Category: Dining in Derry

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Eating out in Derry

Whether its a light lunch you are after or some fine dining, Derry is certainly a foodie destination!  We have everything from casual street food to Michelin recommended – be sure to tickle your tastebuds on your visit here!

Brown's & Browns In Town

 Michelin Recommended.  Fine dining menus and numerous award wins  , Browns is renowned for its sumptuous food and impeccable service.  With the original restaurant ‘Browns Bonds Hill’ just a short walk over the peace bridge to the East Bank of the River Foyle and their additional restaurant ‘Browns In Town’ in the heart of the city centre on the cityside this is certainly one not to be missed!

Browns Bonds Hill,  1 Bonds Hill, Derry ~ Londonderry, BT47 6DW 

Brown’s In Town, 21 Strand Road, Derry ~ Londonderry, BT48 7DJ

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Browns at Bonds Hill. The food was excellent and the chef was able to adapt the menu to accommodate my husband’s food intolerances eg gluten and dairy free. The service was efficient and friendly. A visit to Browns is most definitely a first class culinary experience

– Trip Advisor Review 2023

Walled City Brewery

A gastropub and taproom based in the heart of the city in Ebrington Square with a delicious menu and a range of one of a kind craft beers.  The Walled City Brewery have previously won the title of “Best GastroPub in Ireland”.  In 2022, they expanded their restaurant to open a new Taproom experience – following your meal in the restaurant you can venture into the Taproom and sample some craft beer brewed on site – or even try their signature Gin – Earhart Gin – named after one of the world’s most famous female aviators Amelia Earhart who landed in our city in 1932.

Personal Recommendation from Charlene McCrossan  – a pint of Kicks Lager – named after the Undertones hit ‘Teenage Kicks’

Delicious innovative flavours. Sea bass with fried capers and spicy sauce. Amazing starter of fish cake with big chunks of salmon and cod. A real gourmet delight in a nice relaxed setting. Excellent and friendly service.

– Trip Advisor Review 

Walled City Brewery, Parade Ground, 70 Ebrington Square, Derry, BT476FA.

Java Coffee Shop

The perfect midday stop either before or after a walking tour with ourselves! A warm welcome awaits whether it’s a Full Irish breakfast and a Coffee you are craving or a healthy superfood salad for lunch or a homemade scone and a cuppa.  Scones freshly made on site every morning, from wheaten and treacle to raspberry and white chocolate!  You are on your holidays – why not! Friendly staff, excellent service and in the cafe there is also a visitor information stand so pick up a map of the city , have a coffee and decide how to spend the rest of your day! 

Personal Recommendation from Charlene – Healthy Assiette – Scrambled Eggs & Avocado on Sourdough 

What a lovely friendly place, run by lovely friendly, welcoming people. The wide variety of scones are to die for. Drop in for a great value breakfast as well.

– Trip Advisor Review 

Java Coffee Shop, 33 Ferryquay Street, Derry, BT48 6JB

Get Fed Foods

Too busy seeing the sights and want something on the go? Then Get Fed offers everything from sandwiches to Vol- au- Vents and Paninis.  They also have a range of cakes, coffees and traybakes to go – perfect for those wishing to not miss an opportunity to see all the sites! 

Personal Recommendation from Charlene – Chicken Curry Vol-au-vent 

Get Fed Foods, 1A Carlisle Road, Derry, BT486JJ

Badgers Bar

Situated right outside the Walled City, right in the city centre and their gable wall is the home to the all important Derry Girl’s mural – Badgers Bar is a must visit !  Fantastic pub grub, in a cosy traditional setting with perfectly poured pints of Guinness what else could you ask for?

Personal Recommendation from Charlene – Madras Curry 

Badgers Bar, 18 Orchard Street , Derry, BT486EG

Claude's Cafe

“Say nothing till ye see Claude” an infamous local saying in our city, this beautiful cafe offers both hot and cold options, a perfect lunch stop! The owner Declan is renowned in the city for his generosity at Christmas time, providing those in need in the city with Christmas Dinners.  A gem of an eatery.

Personal Recommendation from Charlene – try the Hot Chocolate !

Claude’s Cafe, 4 Shipquay Street, Derry, BT486DN

Pyke 'n' Pommes

Named by National Geographic in the Top ten restaurants in Ireland – whether you wish to visit their trendy double decker bus on the banks of the River Foyle or their sit in restaurant , you will not get a taco like it anywhere else! Locally sourced, authentic, street – styled food.

Personal Recommendation from Charlene – Cauliflower Taco

Pyke ‘n’ Pommes (double decker bus), Strand Road (between Baronet Street and Foyle View Apartments, Derry, BT487NS

Pyke ‘n’ Pommes (licensed restaurant) 53- 57 Strand Road, Derry, BT487BN.

Cedar - A Taste Of Lebanon

Vegetarians will be at home in any Lebanese restaurant as they include many vegetarian healthy options.  Close your eyes and pretend you have been transported to the Middle East.  Described as a small oasis and a hidden gem, Cedar is a culinary experience not to be missed!

Personal recommendation from Charlene – Halloumi Salad 

Cedar, 32 Carlisle Road, Derry, BT486JW

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