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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%
Travellers talk about
“risotto” (18 reviews)
“chowder” (18 reviews)
“steak” (24 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 14:30 Hours
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 via mobile

3 of us went for the Early Bird deal, on arrival we were given a choice of a few tables. Drinks orders taken quickly and delivered promptly. One of our party was driving and the barman made her a cocktail, which was delicious. Food was...More

2  Thank mwd35
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well it's a big corner !! We stopped off at one end and ended up at the other. Classy restaurant not cheap but worth it. Service was super but I would expect that as there was more staff then customers. Saying that brunels deserve top...More

2  Thank brianod123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us dined here and had the early bird menu which was exceptional. Great value and all courses were delicious. Service was excellent. We will definitely return.

2  Thank Nicky W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent an absolutely great evening here. The food as expected was exceptional, the service was first class, but it was the ambiance - and a couple of really nice gins with Sorbet - that made it all very special. A must visit if you're in...More

1  Thank Peter C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

More vegetarian and vegan options would be greatly welcomed. Hard to find a chef like this. Definitely worth a visit

2  Thank vicky v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of four. I had booked online which was very easy. There were a few tables occupied but we were able to have a large table at the window. We ordered mains, Beer battered coley and Risotto. The Risotto was delicious and...More

2  Thank Celine05
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a busy Saturday evening and the restaurant was full which is a good sign. The space is tastefully decorated and there is a nice ambience. We were shown to our table and given some water and menus, but after a while had...More

2  Thank mickeydee1967
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a recommendation and not disappointed Chowder excellent, mussels local and lush, risotto rich and filling, steak just right Service just right, never forgotten never pressed Don’t miss it

3  Thank brenananna644
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just back from spending a wonderful celebratory evening in Brunels restaurant 🎉🎊👏👏 First time there yet made to feel like locals by Lorraine and her very competent front of house staff . Had the wonderful wild cabbage soup and wheaten bread -yummy 😋 followed by...More

3  Thank Rosie408
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A family group of 11 of us visited for Sunday lunch. Staff were all great and very friendly. All orders taken promptly, and served to perfection. I didn't have a starter and was given bread - the butter and wheaten was delicious. My wife had...More

3  Thank Corcreechy
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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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