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The Gate Bistro & Cocktail Bar

34 Ferryquay Street, Derry BT48 6JB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7136 4330
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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12:00 - 21:00 Hours
Healthy, Irish, British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
34 Ferryquay Street, Derry BT48 6JB, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a meal here on Sunday.Although I couln't fault the food,the first two choices I made from the Sunday menu were unavailable.The service was good.My main issue was that every customer and staff member passing was brushing my arm going past as i was trying...More

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I really enjoyed our dinner at this small, lively restaurant in Old Town Derry. Friendly young staff serving a nice variety of menu options. Our baked salmon & goat cheese tart were both delicious and a good value. We'd definitely recommend this...More

Thank RKRhodes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely good value food . Nice surroundings . Need to book for weekends though . Plenty of choice even for veggie

Thank 80Andrew
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here a few times with my girlfriend. We really like it. Nice atmosphere with friendly staff. They have quite a lot on their menu and it’s reasonably priced. Great any day of the week!

Thank ynnoj1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tables crammed in not safe when plates of hot food are being carried over your shoulder. The manager refused to give us a both said keeping it for larger parties. There was no one waiting. The waitresses were exasperated

2  Thank connellcouchman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Gate Bistro on a Saturday afternoon with no reservation and was seated straight away by a friendly gentleman (Stephen I think) He took our drinks order and they appeared really quickly. I asked for a gin and elderflower tonic and very few places...More

Thank shann0nj22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First impressions are everything, and unfortunately we got a terrible first impression here. Due to this, we left shortly after arrival, so cannot comment on the food. My thoughts on this place... the photos online do not show just how small this place is, it's...More

2  Thank KKhaos
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today I visited the bistro with friends and was deeply disappointed. Once we had sat down it took a long time for a member of staff to take our order even though there was only a few tables in. I had ordered the vegetable soup...More

3  Thank Kara1098
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal at the Gate bar and Bistro. The food was excellent I had the Vegetarian lasagne and I would highly recommend it even if the Garlic bread was a tad over cooked I couldn’t eat it was the only fault we had....More

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Mixed review - my vegetarian enchilada was really disappointing (bad actually), however, my partners burger with pepper sauce was really good. The cocktails were really good and they have a great selection. There was music on the night we visited which was also nice. Overall...More

Thank Cat B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Ferryquay Street, Derry BT48 6JB, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Londonderry  >  Derry
  • Phone Number: +44 28 7136 4330
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