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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 206
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Excellent food, great spot.

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,... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Luvs2travel01
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Ireland
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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362 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ireland
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW 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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Leicester
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Everything you want from a restaurant, a price for everyone, a choice for everyone and in really contempary surroundings. I had the duck with veg, hoi sin sauce and pancake rolls. The duck was so tender and I really enjoyed the whole meal. My husbands 60 the birthday on the 28th and I think we will be going back. Give... More 

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Hyde Park, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The Exchange Restaurant and Wine Bar is a very popular dinner and drinks spot so be prepared to wait if you don't get there early. Located on Queens Quay the area around the restaurant is great for strolling before or after your meal. The wine list is very good. The food is excellent and not pricey. The waitstaff was very... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We had all our meals in The Exchange Restaurant during our two-day trip. Brilliant facility; great food; courteous and friendly staff! Highly recommended for a visit!!!

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Amazing, amazing food is the only way to describe it! I try and go any time I'm in the area! However, you can't book a table which is disappointing but the food is definitely worth it.

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ireland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This restaurant is ok, food was standard, nothing to write home about so I can't understand how busy it was - we had to wait about 10 mins on a table. For what you get, its expensive. We shared a starter and dessert, had a main each, a glass of wine and a mineral for £60. Service was alright, nothing... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Went to the Exchange on Friday night and it was busting at the seems with every table full and people waiting on tables. The staff were great and quickly booked us in and we had a drink while we waited for our table. After a short period relaxing we were moved to our table. The whole experience from start to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Went for dinner tonight based on the Trip Advisor reviews. Disappointed with the service and the food. Think, because this place seems to be the "in" thing, people are accepting of mediocre service and food. The Exchange burger was bland, nothing to write home about and the lamb shank was tough with a pasty gravy. Service was haphazard. Asked if... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Firstly I would like to say I have never written a review on this site before but after my experience at this restaurant today (04.05.15) I felt I had to write this review to make people aware. I have dined at this restaurant regularly over the last 2 years and never had a problem until today. The food was not... More 

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San Diego, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The menu was huge and everyone in our party commented that the food we had was the tastiest we have had in Northern Ireland. The portions were generous and very eye-appealing. The wait-staff was efficient and friendly. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal.

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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 - 31
  • Cuisine: European, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, 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?