “Jimmy & Hannah have built an incredibly successful business which definitely warrants its status as one of the best in Sunderland. The business continues to perform well despite the widely reported generalisation that ‘restaurants are failing’ – not this one!

'We expect interest from a range of potential buyers, and the business would best suit an owner-operator, perhaps a couple or a family who would replace Jimmy & Hannah. This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to take on a long-established restaurant with an incredibly loyal customer base.”