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Browns Bonds Hill

1 Bonds Hill, Derry BT47 6DW, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7134 5180
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (40 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (12 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (22 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00 Hours
Irish, European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Bonds Hill, Derry BT47 6DW, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 835 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

I went alone (I was traveling alone) and got the wine pairing menu. Let me say first that I was surprised how affordable it was. A restaurant of this quality- I expected it to be more expensive. The food was dreamy. The wine was perfect....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jakemon426
Reviewed 2 days ago

Impeccably professional yet warm and friendly service with an innovative, creative and inspiring seasonal menu. The table layout varies from cosy intimate corners for two to some more open plan dining for the 'people watchers'. The dining experience was flawless and beautifully complimented by an...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Treksec
Reviewed 3 days ago

A cracking day out clay pigeon shooting arranged by Browns. As ever the food and service at Browns was exceptional. Breakfast at Browns, shooting at Jungle NI, lunch at Ardtara, and back to Browns for dinner. Perfect day.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to see such good choice and quality for vegans. Very tasty food. Few issues with service such as food coming out at different times,being charged for side that was included in vegan option etc

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank zocat117
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We left with that lovely feeling that we once again for two hours we had enjoyed food heaven. From the seafood fishcake starter ,venison main course and to die for Christmas cake soufflé my taste buds were brought to new experiences and this was all...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank mauriceg382
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another thing off my bucket list! I attended on a Saturday evening for the 7 course tasting menu with wines..what an experience!! I ate foods that I had previously thought I didn't like and the gin and tonic marshmallow just made me smile.... a lot......More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Julie W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Browns comes highly recommended having won lots of awards and accolades in Northern Ireland. The tasting menu is good value, the wines were excellent especially the very surprising Chardonnay. The food was a mix of very goods and some not so greats but overall good...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank davidpK4313IZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fine dining and an excellent wine list at a reasonable price. The best meal we have had in quite some time

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Aidan G
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a treat of 6 courses of a first class cooking, done in a classy and sassy way of which got my tastebuds going into overdrive . The choice of wine was impeccable as I have a choosy palate for wine , the staff listened...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank italian98
BrownsRestaurantsNI, Guest Relations Manager at Browns Bonds Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Italian98, Thank you for taking the time to share your classy ans sassy experience with us. We are delighted you had such an enjoyable experience. Our staff are highly trained in the pairing of food and beverages, it is fantastic to see this came...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had heard great reports on browns prior to visit. Both service and quality of food more than lived up to expectations. Don't usually venture West of the bann, but have found a reason to go back soon. Venison and fillet steak superb.More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank PandPBrogan
BrownsRestaurantsNI, Guest Relations Manager at Browns Bonds Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear PandPBrogan, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent travel west of the Bann. We are delighted you had such an enjoyable time with us and that we are on your list of reasons to return to the city. We are looking...More

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alison p
22 May 2017|
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Response from Mushroompops | Reviewed this property |
Hi it is a small space so nowhere to run about etc but then again it is a restaurant not a play park!! As for facilities, high chairs are available & the sofa style seating can accommodate little ones too. The champagne... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$96
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Bonds Hill, Derry BT47 6DW, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Londonderry  >  Derry
  • Phone Number: +44 28 7134 5180
  • E-mail
Whether it's Sunday lunch with the family, private dining for an intimate celebration, lunch over a business deal or a midweek treat, Browns Bonds Hill provides diners with a unique and memorable dining experience. The flagship restaurant in the group, Browns Bonds Hill was opened by Chef Patron Ian Orr and his business partner in 2009 and is heralded as the catalyst for putting the north west of Northern Ireland on the fine dining foodie map. Named Best Restaurant in Co Londonderry for the eighth consecutive year in 2017, the twice named Best Restaurant in Ulster has also been awarded Best Food Tourism Experience 2017 by Tourism Northern Ireland. Famed for unique events hosted by Chef Patron Ian Orr from wine dinners to cookery demonstrations and midweek foodie offers which indulge diners in tasting menus with paired wines, a visit to Browns Bonds Hill is a must for any visitor to the north west.
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