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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

Especially enjoyed the eel...very different but excellent. The whole experience was fantastic, second time I've been and it was even better this time round

Stephen Smyth 03 May 2017
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

4.7 (((() (based on 84 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (71)
  • romantic (43)
  • lunch (35)
  • value (25)
  • private dining (24)
  • luxury (21)
  • trendy (19)
  • business (10)
  • large parties (9)
  • child friendly (5)
  • entertainment (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • ((((( 14 May 2017 by Ashley from Newtownabbey

    First time dining here, food was amazing as was the service. We had all fish dishes and a panacotta for desert, everything was perfect and great value for money! Only criticism was the ambience in the room whilst you waited for the table, some music would be a good addition! Will definitely be back when we are visiting Newcastle again.

  • ((((* 13 May 2017 by Nicola Coulter from Bangor

    Amazing food!! I had the rigatoni and the flavour was phenomenal!! Well done chef. The actually atmosphere was a little disappointing with only 2 tables filled on a Friday night it felt somewhat lacking. The staff were attentive until main course and then we couldn't see anyone for ages!!

  • ((((( 7 May 2017 by Michael from Newcastle


  • ((((( 3 May 2017 by Stephen Smyth from Belfast

    Especially enjoyed the eel...very different but excellent. The whole experience was fantastic, second time I've been and it was even better this time round

  • ((((( 24 April 2017 by Marcus Loane from Newry

    lovely sunday special menu. we had three courses. small tasty beautifully presented dishes. nice ambience. not too busy. cosy decor. friendly staff. full menu prices looked a bit steep.

  • ((((( 23 April 2017 by Michael Mcanallen from Newcastle

    Salmon & the eel starters were both excellent. We then had the lamb & rabbit. Great choice. Thank you.

  • ((((( 20 April 2017 by Maurice from Newtownards

    First time, Excellent meal , Restaurant was not that busy, service was very good. Would have like to have seen on the menu/ leaflet more information where the food was scoured.

  • ((((( 20 April 2017 by Brian Steele from Dundrum

    Excellent food and service. Hats off to Paul and his team. simply outstanding dishes.

  • ((((( 13 April 2017 by Iris Muirhead from Bangor

    Best meal we have had in a restaurant in a while, beautifully presented and piping hot. Real fine dining experience the staff were very friendly and it was a very relaxed atmosphere. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and were presented with complimentary cocktails which was a lovely surprise. Fab restaurant and excellent value for money. Will definitely be back.

  • ((((( 10 April 2017 by Dolores Mcverry from Newry

    The meal we had was absolutely delightful. Service excellent.
    seating not very comfortable.
    We will certainly be back - Thank you for a lovely evening.

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