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“Outstanding food, good value”

The Belfray Country Inn Bistro
Ranked #15 of 188 Restaurants in Derry
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$32
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Enjoy the country hotel dining experience in the relaxing comfort of our informal bistro. Whether you want a light lunch, a midday carvery or a fabulous evening meal our bistro is perfect. Our popular carvery is served daily until 3:30pm but the bistro remains open with an extensive menu catering for all tastes. Why not sample our extensive wine list to compliment your meal. Just a short distance from the city centre we offer you perfect convenience, beautiful surroundings, great food and a service that is affordable and high quality. We are more than a hotel, The Belfray Country Inn has a reputation for its fine food and great atmosphere.
Donegal, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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“Outstanding food, good value”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Been to this hotel once for a birthday meal, the staff were excellent and very accommodating. Arranged to bring in the cake that we brought, lit the candles etc and everything.

Also a regular here for the Sunday carvery in the ballroom. Very good value for the meal, and the quality and quantity are both spot on. Staff are (usually) excellent. Some of the younger guys were a bit formal and a little unfriendly, but on the whole I wouldn't complain.

The entertainment on Sunday afternoons is always nice too, not too intrusive or loud.

I have never stayed in the hotel, but from the pictures it looks amazing and if the same attention to detail and quality applies to the accommodation I'm sure it's top notch.

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1 Thank DrPhilG
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belfray, General Manager at The Belfray Country Inn Bistro, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Dear DrPhilG
Many thanks for being a regular with us and that on this particular review on the whole everything had been good. Recently we have recruited some young staff in order to give them experience in the work place and apologies if you felt them to be a bit formal, but i disagree that they are unfriendly. Being new they are a little nervous and through time they will gain confidence in being more interactive with our customers and i hope that you will see this on your return.
Look forward to welcoming you back.
With best regards
Rodney
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northern ireland
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“Family lunch at the Belfray.”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Excellent Easter lunch!! Staff are amazing they really do the place proud.. Food was delicious and we came away feeling well looked after..would definitely recommend the Belfray for a great dining experience.

  • Visited April 2014
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belfray, General Manager at The Belfray Country Inn Bistro, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Dear Debramcc
I am glad that you enjoyed the Belfray Experience when dining with us for Easter. It is pleasing to hear that our customers comment kindly on our staff as they are genuine and passionate on delivering good customer service. Look forward to welcoming you soon.
With best regards
Rodney
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Derry, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Afternoon Lunch”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Returned to the Belfray this week and had another amazing meal. I would highly recommend here for food. Staff as always very polite and attentive. Very reasonable prices, I ordered off the lunch menu, they also offer a carvery.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank jols85
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belfray, General Manager at The Belfray Country Inn Bistro, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Dear Jols85
Thank you for visiting us again and for your support. I am pleased to hear that the team looked after you and that you enjoyed your meal. Say hello the next time you are in.
With best regards
Rodney
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“Wedding at the belfray”
Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Was at a wedding on Thursday 17th I was totally amazed the food was class the staff were lovely and the owner was outstanding so friendly such a beautiful place to be will be there again x

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2 Thank Sharon K
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belfray, General Manager at The Belfray Country Inn Bistro, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Dear Sharon K
Thank you for your review and your kind comments. Weddings are important to us and we do try and make them as special as possible and indeed hopefully we will see you again.
With best regards
Rodney
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Antrim, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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“Lovely Sunday Carvery”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Really enjoyable carvery, everything was perfect from food to service. Would highly recommend The Belfray.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Carol R
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belfray, General Manager at The Belfray Country Inn Bistro, responded to this review, 21 April 2014
Dear Carol R
Many thanks for taking the time to review you dining experience with us and glad that you enjoyed both food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back.
With best regards
Rodney
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