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Brunel's Restaurant

32 Downs Road, Newcastle BT33 0HJ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4372 3951
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good9%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Irish, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
32 Downs Road, Newcastle BT33 0HJ, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I recently had lunch at this lovely restaurant. We had heard great reports about the food and we were not disappointed. Terrific refurbished buidling and friendly staff to complement our experience. Hidden gem. Cannot wait to return.

3  Thank frevagh12
Reviewed 5 days ago

In fairness this review should have happened a few years back when we discovered Brunel’s on our annual trip to Newcastle for our wedding anniversary. But, it is timely as one of the best has got even better. Staff are fantastic, sometimes in similar establishments...More

3  Thank andymclea
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Second visit in as many months. Spectacular setting, amazing atmosphere and commendable customer service. The timely wait between courses is testament to fresh food (jawbox sea trout was outstanding) and a perfect opportunity to enjoy the gin and company! We will be back again soon....More

3  Thank lvmontgomery
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here on Monday night to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The only word to describe the meal and service is fabulous. The waitress was knowledgeable and passionate about the the menu and the atmosphere was perfect. We both had seafood chowder to start. It...More

1  Thank corbettson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Something different in Newcastle, stylish surroundings unique dishes, low key, fine dining with a twist and excellent wine list. The only improvement I would suggest, this being an area proffering steaks saturation, better make it a good cut for that price!

1  Thank 838berni3
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just wow! Our first visit to the new restaurant, lived up to everything we have experienced. A huge congratulations to Paul on a wonderful restaurant and food. Every mouthful is just so fantastic that I didn’t want to finish it. Every time we come to...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best meal we've had in a long time! Lovely surroundings & excellent service. No rush with time to really enjoy the delicious food. We'll be back!!

1  Thank Caroline C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on the 5th july at 6pm. Booked 6 weeks ago and asked for table with view. Didnt get this table dnt even think waitress knew we booked. Had beautiful starters. The mains very disapointing We both had the ribeye with tabacco onions and mash....More

1  Thank robvanessa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely resturant, good food in fact best french frys in Newcastle, food we eat early birds, so good value, slow service, butbworth the wait.

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Newcastle for the last three years to play golf and love the area etc, it’s great to see more restaurants opening. We thought we would try Brunel’s as we had previously tried Vanilla Restaurant & Villa Vinci both excellent. Brunel’s looks...More

3  Thank DSHadley-Smith
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Response from Garry H | Reviewed this property |
I'd give them a ring they are very friendly...
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Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
I would be fairly certain certainly if you made a fone call prior to your meal- they are always very accommodating
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Downs Road, Newcastle BT33 0HJ, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +44 28 4372 3951
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Focusing on bold and creative gourmet dishes, Brunel's will use only the freshest in regionally sourced ingredients to create dishes that will both challenge and inspire, showcasing seasonal local fayre at it's very best. It is our mission to deliver exceptional quality, reasonably priced dishes, served in a relaxed environment by professional but friendly staff. Head chef Paul Cunningham already has earned himself a solid reputation as one of the most adventurous and artistic restaurateurs across NI, with his evident passion for consistently excellent food earning him both extensive critical acclaim and numerous fine dining awards.
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