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Unique Gastronomic Experience Set To Wow North East Diners

Hilton Sunderland - the Karbon Grill

A stylish new Pan-American destination restaurant set to launch in Sunderland has used the North East’s proud industrial heritage to inspire its name.

The Karbon Grill, Kitchen and Bar, at the soon to be opened Hilton Garden Inn, Sunderland hotel will offer food lovers one of the most unique gastronomic experiences in the region.

The restaurant’s contemporary design reflects its innovative and modern style, with its name paying homage, with a contemporary twist, to the mining heritage that is so much a part of the city of Sunderland and the site on which the hotel is built.

Designed to offer diners a holistic restaurant experience, the venue – which launches at the end of April – will offer something truly different in the world of food.

Welcoming hotel guests, those visiting the adjacent Stadium of Light any anyone wishing to experience dining with a difference, the menu features Pan-American cuisine, with elements of Mexican and Latin fusion dishes.

The unique dishes will be complemented by regional specialities and the venue’s top team of chefs will showcase some unique cooking methods and speciality dishes not available at any other restaurant.


The stylish, contemporary restaurant interior affords the perfect atmosphere for both daytime and evening dining, with key design elements in the 100-seater eatery including stylish, yet comfortable seating in dark red, leather upholstery, feature mood lighting, classic American-themed black and white artwork and brass accents.

“The Karbon Grill Kitchen and Bar is a new and vibrant destination, offering North East diners something very different,” said Hilton Garden Inn Sunderland’s General Manager, Kim Kelso.

“The stylised elements in its design, coupled with the unique Pan-American menu, reflect our desire to make this one of the most popular and unique destinations in the region.

“We’re confident that the contemporary design and mix of premium, affordable and family-friendly cuisine will appeal to hotel guests, city visitors and food-lovers across the region alike. Added to this, the warm and friendly service that the North East is famed for will make it the go-to place in Sunderland.”

The Hilton Garden Inn Sunderland, which is currently under construction next to the Stadium of Light, will open in time for Sunderland AFC’s final home games of the season.

Along with the Karbon Grill Kitchen and Bar the site will boast 141 en-suite bedrooms, a 24-hour business centre and a number of meeting rooms.