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“Great meal”

Arbutus at the Forum
Ranked #35 of 189 Restaurants in Derry
Price range: US$4 - US$26
Cuisines: Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Award wining restaurant situated in the Piazza Level of the Millennium Forum Theatre using Local & seasonal produce. Open Monday - Saturday 12-3pm Every - Thurs, Fri & sat 5-9.30Pm All Show Nights Evening Menu 2 courses & a glass of wine £18 3 courses & a glass of wine £20 Live Jazz Music Every Friday Night
County Londonderry, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Great meal”
Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

Excellent food and good service friendly staff and food at reasonable price would visit again and well worth a visit

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Amanda M, Public Relations Manager at Arbutus at the Forum, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Thank you for your feedback.

We're glad you had such an enjoyable dining experience when you visited our restaurant and look forward to welcoming you again very soon.
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English first
Derry, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great place to eat.”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

The Encore brasserie has great food, with a large selection of dishes to met everyones pocket. The staff are really great. Who needs to go to the theatre if Patrick the waiter is working. He has the best craic in town. Very funny yet professional.
The chips are really great. thick and full of flavour
Enjoy

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Colin P
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Amanda M, Public Relations Manager at Arbutus at the Forum, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Thank you for your feedback.

We're glad you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant. We always receive compliments about our chips so we're glad you enjoyed these too.

We hope to see you again very soon.
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Derry, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Beautiful meal, friendly staff.”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

I had lunch with my husband and two kids on the bank holiday Monday. Lovely staff, lovely food. The offer was outstanding (£5 for main course). We will most certainly be back again.

Visited May 2014
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Amanda M, Public Relations Manager at Arbutus at the Forum, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Thank you for your feedback.

Every Monday we have our Monday Club where all of our dishes are £5 each which is very good value for money.

We're glad you enjoyed your lunch and hope to see you again soon.
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“exception!”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

I noticed that whenever I go somewhere with high expectations, I end up being disappointed. This was an exception at every level.

The restaurant is located in the Millennium Forum ground floor . When i entered into Encore Brassiere a very positive impression – everyone was nice and smiling, kept saying hello and asking how we were this evening.

We were a bit early but didn’t have to wait – there was a table available.
Frissee, Poached Egg served Garlic crouton & roasted garlic dressing was particularly tasty


We decided to go for the evening menu.Frissee, Poached Egg served Garlic crouton & roasted garlic dressing was particularly tasty


This was followed by the Salmon Pave Saffron & smoked haddock potato cake, chowder cream veloute was one of the favourite dishes on the menu and recommended by Waitress Katherine The meal ended with a death by chocolate, which were fantastic and skilfully executed.

Was I satisfied? Yes, this was one of the nicest dinners I've ever had. Would I recommend it? Oh yes, in fact I’m doing this right now – you have to go there! At £35 for the evening menu and a with a glass of wine it is an absolute steal. I’d rate the food on a similar level with Blumenthal’s Dinner (which has two Michelin stars, mind you) and the service was better.

Speaking of the service, it was outstanding: welcoming, warm, friendly and attentive. They managed to keep the formality expected in this kind of restaurant, yet there were not stuffy or snobby. Well done and thank you for the great evening.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank London21600
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Amanda M, Public Relations Manager at Arbutus at the Forum, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Wow. Thank you so much for your overwhelmingly positive feedback.

We're glad you had such an enjoyable dining experience in our restaurant and to be compared to Heston Blumenthal is very humbling.

I will certainly pass your comments on to our whole restaurant team who will be delighted to hear of your feedback.

Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you again very soon.
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Donegal, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Take a bow”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Eat lunch here on a monthly basis. The service is always friendly, the chef very accommodating and the food excellent and well presented. The chef will always go out of his way for his customers. Nothing is too much bother. Have not had the pleasure of eating in Encore in the evening but I am sure that it is of a similar high standard. Keep up the good work!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Donegaltourist
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Amanda M, Public Relations Manager at Arbutus at the Forum, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Thank you for your kind comments.

We're glad you enjoy your lunch here and hope you keep coming back.

Our evening menu is as sumptuous as our lunch menu and we have a special pre-theatre menu on offering two courses for £18.00.

Look forward to seeing you soon.
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