Fodor's Expert Review Browns in Town
Candles on tables, leather upholstered horseshoe booths with calming cream, and brown timber shades have been attracting the crowds to this central restaurant since it opened in 2013. The three-course dinner menu (Monday–Friday 5:30 till late, Saturday 5:30–6:30) at £19.95 showcases pan-seared fillet of Greencastle monkfish, free-range chicken, or braised shoulder of Lough Erne lamb. If you have space for a dessert, then indulge in the chocolate meringue with dark chocolate sorbet or the black treacle and almond tart. Run by local chef hero Ian Orr—he also cooks at Browns flagship restaurant and champagne lounge on Bonds Hill and has put Derry on the culinary map—this is an übercool spot. Attentive service and comfort means you leave here with a mellow afterglow that lingers long.
23 Strand Rd.
Derry, BT48 7DZ, Northern Ireland