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“best food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Bentley Bar

The Bentley Bar
3-5 Market Street, Derry BT48 6EF, Northern Ireland
02871371665
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Ranked #26 of 139 Restaurants in Derry
Price range: $6 - $34
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Bentley Bar is situated on Market Street in the heart of the City. For one of the best pub food experiences in Northern Ireland The Bentley Bar commits itself to good food and customer service.With live music every night of the week and only a 30 second walk from the Millenium Forum The Bentley Bar is the perfect place for your pre-theatre drinks. Visit us and take take advantage of our pre-theatre drink promotions.As well as our award winning pub grub we now offer evening meals in our all new restaurant the bentley steakhouse. So if you missed our lunchtime specials, call in and try some high quality restaurant food and extensive cocktail menu.
Newtownards, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“best food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

the bently staekhouse is probably the best i haver ever eaten in and the bar was buzzing i would highly reccomend this bar and grill to everyone
try and book though as it is very busy

Visited February 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Need to sort the problems out”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

Booked a table for 8 on Friday the 1st feb, arrived at 5 to eight an went to the main floor and was told to go upstairs to the nxt floor as that's where our table was, went there to be told to return downstairs, after the 8 of us standing in the middle of dinners for 20 while a member of staff ring down stairs to sort te issue out, was then told we have two separate tables for 4, one was available right away which we could take but the other 4 would need to wait till the second table become available.

After saying this was not acceptable, the two tables was finally pushed together, so we could be seated.

Finally sat down, 10 min later had to call the waiter to ask for a drink, then had to call them back to order. Thought that was the end but after ordering to wait an Hr and a half for the meals to dellivered was his unacceptable.....

The food itself although the side orders would have left a 1 yr old starving thought the food was ok...


Seem like a nice place but abviously they still have some issues to sort out.

To wait that long for your meal is just unacceptable....

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Dan M, General Manager at The Bentley Bar, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Hi BigMurph, Sorry to hear of the problems you encountered on your visit to us. The main problems you speak of, namely the lack of co ordination upon arrival and the length of wait for food are currently being addressed. Due to the nature of the layout of our premises, the issue with being sent up and then downstairs is something we have looked at in depth and hopefully should you decide to return, will have been rectified. As for the wait for some one to take your order that is just plain bad service and I can only apologise.
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Just perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Fantastic atmosphere - very relaxed and cosy.
Starters: Smoked chicken Caesar salad was amazing. Ingredients really fresh. If you've never tried smoked chicken before, you have to try it here! We also had the chicken wings. They were superb - So tender and, surprisingly, really meaty. Marinate was rich and very moreish. We couldn’t get enough of them.
Mains: We ordered the steak and salmon. Steak was cooked exactly how I asked and was delicious. Salmon was perfect too – not overdone. We had garlic potatoes which were crispy and not over the top garlicky.
Service: Really friendly girl looked after us all evening. Big smiles and friendly banter. Obviously enjoys working there which is always a good thing. Had a fantastic evening at the Bentley Steakhouse and will be returning next time I’m in Derry.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dan M, General Manager at The Bentley Bar, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit GavM. Look forward to seeing you again
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

great staff, food and atmosphere......had a ball, everyone very friendly....menu choices are great something for everyone..........x

Visited January 2013
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Food shocking good night all the same”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

Well why can I say the meal was terrible starter burnt, steak tasted like something from tesco reduced isle very tough ( although cooked perfectly rare to my liking)
But the service and general atmosphere made up for a good night although a little hungry, I may give them a second chance

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Dan M, General Manager at The Bentley Bar, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Hopefully you do give us another chance mightyeater. It says alot that you still enjoyed your night with us. The general consensus on our food has been that it is of a very high standard so I am surprised to hear you had so many issues. We would love it if you gave us another shot :)
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