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“A Hidden Gem...”

Brunel's Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 59 Restaurants in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Had never even heard of this restaurant before seaching for one in Newcastle on Trip Advisor, and now I know it's there I will definately be back!

We booked a table for Sunday Lunch online, and when we arrived the staff were friendly and courteous, taking us to our table and taking our orders. The Decor is excellent and the food matches, being fantastic from start to finish, well presented and plenty of it! It was also nice that the manager made a point of coming over and saying hello, and making sure we were being well looked after.

Even though at the end we were the last 2 people there, the staff never made us feel like they wanted us out, and when we were paying the bill the manager was kind enough to give us advice on where to head out walking.

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2  Thank Ashley H
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Another excellent night in Brunels. The menu, quality of food, atmosphere, service - all outstanding. Highly recommend it!

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1  Thank Laura D
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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

First visit to Paul's new establishment since we last tasted his fayre in Dundrum. I know there were a few teething problems in the first month of opening but that is all sorted and this was a tremendous meal. Service excellent and food great. Will certainly be back. Chicken and leek terrine; seafood chowder; ;ribeye steak; roasted coley and chorizo risotto...all good

4  Thank Marty C
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Brunels Restaurant in Newcastle is well worth a visit if you are looking for great food at a very reasonable price.

Don't be put off by initial impressions as it is situated above a bar in a slightly run-down part of the street, just off the main promenade. The doorway and stairs up to it are also slightly off-putting but the restaurant itself is quaint and quirky with a slightly vintage nautical theme. Old wooden tables and chairs with old fashioned windows and fireplace complement the ambiance.

The bathrooms were an extra surprise. Very original design and spotlessly clean.

The food was first class. My starter was a ducks liver parfait which was 'to die for' and my wife thoroughly enjoyed her red pepper and chilli soup with homemade wheaten bread. We both had the roast beef main which was very tasty and there was an excellent choice of desserts.

The staff were all very friendly and professional although the service was a little slow (hopefully because the meal was being prepared fresh!). The local lager was also very good.

A 3 course meal with drinks for under £40 is hard to beat and this was a particularly good meal too. Overall I would thoroughly recommend Brunels and I look forward to trying a few other meals on the menu.

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5  Thank Davidandjan
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

This is a small upstairs Gem of a restaurant. Being a coastal location, it had a lovely selection of fish as well as some other great choices. The ambiance is nautical yet sophisticated & casual at the same time. The staff are very friendly and extremely efficient, We both started with Dundrum Mussels in a lovely creamy broth. Then moved on to a Lamb rump with cockles& Sanfire. As well as tender Beef Cheeks on a bead of fresh pea risotto. Both the lamb and the cheeks were cooked to perfection and the portions were ample, leaving no room for desert. The wine list is small, but covers just about anything you could want without breaking the Bank. We had their New Zealand"sauvignon blanc at £19 and were very happy with how it went with both our lamb and beef.

I am very happy to have discovered such a fabulous UP Scale place at the foot of the Mourne Mountains.

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3  Thank Paul V
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