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“Gorgeous food, surroundings and service like no other”
Review of Custom House Restaurant - CLOSED

Custom House Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $32
Cuisines: Irish, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Derry, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Gorgeous food, surroundings and service like no other”
Reviewed August 25, 2011

A fairly new restaurant but fast making a name for itself. A refurbished custom house; it's worth a visit just to see the decor alone. The staff are highly professional, the menu is different and the food really tasty. Prices are competitive: £25 a head for four of us: 2 starters, 4 mains, 2 desserts, one bottle of wine and a couple of beers. Very reasonable we thought. We've been twice and are planning our next night very soon.

  • Visited August 2011
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2 Thank rsszme
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CustomHouseDerry, Guest Relations Manager at Custom House Restaurant, responded to this review, September 3, 2011
Thank you for your kind comments. We will look forward to you visiting again!
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County Londonderry, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Something Different”
Reviewed August 19, 2011

Went to custom house for our annual staff lunch. something different to try out and celebrate the festive season with colleagues.

wasnt a bad restaurant, but the interior design of the building was 2nd to none.

larger portions would have been recommended.

  • Visited December 2010
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1 Thank Aidygers
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CustomHouseDerry, Guest Relations Manager at Custom House Restaurant, responded to this review, September 3, 2011
Thank you for your comments.
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Belfast
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Nearly perfect”
Reviewed August 15, 2011

I went here at the weekend for the first time.Its in an absolutely beautiful building which has been restored and furnished to a very high standard. On arrival we were told it would be a 30 minute wait and we ordered a drink in the very comfortable downstairs bar. When our table was ready we went upstairs and initially were unsure exactly where to go! A very helpful Waitress came to our rescue and showed us to our table which was in a very nice spot in the spacious room. The menu was extensive with good choices although I thought the starters a bit expensive. Our starters were lovely but we than had a very long wait for our mains. In fairness the waiting Staff kept coming over and were very apologetic-It seemed to be a problem in the kitchen. Anyway the mains of pork belly and Steak were very tasty as were the sides. All in all a lovely meal and the Staff were great. We then went downstairs to another room with comfortable chairs for a drink-there seems to be numerous places to sit and relax. The only issue was that my Wife mentioned neither of 2 hand dryers working in the ladies and wet tissue paper was all over the floor-the gents were spotless and all in working order.

It was a great evening in a lovely place-a very welcome addition to eating out in Derry although in common with a growing number of restaurants here you cant book a table for less than a group of 8

  • Visited August 2011
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1 Thank Lagosbound
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CustomHouseDerry, Guest Relations Manager at Custom House Restaurant, responded to this review, September 3, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to send your comments. We value your constructive criticism and are thrilled you had a lovely evening overall. We do take bookings for parties of 3 or more all week, however Saturday's we normally take reservation's for 8 or more. We leave plenty of availability for diner's coming without reservations. We hope to see you soon, hopefully with a reservation next time!
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Banbridge, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fantastic Restaurant In Derry”
Reviewed August 12, 2011

A Most Enjoyable Stay In Derry Was Rounded Off With A Visit To The Custom House Restaurant . Wine Bar.
We Were Welcomed By Very Friendly And Informative Staff Members.
A Three Course Earlybird Meal Was Fantastic Value For £15.
We Had A Bottle Of House Red Wine With Our Meal.....Only £13.
After A Delightful Meal We Moved To The Winebar Area And Stayed For More Wine.
Overall A Visit To The Custom House Is A Must When Visiting Derry.

  • Visited August 2011
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2 Thank Cliffy50
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CustomHouseDerry, Guest Relations Manager at Custom House Restaurant, responded to this review, September 3, 2011
Thank you for your wonderful comments. Yes, our early bird menu prove's to be very popular with our guest's. I will pass this on to all the staff.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Top Notch”
Reviewed August 10, 2011

Excellent food and service top drawer, places in the centre of the city!

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1 Thank Ryan_m86
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CustomHouseDerry, Guest Relations Manager at Custom House Restaurant, responded to this review, September 3, 2011
Thank you! Hopefully you will return soon.
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