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Exchange House | Queens Quay, Derry BT48 7AS, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7127 3990
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Ranked #21 of 142 Restaurants in Derry
Price range: $12 - $30
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: European, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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English first
County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Great atmosphere, food reasonably priced and always tastes great! Only fault is that you can't book, but I understand that's the way the restaurant is run.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Waited 1hour 30 mins, saw that everyone else waiting was eating nibbles but i couldn't Get eye of any waiter to get a menu for snacks or drink. One seated the food was ok, got a steak that was more like a thick cut of beef.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Food was good but had to wait over 1 hour to get a table. The Exchange does not accept pre bookings but instead suggest that you spend the waiting time at the bar. Only because I did not want to disappoint other family members, I will not go back to this restaurant whilst they maintain this policy.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I love the Exchange the only issue I have is that sometimes the wait for a table can be up to 2 hrs!! The food is very good and there is always a great atmosphere so if you are prepared for the wait it's a great restaurant. The bill sometimes seems high but it is because you are drinking while... More 

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Derry Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Without a doubt this is one of Derrys best restaurants. The Exchange is very consistant in delivering a high standard of food unlike other restaurants in the town as we eat in here quite regularly. The exchange has a lovely atmosphere about it and it feels very chiller out. I Would definitley recommend. Only minor complaint would be that sometimes... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Pre Christmas outing with family at the Exchange Restaurant Derry on the 23rd December , it had been a while since we had been in the Exchange for our evening tea and it did not disappoint, arrived at 5.00pm and had a drink before ordering food , food well presented and portion size fantastic, all round praise for the quality... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I went in for a bit of lunch Saturday past and was really pleased with my chicken escalope. I think this place is good because the price feels just spot on an it doesn't pretend to be anything it's not. The decor is nice and relaxing and the staff are really friendly. Will be back!

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Hong Kong, China
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Had a lovely lunch with friends, staff were accommodating, fast, friendly.....food was great. Probably best for a more fast paced rather than leisurely meal.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

Had always heard about this beautiful restaurant in Derry and was pleased to actually get to sample the food last night. A waitress attended to us as soon as we went in and got us set up immediately. The restaurant was extremely busy due to Christmas parties which meant we had to wait a little longer than expected but this... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Go here and have a drink before the food. We had the starter and main but couldn't finish it all. If you're going to have a starter then share one. Only thing that was wrong was the steak, asked medium rare, came out medium to well done but other than that, was absolutely delicious. Would definitely go back.

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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 12 - 30
Cuisine: European, Contemporary

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