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Arbutus at Encore

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Newmarket Street | Millennium Forum, Ground Floor, Derry BT48 6EB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7126 4455
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent the service was excellent, we had a beautiful meal before the show but we learned from our experience leave yourself time if you going to a show, well done to to the team at encore

Thank Gerryderry1
northern ireland
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

just back from a very good show took my mother as birthday treat was let down by the encore brasserie booked for 6.30 was served at 7.15 when asked where food was told in of hand way by manager ( you have it in time for the show) my mother is 84 i didn't want her waiting long i cant... More 

Thank NorthernIrelandMojo
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

My partner and I went here last night and can't praise it enough! The staff were so friendly, the wine most enjoyable and the food was absolutely delicious! I am quite fussy when it comes to food, but the caesar salad and tomato and basil soup to start were excellent and the steak for the main was just melt in... More 

Thank IrishTiger82
Derry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Quality Food and Warm Service. The steak is next to nobody. And all the staffs are welcoming you and taking care of you like family.

Thank Guodong L
Derry, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Aye here last night before Seeing the show Dirty Dancing. I have to say to food was just OK. Waiting staff were so pleasant and very helpful, went to pay the bill and we wanted to split it up and pay separately but was denied this by the manger (I think), Italian guy wearing black. His response " no guys... More 

1 Thank dec0042016
Derry, United Kingdom
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913 reviews
546 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 656 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This restaurant is under new management and is now called Arbutus at Encore. We had a pre theatre dinner here. We liked that on a Sat night there was a 2 course meal for £18 or 3 course for £22. The menu is limited however. The only starter is a tasting platter of 3 items, small cup of soup, one... More 

1 Thank holidayseeker
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123 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Serves good food at a reasonable price with panache and humour. Ok so it's probably not where I'd choose to go on a romantic night out but for a pre theatre meal it can't be beaten. Make a night of it and go !

Thank Swillywilly
Carryduff, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Returned for a pre Panto tea. Restaurant was REALLY busy compared to last year's visit. Staff were friendly, menu choice provided something for all tastes. Prices are very fair. Food was excellent. Portions were huge and everything tasted great. One and only down side was the LONG wait between ordering and food coming to table. (Over an hour.) Made the... More 

Thank weekd09
Derry, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Great improvement since being taken over by new management. My husband and I have eaten lunch here on three occasions and thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff very welcoming and attentive, such an improvement.

Thank Brttybo
Derry, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Encore Restaurant is under new management and my wife and I went there for Sunday lunch today....3 courses for £14.95. I had prawn salad, the salmon and the trio of ice cream and my wife had the bruschetta, roast beef and the trio of ice cream...excellent food and big portions. Definitely recommend this restaurant for lunch....any day!!!

Thank BigJim1888

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$26
British, French, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Newmarket Street | Millennium Forum, Ground Floor, Derry BT48 6EB, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Londonderry  >  Derry
  • Phone Number: +44 28 7126 4455
Award wining restaurant situated in the Piazza Level of the Millennium Forum Theatre using Local & seasonal produce.

Open Monday - Saturday 12-3pm
Every - Thurs, Fri & sat 5-9.30Pm
All Show Nights

Evening Menu

2 courses & a glass of wine £18
3 courses & a glass of wine £20

Live Jazz Music Every Friday Night

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?