A back house kitchen where the family can enjoy good food has been a winning recipe for The Scullery, which recently opened its second restaurant – and an ice cream parlour – in Sunderland. Savour chats to owner Hayley Scott about her new venture
A bistro by day and an Italian restaurant by night, The Scullery is serving up a winning recipe. Owner Hayley Scott opened the doors to the first eatery in Silksworth, Sunderland, in 2013 and it proved an instant hit with foodies.
Now she has opened a second venue at Pier Point in Roker, with the addition of Scullerlicious – an adjoining ice cream parlour.
“We have always been a bistro-style venue during the day, and an Italian at night – serving delicious, home-cooked food. We named it The Scullery because it’s the old-fashioned name for a back kitchen, somewhere where the whole family can sit together and eat at any time of the day. Somewhere people can come for breakfast, dinner and an evening meal,” said Hayley, who who runs the business with partner Simon Tuckwell.
At The Scullery in Silksworth, prime fillet steak, duck breast and chicken stuffed with marinated peppers tantalise visitors’ tastebuds. The Pier Point venue – which overlooks Roker beach – serves similar dishes, as well as a selection of seafood.
“The seafood menu at Pier Point reflects the location. It’s stunning, especially when the sun is shining. The views are amazing,” said Hayley.
“We have a lot of plans for the future and we want to provide picnics for people to take on the beach,” she added.
Hayley has also opened up the adjoining Scullerlicious, serving local Beckleberry’s ice cream, old-fashioned sweets and boozy ice cream sundaes.
“We’ve used all of our homemade cakes and worked with Beckleberry’s to produce flavours such as lemon sherbet, After Eight and sticky toffee pudding. Our boozy sundaes, made with drinks such as Bailey’s, Absolute Vanilla Vodka and even Jägermeister are proving pretty popular,” said Hayley.
Plans to open a third venue later this summer are also underway, as Hayley has taken over The Old Vicarage in the city.
“It’s huge and has lovely grounds too which we are going to transform for al fresco dining,” she added.