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Browns Bonds Hill

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1 Bonds Hill, Derry BT47 6DW Northern Ireland+44 28 7134 5180WebsiteMenu
Open now12:00 PM - 2:30 PM5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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The flagship of the Browns group sits on the east bank of the River Foyle and comes with a plush lounge and an intimate, art deco style dining room. Th...
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About
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 Michelin recommended 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, twice named Best Restaurant in Ulster, it has also been awarded Best Food Tourism Experience by Tourism Northern Ireland. Famed for unique events hosted by Chef Patron Ian
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$55
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Irish, European, British, Contemporary
FEATURES
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely exquisite food and wine, every single mouthful was bursting with flavour. Quality of drinks were of a high standard and ambiance and service was 5 stars. Young serving staff extremely pleasant and definitely outshone the more experienced staff however they were pleasant and professional.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Perfect lunch and service. Also good value for money. Will definitely be back and will recommend to family and friends.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous food....Great service...a lovely treat fir a group of friends on a grand day out from Belfast..well worth the train journey...thanks to all

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food, the service and the ambiance were exquisite. Every step in the service was executed perfectly. Our experience couldn’t have been better.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner based on the reviews and michelin recommendation. Was pretty disappointed after all the lovely food around Ireland. My starter was a tomato based salad which was ok but the mains was potato dumplings in sauce. The filing was really spicy and...neither tasted good or had any flavour associated to a recommended place. Service was good and the wine selection was adequate. Had chocolate fondant for desert which was good. If you're there for a short stay you could try other places.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say, wonderful staff, warm service, exceptional food and an excellent wine list. Extremely reasonably priced early bird menu, with extensive choices. Cant wait for our next visit for the tasting menu

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This our first time at Browns, what amazing food and excellent service. Nothing else needs saying, absolutely great.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food ,service ,atmosphere, everything about this restaurant is first class . We took our son and his partner out for several meals in Londonderry/Derry and there was none that came close to the quality of this.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch today with friends and had a truly first class meal. We all enjoyed every course, this is fine dining with all those little nuances that make the meal special and memorable. Staff were excellent, really pleasant and very professional. The revamped layout...and decor is really nice making the restaurant feel more spacious. Totally enjoyable experience.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Couldn't wait to try Browns Bonds Hill due to all of the great reviews, and we certainly were not disappointed! Wonderful menu selection, fantastic service and most importantly the food was delicious. We opted for the wine pairing options for all of our courses which...worked immensely well. The tuna tartare was so tasty and a good size portion for a starter. We opted for the sharing steak with all the accompaniments, black garlic chips, onion rings and a feta salad. It was probably one of the best steak meals we have ever had. To round everything off the baked Alaska sticky toffee pudding was so light and delicious, a lovely finish to the meal. The next time we are up in Derry, Browns Bonds Hill will certainly again be one of our first ports of call!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Artie F
17 June 2022|
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Response from 315judyg | Reviewed this property |
It seems pretty casual. We saw guys in jeans and since we were traveling for a month, we didn't have anything dressy. It is upscale, so I'd opt for a polo shirt over a tee if possible. It's a great place. We enjoyed it so... More
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Ardstraw J
8 February 2020|
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Response from 998kennethn | Reviewed this property |
On street parking outside restaurant but cant always guarantee space
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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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Yes, Browns Bonds Hill is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Browns Bonds Hill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5