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“So good we ate here twice!”
Review of Grand Central Bar

Grand Central Bar
Ranked #67 of 187 Restaurants in Derry
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Irish, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol
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48 reviews
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“So good we ate here twice!”
Reviewed 19 May 2013

We called in to the Grand Central around 6pm on a Saturday evening and went upstairs to eat.
The waitress was very friendly and although the menu wasn't extensive there was enough of a choice for us. We ordered pizza and steak pie and both dishes were very tasty. The skinny fries which accompanied the pie were yummy. The only thing I would add to this dish would be some veg on the side. As we were eating the chef appeared with the board detailing the next day's Sunday lunch.
Once we read it, we knew we were coming back for some! Roast beef, creamed leeks, cauliflower cheese, steeped peas and roast/creamed potatoes.
The next day we sat in the downstairs bar to eat our lunch - about 4pm - and it was just as good as we had hoped. It definitely was a cut above the usual Sunday pub lunch and it was nice to enjoy some delicious trimmings which were a welcome change from the usual carrots and turnips served in most other establishments.
This venture deserves to succeed and we will definitely be back!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Shells99
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  • English first
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English first
Northern Ireland
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3 reviews
“what a gem!!”
Reviewed 17 April 2013

We came across this bar on a recent trip to derry, our hotel receptionist recommended it for a bit of lunch. When we arrived into the bar we were impressed with the lovely warm and friendly welcome we got from the barman (will I think his name was!) When we asked for menus he took us upstairs and left us with a friendly girl who took us straight to a table. The girl who served us couldn't have done enough and made us feel really special.
The food that came to our table was simply outstanding, I got the "3 Pigs" pizza which was definitely the best pizza i have ever eaten in my life, thin crispy base and a homemade tomato sauce. My husband got the burger which was a feed and a half and absolutely delicious!!
After eating and another beer, we didn't want to leave!! But we had to go back to our hotel and get ready for a night out on the town and guess where we ended up??? Yes, The Grand Central Bar lol! Live music downstairs and a brilliant DJ upstairs, what more could you want!
If only we lived closer, it would definitely be our local!!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Travelagent27
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