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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, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups
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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  • 248
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  • 131
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always good (mostly)

We eat a lot at The Exchange and always find the food and service to be of an excellent standard. My girlfriend loves the chilli steak pocket and I was looking forward to the lamb which I had for the first time in December (it was excellent). After ordering, the waiter informed me that they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ryan M
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Moville, Ireland
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Derry City N.Ireland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the Exchange for a meal on a Saturday night recently.Arrived before 7pm and we were seated immediately.The service was very quick and we selected from the menu.The meal which was two course was served up promptly with no delay between courses.The restaurant filled up quickly and soon a big queue for tables was very evident. When our meal was... More 

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Thank Derrytilidie
Moville, Ireland
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We eat a lot at The Exchange and always find the food and service to be of an excellent standard. My girlfriend loves the chilli steak pocket and I was looking forward to the lamb which I had for the first time in December (it was excellent). After ordering, the waiter informed me that they were out of lamb and... More 

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1 Thank Ryan M
County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here a few times always impressed by the standard of food and the level of service. Can't wait to go back.

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Thank Mary060171
Derry, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As the restaurant is constantly busy due to high demand the service seems to lack because of this. However the food is good and the location also as it is in the town centre. No booking allowed therefore sometimes there is a long wait and this can be disappointing.

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3 Thank Jessica_McCauley
Derry, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the exchange but at lunch time the foods very good and atmosphere is great! If your going as a group it's a great idea but as a couple not so. The seating is very close together you feel like the person beside you is hearing your every word and I really think the menu could be updated but other... More 

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Thank Clare S
County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What an outstanding meal again produced in the "exchange restaurant " we always visit on Christmas Eve to have a treat for the family. The standard of service is alway really good and quick. I have never had a bad meal in the place evening menu a little expensive but well worth the trip and enjoy we do when we... More 

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Thank Timothy L
Derry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

waiting time was over an hour but we were told this when we arrived and it was well worth the wait! all the meals were beautiful service was great and well priced. an upmarket restaurant the only drawback being we could not book a table. we wondered why bookings are not taken. good atmosphere and would highly recommend a visit.... More 

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Thank avidtraveller931
County Londonderry, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Lovely food as always. Disappointed in the menu changes with no scheuwan chicken or no lamb shank :( always look forward to coming back home for for the chicken.

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Thank j-lee800
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We went on a Saturday night around 6 PM and the restaurant was very busy . we waited at the bar for 20-30 minutes before we got the table. The food was very good, we had their burger and duck with sides and 2 desserts (fresh bayleys cheesecake and fudge cake). The only complaint that I would make is that... More 

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Thank Francesco L
Omagh, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We went here in a group of 20 for a team night out. I had heard so many great reviews of this place i was really looking forward to it. The food we got was of Average Standard to put it lightly, especially considering the Prices they charge, i got the Chicken Skewers followed by Surf and Turf. Everything was... 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 - 29
  • Cuisine: European, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?