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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

Welcoming staff, explained menu very well. Ambient surroundings. Good menu choice. Food innovative and quality very good. Pleasant experience

Brian Graham 03 October 2016
from Antrim

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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 35 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (32)
  • romantic (17)
  • lunch (14)
  • private dining (11)
  • value (11)
  • trendy (8)
  • luxury (7)
  • large parties (4)
  • business (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • ((((* by from Belfast

    Wonderful experience great food worth a second and further visit

  • ((((( by from Ballynahinch

    Lovely food, attentive friendly staff, well presented restaurant.

  • ((((( by from Belfast

    I would advise anyone to try the autumn floor starter. It was like having a starter and dessert on the one plate. Absolutely delicious...
    As of the main meal. I had the halibut which I had never ate before and it was amazing. Who ever thought of putting onions and coffee is a genius.

  • ((((* by from Belfast

    Excellent food and great service

  • ((((( by from Co. Down

    Excellent as ever, we have never been disappointed. Presentation beautiful. Staff attentive but discrete.

  • (((** by from Armagh

    Food was great however quite expensive as portions were quite small. We had to wait a while to get another drinks order and restaurant and waiting area felt quite cold

  • ((((( by from Antrim

    Welcoming staff, explained menu very well. Ambient surroundings. Good menu choice. Food innovative and quality very good. Pleasant experience

  • ((((* by from Belfast

    Restaurant is lovely and the food and staff were excellent but the only let down was the wait. The restaurant wasn't that busy but the waiter told us everyone arrived at the same time. We waited almost an hour for our starter and our 3 course set meal from the Sunday lunch menu lasted 2 and a half hours. Normally we wouldn't mind as the atmosphere was nice but we had two young children with us that had to be entertained. Would come back but not with kids and only if we had plenty of time to spend!

  • ((((( by from Castlewellan

    Brilliant meal as ever - exquisite ingredients with fantastic combinations and lovely friendly staff

  • ((((( by from Newtownards

    Lovely intimate dinner for four. Superb food, great service
    Early bird menu real value for money. We will be back to try other meals as we could have chosen many!!!

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