Food & drink

Some recommended places to eat and drink

Vanilla restaurant

Contemporary setting for innovative global cuisine made with local and some homegrown produce.

Website: https://www.vanillarestaurant.co.uk/

Vanilla Restaurant, Newcastle, Co Down

Brunel’s Restaurant

An award-winning restaurant in the heart of Newcastle, County Down providing fresh, local, seasonal cuisine. “good food from the heart.”

Originally opening in 2014, we are set to open our new 70-seater restaurant in central Newcastle with a brand new state-of-the-art kitchen due to the high customer demand as a result of our outstanding reputation for service and fine dining. Our head chef and director Paul Cunningham alongside newly appointed co-director Fiona Davey aim to provide our fantastic food and service to a larger customer base with our larger premises.

Website: https://www.brunelsrestaurant.co.uk/

Brunels Restaurant, Newcastle Co Down

Villa Vinci

Located in the popular seaside town of Newcastle, on the Co. Down coast, Villa Vinci is an established restaurant with a reputation for sumptuous food and exceptional service. Our coastal restaurant offers the perfect stop for beach strolling couples or families on a day out.

Here at Villa Vinci we enjoy the company of new visitors every week as our prime and vibrant frontage on Main Street attracts tourists from all over Ireland and further afield. We also have a faithful following of regulars who enjoy our food as much as we enjoy preparing it. As with our other restaurants the source and freshness of our ingredients is important to us. That’s why we source locally. It helps us create the perfection we’re renowned for.

Website: http://www.villavinci.co.uk

Villa Vinci, Newcastle Co Down

Turley’s Bar and Flax Restaurant

Turley’s is located at a rural crossroads in the heart of the County Down countryside. Formerly the location of a 19th century flax mill hence the inspiration for our restaurant’s name. The building suppliers, public house and church are the hub of the local farming community. Lying on the main route between Rathfriland and Dromara with idyllic views of the Mourne Mountains and only a couple of minutes of the main road from Banbridge to Newcastle.

Website: http://turleys-bar-and-flax-restaurant.business.site/

Turley's Bar and Flax Restaurant

Maghera Inn

At The Maghera Inn we are passionate about food, which is why we freshly prepare our dishes in the restaurant every day.

To make and serve only the best ingredients we regularly visit our suppliers to make sure that we get our produce from the best Local farms & source only the freshest, finest tasting, traceable ingredients for our chefs to work with.

We apply the same attention to detail to everything we make. From our freshly battered cod to the steaks, pates, soups, sauces and relishes we hand make in our kitchen we’re proud to say that the food we serve tastes great.

Website: http://www.themagherainn.com

Maghera Inn

The Mourne Seafood Bar, Dundrum

If you enjoy fresh local seafood at an affordable price then make your way to the Mourne Seafood bar in Dundrum or Belfast. Our seafood restaurants are unique in Ireland as they source all their shellfish from our very own shellfish beds. The Dundrum restaurant is situated in the picturesque village of Dundrum, at the foot of the Mourne Mountains; the seafood bar is only 30 minutes drive from Belfast.

Website: https://www.mourneseafood.com/dundrum/

Mourne Seafood Bar

Maginns, Castlewellan

Situated in the heart of Castlewellan in County Down, Maginns is steeped in history.  Owned by the Maginn family since 1919 and now run by the third generation, this bustling bar is perfect for delicious bistro dining, catching up with friends over a drink or experiencing live music.

Website: http://maginnsbar.com

Maginns, Castlewellan

The Turnip House

The Turnip House is run by our friends John and Elaine McCombe and is a craft gallery, where at weekends (and weekdays, during July and August) you can get fantastic soup, homemade bread and cake. Perfect for a lazy afternoon, the fires are lit, and the views down over the Mournes are amazing. Also be sure to make it to the Creative Convivium, a 3 day craft and music event held each August.

Website: https://www.turniphouse.com/

The Turnip House

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Places to eat and drink in Co Down Northern Ireland
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Places to eat and drink in Co Down Northern Ireland
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There are a huge number of places to eat and drink in this area and we've highlighted a few of the favourites, ranging from fancy restaurant to unusual and out of the way weekend craft gallery
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