‘Browns Restaurant Bonds Hill’ has been named ‘Best Food Tourism Experience' in Northern Ireland at the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards.

A labour of love for the team headed up by Chef Patron Ian Orr and Marcus Roulston, the award comes in a year when the restaurant is also enjoying the title of ‘Best Restaurant in Co Derry’ for the eighth consecutive year.

Marcus Roulston, Browns Restaurant Group, said: “It’s remarkable to be named ‘Best Food Tourism Experience’ in Northern Ireland.  When we opened our doors with our fine dining restaurant in 2009 we were the first team to offer the people of Derry~Londonderry and beyond a unique gastronomical experience.

“We take great pride in being the catalyst to putting Derry~Londonderry on the ‘foodie map’. We also won ‘Best Restaurant in Ulster’ for the first time in 2013 and again in 2016.”

“It’s a testament to the great team at ‘Browns Restaurant Bonds Hill’ headed up by Phelim O’Hagan & Chris Thompson to win this prestigious award, who would like to thank their loyal customers for their continued support.”

“And it’s fitting that we should be named the ‘Best Food Tourism Experience’ in Northern Ireland hot on the heels of the city being named ‘Destination Delicious’ since our chef Ian Orr was instrumental in creating Northern Ireland’s new signature dish as the finale to the Year of Food and Drink.”

‘Browns Bonds Hill’ has been a firm fixture on the foodie map since 2009, offering customers great value for money across a variety of dining options menus from wine dinners to afternoon tea, Sunday Lunch to midweek foodie offers and much more. For further details, log onto www.brownsrestaurant.com.

Ardtara Country House Hotel, part of the Browns Restaurant Group, was highly commended in the same category. The stunning Victorian country house set in 10 wooded acres in Mid Ulster is renowned for the home from home experience the team lavishes on its guests.

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