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“great modern restaurant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Waterfoot Wine Bar

The Waterfoot Wine Bar
Ranked #53 of 184 Restaurants in Derry
Price range: US$12 - US$25
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, British, Wine Bar, Pub
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Be prepared to be impressed at one of the best restaurants in the city. The Waterfoot Hotel is renowned for it's fabulous cuisine under the management of our head chef Paul McElhinney and his team. Paul takes great pride in selecting and serving the very best in fresh local produce and delivering exquisite food to suit every palate. The Wine Bar provides a modern environment with a stunning circular bar and walk in wine room. Classic movies projected on to the wine bar walls Open plan kitchen so you can see your food being prepared Dining is on 3 levels with a balcony overlooking the beautiful centrepiece bar. Wine Bar Dining Times Breakfast Monday - Friday - 7am - 10am Saturday & Sunday 8am - 10.30Am Lunch Monday - Saturday - 12pm - 2.30Pm Dinner Monday - Thurs - 5.30Pm - 9.30Pm Friday & Saturday - 5.30Pm - 10pm Sunday - 1pm - 9pm New Super Sundays now on! Sunday Wine Bar opening hours 1pm -9pm Sunday Carvery 12.30Pm - 4pm in W1 Function Suite Drink There's no where more stylish than the Waterfoot Hotel Wine Bar or Studio 5 to enjoy your favourite drink from our extensive list which has something to excite everyone's palate. Check our our fabulous cocktail menu. Select your favourite wine from our walk in wine room A wide range of all spirits in stock Enjoy a cool beer while you chill out with friends
Derry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“great modern restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2012

stay in the hotel frequently, the restaurant is one of the main reasons i stay here, quality of food is superb, menu selection is great, modern surroundings and the staff are fantastic, nothing is a bother, from the management (Leon & Maria) to the food runners and bar staff, you are always well looked after!!!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank RooneyD1982
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Andrew L, Manager at The Waterfoot Wine Bar, responded to this review, 6 April 2015
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Best Steak”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2012

Champagne bar is amazing!

The best fillet steak I have ever had, cooked to perfection, I like rare so my knife glides through the steak like butter and it did just that!! 5 Star for food chaps, servcie was good a bit quick for my likeing, i.e. just put knife and fork down on starter and plate for cleared!

Visited September 2012
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7 Thank Bigbird1334
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Co. Donegal
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good food in a nice environment”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012

Love the wine cellar and the whole feel the wine bar has. I've eaten here both for a quick lunch and evening meal and have never been let down.
Good service from nice staff and great food all combine to make sure I'll eat here agin for sure. Would love to see a wedding here also as I've heard great reports!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank JenniferR1982
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Eglinton, N. Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Unforgetable, Fantastic all round experience!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2012

A special evening and a treat for our son and new fiancee just engaged last weekend in Englaand. After a very bad experience in the White Horse Hotel on the same evening, we made a quick decision and dined here, five of us in total. Ate from the Summer Sizzler Menu. Order a starter and dessert and get your main course and side order for only £5.00, Food fantastic, perfect location, service professional and we were seated in the balcony with beautiful decor and atmosphere. Themed music and "old time films" being projected on the restaurant wall. Staff are so well trained, meeting and greeting was supurb, seated in an acceptable time due to not having booked and the restaurant was very busy with customers dining. From the balcony you can see down into the bar, into the kitchen and you have access to the veranda between courses to cool down or have a moke if you are a smoker.

Visited August 2012
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6 Thank georgerallim
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Derry, Galway, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Outstanding!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2012

A friend was celebrating some great news, so we decided to try out the Waterfoot Hotel's 3 courses from £13 menu (Sizzling Summer Menu). The online booking system was an extra convenience, as we could specify this was the menu we wished to order from on the night, and we could make sure that the details were received and correctly recorded. I found this to be a convenient touch to the booking system, I would recommend other places follow suit in this case!!

Although it was a restricted menu (to avail of the price offer) the selection was impressive. The addition of a soup starter was greatly appreciated by a few of our party!

The lady who looked after us for the full evening, Julie, was outstanding. Julie was pleasant, attentive and very cheerful when serving us. She was very approachable and accommodating when we requested a replacement sweet (we ordered a meringue nest, which came out with a little bit of chocolate, however the individual cannot eat chocolate so it was our mistake to not specify previous to ordering) and nothing was a hassle for her.

All of the food was amazing; there were no complaints about any of the dishes! I must also point out that the presentation of each of the sweets that we ordered were exceptional - the Chef clearly went the extra mile on the design of the dishes, it was such a nice touch that we almost didn't want to eat the sweets and ruin how lovely they looked!

When we went up to pay, it was not a problem for Julie to split the bill and let us pay individually (there were 8 of us), which I know is quite time consuming yet she cheerfully stated it wasn't an issue at all and continued her pleasant rapport with each of us.

We all found this experience to be delightful, with the combination of the lovely members of Staff, the exceptional food, and the pleasant atmosphere we can almost certainly guarantee we will return very soon!!!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Alli G
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