House of Zen Seaburn

4.2
84 reviews
£25 and under
Asian
Located in Seaburn, Sunderland's lovely seaside resort, House of Zen Seaburn Restaurant and Bar88 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 panoramic view is always interesting, and our award winning food, cocktails and range of Asian beers are available all day every day.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 84 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BethanyC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Singapore rice noodles are amazing ! Staff are lovely and really attentive.

JB
JohmB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, quick food great service, would go again

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SilviaO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fabulous food in lovely surroundings. I had the two course lunch special and it did not disappoint. Portions were slightly on the small side but the food was hot, tasty and beautifully presented. Drinks were fairly cheap and the service excellent. I would definitely go back.

GM
GemmaM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

i was insulted by the waitress it really ruined my night

JC
JulieC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant x lovely food and drinks and brilliant environment

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual a lovely meal we will be returning

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erics
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was lovely and clean. The food was amazing. The staff really friendly. Views outstanding

JB
JulieB
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and fantastic service would definitely recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Wanted to try here for a while. Starter salt and chilli prawns beautiful but my main wasn’t up to much

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and good service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food

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SamanthaS
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely experience. Had a gluten free menu which was amazing

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Benedict
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic
View of the ocean whilst you eat is top quality
Very kind and catering staff

OT
OpenTable Diner
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food staff very friendly great atmosphere for our first time can’t wait to go back

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KatW
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food as always.. Definitely still my favourite restaurant.. Thanks for a fabulous family night out..

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johno
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my two daughters here for a special meal, the food was fantastic and the staff were very attentive and polite, would definitely recommend the Singapore fried rice and satay chicken one of the nicest dishes i have had.

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Rainy
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Did not enjoy the food at all. The spring rolls were nice but the chicken seemed very tough. When the main arrived it did not resemble what we ordered. The chicken seemed processed almost like nuggets I would buy from Iceland. The liquid it was swimming in had no flavour what so ever. We wont be back!

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BarbaraH
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, well presented and, while not cheap, good value for money.
Delightful setting right on sea front.

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alison
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Just enough time between courses.

TA
TanyaA
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and excellent service as always

RH
RachelH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really good food. Service was fab. Lovely atmosphere

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Squib
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice staff. We had beautiful sea view table

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always.

AL
AlanL
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food nice but tables too close together! Felt we couldn’t talk as the other tables were so so close

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StevenB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good meet at door. Table looking out to sea great view. Staff very attentive but not intrusive. Food visually good and great tasting. Cocktails nice maybe a tad expensive very good coffee to finish off will be back.

LM
LauraM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience2

Portion sizes were very small for the money and the tables were not very spread out.
The service was very quick.

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graemem
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to House of Zen, will not be our last. Great service, fantastic food, good drinks service and friendly helpful staff, right on the beach, brilliant.

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karynM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delivery quick, price was reasonable, lovely atmosphere. Staff very attentive and polite

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Simon
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunchtime getaway. The crab and rib starters were heavenly.

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Julies
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere amazing! Great location with fab views

RH
RachaelH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was lovely. Starters came out fast and mains weren’t far behind. Lovely views. Atmosphere was subdued due to it being lunchtime but it was still very pleasant!

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SteveW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great environment. Service warm and attentive without being intrusive. Food excellent and, given the quality, fairly priced.

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ToniT
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sea view table. Easy online booking system. Friendly staff. Delicious food. 2 course lunchtime menu available.

KH
KaitlynH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at House of Zen and will definitely be returning. Food and drinks absolutely amazing!! Cant wait to book again already.

LM
LynneM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

I am gluten free and had little choice ordered chicken in plum and pineapple sauce there was no pineapple or plum sauce just stir fried chicken and veg a complete waste of money certainly not cheap

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Sunderland
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The food was absolutely disgusting, extremely disappointed. We had 3 individual meals and they were all disappointing. Bland, poor quality and for the the cost of the meal you expect better quality.
Even though this was highlighted when we paid the bill, nothing was acknowledge. I wouldn’t recommend it or return.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely and fresh.

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Anon
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Under the current circumstances the food and service at Zen were excellent.

JS
JasonS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Nice meal, however waited over 45mins from sitting down to be asked if we want drinks, and food order. This was unacceptable really when we had a table booked and their was people who were behind us in the queue who were finishing their starters and had drinks before someone had been to even ask us if we want any drinks or food order etc, and even then was only when one of our party raised the issue with one of the wait staff. Otherwise was a nice night and lovely food. The service needs to be improved with the outdoor seating due to covid restrictions, I feel they have crammed too many tables in at a cost of good quality service, but I get that they have lost time and custom to make up. Wouldnt put me off going again, but would probably wait until restaurant formally opens inside.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived at 5pm, the manager sat us at our table. We then waited 15 minutes for someone to come and take our drinks order. We then waited a further 15 minutes for someone to ask us if we wanted food. I then said We didn’t want food and we were told she would need to move us. We then waited a further 10 minutes, at which point we still didn’t have any drinks so we got up to leave. As we were walking away, the waiter then tried to force us to pay the bill for drinks we never paid for, to which we refused. The waiter then huffed and puffed and stormed away. Terrible service and would never go back!

FAQs

House of Zen Seaburn offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0191 529 2907.

House of Zen Seaburn is rated 4.2 stars by 84 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.