Review on Best Western Roker Hotel, Tavistock Retro Italia
Tavistock Retro Italia is situated within the landmark Roker Hotel overlooking the North Sea, Roker Pier and Lighthouse, just five minutes drive from the city centre of Sunderland. The smart restaurant has a sleek contemporary style, walls are adorned with memorabilia from such famous icons as Madonna, Michael Jackson, Sir Elton John and Frank Sinatra.
The kitchen serves authentic Italian cuisine showcasing high quality, locally sourced ingredients, that are cooked to order on the premises. Typical starters include carpaccio, home made cured fillet of beef served with rocket, Parmesan and lemon oil or sautéed garlic King prawns, scallop, tiger prawns and squid served on a bed of rocket salad. Main courses include a selection of pastas and stone baked pizzas alongside such dishes as Spezzatino alla Fiorentina, 24 hours slow cooked in water bath beef stew with carrot, celery, onion and pancetta finished with red wine tomato sauce and served with mash or pan fried sea bass served on a bed of tagliatelle with tomato garlic capers sauce and roasted pine nuts. To finish there are traditional desserts in the shape of homemade Tavistock amaretto tiramisu or Panna Cotta all Aran, vanilla flavoured panna cotta served with orange compote.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Sat & Sun
Dinner: 5.00 - 11.00pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card