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Best Restaurant in Derry

If you’re looking for a place to dine in Derry the City Hotel Derry offers one of the best dining restaurants in the city. With fabulous views over the River Foyle and looking towards the Guildhall, Thompson’s Restaurant and Coppin’s Bar offers a friendly, relaxing and stylish dining experience that is well renowned throughout the city of Londonderry.

A popular destination with both visitors and locals, Thompson’s Restaurant provides an exciting twist on traditional Irish cuisine which keeps people coming back for more. With plenty of local fresh produce available, the restaurant offers a mouth watering array of dishes using the best in locally sourced ingredients to create a range of menus to suit all tastes.

With wide ranging à la carte menus including dishes such as seared Donegal salmon with lemon butter sauce, sirloin of Irish beef with shallot and thyme jus or supreme of chicken stuffed with goats cheese, followed by a sumptuous dessert menu, it’s easy to see why Thompson’s Restaurant is such an attractive dining choice. On Sundays we provide our highly popular carvery which is always a big favourite.

Superb dining together with an excellent wine list makes Thompson’s Restaurant a must-visit venue for anybody who takes their dining seriously!

Award Winning Service

Thompson’s Restaurants occupies the site of the old Thompson’s Mill at Queen’s Quay. The restaurant is well known throughout the city for its award winning service and the spectacular views that you can enjoy over the River Foyle. Whether you are in Derry for a business function or for a special occasion such as a christmas party, Thompson’s Restaurant is the ideal place to enjoy top class food, a superb wine cellar and service that is second to none.

Coppin’s Bar

Adjacent to the restaurant you can enjoy an aperitif or post meal drink in our highly popular Coppin’s Bar. If you’re only looking for a light meal then there is plenty to whet your appetite on the bar menu and if you want to make a night of it, you are sure to enjoy the ambient and lively atmosphere that Coppin’s Bar has to offer- especially on New Years Eve! The bar has an excellent reputation with the locals of Derry who frequent the bar to enjoy the live entertainment that we host every Friday and Saturday night and to watch sport on our large plasma TV screen. The atmosphere is fun and friendly and you are sure to have a great time!

Why not enjoy a weekend break with us or if you are in Derry on business, take a look at the conference and meeting rooms we have available? We would be happy to accommodate you. 


All new Sundays at The City Hotel


Sunday is the perfect day to relax and spend some time with family and friends over a delicious Sunday lunch….but why spend time cooking over a hot stove when there’s no better place to enjoy a sociable Sunday than at the City Hotel Derry. 

Enjoy the traditional flavour of Sunday with a four course lunch made from the finest locally sourced ingredients, served in the stunning surroundings of the hotel’s beautiful Corinthian Ballroom from 12-3.30pm. The delightful atmosphere and spectacular views overlooking the River Foyle provide the perfect backdrop for Sunday dining whilst enjoying the live music. Don’t worry about the kids as they will be kept amused with our kids movie room and entertainment so there’s something for all the family!

 Four course Sunday Lunch is priced at £17.95 per person for adults and £8.95 for children under 8. Dietary requirements can be accommodated, just advise when booking. For more information or to book please call 02871365800.