Peace Bridge, Derry~Londonderry

Derry~Londonderry has seen a surge in places to eat in and around the Walled City.  Below are some of our suggestions- let us know your favourite.


1. Pyke 'N' Pommes

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What started out life as an adapted van in a disused car park has now evolved and transformed the street food scene, with 2 restaurants POD and @57. The addition of Decky, a double decker bus masquerading as a restaurant, complete with heating and sound system, meant Pyke 'N' Pommes were revolutionary in their approach to the food scene. Both places continue to use locally sourced food to produce an award-winning street food menu. Depending on whether you want to dine by the river or enjoy a traditional sit down meal in a licensed restaurant setting – the choice is yours. The menu itself features Wagyu beef burgers with an assortment of toppings, delicious Tacos and seasonal specials such as the Crispy Squid Box or the Notorious P.I.G.

2. Walled City Brewery

 

At the end of the Peace Bridge, in Ebrington Square you will find this award-winning brewhouse and restaurant. The historic military barracks offers signature brews created on site, and bespoke craft beers inspired by the hit show Derry Girls are a firm favourite. Try a Sexy Priest, Wee English Fella or Craic Killer. From the food menu, flavours of the North West are at the forefront – from Greencastle Fish of the Day and fish croquettes to McAtamney’s succulent Ribeye on the bone.

3. Browns Bonds Hill or Browns in Town

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Double the deliciousness in Derry with this duo in the heart of the city. Browns in Town is a Michelin recommended casual restaurant and offers delicious speciality cocktails, a wide range of gin and local craft beers, all of which complement the food menu perfectly. Local seafood chowder, signature chicken curry, Browns beef burger, crispy Greencastle squid and a deliciously decadent dessert menu means that your taste buds will most definitely be satisfied.

Browns Bonds Hill, is also Michelin recommended and offers a more fine dining experience. The menu changes seasonally and focusses on quality, local produce. Diners are given an unforgettable experience with innovative techniques and new ingredients at the heart of the menu. With a variety of menus including an early bird, vegetarian/vegan and a tasting menu served with optional wine pairing, this is truly a dining experience not to be missed.

4. Shipquay Restaurant

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In the luxurious surroundings of the Shipquay Hotel, this restaurant with views over Shipquay Street, at the heart of Derry’s shopping and social scene, is the perfect stop off for lunch, small snack or something more substantial. Seasonal themed menus sit alongside favourites like the weekend brunch menu, pre-theatre and the ever popular Bottomless Brunch. A healthy breakfast, morning coffee, lunch or evening meal can all be enjoyed in contemporary surroundings.

5. Soda & Starch

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Venison sausage rolls just out of the oven.. Served with homemade Apple Chutney... Heaven!

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Set in the heart of The Craft Village within the city walls, this little pantry and grill serves up high quality, locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Comfort food and home baking with big flavours are the order of the day here – with everything from sandwiches and seafood dishes to traditional Irish food updated with a modern twist. A relaxed eating experience awaits.

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