Since rebirth in 2009, “Browns Restaurant” has gained a reputation for excellent food, genuine hospitality and great service. The critics have not only established this multi-award winning restaurant as the best in the North West but have placed it among the best in Ireland. Located in the heart of the iconic city of Derry and overlooking the River Foyle, Browns with its Art Deco interior is the sister restaurant to Ardtara Country House.
Chef Patron Ian Orr, driven by his passion for great local produce and seasonality is tipped as one of Ireland’s top talents and the awards and critical acclaim have ﬂowed over the years. Head Chef Ian Orr is renowned for his dedication to fresh seasonal produce and support of local suppliers, and visitors keen to experience the best the area has to offer will not be disappointed.
A carefully considered range of menus is offered, including an à la carte lunch, a set 2/3 course pre-theatre menu, à la carte dinner and a dedicated vegetarian menu. Sunday lunch and a Six Course Tasting menu have more recently been introduced with optional wine pairings. All showcase local ingredients and are keenly priced without compromising on quality in any way – lunch, for example, offers six equally tempting dishes on each course with starters from under £5 and mains including a daily special at just £8.50; classics like Brown’s fish stew with tomato and fennel broth, Cetrone olive oil and grilled bread earn their popularity, and textbook perfect risotto – butternut squash, for example, with parmesan, spinach & sautéed mushrooms – is as delicious as it sounds.