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The Exchange

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Exchange House | Queens Quay, Derry BT48 7AS, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7127 3990
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Exchange Restaurant and Wine Bar is a family friendly, informal...
The Exchange Restaurant and Wine Bar is a family friendly, informal restaurant located centrally near the Peace Bridge in the busy town centre. Established 10 years ago, we have become a well known attraction on the riverside. We serve a comprehensive range of good food, including vegetarian options, and quality wine. All of our food is locally sourced and freshly produced on the premises by professional chefs. The establishment has been awarded a Five Star hygiene rating.
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  • 29
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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15 of us pre booked for lunch on a Saturday. We arrived 10 minutes before they were due to open but they still showed us to our table and allowed us to use the toilets. Our orders were taken (not pre ordered) and there were probably 12 different meals ordered. The food did not take long to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
Elaine W
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Groomsport, null, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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English first
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant had a little something for everybody but didn't have anything in particular that made it stand out. Modern decor was nice but generic. A delicious dinner but nothing to make it spectacular.

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Groomsport, null, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

15 of us pre booked for lunch on a Saturday. We arrived 10 minutes before they were due to open but they still showed us to our table and allowed us to use the toilets. Our orders were taken (not pre ordered) and there were probably 12 different meals ordered. The food did not take long to arrive and everyone... More 

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N. Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Busy restaurant with great reputation, they do not take bookings so if you like to dine after 7.30 /8.00 you will have to queue and wait

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Three of us had a meal at the Exchange after hearing good reports. Sadly we cannot now say the same. The first thing was that the food came out very quickly meaning it was probably pre-cooked and heated up. The waitress had her thumb in my husband's chips. My mother-in-laws baked potato was not cooked through and cold. She asked... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Been a regular over the past 4 years very sad to say the quality of the food has slipped from where it used to be , the staff behing the bar have no social skills a couple of the barmen just stare through you when trying to order a drink clearly don't want to bothered . I got the chicken... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Tasty as always , menu stays the same and i haven't been in around 2 years. Steaks could be a fit better quality meat to be fair but still enjoyable. Desserts are just too much, too big and too sweet, no need after the huge main course portions. Generous portions with friendly staff. Highly recommend.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Four of us dined at the Exchange during a driving holiday around Ireland. This is a modern restaurant, busy, with a diverse menu. One course each with its included side dish was plenty for all of us for dinner. Particularly enjoyed the pepper sauce. Staff very friendly and helpful. Prices reasonable given the largish servings. Bookings recommended. We only needed... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I have been going to the Exchange for a long time and never once have I had a bad meal. Their. selection is very good,price reasonable and staff very helpful.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Exchange always serves quality food, we regularly visit and have never had a bad meal. Staff are always friendly and it's got a nice setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

The fact this restaurant is always so busy speaks volumes. We had to wait 1.5 hrs on a table and it was worth the wait. We were aware in advance we would have to wait and when a seat came free near the bar we had a starter and drinks while we waited on our table. The food was excellent,... More 

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Additional Information about The Exchange

Address: Exchange House | Queens Quay, Derry BT48 7AS, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 7127 3990
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Londonderry  >  Derry
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 13 - 31
Cuisine: European, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Exchange House | Queens Quay, Derry BT48 7AS, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Londonderry  >  Derry
  • Phone Number: +44 28 7127 3990

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 31
  • Cuisine: European, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions

Description

The Exchange Restaurant and Wine Bar is a family friendly, informal restaurant located centrally near the Peace Bridge in the busy town centre. Established 10 years ago, we have become a well known attraction on the riverside. We serve a comprehensive range of good food, including vegetarian options, and quality wine. All of our food is locally sourced and freshly produced on the premises by professional chefs. The establishment has been awarded a Five Star hygiene rating.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?