Located in Seaburn, Sunderlands lovely seaside resort, Fat Buddha Asian Bar & Kitchen offers something refreshingly different. Whether sitting enjoying the sunshine on our balcony or through our large windows, viewing the crowds on the beach through the spring & summer or watching a storm tossed sea from the warm comfort of the Buddha the view is always interesting, and our award winning food, cocktails and range of Asian beers are available all day every day.

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Housed in the magnificent Royal Arcade, the contemporary design of our first floor restaurant frequently commands a wow factor. We have various spaces to suit all kinds of individuals. From private Tatami rooms to the ground floor restaurant where bigger parties are located, all mixed with private booths. To complete the occasion we have the Zen Lounge for your after dinner drinks though this area may be booked for private parties.

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Inside the bar and restaurant our design, food, drinks and service sets it firmly apart from all the other traditional Asian-based Durham restaurants in the city. Our menu is based on Asian Fusion which brings a host of ingredients, flavours and preparation methods. Many dishes will not only have familiar basic ingredients, but a finished look and taste which will be totally fresh and new.

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Be at one with the cocktails!

All of our Cocktail masterclasses at Fat Buddha Newcastle or Durham have been carefully designed to offer as much choice and excitement as possible within your budget and we allow you choose the cocktail you want to make from our exclusive menu.

All our cocktail classes generally last one hour. For larger bookings we allow slightly more time so as not to rush your guests.

Non-alcoholic packages are available at a reduced rate of £15 so that everyone has the chance to get involved and make cocktails, regardless of their condition or beliefs.

Friends and family are welcome to watch your cocktail class for no charge.

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Or call us on 0191 2041099 for more details on cocktail classes

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We have three restaurants in Newcastle, Durham & Seaburn
Winner of Best Restaurant Award 2008, 2009, 2011 & runner up in 2010

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