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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
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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, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 226
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  • 125
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 14
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  • 13
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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
Good price, good food, friendly staff

One local guy form pub recommended this place and took us there. It was saturday night and place was full, but we had to wait only for a while in nice bar. Service was good and fast, also food and atmosphere!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Lissu E
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Helsinki, Finland
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

One local guy form pub recommended this place and took us there. It was saturday night and place was full, but we had to wait only for a while in nice bar. Service was good and fast, also food and atmosphere!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I regularly visit The Exchange and in my mind it is easily the best restaurant in town. Friendly staff, nice setting and consistently great food. I have never had a bad meal here and don't imagine i ever will. Only thing, if you are going at the weekend, be prepared to wait a while for a table. Well worth it.... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Very busy restaurant, longish queues, but a drink in the nice bar area more than compensates. Located close to the Peace Bridge and Quayside, worth the wait to get seated, lively restaurant, and bar aea, we've had many a good meal and night in there with friends and family....

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Lunch with family friends, on their recommendation....not disappointed! One of our party was gluten free so was slightly puzzled when they told her they had nearly everything that could be served gluten free but then proceeded to say that they did not have gluten free bread?

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

I'm surprised to see a few poor reviews here, as our dinner experience was excellent. The meal was beautifully presented and delicious (I had fresh, locally-caught haddock and he had the Vegetable Stack -- one of the vegetarian options.) Several friendly staff members checked in frequently to ensure we had everything we needed. Decor is cool and sophisticated but not... More 

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Derry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Going to the exchange is always great! As well as great food there is always a lovely vibe no matter what day you visit! Staff are really friendly and helpful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Another regular mid week trip to The Exchange and it never fails to disappoint in choice , service or quality of food . Love this restaurant and the atmosphere . So lucky to have this on our doorstep .

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Vilamoura, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Love to visit this busy restaurant. No reservations possible so expect a wait on busy nights. Good choice of menu, friendly staff, and tasty food. Gotta love the tobacco onions!

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

On the recommendation of our B&B owner we sauntered down one of this hilly city's streets to its renovated waterfront and found a selection of modern eating places between the landmark Guildhall (not a restaurant) and the City Hotel. The Exchange was one of these and it appealed in part because others were either too crowded or too empty. It... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We were seated at a table in a noisy area near the kitchen. The order came up wrong, but it was impossible to flag down a server. When I finally went and found someone, she argued with me. They finally brought the right dish, but changed me for the wrong dish, and it was a hassle to get the cashier... More 

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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 12 - 30
  • Cuisine: European, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?