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River Inn - Silver St Cafe

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
36-38 Shipquay Street, Derry, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7137 1965
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good25%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“battered cod” (2 reviews)
“guinness pie” (3 reviews)
“lasagne” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
36-38 Shipquay Street, Derry, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed December 18, 2017

Does not look much from the outside, but is stunning inside. Lovely atmosphere staff are really friendly and efficient. I had the steak and Guinness pie. The gravy /sauce in the pie was gorgeous and it came with roasted veg which were fresh and tasty....More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed November 25, 2017

After enjoying our walking tour of the city & experiencing its great history we decided to grab a quick lunch prior to our bus departure. We found this great little bar/pub in the downtown that had a simply great soup, sandwich & beer special. The...More

Thank Conrad S
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Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Food was ok, but the service was very slow. Had to wait 15 minutes before ordering drinks. And by the time the drinks came so did the food.

Thank Dale N
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Had a few nice pints during the weekend of the Halloween celebrations . The converted cinema was rammed. We where quickly served at the bar and the range and quality of the beers on offer first class. However, a couple of our party where having...More

Thank Lambretta101
Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

Popped in today - really busy but managed to find a table. Staff were great and friendly. Menu had something to offer for everyone. Loved the decor. Food was good had the shipquay burger - make sure you're hungry!

Thank Astrid B
Reviewed October 7, 2017

We had dinner here on 26 September 2017 and enjoyed our meals. Service was great and the food terrific. Hotpot and a Guinness Pie, lovely.

Thank vickyj0hn
Reviewed September 27, 2017

The food was OK, good even. But the hovering servers were bothersome to our entire group. The tables are small and the plates are enormous, with the tables full of containers for condiments (we eventually placed it on the floor to get it out of...More

Thank 1AnnieEliza
Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

Frozen chips served cold and the 'salt and chilli' chips were smothered in a sticky sweet chilli sauce. This is the second, and last time, we'll be ordering food in here. Very disappointing.

Thank Sinead L
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

This is the second time that myself and family had lunch here. Had a very nice lunch and the staff were very friendly.Would highly recommend the steak and guinness pie and chicken gougons.Very reasonable prices will call again.

1  Thank keegy1965
Reviewed August 3, 2017

We tried this restaurant by chance, while we were looking for something still open at 20.00 in the evening. From the outside it looked like a cinema or a theatre, but when we entered, we found ourselves in "the Black lodge". The place is fantastic,...More

Thank Mine T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36-38 Shipquay Street, Derry, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Londonderry  >  Derry
  • Phone Number: +44 28 7137 1965
The River Inn, Co Derry, Ireland, Derry city's oldest pub predating the siege of Derry
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