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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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4:00 pm - 9:00 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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Special occasions

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  • 199
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
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
Evening Meal in Derry

Extensive menu attracted us to this bistro type restaurant. We hadn't booked but we didn't have to wait for a table and despite it being very busy service was quick, friendly and very helpful. The chef was very willing to make sure that my wife's choice was adapted to be gluten-free. Good sized... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
John M
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Extensive menu attracted us to this bistro type restaurant. We hadn't booked but we didn't have to wait for a table and despite it being very busy service was quick, friendly and very helpful. The chef was very willing to make sure that my wife's choice was adapted to be gluten-free. Good sized portions - good value for money. Admittedly,... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely meal in this restaurant. Good variety menu. We went as a couple but would recommend for a family meal.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

As soon as we walked in I knew what would be on the menu and I wasn't surprised. Typical trendy bistro type food done well enough but nothing to get excited about. Food was fresh. garlic potatoes were actually chips doused in garlic butter. Portions were ample, a side order was enough for two. Atmosphere was busy with lots of... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We came here by chance after chatting to a local in the street. She recommended it to us and we weren't disappointed. Both service and food was really good. I would certainly recommend it to anyone. I had chicken bang bang. It was so tasty.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Situated on the front of the quay it would be wrong to say the service at The Exchange is anything less than perfect. With their polite and attentive waiting and bar staff, nothing was too much trouble even during peak hours. The Exchange offer reasonable prices for high quality meals suitable for all intolerances. These dishes range from global delicacies... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I had the fillet steak, but i'm not sure if you could call it fillet. I asked for it medium and it came well done. You need to get there early as its first come first serve and you cannot book so it gets busy very early. I think it is more expensive than it deserves as parts of the... More 

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Wicklow, Ireland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Four of us booked for a meal in this restaurant on Easter Saturday. We booked at 19.00 but did not get a table until 20.00 and then had to wait untill 20.25 to be served. However the food was worth the wait and I would recommend it . I would certainly go back again.

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Newcastle
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

referred to this pub by a local we accosted on the street. Got there by 5.45 and by 6.45 the place was packed. Service was efficient and the food flavoursome. The chicken fajitas was my favourite

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Food is excellent and presented to a high standard .. The Exchange is very reasonabley priced and portions are large. packed up very quick , good sign ...will be back .

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Derry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I ate here with friends feb 15 and the staff and food was lovely and great atmosphere. I will return with friends again.

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