For 12 years, Zen has thrived on its reputation as a family-owned and -operated restaurant offering Asian dining in a stylish setting. Located just a stone’s throw away from the River Wear, Zen’s interior is serene, boasting the perfect balance of comfort and chicness. You’ll find leather booths, sleek dark tables, a panelled bar with red lighting and a beautiful cherry blossom tree at the heart of the restaurant. The menus are inspired by the owners’ visits to the exotic Far East and are made up of dishes cooked using Thai techniques and Chinese heat. The dim sum tower is one for lovers of dumplings – the finest bite-sized treat. With other dishes including wonton soup, lamb massaman curry, pad Thai, an abundance of stir fries and even hot Thai beef jerky all up for grabs, you’re guaranteed happy Thai and Asian dining at Zen.