House of Zen Seaburn

4.2
126 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 126 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
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mgf123
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I would of liked to tip my own tip and not be told how much of a tip to give

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GaryM
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Excellent food, excellent service, decor a little tired, time for a makeover.

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TonyD
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was very good but wasn't expecting to pay a £16 surcharge.

MR
MattR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is second to none. And the food is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely outstanding experience ever!!! The taste was incredible!!!
They attended my request for the sea view but unfortunately I’ve needed to change my book to later :(
But was a perfect night! Amazing food taste, I will be back soon for sure!!!

SJ
SharonJ
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food staff very polite. Nice quiet place lovely atmosphere

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StephanieW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, lovely staff, my new fave restaurant

JP
JohnP
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Very tasty food, went cold very quickly due to AC blasting. Waitress advised and answered “ahh I forgot to turn it back down” without any offer to reheat or otherwise. For two people pricing was on the higher side and service experience didn’t really match it either.

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MarieS
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service very good
Down side was music was playing which is not really needed when having a meal
And guest on other table very loud and drunk so atmosphere wasn’t good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was good and served quickly. Staff were friendly but not overly attentive.

DB
DavyBoshman
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really good food, good service, good atmosphere and a great soundtrack! Excellent location with views overlooking the beach.

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Lunch
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely tasty food, beautiful views pleasent staff

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food is exceptional and had no complaints about that whatsoever. However I feel their customer service could be better. When booking this I saw there was a deal for wanted restaurant week which was advertised on their Facebook page, 2 courses for £15. The cut off was 6:30pm but I booked the table
for 6:15pm which should give us enough time. When we arrived we were given the ordinary menu and when asked if there was another menu we were told no, until I specifically said it was the one for restaurant week as advertising on fb. Those menus then miraculously appeared but we were told by the waitress we could only have that if we ordered by 6:30pm… at the time, it was 6:17pm. I felt this was an excuse and they didn’t want to offer the cheaper menu even though we were there in plenty of time. If you don’t want to offer the cheaper deal, don’t take part and advertise it on social media.

Once the mains arrived all four of us had empty glasses and could have done with a refill, the waitresses were walking up and down the aisle constantly but not really sure what they were looking at as nobody asked if we would like more drinks and it was difficult to get their attention, particularly when they were congregated around the bar chatting to each other. Finally managed to get drinks once the mains were finished.

The couple on the table next to us asked a waiter if a dish they had ordered was coming and before the lady could finished her sentence he abruptly said “I know, I’m going to get it now!” I also think it is worth noting that they were paying full price for their meals.

The restaurant add their own “optional” service charge on the bill,
possibly because most people wouldn’t leave a tip for the service they have had.

It is a lovely place, beautiful food but really let down by the staff,
If this was a improved, it would be so much better.

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white889
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience5

Given no plates for starter, part of food order didn't show up, found it hard to get another drink so spent the full meal with no drink

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LisaK
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service was very very slow, food was mostly good but very expensive. Unfortunately it wasn't somewhere I'd return.

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Nathan
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always. Great customer service. Would always recommend.

KH
KathleenH
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A lovely place to dine and chat with friends. Food is delicious and the service is very good and friendly.

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JenniferL
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely food and great value on the lunch menu!

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Skox
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Food came out quick however it was not piping hot and the chicken was very tough. The mains were quite pricey due to not coming with sides included and having to purchase sides on top.

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LianneS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing meal here lasts night. Would thoroughly recommend.

SM
StephenM
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Show to table straight away even though I was early table service was spit on

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Shell
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent as always only downside was we arrived 5 mins early and were ignored until it was our time which was awkward.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was lovely, the staff were lovely apart from
One server who was very rude, he made me and my partner uncomfortable

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VivL
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food absolutely delicious. Portions are not huge and it is a bit pricey. Great service, attentive friendly staff. Views of the sea are fabulous and a nice atmosphere.

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LiamI
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was unreal as per usual. Service was very good and very quick as per usual. Would go back today (next day) of I could

RJ
RossJ
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Happy birthday wasn't sang for my girlfriends birthday as I requested on my booking.

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MartinB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb restaurant, stunning views of the sea, great food, very good wine list. Highly recommend this place to anyone. Range of food is great too.

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LisaC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely tasty food quick service nice friendly staff

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RuthD
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beautiful authentic food, polite service and not overly expensive. Great atmosphere and ambience.
Good veggie options too.

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MatthewS
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall was fine. Thought the main courses were quite expensive given that rice was charged as an extra and the rice portion was tiny.

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leightona
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely terrible. Ordered a gluten free meal due to being allergic to
Gluten

Meal come I new it wasn’t gluten free streight away after tasting it so asked a member of
Stay. 3 members of staff said it was gluten free until the manager came over and confirmed it actually wasn’t and took it away

Food in general was horrible and was defiantly microwaved

Wouldn’t recommend and then to top it
Off still added a service charge to the bill. Don’t wast your time

LB
vipLisaB
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great value can’t wait to go again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Great location with views of the North Sea. Food adequate but over priced for the limited quality. Service prompt but impersonal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Too noisy
Did get the table we requested
Some staff didn’t know what they were doing

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Kc123
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Good food however service wasn’t very personal and very loud, next to bar 88 where group of ladies drinking and loading screaming with laughter. Great they were enjoying self but not something want to hear whilst eating out with husband. Didn’t go to a bar but to restaurant. Some food was not hot as if been waiting a while.
Great views, just shame not enough tables making use of it.

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SandraP
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service would definitely recommend

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Rachelb
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place the staff and food was 10/10

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DawnD
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Travelled from Nottinghamshire as our daughter is a student in Sunderland. She heard this was a good place to eat. The food was outstanding. Would definitely recommend and visit again

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laurah
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Excellent service, nice food, little overpriced, nice atmosphere

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Rachy
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here
Always come back
Food is 10/10
Great value as its lunch time special from 12-4pm food is always incredible!!
And the views onto the sea
Love it here

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 126 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.