A delicatessen has been a staple to the high street for years, and Sunderlands answer to that is Blacks Corner. Its primary location is in East Boldon and despite being open for a few years now I finally made it to see what all the hype was about!
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Where is Blacks Corner?
Well, you may have guessed by the name, but it’s located on the corner of St Bedes and Station road in East Boldon. It is just as you come into East Boldon if you were heading past the Sunderland Greyhound Stadium.
Postcode: NE36 0LE
There is some parking on the site however there were only a couple spaces. Alternatively, you will need to park in the nearby streets so bear that in mind if you are planning a visit as you may need to walk a little bit to get there. Alternatively, there is a larger car park at the East Boldon Metro Station which is a few minutes walk away.
Visiting Blacks Corner
If you are planning a visit I would really recommend booking online as the restaurant itself is not very big and you may not be able to get in if you risk it and just turn up. You don’t need to pay when booking and it looks really easy to do! You can do that on their website here.
The inside of the place is decorated beautifully. I didn’t manage to get many pictures though because it was so busy. So I guess you will have to take my word for it. But the outside of the building looks just as impressive!
Blacks Corner Menu
For those who don’t know anything about the place, it is supplied by its own deli which is located just down the road from the restaurant. The cheese comes from a variety of British cheese-makers and their charcuterie meats are purchased from farms selling at Borough Market in London. All these ingredients are carefully selected to bring to its customers what they describe as a ‘speciality delicatessen’.
For some people, this may be just some fancy meat and cheese but from what I experienced, you can taste and appreciate that fanciness!
I’m one of those people who likes to read the menu before I go to a new place. Blacks Corner have an evening menu and also a brunch menu. So if you also want to have a look at either of them before you plan a visit, you can download them from their website here.
On their main menu, there are lots of details about the various meats and cheeses they serve and where they come from. I think this is a really nice touch and drums home that freshly sourced selling point!
Their evening menu looks amazing, and after seeing the place during the day, I’d imagine it to be really cosy on a night time!
When we went, it was brunch time so, it may surprise you that I ordered their avocado toast with poached eggs! (I really need to be more adventurous with brunch ordering!!). However, their version was different from others I have tried. It had goats cheese on it as well as some chilli. Goats cheese can sometimes be a little overpowering but on this it really was delicious!
It did cost £10.50 with two poached eggs added on. For some, this may be a little expensive yet when you take into consideration the freshness and British sourced ingredients, I think it’s great value for money!
This was of course washed down with a latte. Although the coffee was a little smaller (next time I will ask for a large!) it was a really good coffee! Not too bitter, quite smooth but still nice and strong! Just the way I like it.
Blacks Corner Opening Hours
They are closed on Mondays but open the rest of the week.
Tuesday: 9am – 4pm
Thursday: 9am – 10PM
Friday: 9am – 11pm
Saturday: 9am – 11pm
Sunday: 11am – 10pm
The Deli and Bakehouse are open 7 days a week.
Monday – Thursday: 9am – 2pm
Friday – Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 4pm
The Future of Blacks Corner
Many people might now know that Blacks Corner will be taking over the old Tram Shelter along the Seafront at Seaburn.
The plans are well underway and on the Blacks Corner Website, they have loads of information about what they are proposing to do with the space. Their proposed plan looks amazing!
It also mentions in great detail that they plan on using locally sourced materials to restore the site which is a listed building, which is very fitting in with the theme of Blacks Corner itself. Overall the future of the delicatessen looks very bright, and I cannot wait to see the project coming together. There is no launch date as of yet, but I am keeping my eyes peeled!
Overall I really enjoyed Blacks Corner. I think it is something the city centre is lacking and I wish there were more places like this throughout Sunderland. I especially love how much passion they clearly have in sourcing fresh ingredients which you can taste the difference in!
If you haven’t been then you should definitely add it to your list, and I will add it to my Sunderland Restaurant Guide.
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