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Brunel's Restaurant

9 Bryansford Road, Newcastle, BT33 0HJ

(((() British
Main course: £15
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Wednesday & Thursday: 18:00 - 19:30
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 20:00

Fantastic innovative food well thought out menu and food pairings hard to fault

Nathan Bird 22 November 2016
from Belfast

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AA Rosette-awarded Brunel’s Northern Ireland comes from one of the UK’s most adventurous chefs. In the shadow of the Mountains of Mourne, the location is echoed in the chef’s passion for foraged food.

Brunel’s restaurant menu focuses on seasonal produce, with dishes changing accordingly. Highlights include smoked venison carpaccio with salt-baked beets, pickled blackberries, liquorice and wood sorrel, which emphasise the use of earthy, natural ingredients. Try dishes like the pan-seared wood pigeon breast and pastille with salt-baked celeriac and beetroot, cocoa nibs, dandelion root and blackberry gel.

Puddings are just as innovative, featuring locally foraged sea buckthorn curd with rosehip syrup, pumpkin seed and brown butter granola, lemon thyme and fennel meringue. Inventive cocktails might include ingredients such as pumpkin jam or feature smoke and glitter.

The intimate and relaxed setting with rough-hewn tables and chairs enhances the experience and the candlelit dinners are perfect for a peaceful, romantic fine-dining experience. Brunel’s, Newcastle is a 12-minute walk from Ulsterbus Station.

Brunel's Restaurant

9 Bryansford Road, Newcastle, BT33 0HJ

Contact +44 2843723951

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Customer reviews for Brunel's Restaurant

4.6 (((() (based on 43 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (39)
  • romantic (23)
  • lunch (16)
  • value (13)
  • private dining (12)
  • trendy (12)
  • luxury (9)
  • large parties (6)
  • business (4)
  • child friendly (2)
  • ((((( 22 November 2016 by Nathan Bird from Belfast

    Fantastic innovative food well thought out menu and food pairings hard to fault

  • ((((( 20 November 2016 by Paul Mac ferran from Armagh

    Top class meal. Third time and will be returning soon. Excellent all round.

  • (**** 16 November 2016 by Brian Ewart from Carrickfergus

    Had booked a table for 7.30 and by the time I was kept in The Hold got to table at 8pm. Was squashed in to a table for 2 (with a very unstable chair) beside the bar area. Waited for starter and then waited over 30 minutes between starter and main course to such an extent that I missed the start of the Illegals show that I had booked tickets for starting at 9.30pm having been told that I must be away from the table at 9.30pm at the latest.
    To say that I was underwhelmed by the food is an understatement and to be charged £2.95 for 6 (six) so called triple cooked chips could nearly be classified as theft. My wife hates to complain which is why I have readily replied to the survey.
    I am sure you realise that I will never darken Brunels door again and will be advising friends likewise

  • ((((* 9 November 2016 by Gemma Michalak from Belfast

    Excellent standard of food and great service.

  • ((((* 1 November 2016 by Ciaran Cahill from Castlewellan

    Service was attentive and pleasant
    Acces6s upstairs difficult as disabled users in pparty menu was diverse however general opinion of party was starters were disappointing and lacked flavour while deserts wre again lacking in flavour more suited to CCathedral qtr based on prices over all did not deliver on eexpe6ctation party of 4 including 2 bottles wine and 3 craft beer


  • ((((( 31 October 2016 by Kevin Burns from Annalong

    Rib eye and chicken

  • ((((( 30 October 2016 by Charles . from Lisburn


  • ((((( 25 October 2016 by Joanne Mccartan from Castlewellan

    Dining experience was execellent, food was wonderful, beautiful presentation, 4x7x4 really good value for money.

  • ((((* 11 October 2016 by Peter Jaye from Belfast

    Wonderful experience great food worth a second and further visit

  • ((((( 11 October 2016 by Richard Tubman from Ballynahinch

    Lovely food, attentive friendly staff, well presented restaurant.

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